Sabbat Rituals

Many practicing Wiccans celebrate the eight Sabbats, which regularly fall throughout the year. They can be divided into two categories – Greater/Lesser and Fertility/Harvest.

The four major Sabbats are celebrated throughout the year and can be broadly associated with the four seasons and how the wheel of life turns throughout the year. Different covens and solitary practitioners celebrate Sabbats with their own rituals and practices. Each one helps you to connect to the different cyclical energies that are present throughout the year.

The beautiful thing about celebrating at Sabbats – whether you are solitary or part of a group or coven, is the sense of connection to other practitioners, as well as to the universal cycles of life-death-life. By honouring the seasons and the different energies present – such as sowing seeds, the growing of energies, harvest, and receding energies – each Wiccan can find a deeper connection to the mysteries of nature and the magic of the divine.

In this category, you will find rituals to help you celebrate and honour each of the main four Sabbats. Please remember that you do not have to be part of a coven or ritual working group to celebrate. There are many ways to honour the energies of each Sabbat whether you are working as a solitary or as part of a group.

A Wiccan Yule Log Ritual

Yule, also known as the Winter Solstice, is a time of great symbolism and power. It marks the impending return of the sun, when the days begin to get a longer. Yule rituals can focus […]

Wiccan New Year Ritual

Though calendars are a human creation and differ throughout the world, the cycle of life is a constant and New Year is a powerful time to say goodbye to what has been and set our […]

A Mabon Apple Ritual

Mabon, the mid-harvest festival and second harvest festival of the wheel of the year is a lesser Wiccan sabbat. There are many different areas of magic you can focus on at this time. This includes […]

A Wiccan Lammas Eve Ritual

This is a simple Lammas ritual for a solitary practitioner. Lammas or Lughnasadh is the celebration of the first harvest of the year, and one of the eight sabbats of the year. It is a […]

A Beltane Ritual for Solitary Practitioners

This Beltane ritual is designed to help you connect with energies of fertility, joy, abundance and unity in your life. Remember that although this can include sexual energy, you don’t have to have a partner […]

An Ostara Egg Charm

Eggs are an important symbol of Ostara, the first day of spring. Ostara marks the time where the sun passes over the celestial equator and night and day are equal lengths. Ostara is one of […]

A Simple Imbolc House Cleansing Ritual

As Winter is drawing to its mid point, and the first signs of Spring are appearing, it is time to celebrate Imbolc. What is Imbolc? Imbolc is a festival which marks the beginning of Spring. […]

A Samhain Ancestor Ritual

Samhain is a major sabbat of the wheel of the year. It is the festival which marks the start of the Wiccan year. It is celebrated on October 31st. Samhain is thought of as the […]

Simple Ostara Ritual

Winter is over and the world is reawakening. The great Mother, our Goddess, breathes life into the world once more, and the Horned God is playing in the forest, resurrected for another cycle. Ostara is […]