Wheel of the Year Wall Plaque
By Maxine Miller
Celebrate the holidays on the Pagan Wheel of the Year with this beautiful pictorial calendar. Each season is intricately carved with symbols of the traditional festivals. A lovely addition to any home. It has 8 hooks so you can hang each festival at the top as the wheel turns. It measures 12 inches in diameter and is cast in resin with a wood color finish. The Plaque has 8 different hangers on the back so you can change with the seasons!!
This beautiful Wheel of the Year Plaque by Maxine Miller displays the eight festival days of Paganism, Wicca, and Witchcraft. The symbolism of the "turn of the Wheel" is represented by the bounty of Nature's growth and harvest through the seasons of the year. A unique feature of this piece is a circle of eight hooks on the back that allows the plaque to be "turned" with the changing of the Season allowing it to appear on top of the Wheel of the Year. This Plaque was artistically inspired by the card of the same name from The Well Worn Path and is part of The Crossroads Collection, a line of products based upon the oracle decks The Well Worn Path and The Hidden Path created by authors Raven Grimassi and Stephanie Taylor (originally illustrated by artist Mickie Mueller) in union with artist Maxine Miller's artistic vision to bring this image to life.
Also known as Saint Brigid's Day
Imbolc was traditionally celebrated by invoking the Goddess Brigid to protect one's home and livestock. In honor of the Goddess people would leave out food and drink for her and make doll-like figures of her.
Celebration of spring and and the dawn.
It is connected to the Germanic Goddess Eostre. This goddess brings renewal, rebirth and death to the darkness of the winter months.
Also known as May Day
Marking the beginning of summer, this festival was traditionally celebrated on May 1st with bonfires and rituals to encourage growth. All household fires would be doused and then re-lit from the Beltane bonfire.
The Summer Solstice
This festival of the light occurs on the longest day of the year. It has been celebrated with the burning of oak and offerings given to the Fae, who are said to join humans in their celebrations on this day. It is a day to celebrate abundance and growth.
This festival was traditionally a celebration of the wheat harvest. Loafs of bread made from the new crop were brought to places of worship. This is a time to prepare to reap the benefits of all you have sown.
This holiday is celebrated with rituals of thanksgiving for what the final harvest provided and asking blessings of the Goddess and God in the coming winter months.
The night when the veil between worlds is thinnest. Samhain is celebrated by honoring the dead and inviting them to eat at your table.
The final celebration of the Wheel of the Year, Yule is the longest night of the year. This holy day is celebrated as the transition out of the dark winter months.