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Snoring Cat Festival Oils
Festival Oils are made with ingredients specific and sacred to each celebration.
They have been composed to mark the seasonal festivals and contain essential oils which are traditionally associated with these special times of the year.

Imbolc/Candlemas Festival Oil
1st February.
This is a time of the first stirrings of Mother Earth; spring-cleaning, a time of cleansing and purification, preparation for growth and renewal.

A festival of the Triple Goddess, whose breathe gave life to the dead. Wiccans celebrate Imbolc as one of four "fire festivals" of the Wheel of the Year. Among Dianic Wiccans, Imbolc is the traditional time for initiations. Among Reclaiming-style Wiccans, Imbolc is considered a traditional time for rededication and pledges for the coming year.
.5 oz. - $10.00
Ostara/Spring Festival Oil
21st March.
Also known by the druids as Alban Eiler. At this time is the balance of light and dark. Sowing time; earth cycle of plant and animal fertility. Good time for new beginnings.

Ostara is celebrated in the Northern hemisphere around March 21 and in the Southern hemisphere around September 23, depending upon the specific timing of the equinox. Among the Wiccan sabbats, it is preceded by Candlemas and followed by Beltane. The name Ostara is from ôstarâ, the Old High German for "Easter". It has been connected to the putative Anglo-Saxon goddess Eostre by Jacob Grimm in his Deutsche Mythologie. In terms of Wiccan ditheism, this festival is characterized by the rejoining of the Mother Goddess and her lover-consort-son, who spent the winter months in death. Other variations include the young God regaining strength in his youth after being born at Yule, and the Goddess returning to her Maiden aspect
.5 oz. - $10.00
Beltane/May Day Festival Oil
30th April – 1st May.
The time of the Lord and Lady. The festival of unashamed sexuality and fertility.

Beltane is one of the four "fire festivals" or "greater sabbats". Although the holiday may use features of the Gaelic Bealtaine, such as the bonfire, it bears more relation to the Germanic May Day festival, both in its significance (focusing on fertility) and its rituals (such as maypole dancing). Some Wiccans celebrate 'High Beltaine' by enacting a ritual union of the May Lord and Lady.
.5 oz. - $10.00
Litha/Summer Solstice/Midsummer Festival Oil
21st June.
Also known as Alban Heruin. The time when the sun is at its highest and brightest, bringing fertility to the land.

Midsummer is one of the four solar holidays, and is considered the turning point at which summer reaches its height and the sun shines longest. Among the Wiccan sabbats, Midsummer is preceded by Beltane, and followed by Lammas or Lughnasadh. Some traditions call the festival "Litha", a name occurring in Bede's "Reckoning of Time" (De Temporum Ratione, 7th century), which preserves a list of the (then-obsolete) Anglo-Saxon names for the twelve months. Ærra Liğa ('first' or 'preceding' Liğa) roughly corresponds to June in our calendar, and Æfterra Liğa ('following' Liğa) to July. Bede writes that "Litha means 'gentle' or 'navigable', because in both these months the calm breezes are gentle and they were wont to sail upon the smooth sea."
.5 oz. - $10.00
Lammas/Lughnassadh Festival Oil
31st July/1st August (approximately).
The turning point in Mother Earth’s year. A time for harvesting and abundance.

Lammas or Lughnasadh is the first of the three autumn harvest festivals, the other two being the Autumn equinox (or Mabon) and Samhain. Some Wiccans mark the holiday by baking a figure of the god in bread, and then symbolically sacrificing and eating it. These celebrations are not based on Celtic culture, despite common use of a Celtic name Lughnasadh. This name seems to have been a late adoption among Wiccans, since in early versions of Wiccan literature the festival is merely referred to as "August Eve". The name Lammas implies it is an agrarian-based festival and feast of thanksgiving for grain and bread, which symbolizes the first fruits of the harvest. Wiccan and other eclectic Neopagan rituals may incorporate elements from either festival.
.5 oz. - $10.00
Mabon/Autumn/Fall Festival Oil
21st September. Also known as Alban Elved. A time of rest after labor. Balance of light and dark, completion of harvest preparation for Samhain.

The holiday of Autumn Equinox, Harvest Home, Mabon, the Feast of the Ingathering, Meán Fómhair or Alban Elfed (in Neo-Druidic traditions), is a ritual of thanksgiving for the fruits of the earth and a recognition of the need to share them to secure the blessings of the Goddess and God during the winter months. The name Mabon was coined by Aidan Kelly around 1970 as a reference to Mabon ap Modron, a character from Welsh mythology. In the northern hemisphere this equinox occurs anywhere from September 21 to 24. In the southern hemisphere, the autumn equinox occurs anywhere from March 19 to 22. Among the sabbats, it is the second of the three harvest festivals, preceded by Lammas/Lughnasadh and followed by Samhain.
.5 oz. - $10.00
Samhain/Hallowe'en Festival Oil
31st October. Also known as Hallowe'en or the Feast of the Dead. This is the time when the veil is at its thinnest, the ruling time of the Crone aspect of the Goddess. Burn this incense to attune yourself to the season.

Samhain is considered by most Wiccans to be the most important of the four 'greater Sabbats'. It is generally observed on October 31st in the Northern Hemisphere, starting at sundown. Samhain is considered by some Wiccans as a time to celebrate the lives of those who have passed on, and it often involves paying respect to ancestors, family members, elders of the faith, friends, pets and other loved ones who have died. In some rituals the spirits of the departed are invited to attend the festivities. It is seen as a festival of darkness, which is balanced at the opposite point of the wheel by the spring festival of Beltane, which Wiccans celebrate as a festival of light and fertility. The Wiccan Samhain doesn't attempt to reconstruct a historical Celtic festival, but draws inspiration from both extinct and surviving Halloween folk traditions.
.5 oz. - $10.00
Midwinter/Yule Festival Oil
21st December. Also known to the druids as Alban Arthuan. This is the time of the Goddess of the cold, darkness, and the rebirth of the Divine Child, the reborn Sun God. A time for rebirth and the turning of the earth force tides.

In most Wiccan traditions, Yule is celebrated as the rebirth of the Great God, who is viewed as the newborn solstice sun. The method of gathering for this sabbat varies by group or individual practitioner. Some have private ceremonies at home, while others hold coven celebrations.
.5 oz. - $10.00



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