Our readers here at About Pagan/Wiccan are a dedicated and creative bunch of folks, so whenever a call goes out for sabbat altar photos, they're right there with jpgs to upload! This list will take you to each sabbat's dedicated altar page, where you can see our readers' sabbat altar photos - and be sure to click the links that say "Share Your Altar Photos," because we'd like to see what you've done for your own celebrations!
Samhain is known as the witches' new year, and it's a time to honor the world between ours and the spirit plane. It's a time to pay tribute to the dying land and fields, and the gods and goddesses of death and the underworld. In many traditions, it's a season to honor our ancestors and all those who came before us. Our readers have shared some amazing altars featuring skulls, pumpkins, candles, ancestor photos, spirit communication and divination tools, and so much more. Join us to see what About Pagan/Wiccan's readers have put on their altars to celebrate Samhain. Be sure to read All About Samhain for more information on this sabbat, as well as Setting Up Your Samhain Altar for decorating tips to use!
Yule is the season of the winter solstice, and it's considered midwinter. It's a time when the nights are long and cold, and daytime is chilly and gray. In many traditions, this is a festival of light -- candles and fires abound! Hunker down inside with your family and friends, get some comfort food in your belly, and celebrate a season of coming together, sharing with those we love, and remembering that even though it's cold, the warmth will soon return. Our readers have put together some amazing altars featurin candles, pine cones, evergreen boughs, and more. Be sure to read All About Yule for more information on this sabbat, as well as Setting Up Your Yule Altar for some decorating ideas!
Imbolc is a festival of fire and warmth, typically honoring the goddess Brighid. Because of this association, many people choose to celebrate Imbolc as a sabbat focused on hearth and home, in addition to new beginnings as spring looms ahead. Our About Pagan/Wiccan readers have sent in some lovely Imbolc altar photos, many of which include candles, statues of Brighid, corn dollies, flowers, and Brighid's crosses. Be sure to read All About Imbolc for more information on this sabbat celerbation, as well as Setting Up Your Imbolc Altar for some tips and ideas to use!
Ostara is the season of the spring equinox, and a time of balance. There are equal hours of light and darkness, and it's the sabbat which reminds us that life will begin anew very soon. Spring is on the way when Ostara rolls around, and it's a time to remember that beneath the frozen ground, new life awaits. Our readers have put together soem clever and creative altar photos, featuring flowers, earth, seeds, and so many other symbols of the Ostara season. Be sure to read All About Ostara for more information on this spring sabbat, as well as Setting Up Your Ostara Altar for some seasonal tips and ideas!
Beltane is the season that marks the greening of the earth, and the return of fertility to the fields. It's a time to honor the earth itself and the plants growing within, as well as the season of new life. Some of our readers use ivy and plants, symbols of Cernunnos, the stag, and Maypoles to decorate their Beltane altars. What will you put on yours? Be sure to read All About Beltane for more information on this fertile spring festival, as well as Setting Up Your Beltane Altar for some more ideas!
Litha is the sabbat that marks the summer solstice, the longest day of the year. It is a celebration of sun and summertime, of heat and flames, and a great opportunity to get outdoors and spend time with family and friends. Decorate your altar with sun symbols and other items that represent the season. Be sure to read All About Litha for more information on this midsummer sabbat, as well as Setting Up Your Litha Altar for some altar decorating tips!
Lammas is considered the season of the first harvest, and in some traditions it's a time to honor Lugh, the many-skilled craftsman god of the Celts. It's a time when the grain fields are ripe and abundant, the orchards and gardens are in full bloom, and we celebrate the bounty of bread and the gifts of the earth. Our readers have set up their altars with bread, grain, wheat stalks, corn, and so many other things that honor the blessings of the Lammas or Lughnasadh season. Be sure to read All About Lammas for more information on this harvest holiday, as well as Setting Up Your Lammas Altar for some tips to use in your own ceremony!
Mabon is the time of the autumn equinox, and is seen by many Pagans as a season of thanksgiving. It is the time when the fields are abundant and the harvests are coming in before the nights get colder. It is a time to celebrate the bounty of the earth, and the blessings of family and friendship. Our readers have sent in some gorgeous altar photos featuring bushel baskets of vegetables, apples from the orchard, and so much more. What will you share on your altar this season? Be sure to read All About Mabon for more information on the fall equinox celebration, and Setting Up Your Mabon Altar for some more ideas!