The celebration of the equinoxes and solstices; of the start of each season in the yearly round – these are the defining Sabbats of Paganism.
We do not celebrate the birthday of some deity- rather we acknowledge, with ritual and joy, our roles as co-creators of this Universe.
This is a defining point for a Pagan-not the god form, but the act of making and shaping all that is, is the reason for the seasonal celebration.
Here on our altar we represent the primordial fire, which divided into two, male and female.
We hold sacred the chalice/womb of life, and give centre stage to the airy intellectual force required to form vessels for itself from the raw elements of earth.
The fire, the cup, the incense and the pentacle are arrayed upon the round of the altar,
which is itself the centre of a circle of light represented by coloured candles hanging be
tween earth and sky.
In this way do we turn the wheel.
In this way do we celebrate life.
In this way do we acknowledge our creative power, singly and as a collective with those forms we call deity.
Thus do we honour our own godhood, in joyful dance and song.
And finally, passing out on the floor until the next celebration.