Highcross Quarter from Leicester Leicestershire

Sun Sabbats and Moon Sabbats

Sun sabbats refer to the cross quarter days, which are based on the astronomical position of the sun.

circle of the year.. showing Highcross quarters, cross quarters and corresponding elements of earth, air, fire and water

"Moon sabbats" can be observed on Full Moons, typically the one closest to the traditional cross quarter date or the 2nd full moon after the preceding cross quarter day.

This would place the Moon sabbat anywhere from 29-59 days after the preceding solstice or equinox.

Moon sabbats can also be observed on the nearest Lunar phase to the Cross quarter
day.

Imbolc: New, Crescent
1st Quarter

Beltane: 1st Quarter
gibbous, Full Moon

Lammas: Full, Disseminating
3rd Quarter

Samhain: 3rd Quarter
Balsamic, New

 

Midsummer Solstice 2010 - The Lesser Sabbat of Litha

Litha or Midsummer Solstice (Cross Quarter)

Cross quarter sabbat of Litha

Litha - Cross Quarter Sabbat
Often referred to as Midsummer
Summer solstice Leicester UK - at 11:28 hrs - Monday 21st June 2010

Wiccan Mythology: The zenith and epitome of the God's life
Celebrating God's life and existence, Litha is also another festival of flame and fire .

Symbolism: Sabbat of transition and change, when the God evolves from youthful warrior to aged sage and wise being. Also a time for of great rejoicing, but also of introspection, and analysis in making sure objectives are still on track and addressing the negative attributes in our lives.

In modern times Litha is a name for this Sabbat.

Historically origin record of the name is lost to time and apocrypha.