Wheel of the Year Collection

Our Celtic ancestors were exquisitely aware of how we respond to the changing energies of the different seasons and they followed this seasonal flow of energy around a ‘Wheel of the Year’, honoring the changes with celebrations that kept them in touch with heaven and earth.

The wheel is constantly turning. There is no end or beginning. The Wheel of the Year is like a tapestry that weaves life, the universe and everything into a bigger picture. Within the Wheel of the Year, in the Earth’s annual journey around the Sun, we can see a reflection of our own journey. The cycle of the seasons reflect the cycles of our lives. In the span of the year in nature, we see mirrored what lies behind us, and what lies ahead.

SV invites you to take a step into the magical realm of the seasons, at any time you wish. Linger in a moment and connect with the season that sings to your soul with a scent memory from my Wheel of the Year collection. Combining the four fire seasons and four solar seasons, we will travel through Winter (Yule~Imbolc) Spring (Ostara~Beltane) Summer (Litha~Lammas) and Autumn(Samhain~Mabon). Using herbs, flowers and earth resins that will connect each season to the fifth sense. Experience the budding blooms of spring in the dead of winter through fragrance alchemy.

Autumn (Samhain~Mabon): The Celtic new year begins at sunset on October 31. The veil between the worlds is thinnest on this night, it was and is considered an excellent time for divinations. Feasts are made in remembrance of dead ancestors and as an affirmation of continuing life. A time for settling problems, throwing out old ideas and influences. This fragrance vibrates with the lore of trick or treat night. Its All Hallow’s Eve depth consists of dark red fall apples, candy corn, mugwort, gourds, oak leaves and sweet witchy spices.

Winter (Yule~Imbolc): The days are shortest, the Sun at its lowest point. The Full Moon after Yule is considered the most powerful of the whole year, when the dark half of the year relinquishes to the light half as we approach Imbolc, also referred to as Candlemas, or Brigid’s Day, which is one of the 4 Celtic Fire Festivals and commemorates the changing of the Goddess from the Crone to the Maiden. This fragrance is rich with winter berries, angelica, coltsfoot, green accords, blessed thistle, gooseberry and currant.

Spring (Ostara~Beltane): Ostara named for the Goddess of Spring, is when light and darkness are in equal balance. The days and nights are of equal length. We celebrate the renewal of life, the endless cycle of rebirth, symbolized by the egg that carries us into Beltane also called May Day and is the midpoint between Spring Equinox and Summer Solstice. This fragrance composition is fueled by Spring with pink lilac blooms, blue willow and water lilies combined with green notes of wild bamboo, magnolia petals and woodruff.

Summer (Litha~Lammas): When the hours of daylight are longest. The Sun is at the highest before beginning its slide into darkness. Traditionally, herbs gathered on Summer Solstice are said to be extrememly powerful. During Litha, night elves and fairies abound in great numbers, as the preharvest festival of Lammas draws near and the last herbs are gathered. A fragrance of wild nature and all her gifts. Vervain, chamomile, yarrow, elder, camellia, waterfruits, peony and hints of sandalwood.

Walk along the twisted path

Hear the hidden faerie laugh

Moonlight falls glittering pale

Four seasons live behind the veil…..

~SV

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