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A Wheel of the Year



Merry meet.

Samhain and the end of the pagan year is a good time to create a Solar Wheel using Indian corn, a common seasonal decoration.

Gather eight ears of corn that are the same length and have husks. To represent the quarters, pick four that are similar in color, and select another color for the cross-quarters. Using all one color, or a random selection can also represent the eight sabbats.

A wire wreath form, bent metal hanger, grapevine wreath, or circle of sturdy cardboard can serve as a base. You’ll also need a small cardboard circle.

Attach two ears of corn opposite one another, tying and gluing the husks to the perimeter of frame as necessary. Add two more of the same color at a 90-degree angle, forming a cross. These are the quarters, the solstices and equinoxes: Yule, Ostara, Litha, and Mabon. Do the same with the second set of ears. They will be the cross-quarters, half way between the equinox and the solstice: Imbolc, Beltane, Lughnasadh, and Samhain.

Place the cardboard circle behind the tips and glue them on so it doesn’t show.

If you desire, add dried herbs, flowers, or other material to the wheel.

It can decorate your altar, or hang on a wall or door.

Corn’s magickal aspects include protection, good luck, fertility, the Sacred Feminine, abundance, and stability. The wheel, representing the sun, brings health, joy, and the energy of consciousness.

Merry part. And merry meet again.



About the Author:

Lynn Woike

All my life I have known magic was real. As a child, I played with the fae, established relationships with trees and “just knew things.” In my maiden years I discovered witchcraft and dabbled in the black-candles-and-cemeteries-at-midnight-on-a-fullmoon magick just enough to realize I did not understand its power. I went on to explore many practices including Zen, astrology, color therapy, native traditions, tarot, herbs, candle magic, gems, and, as I moved into my mother years, Buddhism, the Kabbalah and Reiki. The first man I dated after my divorce was a witch who reintroduced me to the Craft, this time by way of the Goddess. For 11 years I was in a coven, but with retirement, I have returned to an eclectic solitary practice. When accepting the mantle of crone, I pledged to serve and teach. This is what I do from my skoolie – a 30-year-old school bus converted into a tiny house on wheels that I am driving around the country, following 72-degree weather, emerging myself into nature, and sharing magic with those I meet. Find me at, Facebook and Instagram.