How does the Wheel of the Year work? The Wheel of the Year is an annual cycle of seasonal festivals, observed by many modern pagans, consisting of the year’s chief solar events (solstices and equinoxes) and the midpoints between them.
Where does the Wheel of the Year come from? 7 ancient facts about British midsummer traditions
Starting in December, eight annual festivals spaced roughly six to seven weeks apart are celebrated by pagans. This cycle is known as the Wheel of the Year.
When did the Wheel of the Year start? The modern-day Wheel of the Year was first suggested by the scholar and mythologist Jacob Grimm (1785-1863 CE) in his 1835 CE work, Teutonic Mythology, and fixed in its present form in the 1950s and early ’60s CE by the Wicca movement.
What is the wheel calendar? The wheel of the year is an ancient Celtic calendar based on festivals that celebrated our connection with nature. The calendar revolves around eight festivals, from Imbolc to Yule – each one signaling a shift in the season, weather, and the natural world around us.