Eight pointed star Definition and Eight pointed star Products

Each of the points on this star represent the eight seasonal rituals observed by pagans, with the key factors being change, regeneration and abundance.

Imbolc (or Oimelc / Brigid's Feast) - celebrated around February 1st, it's a time to celebrate the earth beginning to wake from its winter sleep.

Vernal equinox - a springtime celebration of the time when night and day become of equal length.

Beltane - takes place on May 1st and is signified by the lighting of bonfires to honour the Celtic god Bel, the god of light, fire and healing.

Litha (Midsummer's Day) - a feast on June 21st to mark the shortest day of the year.

Lughnasadh (Feast of Bread) - takes place on August 1st in honour of the god Lugh. Also coincides with the beginning of harvest and represents the death of Bel, the Corn King.

Autumn equinox - takes place on September 21st and signifies the last harvest before winter descends.

Hallowe'en - famous celebration on October 31st to remember the dead. Also represents the Earth being put to rest so her fertility can be renewed.

Winter solstice (Yule) - celebrated on December 21st, this marks the longest, darkest night of the year.

As well as being linked to the pagan year, the symbol also has links with other eight-fold systems, such as the trigrams of the I Ching, so has relevance to both pagans and other believers.

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