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Southern Hemisphere Sabbat Dates 2023-2024 for the Great Wheel of the Year

Updated: Mar 31


The Great Wheel of the Year, hand-embroidered by Ysadora (2018)
Stunning Hand-Embroidered Great Wheel of the Year by Ysadora (2018)

Hey, beautiful people!


I've created a table of the 2023-2024 Sabbat dates for the Southern Hemisphere for you, so you can easily reference them and follow the Great Wheel of the Year. The table shows one turn of the Great Wheel, from Witches' New Year (Samhain) in May, 2023, through to Mabon in March, 2024.


The dates and times shown below are in Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST). Remember to add one hour for Daylight Savings Time when applicable.


I'm so looking forward to journeying around the Wheel with you this and every year. 🙏



Sabbat Dates for the Great Wheel of the Year

Sabbats

Traditional Dates

Exact Times and Dates

1 May

6 May, 2023 - 4:13 am

Yule (Winter Solstice)

21 June

22 June, 2023 - 12:58 am

1 August

8 August, 2023 - 4:21 am

Ostara (Vernal Equinox)

21 September

23 Sept, 2023 - 2:50 pm

31 October

8 November, 2023 - 2:18 am

Litha (Summer Solstice)

21 December

22 Dec, 2023 - 1:27 pm

Lughnasadh/Lammas

1 February

4 February, 2024 - 12:27 pm

Mabon (Autumnal Equinox)

21 March

21 March, 2024 - 7:24 am

This data has been gratefully compiled from Archaeo Astronomy. Even thought their website has shut down, we still have access to the dates and times they've provided thanks to the Way Back Machine. If you're curious, you can access the data here: http://web.archive.org/web/20221118010147/https://www.archaeoastronomy.com/2023.html


Explanation Note from Archeo Astronomy:


Equinox and Solstice times supplied by the U.S. Naval Observatory, Washington DC. Cross Quarter moments are interpolated as the split or bisector in degrees along the ecliptic between Solstices and Equinoxes. Former NASA rocket scientist Rollin Gillespie applied a spatial application in the mid-1980s to determine cross quarters. Kepler's Third Law says a planet's orbital speed accelerates and decelerates in elliptical orbits. Only circular orbits allow constant orbital speed. Southern Hemisphere seasons oppose the seasons observed north of the Equator.




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