As we move from summer into autumn I feel myself becoming more aware of seasons – both external and internal.
I feel more sensitive to the changes taking place around me, but also within myself. The joyous bounding around and fiery energy of summer is fading with the warmth of those months, to be replaced by a quieter, more soulful feeling as September approaches.
I found myself searching through ‘wheel of the year’ images online, looking for something I could put on my wall.
Somehow none of the pictures I found were quite right. Some were too basic, some were too stylised, many used different correspondences than I do. I wanted something to express the particular ways that changing seasons feel to me, and how they correspond to the four elements of earth, air, fire and water. I also wanted an image which would include the four tarot suits (like the Wildwood Tarot ‘wheel of the year’ I wrote about recently).
I realised I needed to make my own.
Here’s what I drew:
A beautiful hand-drawn poster showing the wheel of the year, with emphasis on the four elements and corresponding tarot suits.
Hand-drawn by me, with suggestions for how to bring the energies of each element into your life as you move around the wheel. The eight traditional ‘sabbats’ are also shown.
- Hand drawn
- Printed locally on recycled paper
- A3 size (30 x 42 cm)
…or you can download your own copy here! Download is a 2.6MB PNG file, 5490 x 7344 px.
I’m a 30-something writer, artist, tarot reader, and perpetual explorer of the space between thought, feeling, and action.
I believe that spirituality and ritual are for everybody. I’m about the journey, in all of its messy, non-linear, chaotic iterations. I am excited by anticapitalist business and living with my whole entire self present. I use tarot cards to bring forth hidden truth, and ritual to affirm my commitment, over and over, to my ever-shifting path.