Sabbat Sketches – Samhain (Persephone)

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Brightest wishes for peace and connection to the Spirits and out ancestors, everyone. May the Light of the Lord and Lady of that Darkness guide us there 💀💗🌹👻💕

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(Aaaaaaaand Gnomevember begins today! Postings for that will begin later ❤ )

Previous Sabbat Sketches here.

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Sabbat Sketches – Mabon (Persephone)

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Blessed Mabon everyone 🍂

In my practice, this is when Persephone heads back to the Underworld – not fully in Her power as Queen there, yet, but beginning Her descent and Her reunion with Hades.

Life is a part of Her, the rebirth and the green, but so is the harvest and the falling leaves. The oncoming cold and the care of lost, broken souls. She must miss that part of Herself.

May Her reclaiming of that role be smooth and welcome, may Her Bountiful Mother let Her go with acceptance, if not understanding.

And may Their love be strong as ever, and be our reminder to take care of each other.

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Sabbat Sketches – Beltane (Persephone)

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Blessed (slightly belated) Beltane, everyone!

Welcome Spring, and blessed be it’s Queen, who loves us SO much that she leaves her own beloved for months in order to give us flowers and sunshine and green.

(I was really struck about that while I was drawing this – yes, Spring is Her domain as it was before She married Hades, but Her Love for us is palpable to me. Surely She misses Him – and on this day of marriage of Lady and Lord, I had to show Him up looking up at Her, too – but Her devotion to us, in return to OUR devotion, felt so very strong and true as I was drawing this. Aaaaaaand it came out MUCH more impressive than I expected! So it gets a proper scan.)

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Sabbat Sketches – Imbolc (Persephone)

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Almost late, but Blessed Imbolc everyone 🌱🍃🌹

I wanted a break from doing fae-cultural specific Sabbat Sketches, so this year we’ll be focusing on Queen Persephone (who I’ve been blessedly drawn to lately) and Her cycle through the seasons with Her husband Hades and Her mother Demeter! I feel like it’s going to be a challenge, but I am quite excited and very pleased with this first drawing.

As for their cycle together, I believe right now that the King and Queen of the Underworld are enjoying one last sabbat together below, before Persephone returns to the world above, when spring fully blooms. 💗

Queen Persephone 

Another post today, as I started a new sketchbook, so now She and a prayer to Her grace its first page 🌹 Been feeling so very connected to Her lately.

(If you’re new to my work, I perceive Her and Her Husband as Gnomes, btw. More of my work on them is available further down, but it’s been a while.)