The Witch's Wheel isn't just a calendar.

It's a Great Rite.

Most would think of the Wheel, with its quarters and cross-quarters, as an image of the year.

In this sense, it is an icon of Time, sacred Time.

But of course the Wheel is also an icon of Space, sacred Space: the compass rose, with its eight directions, not to mention the magic circle.

So together it's an icon of Time-Space.

Now, all being is of necessity being-in-time: existence and duration.

One could name these Mother Nature and Father Time: the goddess and god of the witches.

So the Wheel shows forth not just Their image, but also the image of Their Union.

And from that Union is born a People.

The People of the Wheel.