International Journal of Transpersonal Studies




The Wheel of the Year is a name used to describe the cyclical progression of the seasons

through time and most often described as part of Pagan, Goddess, and women’s spirituality

and/or Wiccan magical traditions. This article introduces the author’s conceptual model

of the Wheel of the Year as an earth-based psychology for women, one that is inherently

feminist and also based in transpersonal psychologies. Women explore the turning points,

or holydays of the Wheel, on both spiritual and psychological levels through a wide range of

modalities that engage body, mind, emotion, and spirit. The Wheel provides an overarching

psychospiritual framework for recognizing, understanding, and responding to experiences

and processes that may occur over the course of a woman’s life.

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