- Celebrating the Moon esbats at the proper time.
Days on earth regardless of where you reside on the planet or how long the days are where you reside, are illuminated by the light of the Sun, a representation of our Lord, who with his energy warms the Earth, encourages growth and expansion through the active power of projective energy. He is the power of life and death. The nights on our planet are held in the dark embrace of the Moon, a representation of our Lady, who has no illumination of her own and must reflect the light of the Sun in order to illuminate the shadows. She is the receptive channel, which gives direction and form to the active power of the Lord, but do not be foolish and think that the Sun can sustain without the Moon or the Moon without the Sun for both are essential for sustaining life; one force cannot work without the other. One without the other is incomplete. Just as the Wiccan must struggle to learn, to be born to live, and die to be reborn so works the energies of our Lady and Lord. All that is manifested on the Earth is a reflection of what was created in the Astral. As above, so below.
If Wiccans consider the sabbat rituals and celebrations are the honoring of the Sun, our Lord, then the Moon esbats are the rituals and celebrations that honor the Moon, our Lady. Just as both energies are vital and important to sustain life, both are important to the Wiccan who seeks to find order within the chaos and balance within the polarities.