In Wicca, we are consistently encouraged to release what no longer works or has reached the end of its cycle in order to make room for new growth. We constantly seek transformation, like a snake shedding skins or compost turning into fertile soil. As biomimics, we take inspiration and guidance from the Earth. She is our teacher, role model, and problem-solver. Seasons come and go; everything living is born, comes to fruition, declines, and dies; the moon empties and fills in a continuous cycle. All of our rituals are oriented toward the relationship between emptying and filling, cleansing and creating, releasing and intending for the next phase. Our rituals are microcosmic enactments of this simple but profound and deeply earthy and cosmic process.