It is well known and accepted that Wicca and/or witchcraft have always been considered nature-oriented.
From religious beliefs to practices to rituals, nature is always the central focus of the vast majority of Wicca practices. But, what does this mean, precisely? In a nutshell, it refers to the fact that Wiccans and witches cycle their practices in synch with the seasons, that they respect life in all of its varied forms.
We know that the Wiccan linking of magical practices reflects the influence of the natural Earth as well as Earth-based deities.
This is most likely due to the fact that modern Wicca and witchcraft are echoes and a continuation of ancient pagan faiths and practices. Those ancient pagan belief systems were in tune with (almost without exception) the Earth, its elements, and its seasons.