Samhain/Beltane

It is Samhain (Halloween) in the Northern Hemisphere and it is Beltane in the Southern Hemisphere.  This Sabbat (High Holy Day) shared and celebrated in shared traditions passed down from the old days and ancient ways. When I see the commercials about tracing your ancestral roots back to whenever and from wherever they sailed here…

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Equinox Mabon/Ostara

“Equal night” the equinox.  In the northern hemisphere it is the Autumnal equinox and the Spring equinox below the equator.  The sun now moves into the sign of Libra and is directly above the Earth’s equator.  From this day on in the northern hemisphere, the night will begin to slowly outlast the daylight hours.  We move from warmth…

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moons

In my practice, I find the moons to be of particular importance in that the whole world experiences the same phase of the moon no matter what part of the world you live in, no matter what time zone. The sabbats vary depending on if you are in the Northern or Southern hemisphere and while…

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Lammas

A Feast of Bread. In early Ireland, it was a bad idea to harvest your grain any time before #Lammas; it meant that the previous year’s harvest had run out early, and that was a serious failing in agricultural communities. May Lughnasadh bless you and may your crops be plentiful. pic.twitter.com/l9HHbAh8DQ — inamorata (@inamorata_xx) August…

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what is Beltane?

I have found no better explanation (that appeals to me personally) than at the site The Goddess and The Green Man: (find them on twitter here). “Beltane honours Life. It represents the peak of Spring and the beginning of Summer. Earth energies are at their strongest and most active. All of life is bursting with potent fertility…

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