February: The Quickening Moon

Moon Phases

Today we come to the last of the Year of Moons posts–the Quickening Moon, February’s Full Moon, at it takes place this morning at 7:54 AM. You have a full day to take advantage of the moon’s power! February: Quickening

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The Nature of Imbolc

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Tomorrow, February 2nd, is Imbolc, is the Festival of Brighid. Brighid (pronounced Breed) is the Celtic Goddess of fire, poetry, healing and craftsmen.  She is considered a Triple Goddess, as are so many of the Celtic goddesses, and Her festival

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January: The Ice Moon

Moon Phases

Today’s the Full Moon, at 9:16 PM, PST, and it’s known in some traditions as the Ice Moon. January: Ice Moon In January we turn our attention to new beginnings. Much of the Northern Hemisphere lies cloaked in winter, and

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December: The Holly Moon

Moon Phases

December: Holly Moon We have entered the holiday season. Samhain is over, but Yuletide and New Years await. Tension builds at this time of year, so we focus our ritual on releasing stress. Buy a bottle of your favorite bubble

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The Nature of Yule

Yule is the celebration of Midwinter.  The Winter Solstice is the longest night of the year when the Oak King reclaims his throne, freeing the world from the chilling grip of winter.  Winter solstice is an astronomical event so the

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November: The Blood Moon

Moon Phases

Thursday will be the Full Moon, the Blood Moon, at 9:39 PM PDT. November: Blood Moon On Samhain, we remember our ancestors and mourn those we have lost. We take time to remember the joys of summer, and to look

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The Nature of Samhain

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Samhain (pronounced Sow-en) is the primary Celtic festival, celebrated on the evening of October 31st–November 1st.  It focuses on our links to our spiritual and physical ancestors.  The honoring of ancestors is a concept celebrated world-round under a number of

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October: The Hunter’s Moon

Moon Phases

Tomorrow is the Full Moon–the Hunter’s Moon in many traditions, at 9:45 AM, PDT October: Hunter’s Moon In preparation for the winter, for the introspective time of the year, we seek to clean out the old, to clear away the

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September: The Harvest Moon

Moon Phases

Today’s the Full Moon, and in most traditions, it’s known as The Harvest Moon. September: Harvest Moon September, with Mabon, brings our Harvest and Thanksgiving festival. We have worked hard through the season of growth and now enter a period

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The Nature of Mabon

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Tomorrow we’ll be celebrating Mabon. Mabon is the celebration of the Autumnal Equinox, when day and night are once again in balance.  Once more the sun crosses the celestial equator and day and night equal one another. Celebrated in late

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