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

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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

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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

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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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August: Corn Moon

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Sunday is the Corn Moon–the zenith was at 4:56 AM PDT. August: Corn Moon As Lughnasadh, the harvest of grain and corn, arrives we begin to think about the coming autumn and winter. During August, we focus on tying up

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The Nature of Lughnasadh

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It is August 1st, the Festival of Lughnasadh (pronounced Loo’-na-sah). Lughnasadh is the Celtic festival dedicated to the God Lugh, the Long Handed, who is associated with light and fire.  The festival is also considered to be the first harvest,

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July: The Vine Moon

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Friday, the full moon will be at it’s zenith at 1:20 PM PDT. In some traditions, it’s known as the Vine Moon. July: Vine Moon July arrives with lazy days and leaves with the sense that summer, while still around

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June: The Faerie Moon

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Tomorrow’s the Full moon, at 9:53 PM. In some traditions, it’s known as the Faerie Moon. June: Faerie Moon June. Faerie Magic and foxglove. Seashells and weddings. This month let us turn to the oceans, lakes and streams for our

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