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CELEBRATING THE WINTER AND SUMMER SOLSTICES

CELEBRATING THE WINTER AND SUMMER SOLSTICES

Tomorrow marks the Solstice, (Summer in the southern hemisphere, Winter in the northern hemisphere). These solar festivals mark the coming and going of the light at different times of the year, and are powerful times for reflection. The solstices are festival days in the Wheel of the Year.  The Summer…

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HOW TO CREATE A SAMHAIN ALTAR

In this blog, I’ll be exploring the Celtic festival day Samhain, what it is, its spiritual significance, how we may experience its energy, and how to create a Samhain altar.  WHAT IS SAMHAIN? Samhain is a festival in the Celtic Wheel of the Year. It takes place on 31st October…

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CELEBRATING BELTANE

WHAT IS BELTANE? Beltane is a festival in the Celtic Wheel of the Year. It takes place on 1st May in the northern hemisphere and on 31st October/ 1st November in the southern hemisphere, about halfway between the Spring Equinox and the Summer Solstice. At Beltane we celebrate the return…

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Seasonal rituals

Happy Lughnasadh / Imbolc eve, can you feel the wheel of the year turning? I believe that we ARE nature and like nature we are ever changing. Marking the subtle shifts of the seasons through ritual has been the most powerful practice I have found to stay aligned to the…