Wheel of the Year

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How to celebrate Lammas?

The sun is shining on the wheat in the fields and the tractors are beggining their race against the weather to bring in the harvest. Which means it is soon Lammas, also known as Lughnasadh, the ancient celtic festival celebrating the first harvest of the wheel of the year. Or as we call it the …

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Summer Solstice

How to Celebrate Summer Solstice?

At summer solstice, also known as Litha the summer sun born, in the heart of the midwinter has reached the fullest point in its journey! Litha is a day of inner power and brightness for nature and for us!  In a way the solstice has always confused me a little becuase on the one hand …

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How to Celebrate Ostara

The lambs are born, the daffodils are bursting forth and the birds fill the air. The land is full of hustle and bustle and that can mean only one thing. Ostara is here!  The Spring Equinox, known as Ostara is literally one of the busiest festivals inthe wheel of the year.  Just 6 weeks after …

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How to Celebrate Imbolc

Imbolc is considered to be the celtic celebration of the end of winter, and the imminent beginning of the light half of the year. It’s coming signified that the hardest, coldest part of the year was almost over. Imbolc is one of my favourite points in the year. In contrast to some of society, who …

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How to celebrate the Winter Solstice

The winter solstice, also known as Yule; is a time of joy and celebration. The high point in the middle of the winter darkness. As Samhain was about remembering our past, at Yule we celebrate the here and now. Our familys and those we love. As well as the birth of new things to come. …

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Why we need a Spiritual Connection to Nature

Many people today perceive themselves as separate from nature. Not surprising considering how far removed our lives are from her rythm. Cities, technology, big industry have seperated us from nature. And from the cycles of the seasons.  And the stupid thing is that we are not meant to be apart from nature.  All the convieniences …

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How to Celebrate Samhain

In October death is all around us. All of life is withdrawing into itself. This is a time of rest and rejuvenation. The work of the year is almost complete. The wheel will soon turn. Samhain is both the ending and the beginning of the wheel. The Celts regarded Samhain eve like our New year …

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What is the Wheel of the Year

What is the Wheel of the Year?

Nature flows in cycles. Our Celtic and Nordic ancestors understood this. For the ancient Celts and Scandinavians seasonal changes were important both in agriculture and for survival.  Not to mention spiritually. For them the  turning of the seasons was a rythm they knew blood, skin and bone. A root to their lives that we are loosing …

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How to Celebrate Mabon

Mabon, also known as the Autumn Equinox is just around the corner. Mabon is the 8th festival in the celtic and nordic wheel of the year. It is sometimes known as the pagan Thanksgiving, Mabon marks the Autumn Equinox, when day and night are equal and is the  celebration of the second harvest. Or as …

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Imbolc – Awakening & clarity after Winter’s hibernation

Some people love January as the time of new beginnings. But for me February always feels like the month to get going. With the pale golden sun, snow gently melting and the buds and shoots appearing, it is here where I feel energy coming back into my bones.  The Spring is coming! It’s time to …

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