Vernal Equinox Too

Vernal Equinox – Celtic Celebration Like the two Solstices, Equinoxes were times of celebration for the Celts. Their lives closely followed the turning of the year, the cycle of living and dying, and the pivot points when light and dark were equal had special significance. But like all peoples, nations, and belief systems not all…

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Fiery, Wild Days of Summer

Fiery times For the Celts and Druids the Holly is associated with June; it holds the fire that lights the hot Summer days. The Ogham Alphabet is based on tree symbols and the word for holly, ‘tinne’, represents the letter ‘t’. It is said that our word tinder is derived from ‘tinne’. The wood of…

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Summer Solstice 2020

In the Northern Hemisphere Summer Solstice is this evening, at 22:43 for those of us celebrating in the UK. It is significant astronomically as it marks the beginning of Summer, and the longest number of daylight hours in one day, when the Earth’s Arctic pole tilts toward the Sun. Although a precise time is measured…

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Winter Solstice 2019

In 2019 Winter Solstice falls on 22nd December marking, for the Ancient Celts, the journey from this year to the next, from this world to the next. On this longest night of the year the rebirth of the Sun was celebrated and the Norse goddess Frigga spun the fates at her spinning wheel: the celebrations…

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