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Autumn Equinox!

Today is Autumn Equinox! Enjoy! And happy International Peace Day!

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Happy (late) Lammas/Lughnasadh!

Happy Lammas/Lughnasa to all! Somehow, we’ve passed high summer and autumn is already around the corner. Days shorten and nights grow longer, and the traditional harvest celebration has arrived. It rained more last winter than it had in years. And, thanks to our amending with yard and kitchen compost, the wondrous mix of minerals, organic […]

via Bringing in the Harvest — This Little Plot

Because tomorrow is Beltaine…

Since May 1 lies about halfway between the vernal equinox and the summer solstice, our ancestors considered it a good time to mark the transition into summer. Indeed, in most of medieval northern Europe, which observed the Celtic calendar, May 1 was considered the beginning of summer, hence for example the Beltane festival. At the […]

via May Day Myth and Ritual: The Virgin Mary as the May Queen — Mythology Matters