Veneration of the
Death and Rebirth
of the Sun
Triumph of Light
of the Earth, Crops and People
Triumph of the Sun
and the beginnings of contraction.
physical and spiritual.
Veneration of the
Gifts of the Goddess.
|The night before the start date of this
season is THE time to reconnect and contact your ancestors.
ritual should honour and celebrate those who have come before you.
Has come to be known as Halloween from the Hallowed Eve of Samhain.
|The end of days shortening and the
beginning of the rise of the light. Your ritual should commemorate
endings and beginnings. This is a good time to review your past year
and plan the coming.
||This is the time of youthful exuberance.
The adolescence of the year.
Your ritual should reflect this.
The fields are full of life and the birds are seeking mates.
Traditionally this was the time of the tear to mark the lambs.
|The Sun now begins its reign of six
months. From now until the Autumn equinox the days are longer than the
nights. Your focus now moves from planning to execution. Your ritual
should include this and requests for assistance to implement your
||The festival of fertility. The growing
energy of the Sun in the full majesty of Summer blending with the
fecundity of the Earth is the focus of this festival. Your ritual
should blend these traits within an overt sexual context. This the
celebration of the two blending into one to create.
||The height of the Sun's path through the
sky and the beginning of its death. The focus for this ritual the
maturity of the year. The full expression of the power of the
masculine in company with the feminine in full bloom.
||The harvests of the year are the focus
of this festival.
Both the incoming crops from the fields and vegie
gardens and the spiritual growth of the past year should be integral
to your rituals.
|We move from the time of the sun to the
time of the night on this evening. The continued contraction of the
days mirrors our period of introspection and connection with all
things of the Goddess.