There are some who still choose to hold the rite of Summer Solstice on the 21st of June although this is not actually always the longest day of the year… Midsummer Midsummer can refer to the period of time centered upon the summer solstice, but more often refers to European celebrations that accompany the actual […]
May 1st marks Beltane day, which was originally an ancient festival, celebrated in Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man, although similar festivals were held in Wales, Brittany and Cornwall. Beltane marks the beginning of the summer season a time when livestock was driven out for summer grazing.
This year the Spring or Vernal Equinox is March 20th. The Autumn Equinox is in September 22nd or 23rd, the sun shines directly on the equator and the length of day and night are nearly equal, in the Northern Hemisphere this is associated with Spring.
Traditionally, March is associated with hares, perhaps this is due to the hare’s habit of behaving very oddly in spring. At this time these usually retiring mammals can be seen in broad daylight chasing one another around and “boxing”
Today’s Quarter Moon in Taurus sees the Sun at right angles with our closest neighbor. This happens twice a month, and this is also known as the Waxing Quarter Moon, by some astrologers.