Category Archives: Wheel of the Year

Litha (Summer Solstice) For Introverts

Litha, or Summer Solstice, is the longest day of the year. This year it occurs on Wednesday, June 21st. It’s the day of the year when the sun is at its full life-giving power. Many feel vibrant and alive this … Continue reading

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Beltane: Bonfires and May Poles, Oh My!

Beltane is celebrated on May 1st or at moonrise on April 30th. This Sabbat marks the halfway point between the spring equinox and the summer solstice. Almost everything about this holiday is debated and/or shrouded in mystery. Every source I … Continue reading

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St. Brigid’s Cross

I love the simple beauty of St. Brigid’s crosses. In Ireland, they are made from rushes and contain a beautiful woven square in the middle with four equidistant arms that are tied at the ends. They make these crosses for … Continue reading

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Time Keeps On Ticking

People mark time in different ways. Some of us carry a physical calendar with us to keep track of events and appointments. Others use a virtual one on our cell phones. Some have four seasons and all the delightful changes … Continue reading

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July: Moon of Fire (Blessing Moon, Wort Moon, Thunder Moon)

Here in North Carolina, July begins our two hottest months. It’s the kind of weather that stays hot and muggy both day and night. (This year is the exception to the rule and we’re all very happy with the cooler … Continue reading

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June: Moon of Life (Mead Moon, Dyad Moon, Honey Moon, Strawberry Moon)

This moon occurs before the full heat of the summer.  It’s a time to enjoy a soft, green season where rains nourish the world around us and everything is vibrant and alive. Where I live it is also called the … Continue reading

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May: Moon of the Faeries (May 4th)

I must confess that when Sookie Stackhouse discovered that she was a faerie on the TV series True Blood, I let out an audible groan.  I was O.K. with sexy vampires and werewolves but, faeries?  I just wasn’t feeling it!  … Continue reading

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