Category Seasonal Moments @ EarthGaia

December Solstice – Summer/Winter 2021C.E.

The Season of Solstice celebrates the sacred Moment when Earth’s tilt leans both hemispheres, South and North, to the furthest point in relationship with Mother Sun: it is the Seasonal Moment when the hours of light or dark peak, come to fullness, and there is a turning, a re-turning, to the other again. Solstice may […]

Beltaine/Samhain @ EarthGaia November 2021

As our planet Earth, and we Her inhabitants, orbit Mother Sun in our everyday sacred journey[1], we move into the Seasonal Moment of Beltaine/Samhain (as it is named in Western Indigenous tradition). It is the cross-quarter transition between Equinox and Solstice: that is, into High Spring towards the Summer Solstice in the Southern Hemisphere, and […]

The Poiesis of Celebrating Earth’s Seasonal Moments

by Glenys Livingstone Ph.D. Amongst Celtic peoples, the capacity to speak poetically was a divine attribute, regarded as a transformative power of the Deity, who was named by those peoples as the Great Goddess Brigid: She was a poet, a Matron of Poetry (along with her capacities of smithcraft and healing). And at Delphi in […]

Imbolc/Lammas Season @ EarthGaia 2021 C.E.

Earth makes Her post-Solstice transition at this time in our/Her annual orbit, which is Her/our everyday sacred journey: no need to go anywhere! In the Southern Hemisphere it is the season of the waxing light, post-Winter Solstice; and in the Northern Hemisphere it is the season of the waxing dark, post-Summer Solstice. We as Earth […]

Solstice – Winter/Summer June 2021 C.E.

Earth enters the Season of Solstice at this time in Her orbit around Mother Sun. In the Southern Hemisphere it is the Winter Solstice: the lengthening dark part of the day will peak and there will be the turn/ return to the growing light out of that fullness of darkness. It is a Moment for celebrating the […]

Samhain/Beltaine Moment @ EarthGaia May 2021

As our planet Earth, and we Her inhabitants, orbit Mother Sun in our everyday sacred journey[i], we move into the Seasonal Moment of Samhain/Beltaine, the cross-quarter between Equinox and Solstice: that is, in the Southern Hemisphere into Deep Autumn towards the Winter Solstice, and in the Northern Hemisphere into High Spring towards the Summer Solstice. […]

Equinox – Autumn/Spring @ EarthGaia March 2021 C.E.

The Seasonal Moment of Equinox @ EarthGaia occurs at 9:37 UTC on March 20th. It is the first Equinox for this Gregorian calendar year of 2021, and it is Autumn in the Southern Hemisphere, Spring in the Northern Hemisphere.  At my place East Coast Australia the Autumnal Equinox Moment is 19:37 on March 20th (plus […]

Held in the Creativity of Her Seasonal Wheel

Sitting within my circle of stones, facing the North resting in what it represents for me: which is the Seasonal Moments as I have celebrated them for decades, and the entire story of the Universe in fact … all that has come into being to my right in the light part of the cycle, and […]

Lammas/Imbolc Moment @ EarthGaia Feb 2021 C.E.

At this time in Earth’s annual orbit, which is our everyday sacred journey, Earth makes the post-Solstice transition, crossing the midpoint (the “cross-quarter”) between Solstice and Equinox on February 3rd at 14:40 UTC (“Universal Time” as it is named). All planetary times for this Moment may be found at archaeoastronomy.com. In the Southern Hemisphere it is […]

Solstice Moment EarthGaia December 2020

This is one of two Moments of Earth’s annual orbit around Mother Sun when She/we enter/s a Season of Solstice. For the Southern Hemisphere December Solstice is the Summer: the awesome fullness and peaking of the light part of the day, and the turn /return to lengthening dark out of that fullness. It may celebrate the […]

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