Category Seasonal Moments @ EarthGaia

June Solstice 2018 C.E.

Earth enters the Season of Solstice in our orbit around Mother Sun: She/we are tilted in both hemispheres to the furthest point; either away from, or toward, Sun – our source of life and energy. For the Southern Hemisphere it is the Winter Solstice – the time of longest hours of dark. For the Northern Hemisphere […]

The Solstices as a Pouring Forth – into Light or Dark

Winter Solstice ceremony is about celebrating the fullness of the dark, which involves at the same time the birthing of light. This fullness of dark may be understood as the fullness of emptiness, which many religious mystical traditions and poets have understood as a quality of emptiness: that is, that emptiness is full and sentient. […]

Samhain/Beltaine Moment @ EarthGaia May 2018

In our everyday sacred journey around Mother Sun – the “Turas”[i] of our Planet Earth – our orbit is moving us towards the Seasonal Moment of Samhain/Beltaine: the cross-quarter between Equinox and Solstice – further into Autumn towards Winter in the Southern Hemisphere, and further into Spring towards Summer in the Northern Hemisphere. The Moment […]

March Equinox Moment @ EarthGaia

Equinox Moment @ EarthGaia occurs at 16:15 UT on March 20th – the first Equinox for this Gregorian calendar year of 2018: it is Autumn in the Southern Hemisphere, Spring in the Northern Hemisphere.  You can see a model of Earth’s orbit and also a telling of some of the astronomical science here. At my place […]

Beginning Again

I have often felt the Season of Lammas as a beginning: perhaps it is all the black fabric and ribbons I use for decoration and expressing the celebration of the waxing dark. Black offers such a fresh start, a total dissolving, all slips away and new formation is possible: a merciful immersion. This poem below […]

Lammas/Imbolc Season Feb 2018

In the Southern Hemisphere it is the season of the waxing dark, post-Summer Solstice; and in the Northern Hemisphere it is the season of the waxing light, post-Winter Solstice.  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 […]

Lammas/Imbolc Earth Moment

In the Southern Hemisphere, it is the Season of the waxing dark … we are transitioning to the cross-quarter moment between Summer Solstice and Autumn Equinox: it is the time to celebrate and nurture the new dark, and our native allurement to the Dark whence we come and to whom we return. At my place […]

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