Suggested Dates for Seasonal Ceremonies
Below are the dates when the Seasonal Moments could be celebrated ceremoniously in Australia, Southern Hemisphere. It will be the opposite Seasonal Moment for Northern Hemisphere on the same dates.
I have added in the date and time of the actual Seasonal Moment EST Australia. Other global times can be found at archaeoastronomy.com 2020 for 2020, and archaeoastronomy.com 2021 for 2021. The date for the ceremony has generally been set on the Saturday closest to the actual astronomical Moment of the Seasonal transition (though sometimes on the Sunday closest): this is for general convenience, but the date of celebration could be varied for other reasons such as regional flora and fauna. I think it is special to celebrate right on the Moment when possible.
Imbolc/Early Spring, Saturday 8th August (actual Moment 11:04 7th August)
Spring Equinox/Eostar, Saturday 19th September (actual Moment 23:31 22nd September)
Beltaine/High Spring, Saturday 7th November (actual Moment 8:56 8th November, +1 hr NSW & Vic)
Summer Solstice/Litha, Saturday 19th December (actual Moment 20:02 21st December, +1 hr NSW & Vic)
Lammas/Late Summer, Saturday 6th February (actual Moment :40 4th Feb, + 1 hr NSW & Vic)
Autumn Equinox/Mabon, Sat 20th March (actual Moment 19:37 20th Mar, +1 hr NSW & Vic)
Samhain/Deep Autumn, Saturday 8th May or Sun 2nd May (actual Moment 16:36 5th May)
Winter Solstice/Yule, Saturday 19th June (actual Moment 13:32 21st June)
Imbolc/Early Spring, Saturday 7th August (actual Moment 16:53 7th August)
Spring Equinox/Eostar, Saturday 25th September (actual Moment 5:21 23rd September)
Beltaine/High Spring, Saturday 6th November (actual Moment 14:50 7th November, +1 hr NSW & Vic)
Summer Solstice/Litha, Saturday 25th December or Sunday 19th December (actual Moment 1:59 22nd December, +1 hr NSW & Vic)
Please contact Glenys if you are interested to be on the Seasonal list, which is an invitation and inspiration to celebrate the Moment wherever you are.
PaGaian Cosmology Meditations is a beautifully produced collection of 3 CDs and a booklet, also available in digital format, which supports the preparation and performing of ritual /ceremony for each Seasonal celebration.
Each season has two tracks: one which helps you prepare your ritual space while the other guides you through ceremony. Includes music and meditations spoken by Glenys. Whether you are new to ritual celebration or an experienced ritualist, this work will support and inspire you.
May you enjoy and celebrate Her Creativity.
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