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 2023 for 2023. The date for the ceremony has generally been set on the Saturday or Sunday closest to the actual astronomical Moment of the Seasonal transition: 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.
Lammas/Late Summer, Saturday 4th February (actual Moment 12:27 4th Feb, + 1 hr NSW & Vic)
Autumn Equinox/Mabon, Sunday 19th March (actual Moment 7:24 21st March, + 1 hr NSW & Vic)
Samhain/Deep Autumn, Saturday May 6th (actual Moment 4:13 6th May)
Winter Solstice/Yule, Saturday 24th June (actual Moment 0:58 22nd June)
Imbolc/Early Spring, Sunday 6th August (actual Moment 4:21 8th August)
Spring Equinox/Eostar, Saturday 23rd September (actual Moment 14:50 23rd September)
Beltaine/High Spring, Sunday 5th November (actual Moment 2:18 8th November, +1 hr NSW & Vic)
Summer Solstice/Litha, Saturday 23rd December (actual Moment 13:27 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 suggests ceremonial props, while the other is the meditation. Whether you are new to ritual celebration or an experienced ritualist, this work is inspiring and supportive.
May you enjoy and celebrate Her Creativity.
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