Tag Archives: Lammas

Imbolc/Lammas Season @ EarthGaia 2022C.E.

As Earth/we make our/Her everyday sacred journey around Sun, in the Southern Hemisphere the young light ‘born’ at Winter Solstice is waxing and in the Northern Hemisphere the young dark ‘born’ at Summer Solstice is waxing. We as Earth cross the midpoint (the “cross-quarter”) between Solstice and Equinox on August 7th at 12:36 UTC. All […]

Harvest Dance for Lammas Ceremony

We may dance in celebration of our harvests – the reapings of our lives: and dance in trust of her Creative Dark. The dance that may be done is based on one that I learnt from Jean Houston, and I name it the “Harvest Dance”: Before we begin the dance, the celebrant traditionally asks: “Can […]

Lammas/Imbolc @ EarthGaia 2022 C.E.

With the passing of Solstice Season our Planet enters into the waxing dark Seasons in the Southern Hemisphere and the waxing light Seasons in the Northern Hemisphere. The first of the transition Moments are frequently named in Old European tradition as Lammas and Imbolc respectively. We as Earth cross the midpoint (the “cross-quarter”) between Solstice […]

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 […]

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 […]

Imbolc/Lammas Season@ EarthGaia 2020 C.E.

At this time in Earth’s annual orbit, which is our everyday sacred journey (no need to go anywhere), Earth makes the post-Solstice transition. 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 […]

We Live in a Sentient Cosmos

We live in a sentient Cosmos. That is the premise of much of the Seasonal ceremonial celebration as it is done in the PaGaian tradition, the ceremonial marking of Her creative cycle: that is, with the understanding that ceremony is a conversation, a relationship with One who hears, as we listen also. This Cosmos is […]

Lammas/Imbolc Season Feb 2020 C.E.

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 Breath Meditation

… from PaGaian Cosmology Lammas/Late Summer ceremony: “Breathe this breath that is yours, as if it were your first … do you remember that it was so? Breathe this breath that is yours, as if it were your last … do you remember that it will be so? Breathe it now, this breath that is […]

As we turn towards the Dark: the Season of Lammas

After the peaking of Summer Solstice, there is the turn into the dark. Traditionally in Pagan circles, where this Seasonal transition is celebrated as “Lughnasad”, a straw man is burned, representing the passing of the fulfillment of Summer: all is given over, the harvest of the light part of the cycle is set, as the […]

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