Tag Archives: Seasonal Moments

Beltaine/Samhain @ EarthGaia November 2022

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, the cross-quarter transition between Equinox and Solstice: that is, into High Spring towards the Summer Solstice in the Southern Hemisphere, and into Deep Autumn towards the Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere. […]

Spring Equinox Meditation

There are two parts to this: it begins with the “Preparation” (3:15 mins), then the “Meditation” (15:20). Allow about 30 minutes (or more if you like) of undisturbed time for the whole experience. The meditation is based on the Persephone story of Her descent and return, as told in Charlene Spretnak’s Lost Goddesses of Early […]

September Equinox @ EarthGaia 2022 C.E.

The Seasonal Moment of Equinox @ EarthGaia comes around again at 1:04 UTC on the 23rd September, and it is Spring Equinox in the Southern Hemisphere, Autumn Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere: they are intimately, seamlessly connected.  At my place East Coast Australia that Moment of Earth-Sun relationship will be at 11:04 on the 23rd September … and all […]

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 […]

Solstice @ EarthGaia June 2022 C.E.

Earth enters the Season of Solstice at this time in Her orbit around our Mother Sun. It is one of two Solstices for the year, the other being in December. For the Southern Hemisphere June Solstice is the magic of the fullness of the dark, the longest night of the year, and the turn/ return to the […]

Samhain/Beltaine @ EarthGaia May 2022 C.E.

In our orbit around Mother Sun, our everyday sacred journey[i], Earth’s tilt moves us into the Seasons of Samhain and Beltaine, as they are named in Old European traditions. It is the cross-quarter Moment between Equinox and Solstice: that is, in the Southern Hemisphere between Autumn Equinox and the Winter Solstice, and in the Northern […]

Equinox @ EarthGaia March 2022 C.E.

The Seasonal Moment of Equinox @ EarthGaia (as our Planet may be named[i]), will occur at 15:33 UTC March 20th (that’s “Universal Time” as it is named – measured at Greenwich England). Equinox is a Moment of balance of dark and light for the Planet, when the dark and the light in the South and in the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Attending to Summer Solstice Poetry

In the Southern Hemisphere, the Poetry of Summer Solstice is particularly ignored because at this Seasonal Moment, mainstream is celebrating Christmas, which is really a Winter Solstice thing appropriated by Christian faith long ago, and now appropriated by the capitalist consumer faith. Frequently even in Southern Hemisphere Pagan circles, where Summer Solstice is celebrated, the […]

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