Tag Archives: Seasonal Moments

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 […]

Beltaine/Samhain @ EarthGaia November 2021

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 (as it is named in Western Indigenous tradition). It is the cross-quarter transition between Equinox and Solstice: that is, into High Spring towards the Summer Solstice in the Southern Hemisphere, and […]

The Poiesis of Celebrating Earth’s Seasonal Moments

by Glenys Livingstone Ph.D. Amongst Celtic peoples, the capacity to speak poetically was a divine attribute, regarded as a transformative power of the Deity, who was named by those peoples as the Great Goddess Brigid: She was a poet, a Matron of Poetry (along with her capacities of smithcraft and healing). And at Delphi in […]

Equinox @ EarthGaia September 2021 C.E.

The Seasonal Moment of Equinox @ EarthGaia, as our Planet may be named[1], will occur at 19:21 UTC September 22nd (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. From this moment, the Southern Hemisphere will tip into increasing dominance of […]

PaGaian Cosmology Course 2021 -2022

The PaGaian Cosmology course for the Northern Hemisphere begins with the coming of Autumn there: with the Introduction material sent anytime in September, and then Samhain/Deep Autumn material sent out in early-mid October. Students may set their own pace within alignment to the Seasonal transitions. … The year-long on-line course is suitable for the novice […]

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