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SAMHAIN 2017

SAMHAIN 2017 – 31.10.2017

The leaves are falling and the life force is in obvious retreat. Nature is preparing for its winter sleep. The Sun God is dead and the Flower Goddess is mourning. But in the hidden depth of the underworld death works its alchemy of transformation. Imperceptibly it decomposes and regenerates so that the litter of leaves and debris become the fertile...
AUTUMN EQUINOX 2017

AUTUMN EQUINOX 2017 – 22.09.2017

Gone are the lazy summer days. Autumn is knocking on the door. With a last burst of exuberance the sun paints the leaves for a festive display before its final decline. It...
LUGHNASADH 2017

LUGHNASADH 2017 – 01.08.2017

The corn is ripening and swaying heavy with seed. It is a season of plenty. The promise of Spring is coming to fruition. The dying Sun has spent his power and burns off the last of his energy in the blazing heat of Summer. Its power has gone into the ripening fruit and grains. Lughnasadh is the feast of the corn harvest. Like the Sun-God, the...

Summer Solstice 2017

Summer Solstice 2017 – 20.06.2017

At the Summer Solstice the Sun has reached its climax. It is the longest day of the year. At its most glorious peak the Sun God sacrifices his power and bestows his solar seed upon the Earth womb. On this glorious day we celebrate his fertilizing power, even though from now on it will be waning. The Summer Solstice is the midpoint of the year. But...
BELTAIN 2017

BELTAIN 2017 – 30.04.2017

Fresh growth covers the ground, juicy and lush. The air is abuzz with busy bees and the Earth is decked out in her prettiest flower dress - it's the wedding day of the Goddess and the young Sun God. Fully grown and fertile they join in loving union. Nature is celebrating with them and everywhere, love is in the air. The fires of Bel are lit and...
SPRING EQUINOX 2017

SPRING EQUINOX 2017 – 21.03.2017

The sap is rising and the buds are swollen, ready to burst. Nature stirs from her Winter's slumber - the first teasing rays of the Sun tickle her awake. The birds are returning and are singing the song of the rising sun. Still timid, yet determined, the first flowers are poking their heads out above the ground - so tender, so fragile, so...
IMBOLC 2017

IMBOLC 2017 – 01.02.2017

The ice is melting and the ground turns muddy and soft. The water cleanses and prepares the Earth womb to become fertile once again. In the hidden depth of the earth hitherto dormant seeds are beginning to germinate and life is stirring. The Sun Child is gathering strength, the days age getting longer and light and warmth are beginning to return....
WINTER SOLSTICE 2016

WINTER SOLSTICE 2016 – 21.12.2016

 It is the depth of Winter. The ground is frozen and nature is sleeping under a thick blanket of snow. But deep within the earth womb life is stirring - the Sun is reborn. At the Winter Solstice, when we have reached the longest night the flame of hope is born and carries us through the rest of the winter. For the time being, there are few...
SAMHAIN 2016

SAMHAIN 2016 – 31.10.2016

The life-force has retreated beneath the surface of the earth, deep within mother nature’s womb. In that deep, dark place the mystery

of transformation takes place. The creative power regenerates and dead matter is transmuted, so when spring comes it once again can nourish life.

Samhain is a time to honour the dead and to...

AUTUMN EQUINOX 2016

AUTUMN EQUINOX 2016 – 22.09.2016

A time of equilibrium between the dark and the light. The wheel of the year is about to turn towards the dark and the flower maiden will leave the earth to join her mysterious lover in the underworld. But meanwhile there are tasks to be completed: the last harvest must be brought in and the things to be tidied up. Harvest is a joined effort. We...

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