It’s time to harvest the grain and cereal crops and show a little love for the sun-god, Lugh. Click the link to read The Beginner’s Guide To The Wheel Of The Year and discover the origins of this annual August festival.
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Posted in Wheel of The Year, tagged August, Celtic, Culture, Events, Festival, Festivals, Holiday, Lammas, Lughnasadh, National, Pagan, The Wheel of The Year, Top Stories on July 30, 2015| Leave a Comment »
Posted in Wheel of The Year, tagged All News, Culture, Events, History, Holiday, Inspiration, Life, Lifestyle, Litha, Midsummer, National, Nature, News, Spirituality, Stonehenge, The Longest Day, The Summer Solstice, The Wheel of The Year, Top Stories on June 17, 2015| Leave a Comment »
You can call it Midsummer, The Longest Day, Litha or The Summer Solstice. Whichever you prefer just click the link to read all about it in our popular guide to The Wheel of The Year festivals…
Posted in Wheel of The Year, tagged Beltane, Culture, Events, Festival, History, Holiday, Inspiration, Life, Lifestyle, May Day, National, Nature, Photography, Spirituality, Wheel Of The Year on April 30, 2015| Leave a Comment »
How will you celebrate your May Day bank holiday weekend? You could always get married, jump over a broomstick or get naked and paint yourself red like these folks.
You can discover the origins and traditions of the Beltane festival by clicking the link below for Lily Wight’s Beginner’s Guide To The Wheel Of The Year.
Posted in Wheel of The Year, tagged Culture, Easter, Events, History, Holiday, Life, National, Nature, Ostara, Solar Eclipse, Spirituality, The Spring Equinox, The Vernal Equinox, Top Stories on March 19, 2015| 3 Comments »
Ostara is an Anglo-Germanic fertility festival celebrated at The Spring Equinox. This year’s festival coincides with a rare solar eclipse on Friday 20th March. Click the link to read all about it in Lily Wight’s Guide To The Wheel Of The Year.
Posted in Wheel of The Year, tagged 2014, Culture, Events, History, Inspiration, Life, Lifestyle, Litha, Longest Day, Midsummer, Mythology, National, Nature, Photography, Spirituality, Summer Solstice, Wheel Of The Year on June 24, 2014| 2 Comments »
The ancient seasonal calendar – known as The Wheel Of The Year – has reached Litha (meaning “wheel”) also known as The Longest Day, Midsummer and The Summer Solstice.
Litha marks the height of the sun’s powers at the middle of the year before the inevitable shortening of daylight hours.
Midsummer has been observed since Neolithic times. It held special significance to the Scandinavian, Germanic and Anglo-Saxon people and is still celebrated throughout The Northern Hemisphere today.
Litha was a time to urge the growth of crops in the hope of a plentiful harvest. A wheel would be set on fire and rolled downhill to “warm” the fields, a practice first recorded two thousand years ago.
Golden-flowered Midsummer plants, such as Calendula and St. John’s…
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Pure trash of course but also a fascinating insight into celebrity culture’s evolution throughout the noughties.
Posted in Wheel of The Year, tagged 2014, Beltane, Celebrations, Celtic, Culture, Events, History, Inspiration, Jumping the Broomstick, Life, Lifestyle, May Day, Maypole, National, Nature, Pagan, Photography, Religion, Rituals, Spirituality, Top Stories, Traditions, Weddings, Wheel Of The Year on April 29, 2014| Leave a Comment »
Beltane (meaning “bright fire”) or May Day is one of eight festival days marked upon the ancient seasonal calendar known as The Wheel Of The Year.
Beltane heralds the beginning of Summer as it lies halfway between The Spring Equinox (Ostara) and The Summer Solstice (Litha). It is a time when daylight hours are long, trees blossom and herding animals are turned out to pasture.
Beltane was originally observed by the Gaelic people of Ireland, Scotland and The Isle Of Man who performed protective rituals for their crops and livestock whilst The Celtic Tribes of Western Europe and Britain also celebrated mating rituals and male potency.
Beltane is named for the Celtic Sun God, Bel (Belenos/Belenus) who is associated with West Cornwall, formerly Belerion. The Romans dubbed him the “British Apollo” and…
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