Tag Archives: Equinox

Ostara: Spring Equinox

Ēostre or Ostara (Old English: Ēastre, Northumbrian dialect Ēostre; Old High German: *Ôstara) is a Germanic divinity who, by way of the Germanic month bearing her name (Northumbrian: Ēosturmōnaþ; West Saxon:Ēastermōnaþ; Old High German: Ôstarmânoth), is the namesake of the … Continue reading

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Autumn Equinox

Autumn is well-named Fall, as it is the time when greens give way to glorious array of yellows, golds, oranges and reds before the wind takes the leaves to the ground. Autumn is the season of winds, the harbingers of … Continue reading

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A Mabon Ritual

Mabon honors the dual nature of life and death — darkness and light. It is a sabbat that combines sadness and celebration. We mourn the passing of the Great Son (Mabon), but also celebrate the bounty of the harvest. Just … Continue reading

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Meán Fómhair: Fall Equinox

A tree of apples — great its bounty! Like a hostel, vast! A pretty bush, thick as a fist, of tiny hazelnuts A green mass of branches. —-from Dillon, Early Irish Literature The autumn equinox is a special moment when … Continue reading

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Alban Elued

Autumn Equinox or Alban Elued – Significance: Alban Elued means in Gaelic ‘light on the water’ and so the sun is moving away over the water to shine on the Isles of the Blest, leaving the world with encroaching darkness. … Continue reading

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Traditions and Herbs of Meán Fómhair

Grains of all kinds are baked into breads and cakes and shared at fall equinox gatherings. Baked goods made with new grain are eaten in honor of the Green Man, the living spirit of the vegetation, who sacrifices himself in … Continue reading

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