by Patti Wigington In late August, we celebrate the beginning of the Corn Moon. This moon phase is also known as the Barley Moon and carries on the associations of grain and rebirth that we saw back at Lammastide. August was originally known as Sextilis by the ancient Romans but was later renamed for Augustus … Continue reading The Corn Moon
by Patti Wigington These are the dog days of summer, the gardens are full of goodies, the fields are full of grain, and the harvest is approaching. Take a moment to relax in the heat, and reflect on the upcoming abundance of the fall months. At Lammas, sometimes called Lughnasadh, it's time to begin reaping what … Continue reading All About Lammas (Lughnasadh)
The History of the Yule Log The tradition of yule logs has its roots in pagan rituals. In fact, the word "yule" is old English for a festival known to take place in December and January. Northern Europeans, like Vikings, celebrated the Festival of Yule to honor the winter solstice by journeying into the … Continue reading The Yule Log History
It is spring yet again!! Spring is a time of rebirth and renewal. Why not take advantage of this time to do a bit of Spring magic? Celebrate the return of life and the warming of the earth. I'll be doing a spring inspired feast after a day of planting seedlings and a hike. There are … Continue reading Oastara is upon us!!
APRIL 18th The Festival Of Rama-Navami, also known as the SreeRama Navami, is celebrated every year on this date at sacred shrines throughout India. It honors both the great Hindu God Rama (the seventh incarnation of Vishnu) and the Goddess Sita. The SreeRama Navami festival falls in the Shukla Paksha on the Navami, the ninth … Continue reading Celebrate Today!!