Fall Equinox Correspondences

September 21st This is the second of three harvest festivals. Just like Lughnassadh, all over the world, homage is being paid to the last sheaf of corn being cut from the harvest field. The last sheaf is believed to embody the spirit of the corn. To ensure good harvest yields, it was necessary to keep this spirit alive so the sheaf became the center of … Continue reading Fall Equinox Correspondences

Lughnassadh Correspondences

August 1st or 15 degrees of Leo This is the last of the four great fire festivals of the Wheel of the Year and is the first of three harvest festivals. This harvest celebration encompasses hay, grain, corn and cereal yields. It is best known for its festive atmosphere and temporary hand-fasting. This is the festival of the Irish God Lugh. He is the God … Continue reading Lughnassadh Correspondences

Summer Solstice Correspondences

ca. June 21st Summer Solstice- This is when we experience the longest day of the year. People in the Northern or Southern Hemispheres experience the same phenomenon. For several days before and after each solstice, the sun appears to stand still in the sky. More specifically the noontime elevation does not seem to change. Solstice comes from the Latin meaning sun stands still. It signifies … Continue reading Summer Solstice Correspondences

Brigid’s Cross

St. Brigid also known as “Mary of the Gael” is an abbess and patroness of Ireland, and she is also the founder of the first Irish monastery in Kildare. Born in Dundalk in 450 A.D, St Brigid is accredited with first creating the unique cross that bears her name, which is normally made from rushes but occasionally from straw. The distinctive St Brigid’s Cross design … Continue reading Brigid’s Cross