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October Cross Quarter Point 2016

 

 



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Samhain traditionally celebrated on October 31

Exact Astrological Point November 6

The four cross-quarter days of the Wheel of the Year were considered very important by the ancient people who worked with the Wheel.  Honored by many cultures as a sacred time, Samhain (pronounced Sah-win, or Sah-ween) is also known as Halloween, All Souls Night, All Hallows Eve, with the Day of the Dead, or All Souls Day following on November 1 or 2. The medieval Irish word Samhain means summer’s end. It’s celebrated as the last of three harvest festivals (Lughnasad, being the first; Autumnal Equinox, the second), as the growing season in the Northern Hemisphere comes to a close.

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May Cross Quarter 2016

BELTANE

Northern Hemisphere

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Traditionally Celebrated May 1

Exact Astrological Point May 5

Beltane is the cross-quarter Wheel of the Year point following Spring Equinox. Also known as May Day, it marks the starting point of the turn toward summer. The flowers are in full bloom, and the days are definitely longer. Beltane, halfway around the Wheel from Samhain, celebrates the light life-giving portion of the cycle, while Samhain represents the dark time of year, and the dying away portion of the cycle. At both of these windows, the veil between the worlds is thin, so stay open for magical messages from the spirit realm.

October Cross Quarter Point 2015

October Cross Quarter Point 2015

 

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samhain headerSouthern Hemisphere

 October Cross Quarter Point

Samhain traditionally celebrated on October 31

Exact Astrological Point November 7

The four cross-quarter days of the Wheel of the Year were considered very important by the ancient people who worked with the Wheel.  Honored by many cultures as a sacred time, Samhain (pronounced Sah-win, or Sah-ween) is also known as Halloween, All Souls Night, All Hallows Eve, with the Day of the Dead, or All Souls Day following on November 1 or 2. The medieval Irish word Samhain means summer’s end. It’s celebrated as the last of three harvest festivals (Lughnasad, being the first; Autumnal Equinox, the second), as the growing season in the Northern Hemisphere comes to a close.

May Cross Quarter 2015

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Traditionally Celebrated May 1

Exact Astrological Point May 6

Beltane is the cross-quarter Wheel of the Year point following Spring Equinox. Also known as May Day, it marks the starting point of the turn toward summer. The flowers are in full bloom, and the days are definitely longer. Beltane, halfway around the Wheel from Samhain, celebrates the light life-giving portion of the cycle, while Samhain represents the dark time of year, and the dying away portion of the cycle. At both of these windows, the veil between the worlds is thin, so stay open for magical messages from the spirit realm.