Imbolc

February Cross Quarter 2017

 February Cross-Quarter

Imbolc

Imbolc ~ Northern Hemisphere

Traditionally celebrated on February 1 or 2

Exact Astrological Point February 3

Click for Lughnasad in the Southern-Hemisphere

Imbolc is the cross-quarter Wheel of the Year point following Winter Solstice.  Also known as Brighid’s day or Candlemas, it marks the starting point of spring. Here, you begin to subtly notice that the days are lengthening, and depending on the where you live, you may actually start to see signs of spring. In colder climates, Imbolc may simply bring the promise of spring as the light of the sun slowly begins to increase. Tune in this year to the subtle shifts you notice in the air and light around and after Imbolc. What does it signal internally for you? What things do you get a renewed urge to do?

LUGHNASAD

August Cross Quarter 2016

August Cross Quarter 2016

Lughnasad (Northern Hemisphere)

LUGHNASAD

Imbolc (Southern Hemisphere) – click here

Lughnasad traditionally celebrated August 1
Exact Astrological Point August 7

Lughnasad, (pronounced loo-na-sah), is named after the sun god Lugh, and is the cross-quarter Wheel of the Year point following Summer Solstice. Also known as Lammas, it marks the starting point of the turn toward autumn. The cross-quarter days which fall between the solstices and equinoxes signal the turn toward the next season. For ease of timing, the day of the celebration became more focalized on a certain day, say August 1, when the energy of the cross-quarter day might vary by as much as a week. Astrologically, Lughnasad falls exactly between Summer Solstice and Autumnal Equinox.

February Cross-Quarter 2016

Thinking Style2

 February Cross-Quarter
imbolc flower

Imbolc ~ Northern Hemisphere

Traditionally celebrated on February 1 or 2

Exact Astrological Point February 4

Click for Lughnasad in the Southern-Hemisphere

Imbolc is the cross-quarter Wheel of the Year point following Winter Solstice.  Also known as Brighid’s day or Candlemas, it marks the starting point of spring. Here, you begin to subtly notice that the days are lengthening, and depending on the where you live, you may actually start to see signs of spring. In colder climates, Imbolc may simply bring the promise of spring as the light of the sun slowly begins to increase. Tune in this year to the subtle shifts you notice in the air and light around and after Imbolc. What does it signal internally for you? What things do you get a renewed urge to do?

Lughnasad

August Cross Quarter 2015

August Cross Quarter 2015

Lughnasad (Northern Hemisphere)

Lughnasad

Lughnasad traditionally celebrated August 1
Exact Astrological Point August 7

Lughnasad, (pronounced loo-na-sah), is named after the sun god Lugh, and is the cross-quarter Wheel of the Year point following Summer Solstice.  Also known as Lammas, it marks the starting point of the turn toward autumn. The cross-quarter days which fall between the solstices and equinoxes signal the turn toward the next season. For ease of timing, the day of the celebration became more focalized on a certain day, say August 1, when the energy of the cross-quarter day might vary by as much as a week.  Astrologically, Lughnasad falls exactly between Summer Solstice and Autumnal Equinox.