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 YULE
Dec 19th 20th 21st 22nd < Ritual >

ASTRAL EVENT
THE LONGEST Night
Tis the birth time of the new God. Happy New Year

This day marks the beginning of the New Life Cycle of Seasons. Although the worst of winter is still to come,

the success of the Day over Night will ensure the return of summer, the continuance of the Hallowed Cycle.
LORE: Celebrate the Birth of a New Sun God, the re-birth of Life’s Hallowed Cycle by lighting

a Yule log of Pine or Oak & sharing remaining food with friends & family.

IMBOLC (Feb 2nd) < Ritual >
This event is traditionally held over a Period determined by nature, the stars, the moon & the judgement of The High Priest & Priestess
Tis a time of recovery for the Goddesses from the vigour’s of Birthing.
The young Sun God is flexing his Powers but the healing of the Mother Earth will hold cold suffering 'til Beltane.

This time is the prelude of the Earthly Birthing Season.
LORE: Celebrate this day at sunset by lighting candles in each room for a short while.

VERNAL EQUINOX (March 21st) < Ritual >
MAJOR ASTRAL EVENT
DAY Equals Night
This is the first day of the Ancient Season of Summer when Life Spring's into action. The Sun God grows stronger with every new day. Tis time to Celebrate Earthly Rebirth. Sheep are lambing, birds are nesting & singing, fishes & frogs are spawning.
LORE: Celebrate by taking a walk in a forest, park or even your own garden

BELTANE(April 30th) < Ritual >

This event is traditionally held over a Period determined by nature, the stars, the moon & the judgement of the High Priest & Priestess
This is the first true day of recognisable summer. The God grows into maturity his Power Dominant, though inconsistent. Tis the Season of Meeting & Mating after Hand Fastening of course Tis the time for the Goddess to her Pain & remaining Power to the Maturing God a Child conceived now will be born at Embolic.
LORE: Celebrate by planting seeds, weaving, cleaning & redecorating your home.

SUMMER SOLSTICE(June 21st) < Ritual >

MAJOR ASTRAL EVENT - THE LONGEST DAY

This is the longest day. By now God & Mother Nature are blooming. Tis the Season to Relax & Enjoy Life’s Treasures Eat, Rest, Vitalise yourself & tend for the coming Harvest.
LORE: Celebrate by eating fresh summer fruits.

LAMMAS (Aug 1st) < Ritual >

This event is traditionally held over a Period determined by nature, the stars, the moon & the judgement of The High Priest & Priestess
At this time the mature God is at his most Powerful as "he" conspires with the Mother Earth to relinquish stubbornly summer’s Love & warmth, but it is also the time he is maturing towards his inevitable fall from Glory. Harvest Time is here & if the Deity's have been kind, it is a time of Great Joy & Plenty.
AUTUMN EQUINOX (Sept 21st) < Ritual >

MAJOR ASTRAL EVENT - Night Equals DAY
The Sun God has lived his life and to is the time to re-affirm his Spirit & failing Power to the Goddess to strengthen her for the coming Season. Winter beckons, but Mother Earth will Share the Warmth & Love of the Old God in her Heart till Samhain.
LORE: Celebrate by gathering dried plants to decorate the home & prepare.

SAMHAIN (Oct 31st-) < Ritual >
It is time to bid farewell to the Sun God Give Thanksgiving Celebrations for the Years Fruits It is the End of the Mating Season; the beginning of loneliness for the Goddess, but inside, a New God is nearing development. There is HOPE..!
Prepare now lest ye perish in the Season of Dark & Cold Water.
LORE: Celebrate by leaving a plate of food outside your door for the souls of the dead to feast on when passing. We all no this is Halloween

And so the cycle begins again at Yule, the end of the year in pagan tradition.

 

 

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 Paganism - nature worship the world in two halves masculine and famine

Their gods and goddess’s working to keep a perfect balance! Everything having an opposite yin and yang

Pentacle or pentagram symbolises - Venus the female and the four elements of earth, fire air and water.

 

OH MOTHER GODDESS, OH FATHER GOD,
FROM MY PLACE WITH-IN YOUR UNIVERSE, I OFFER MYSELF TO YOU,
MY MINDS EYE IS OPENED, MY CONSCIENCE IS REBORN
FROM THIS TIME AND HENCEFORTH, I AM EVER CHANGED
AND ALL OF YOUR NATURE, WILL HAVE MY RESPECT
FOR WE ARE ONE, THE INHERITORS OF THIS TIME, THE GUARDIANS OF OUR WORLDS
FOR WE ARE ONE, SACRED LINKS OF THE CHAIN IN LIFE, PERPETUATORS OF THE HALLOWED CYCLE,
I AM READY TO BE GUIDED BY YOUR INFINITE WISDOM AND ANCIENT LORE
OH MOTHER GODDESS, OH FATHER GOD,
HEAR ME, AND BLESS ME NOW, AS I BLESS YOU.
BLESSED BE

 

Blessed Be

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