Sommarsblót, The Norse People Open the Solar Half of the Year

Sommarsblót (“Summer’s Blood,”) found at the very end of Ostara season, is a week-long festival happening sometime during Aries Season, ending on the day the Sun enters Taurus. Many sources mark this festival running from April 14-20th, but some sources say it is a moving feast and can happen any time during the first month after Spring Equinox.
Vikings and Norse folk, like many Celtic peoples, just cut the year into two halves. Sommarsblót also called Summer’s Finding, opens what we can call the “solar” half of the year (this is my name, and it’s probable that some other modern authors use this term as well. There is no historical precedent that ancient folk used this term.)

Norse folk, Vikings, and Anglo-Saxons all observed this festival that kicked off the high part of the year and celebrated the healing of the land from the harshness of Winter. Scandinavians would send messengers to the highest mountain peaks to observe the position of the Sun, to try to predict the date. As soon as the Sun spilled into the valleys, the great feasts would begin.

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This is a multi-part series intended to help folks recognize the Minor Arcana in their day-to-day lives. In this piece we look at the Four of Wands. I’ll generally base my interpretations off Pamela Colman Smith’s illustrations in the Smith-Waite or Rider-Waite deck. Here at the beginning of Spring we get an opportunity to work … Read more

Two of Wands – Everyday Living in the Minor Arcana Tarot

This is a multi-part series intended to help folks recognize the Minor Arcana in their day-to-day lives. In this piece we look at the Two of Wands. I’ll generally base my interpretations off Pamela Colman Smith’s illustrations in the Smith-Waite or Rider-Waite deck. Here at the beginning of Spring we get an opportunity to work … Read more

March Tarot Circle – The Emperor: “Our” Righteous Vision (Let’s Do It Together! Alone! My Way!)

Tarot Circle is a monthly workshop series for folks who want to explore and experiment with Tarot in a group setting. For the time being, these will be livestream classes. http://bit.ly/MeaganAngusOnYouTube This month’s Circle will focus on The Emperor, related to the sign of Aries! Everyone has Aries in their chart somewhere, and with Mars … Read more

The Emperor Card – Livestream – Tarot Circle

Welcome to my Emperor Card Livestream! We go live March 27 at 3pm PST, 6pm EST.This is free, and donations are gladly accepted!If the above link doesn’t work, watch here: http://bit.ly/MeaganAngusOnYouTube.Subscribe to my youtube channel to get alerts when I go live! The Emperor is a Tarot card associated with the beginning of Spring. It … Read more