Our Islamic friends and relatives celebrate Hajj this week, the precursor to their New Year. Runic New Year also kicks off this week, and this year I encourage studying up on the Year of Aun, a Norse reconstructionist movement that is bringing back some great old traditions. Also this week we find ourselves partying with … Read more
SUN ENTERS 0º CANCER -7:57AM 06.21.2023 PST -SEXTILE NORTH NODE 1º TAURUS -TRINE SOUTH NODE 1º SCORPIO -SQUARE NEPTUNE 27º PISCES -TRINE SATURN 7º PISCES WHAT ELSE IS IN CANCER? NOTHINGI WHAT IS THE MOON DOING, THE RULING PLANET OF CANCER? THE MOON 8º LEO -CONJUNCT VENUS 14º LEO -SQUARE JUPITER 7º TAURUS -OPPOSED PLUTO … Read more
Our next stop on the Wheel of the Year is Litha, aka Summer Solstice or Midsummer. Litha celebrates the high point of the Sun’s journey through the year. For folks in the Northern Hemisphere, we see this in long days filled with heat and light, and short nights, filled with heat and stars. And importantly … Read more
Tuesday, June 21st 6pm PST / 9pm EST Ayyooo my Heathens, du to some technical shenanigans our Litha 2022 Livestream, has turned into a zoom meeting this coming Tuesday, June 21st 6pm PST / 9pm EST. This class is free to all beings thanks to the big-hearted support of my Patrons!! You’ll find a link … Read more
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.