Flower Moon, Hare Moon, Merry Moon, Dyad Moon, Bright Moon, Frogs Return Moon, Sproutkale, Planting Moon, Thrimilcmonath (Thrice-Milk Month), Winnemanoth (Joy Month) In the Pacific Northwest, May’s Full Moon arrives on May 24 at 8:25pm (Pacific Time). Now that the weather is warming up, this is the time for planting. Put the fertility of spring to good useContinue reading “May’s Flower Moon”
Beltaine, Bealtaine, May Day, May Eve, Lady Day, Roodmas, Walpurgis Night April 30th Eve to May 1st Cross-quarter Festival, Greater Sabbat, Fire Festival Beltane is a fertility and fire festival that celebrates the return of spring, the sun’s warmth and nature’s abundance. As life springs forth from the fertile earth, this is a good timeContinue reading “Beltane”
Pagan: Wind Moon, Seed Moon, Planting Moon, Seed Moon, Growing Moon Native American / Farmers’ Almanac: Pink Moon, Hare Moon, Sprouting Grass Moon, Egg Moon, Fish Moon In the Pacific Northwest, April’s Full Moon arrives on April 25 at 11:57 am (PST). Nature Spirits: faeries Herbs: basil, chives, dragon’s blood, geranium, thistle Colors: crimson red, goldContinue reading “April – Wind Moon”
Pagan: Storm Moon, Chaste Moon, Plow Moon, Seed Moon, Crow Moon, Lenting/Lenten Moon, Faery Moon, Crust Moon Native American / Farmers’ Almanac: Worm Moon, Sap Moon In the Pacific Northwest, March’s Full Moon arrives on March 27 at 1:27 am (PST). Nature Spirits: Air and water beings, connected with spring rains and storms Herbs: High JohnContinue reading “March – Storm Moon”
Ēostre, Oestara, Lady Day, Festival of Trees, Bacchanalia, Earrach, Gŵyl Ganol y Gwanwyn (Welsh), Alban Eilir/Eiler (Druid, ‘Light of the Earth’), Ostarablot (Norse) ~March 20-23 Ostara is the celebration of the vernal, or spring, equinox. It is a time to prepare for the beginnings of new life. The hours of day and night are ofContinue reading “Ostara / Spring Equinox”
Ostara, Ēastre Ēostre is an obscure Germanic and Anglo-Saxon goddess of spring and dawn, and is thought to be the namesake of the Christian holiday Easter. Her festival is celebrated on the Vernal Equinox, the first day of Spring.
In the Pacific Northwest, May’s Full Moon arrives on May 5 at 7:35pm (PST). And not only that, but this month’s Full Moon is also dubbed a ‘supermoon‘. This is because the full moon occurs at the same time of the moon’s perigee (closest distance between the Earth and the Moon). (Apogee, as I’ve learned, is theContinue reading “May – Flower Moon”
May Day, May Eve, Lady Day, Walpurgis/Valpurgis Night, Roodmas, Gŵyl Galan/Calan Mai (Welsh) April 30th Eve to May 1st Beltane is a fertility festival that celebrates the return of spring, the sun’s warmth and nature’s abundance. It is a cross-quarter festival, celebrated approximately halfway between the vernal (spring) equinox (Ostara) and the summer solstice (Litha).Continue reading “Beltane”