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Lughnasa: A First Fruits Festival and Beginning of the Harvest Cycle

Lughnasa                                                       Waning Grandchildren Moon Turning round the star wheel we have come again to the first day of the month named after Augustus Caesar, First Citizen of Rome.  In Celtic lands this month was:  Welsh–Awst, Scots Gaelic–an Lunasdal and in … Continue reading

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In the Merry, Merry Month of May

Beltane                      Waxing Flower Moon Beltane marks the beginning of the growing season so fertility is the essence of the celebration.  In a pre-refrigeration, pre-food preservative (except salt and drying) culture fertility during the growing season carried with it survival, for … Continue reading

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