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Samhain

It is widely believed that Halloween held on the 31st October has evolved from the ancient Celtic festival called Samhain. Samhain Pronounced sow-in, is a Gaelic word meaning ‘end of the summer’. This pagan festival marks the last harvest, the time when mother earth goes to sleep until she gives birth to the Sun God. […]

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The Ivy – 30th September – 27th October – Tree Lore

The word Druid comes from the Celtic word for Oak …Duir. Ancient Celtic priests believed the trees to be sacred with the oak being the most revered. The oak was thought to possess infinite knowledge and wisdom. The Druids later developed their own form of astrology which incorporated trees. Depending on what month you were […]

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Mabon – Autumn Equinox

The mid harvest festival this year will be on the 22nd September 2017. The Autumn Equinox or Mabon as it is also known, celebrates the balance within nature. It is a time when night and day stand in equal duration. Nature is beginning to slow down as it rests during the winter. Our ancestors would […]

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The Vine – 2nd September – 29th September – Tree Lore

Trees were sacred to the druids. They believed that certain trees would represent the characteristics of a person, in relation to when they were born. Vine – Creative, Unpredictable If you are born under the Vine month you are thought to be charming with an ability to get along with most people. Vines are open […]

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The Hazel – 5th August – 1st September – Tree Lore

Trees are sacred to many cultures and have been used throughout time, for both magical and practical purposes. The Druids believed that certain trees would represent the characteristics of a person, in relation to when they were born. Hazel – Wisdom, Accuracy The Hazel has a reputation as being a magical tree. It was used […]

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Celebrate the Season of Bounty – Lammas…

This is one of the year`s natural pauses when we can sit back and enjoy the warm weather and what we have achieved in the year so far – 1st August. In the past Lammas was celebrated by our ancestors to give thanks for the first harvest and to show gratitude for the food that […]

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Lammas Blessing

Lord and Lady Bringer and creator of abundance We honour thee Fruitful and Plenty is this Season And we are grateful for your gifts As we reflect on what we have given and received God and Goddess Show us which paths to keep and which paths to leave So we can let go of what […]

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Lammas

Lammas which is on the 1st of August is observed as the first harvest festival. The Autumn Equinox will be the next harvest, when we will gather fruit and berries. This continues until Samhain, which signals the start of the winter months, when we will harvest nuts and berries. Pagans would celebrate this harvest and […]

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The Holly – 8th July – 4th August – Tree Lore

Trees were sacred to the druids. They believed that certain trees would represent the characteristics of a person, in relation to when they were born. Holly – Protection, Leader, Competitive Holly trees have been used since ancient times to decorate the home at Yule. The tree was also used to aid healing and rest. It […]

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Summer Solstice Celebration

The Summer Solstice – this year is on the 21st June 2017. Originally a festival held to give thanks for the harvest, communities would hold feasts and honour the Sun and all of its power. It was and still is a time to celebrate and reflect on the past half of the year and contemplate […]

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