A Midsummer’s Celebration (Litha)

by Mike Nichols The young maid stole through the cottage door, And blushed as she sought the Plant of pow’r;– ‘Thou silver glow-worm, O lend me thy light, I must gather the mystic St. John’s wort tonight, The wonderful herb, whose leaf will decide If the coming year shall make me a bride. In addition … Continue reading A Midsummer’s Celebration (Litha)

Pagan Calendar: May 6, 2016

GrannyMoon's Morning Feast

Pagan Calendar: May 6, 2016

girlivyNew “Dark” Moon in Taurus @ 2:30 pm CDT:  The Dark Moon (or New Moon) is when the Moon is completely dark.  This is when the Sun, Moon, and Earth line up in that order and on the same line.  That is, the Moon is between the Earth and the Sun, so it appears completely dark to us, as if it disappeared.

As the Moon moves in conjunction with the Sun, rising in the morning and crosses the sky, unseen, during daylight.  This means there is no Moon in the sky during the night.  Thus, this is the darkest night of the month.  In the countryside on a starless night, you cannot see your hand before your face.  It is complete and absolute darkness, like being in a void of perception.

But, within this perceptual isolation, is mystery and wonder.  When the spirit can…

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