Yule – Celtic winter solstice on 21st of December

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Names Yule, Jul, Julfest, Winter Solstice, Christmas, Midwinter, Solstituum, Mother’s Night, Alban Arthuan, Meán Geimredh Meaning in the annual cycle Longest night of the year, return of the sun, beginning of the cleaning period Symbols deer antler, fly agaric, horseshoe Colors red, green, gold, white, silver Stones Aventurin-Feldspar, Heliotrop Keywords rebirth, beginning of the light […]

Pancha Mahabhuthas – The five elements and how to purify them

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Sanskrit: pancha = five, maha = great, buthas = elements According to Vedic knowledge (ancient culture from India), everything in the cosmos is made up of five great elements. Jala (Water) Prthvi (Earth) Agni (Fire) Vayu (Air) Akash (Ether) The five elements and the senses We can experience the elements with our senses. The element Earth, which is made of […]

Mabon – Celtic Autumn Equinox on 23rd September

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Names Alban Elued, Wine Festival, Feast of Avalon, Autumn Sabbath, Autumn Equinox, Second Harvest Festival Meaning in the year circle Day and night of the same length, beginning of autumn Symbols bread, pumpkin, apples, grapes Colours brown, orange Stones Smoky Quartz, Opalite, Hessonite Keywords balance, beginning of the dark season, mental fertility Why are we […]

Lammas – Celtic harvest festival on 2nd of August

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Names Lammas, Lughnasadh, grain festival, harvest festival, thanksgiving Meaning in the year circle Harvest time Symbols sickle, bread, wheat, grain dolls, carved dolls from corncobs Colours Golden, Orange Stones amber, fire opal, tiger’s eye Keywords harvest, supplies, gratitude, wealth Why are we celebrating Lammas? In the night of the 2nd of August (traditionally the 8th […]

Litha – Celtic summer solstice on 21st June

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NamesMidsummar, Midsummer’s Eve, Summer Solstice, St. John’s Day (christian – 24.6.), Lilith, Alban Heruin, Alban Hefin, All Couples dayMeaning in the year circlelongest day in the year, high-time of the sun, beginning of the harvest timeSymbolsfire, sun, oak, honeyColoursSun colors, especially redStonesfluorit, agate, jadeKeywordsAbundance, fertility and balanceWhy are we celebrating Litha?Especially in northern Europe, the […]