For Northern Hemisphere. Not Australia
Center: Moon Phases and Celtic Star
• Yule – Winter Solstice – December
• Imbolc – Candlemas – February. In celebration of light. Time to burn candles. A celebration of the Goddess as Virgin
• Ostara – Spring Equinox – May. originating from Norse Fertility Goddess ‘Fostre’ a celebration of life and fertility
• Beltaine – May Eve/ May Day – 1st of May
• Litha – Summer Solstice Midsummer. June The Longest Day of the year.Solstice comes from the Latin term solstitium (“sun stands still), The sun on this date, is at its highest point. Certain monuments such as Stonehenge are designed to orient to the rising sun.
• Lamas – Lughnasadh – August 1st. Bread Feast in old English.
Lammas is the celebration of harvest, and ties in with Lughnassadh, the Celtic festival in honor of the Sun God, tradition tells that the Sun King gives his energy to the crops to ensure life while the Mother prepares to transform into her aspect as the Crone.
• Mabon – Autumn Equinox. September. Maple syrup is the traditional food on Mabon
•Samhain – (pronouncded So-ween) – Halloween. All Hallows Eve. October 3st. The beginning of the Pagan year. Wreaths are commonly found on witches doors, a marker to wise ones that witches dwell within.
Powers of divination, the sight, and supernatural communications are strengthened on Samhain night. Considered powerful, but dangerous to communicate with the dead, lost loved ones then.
Round Plaque 19cm diameter. 3mm thick.