Southern Hemisphere (Australian) Calendar of Celebrations.
Triquetra is a Celtic Knot. An ancient Celtic symbol, considered one of the oldest symbols dating back to as early as 500 BC
- AKA The Trinity Knot, symbolizes the honour of Mother, Maiden and Crone /Triple Goddess.
- A protective symbol.
Triquetra Round Plaque. 19cm diameter. 3mm thick Natural Walnut, raw and unpolished.
• Yule – Winter Solstice – June
• Imbolc – Candlemas – August. In celebration of light. Time to burn candles. A celebration of the Goddess as Virgin
• Ostara – Spring Equinox – September. originating from Norse Fertility Goddess ‘Fostre’ a celebration of life and fertility
• Beltaine – May Eve/ May Day – October
• Litha – Summer Solstice – December. Midsummer. 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 – February. 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, which is held on the 7th of February in the Southern hemisphere, and the 7th of August in the North. 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 – March. Maple syrup is the traditional food on Mabon. Australian is preparing for winter
• Samhain – (pronouncded So-ween) – Halloween. Hallows Eve. May in northern hemisphere. 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.