Yearly Cycles

WINTER SOLSTICE – 22ND June

The shortest day is when the mysteries are revealed. A time of spiritual and psychic transformation. Light a fire and take a ritual plunge to shed your old skin.

CANDLEMAS or IMBOLC- 8th August

A time for initiations, learning and networking. Men and women gather and initiate younger people into natures laws and mysteries.

SPRING EQUINOX  – 23rd September

The earths magnetic energies are strongest at this reawakening of life. Traditionally the time when gifts of eggs and rabbits were exchanged, or symbols of fertility.

BELTANE – 30 October

A festival of love, uniting male and female – god and goddess. A night of revelry. Dance and leap over the bonfire for good luck. Crown a Beltane Queen.

SUMMER SOLSTICE – 22 Dec

Celebrating the longest day of the year. Time to honour the Goddress and her abundance with music, dance, feasts and gatherings of clans.

HARVEST  or LAMMAS – 5th February

A time for Fairs and games, picnics and feasts especially featuring baked goods and grain. Bury an ear of corn or some seeds and make a wish for what you want to grow in the spring.

AUTUMN EQUINOX – 21 March

The beginning of the descent into the shorter days of winter. Perfect for magic and deep contemplation. Get out the screeing bowl.

SAMHAIN or HALLOWEEN – 6th May

The night of the spirits, a night to remember the dead and connect to the ancestors. Light candles and let them burn down – a symbol of the descent into winter.

 

 

JULY

Lemons, limes, tangelos, lemonades

AUGUST

Strawberries

SEPTEMBER

Mulberries, strawberries

OCTOBER

Mulberries, Black Sapote, end Jaboticaba

NOVEMBER

Grumichama, Brazilian Cherry

DECEMBER

Grapes

JANUARY

Acerola Cherry, Grapes, Mango

FEBUARY

Wax Jambo, red cherry Guava, white Indian Guava, Wompi, Mango

MARCH

Pomegranet, yellow Cherry Guava, white Indian Guava, Wompi, Guisaro/Ocherberry

APRIL

2nd fruit for Jaboticaba

MAY

End Custard apple

JUNE

Ist manderines, navel oranges