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Full Moon Rising Over the Oxbow Bend

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Supermoon Rises: The Full Moon of March 19, 2011Credit: Ian GriffinThe full moon of March 19, 2011 - a so-called supermoon - rises over the villiage of Brill in the U.K. as seen by skywatcher Ian Griffin.

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Beltane ~ May 1st (Lots of Beltane info) Beltane, is May 1, or the first Full Moon in Taurus. Other names for it are May Day or Lady Day. It is primarily a fertility festival with nature enchantments and offerings to wildlings and Elementals. The powers of elves and faeries are growing and will reach their height at Summer Solstice. A time of great magic, it is good for all divinations and for establishing a woodland or garden shrine. The house guardians should be honored at this time.

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Beltane is one of the Greater Wiccan Sabbats and is usually celebrated on May 1st, but can be on the night of April 30th, depending on your tradition or - if you are solitary - simply your personal choice. In the Celtic tradition it is celebrated on May 1st or the first Full Moon in Taurus. The Scottish tradition of PectiWita celebrate their Sabbat on May 15th.This Sabbat represents the Union of the God and Goddess, the Sacred Marriage, all new life, and fertility for all living things.

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BELTANE: Time of the Hunt, As one of the ancient Celtic Fire Festivals the celebration of Beltane (pronounced - Bell ^ Tay-N) the Sabbat embraced on May 1st or the first Full Moon in Taurus. Is also the word for May's Eve and Fire of Bel in the Irish language. The Festival of Beltane is a celebration of the beginning of the second half of the ancient Celtic year, and the return of the harvest season in Gaelic culture. It is the beginning of the Mother's rule, and is one of the two most…

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Beltane Magic: The 1st of May marks the ancient Celtic fire festival of Beltane, once honoured on the 5th of May, or the nearest full moon when the hawthorn is in blossom.

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Goddesses of the Wheel - Ostara: Eostre is the Germanic Goddess of Spring. Also called Ostara or Eastre, She gave Her name to the Christian festival of Easter (which is an older Pagan festival appropriated by the Church), whose timing is still dictated by the Moon. Modern pagans celebrate Her festival on the Vernal Equinox, usually around March 21, the first day of Spring. Eostre is connected with renewal and fertility. Eggs and rabbits are sacred to Her, as is the full moon, since the…

Maman Brigitte! She is a formidable Goddess and reigns over death and cemeteries (more Saturn). A devotee remarked that “She does not suffer fools”. Maman Brigitte is the wife of Baron Samedi who is the head of the ancestral lwa and together they claim the souls of the dead. Traditional symbols for Maman Brigitte are crosses and She has associations and connections with the Irish Goddess Brigid who may have been brought to Haiti and New Orleans by Irish immigrants.

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