The Celtic celebration of the winter solstice was called the Alban Arthuan, one of four celebrations that marked the solstice and equinox positions of the sun. Alban Arthuan was a festival of peace and a celebration of waxing solar light. Many honored the forthcoming Sun child by burning an oaken Yule log, and honored the Goddess in her many Mother aspects. The Father God was honored in various forms: as Santa Claus, the Old Sky God, Father Time, and the Holly King.
The Autumn Equinox is upon us night and day will be almost equal in length as we begin to transition into fall. Description from blog.amandacollins.me. I searched for this on bing.com/images
Celebrating Light- The Spiritual Meaning of the Solstice
Throughout each age in human history, people have gathered to celebrate and honor the sun. These special rituals during the time of the solstice and equinox each year mark not only the movement of the sun, but the cycles of spiritual and physical life. Click here to read my latest post about solstice meaning and rituals.
Solstice and Equinox - Why Stonehenge was built. Did you know the sun draws a figure "8" every year , thats why 8 is an infinity symbol. Or how to calculate the circumference of the earth with just a shadow?
the 13th Moon is called the Blue Moon, this occurs when four full moons fall within the same season (as regular seasons only have 3 full moons, the fourth full moon between solstice and equinox, or vice versa, is The 13th Moon was called Ruis or Elder. The Blue Moon is considered the 'goal moon.'
Where all belief system originate from Egyptian, Babylonian, Isrealite, Mongols, Episcopalian, Catholics etc.... Here is a great chart of the Wheel Of The Year, it includes, the 8 Sabbats, The Solstices and Equinox, the Astrological signs, the Native American Astrological signs, the directions, the colours of each seasons, the moon names and the element representing each.