Autumn Equinox Season
Explore the season from Autumn Equinox on September 22nd through to Samhain, traditionally celebrated on November 1st.
This is a time of ripening and harvesting, of closing and ending as we prepare for the new Celtic year that begins in the darkness of Samhain.. It is a time of duality as we shift from the balance of light and dark marked by the Equinox and begin the shift to shorter days and longer nights. At this time we also embrace duality in many ways including the goddesses Brighid and An Cailleach, our own inner Divine Feminine and Divine Masculine represented by animal allies Stag and Doe. Autumn is aligned with the element Water and the direction West.
We will explore Fómhar (Irish for Autumn Equinox, pronounced "for-uhr" or "fove-uhr") season using the framework of the Celtic cosmology of Land, Sea and Sky — which exists in both the physical and spiritual realms — including traditions, practices, history, lore, deities, animal allies, rituals, divination and more,
For those not familiar with the Celtic cosmology, here is a basic overview:
- Land (Talam), Middle World: Land holds the magic of our physical world and its energetic counterpart, our Self and all those who inhabit the Earth such as plants, trees herbs and crystals, animals of all kinds. In Land, we can also look to grounding meditations, along with crafts, rituals and practices associated with the deities of the physical land such as Brighid or An Cailleach.
- Sea (Muir), Under World: Sea is our magical connections with the Sídhe (the Faerie realms) and others who reside in this realm including ancestors and other spirits. It is a place for journeys (aka imramma), rituals, exploring deities associated with water and the underworld (such as Yemaya, Boann and others), and animal allies associated with the Sea realm such as Selkies, whales, seals, etc.
- Sky (Nem), Upper World: Sky holds the medicine of the Sun, Moon and Stars; lunar/solar events, divination, sacred crafts of Air (such as incense and candles); history, practices and rituals associate with various deity pantheons, animal allies of the Sky realm such as birds and insects, and our connection to Spirit.
Recently we introduced a new feature: Resources for your practice, introducing (or refreshing) concepts and activities that may be new to you, and which you can add to your personal Book of Shadows. More details to come on this!
Initial course content will be available on September 18th, with additional lessons and activities “dripped” throughout October.
Join us any time during Fómhar Season!
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