Humanistic Paganism

Category: Seasonal Themes


Samhain (The Fall Equitherm) Approaches!

Got your house decorated yet?  Samhain (the Fall Equitherm) is only a few weeks away!  For many of us (including me), this is one of the most sacred times of the year – a time when I feel my Ancestors…

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The Fall Equinox Approaches!

In the Northern Hemisphere, the Fall Equinox is celebrated in less than three weeks (it is September 22nd this year in the United States, but on the 23rd in Europe) as Mabon, also called Harvest Home.  (Those in the Southern Hemisphere celebrate…

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Happy Summer Thermstice/Lammas!

Celebrations Heat! Productivity! Strength! Growing Darkness!  These and many other themes join with the baking of bread and early harvest celebrations of Lunasa.  An odd tangent, but related to many of these, are diamonds.  Diamonds are made under incredible heat…

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The Summer Cross-Quarter (Summer Thermstice) Approaches!

 Lammas thus celebrates the heat of the summer, and with it, productivity and the early harvest – as well as the returning darkness.  Those in the Southern Hemisphere celebrate Imbolc at this time.

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Happy Winter Thermstice/Imbolc!

Celebrations The life exists, hidden beneath the snow.   Gathering strength, yet hidden in many ways.  How long and harsh will this winter be?  Can traditions of groundhogs or candles tell us?  With the midterm elections coming later this year,…

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