Humanistic Paganism

Category: Seasonal Themes


The Fall Equinox Approaches!

In the Northern Hemisphere, the fall equinox is celebrated in a couple weeks (it is September 22nd this year) as Mabon, also called Harvest Home.  (Those in the Southern Hemisphere celebrate the spring equinox, Ostara, at this time.) Growing Darkness……. Mike Nichols writes…

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Happy Summer Thermstice/Lammas!

  Celebrations Heat!  Summer!  Productivity! Growing Darkness!  These and many other themes join with the baking of bread and early harvest celebrations of Lunasa. Some of the ways many of us are celebrating were published a few weeks ago.   For…

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The Summer Cross-Quarter (Summer Thermstice) Approaches!

Due to the seasonal lag, this is the hottest time of the year in many places in the Northern Hemisphere.  Lammas thus celebrates the heat of the summer, and with it, productivity, safety, 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?  The political parallels again jump out at us. …

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Yule (the Winter Solstice) is right around the corner!

If you have been doing your Winter Solstice traditions for years, if you are just starting your family and are currently building the traditions which will bring the Universe to your kids, or anything in between, I hope that the traditions and practices here are found to be useful, inspiring, or just comforting. We’ve already started the Solstice doors and decorating.

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