Humanistic Paganism

Category: seasonal


The May Cross-Quarter (Vernal Equitherm or Beltane) is just two weeks away!

The Vernal Equitherm (Beltane) is coming! It is the midpoint between the spring equinox and the summer solstice. For those in the Northern Hemisphere, spring is well and truly coming and summer is around the corner. Flora is bursting to life even in the northern climes, and fauna frolicks in the verdure. Those in the Southern Hemisphere experience the opposite, as autumn passes into winter.

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Happy Spring Equinox!

Happy Spring Equinox, or Ostara!  Of course, our spherical planet also gives us the beautiful symmetry of the  Fall Equinox (& Mabon) being celebrated now by our Southern Hemisphere friends.  The moment of the Equinox is right now.  That’s 9:25…

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The Spring Equinox Approaches…

The growing daylight is a reminder from our Earth itself, one of those many helpful features of our seasons, to begin thinking about, and planning for, the Spring Equinox/Ostara. Another reminder – one that is rather bizarre – is the appearance of a warm-blooded plant!

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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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The Winter Cross-Quarter (Winter Thermstice) Approaches!

In the Northern Hemisphere, the Winter cross-quarter (Summer Thermstice) is traditionally celebrated on February 2 as Imbolc. It is near the midpoint between the Winter Solstice and the Spring equinox, which this year happens on February 3rd. Here are some ways to celebrate it!

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