Humanistic Paganism

Category: seasonal


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

The Vernal Equitherm (Beltane) is coming!  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!

Amid all the eggs and bunnies, it’s easy to forget the challenges that evolution has overcome (and continues to wrestle with) when it comes to eggs and babies.

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The Spring Equinox Approaches…

For me, the growing daylight (reinforced by the start of Daylight Savings Time) 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 that smells like a zombie!

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Happy Winter Thermstice/Imbolc!

Hidden life beneath the snow and ice……   What discovery could fit Imbolc better than this?  Scientists in Antarctica have discovered living bacteria, as well as animal bodies, in the permanent darkness of pockets of water beneath hundreds of meters of…

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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.  It is one of…

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