Vernal Equinox

When I actually get my research done, and get more rituals and High Days up, this will go under the appropriate section… but, I needed to record this: Spring begins in the Northern Hemisphere on March 20, 2012, at 1:14 A.M. (EDT).
Ancestor Altar

Ancestor Altar

This altar not only incorporates my family lines on both my Mum’s and Dad’s sides, but also our ties to Scotland and the home country, and my non-human lineage as well. My family is from Scotland on both sides of the tree, but my Mum is 1st generation...

More Gaelic Folklore for both Scotland and Ireland

From the 11th century, the Christian eve of All Saints is referred to in Gaelic as Féile na Marbh, or, the festival of the dead’. The night of Samhain, in Irish, Oíche Samhna and Scots Gaelic, Oidhche Samhna, is one of the principal festivals of the Celtic...

Scottish Practice and Folklore for Samhuinn

Samhuinn (Samhain in Irish) is the time of the ‘little sun’. Astronomically, it is a time when the seven stars that form the Pleiades rise at sunset, and the harvest is in. Seasonally, all plants and berries are gathered from the hedgerows, and cattle have...