Rituals

Samhain – Celtic New Year’s Eve on October 31st

Names Samhain, All Saints’ Day, All hallows eve, Halloween, Samuin, Samain Importance in the Wheel of the year Beginning of the wheel of the year, beginning of the winter half-year. Symbols Apples, Nuts Colours Orange, Black, White Stones Onyx, rock crystal Keywords Death, dying, ancestors, hope for a new beginning. Why do we celebrate Samhain? …

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Smudging – Like this you can cleanse your house energetically

Smudging is not only for the twelve nights of Christmas. Actually, smudging your home should be done regularly, just like vacuuming. The vacuum cleaner removes the material dirt and smudging the energetic dirt. Smudging banishes unwanted energies from the house. I deliberately do not say ‘negative energies’. There are no negative energies. Dust is a …

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Beltane – Celtic summer beginning on 1st May

Names Beltane, Beltaine, Walpurgis Night, High May, Lady Day, Cetsamhain ( Counter Samhain) Importance in the Wheel of the year Beginning of summer, beginning of the ripening or growth period Symbols fire, flowers, maypole, sun, oak, hawthorn, birch, symbols of sexuality Colours white, red, strong colours Stones heliodor, fire opal, red coral Keywords fertility, union, …

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Ostara – Celtic spring beginning on 21st March

Names Ostarûn, Eostre, Eostra, Eostar, Eostrae, Estre, Eastre, Osteria, Ostar, spring equinox, Easter, resurrection, vernal equinox Importance in the Wheel of the year Beginning of spring, beginning of the growing period Symbols egg, rabbit, ladybird, birch Colours Everything colourful (light pastel) Stones fluorite, agate, jade Keywords growing, thriving, new beginnings, fertility The origin of Ostara …

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Imbolc – Celtic Festival of Lights on 2nd of February

Names Imbolc / / Bridig / Light Festival / Oilmelc / Candle Festival Importance in the Wheel of the year Beginning of the growing season Symbols straw dolls, straw cross (Brigid’s cross), candle, milk Colours white, light yellow, light green, light pink Stones Amethyst, Turquoise Keywords awakening, renewal, purification, plans Why are we celebrating Imbolc? …

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