Jan 28, 2010

By Moon and Sun

Here we are again at the threshold of the seasons; at the doorway between the coldest and darkest hours of winter and the first light of the coming spring. This weekend we will gather at the halfway point between Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox, a time of festivals throughout Europe known as Imbolc. At this time communities would gather by the hearth and light candles and celebrate the first stirrings of spring, and the coming return of the Sun, and the end of the dark night of the winter.

This year Imbolc also falls on a most auspicious Full Moon weekend. At 10:18 on Friday night while Woodland is on stage at the McDonald Theatre, the Full Wolf Moon will take place. It was called the Wolf Moon in old times here in North America because amid the zero cold and deep snows of midwinter, the wolf packs howled hungrily outside Indian villages. And to add the magic of the moon energy, this Full Moon will also arrive at perigee (it's closest point to Earth on its non-circular orbit) less than three hours later, at 4:04 a.m. EST at a distance of 221,577 mi. (356,593 km.) from Earth. It will be the biggest full moon of 2010. Very high ocean tides can be expected during the next two or three days, a very potent time indeed to gather, and dance with the Fae....

We look forward seeing seeing so many of you in Oregon in the coming days, and howling with you at the Faerieworlds Winter Celebration!

No comments:

Post a Comment