Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Astronomical Beltane

י"ד באייר תשס"ז

Henceforth, I will observe [1] a witch's Fire Festivals (cross-quarter points), equinoxes and solstices according to their actual astronomical correspondences.

For example, while Beltane (the Fire Festival marking the cross-quarter point between the vernal equinox and the summer solstice) is generally observed October 30/May 1, the actual astronomical midpoint between the vernal equinox and summer solstice is Saturday, May 5 at 4:08 pm in my time zone.

Consequently, I am resetting Beltane observance to May 5 this year and will observe the Sabbat a second time in parallel with Shabbat.


[1] ritually as an individual; although as a witch within the greater community of witches, I will still mark it at the traditional time


Lavanah said...

yes, there is more power to the workings on the actual cross quarter day, isn't there. I've been doing it "correctly" (HA!) for a few years now. It makes a difference when working alone.

Liorah-Lleucu said...

It allows for better precision, certainly.