Almanac

"I see, when I bend close, how each leaflet of a climbing rose is bordered with frost,
the autumn counterpart of the dewdrops of summer dawns.
The feathery leaves of yarrow are thick with silver rime a
nd dry thistle heads rise like goblets plated with silver catching the sun."


~~ Edwin Way Teale
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Today is Lughnasadh, Lammas, or August 1, 2007 CE.

The Feast of Lughnasadh began at Sunset on July 31st.

It is the 1st day of the Season of Foghamnhar, and the 1st day of the Month of MÌ na Lynasa.

It is also Wednesday, in the common tongue, or Dydd Mercher in Welsh.

It is the Druidic day of the Hazel.

1 Foghamnhar- Discovery of Lindow Man, who has been dated to the second century BCE and is believed to be a Druid, 1984

12 Foghamnhar - NEW MOON

22 Foghamnhar - The Sun enters Virgo.

28 Foghamnhar - FULL MOON

32 Foghamnhar - Me·n Fûmhair (September) begins (a Saturday - Dydd Sadwrn - Day of the Sequoia)

37 Foghamnhar - Oberon Zell applies James Lovelock's Gaia Theory to Neo- Paganism, 1970.

42 Foghamnhar - NEW MOON.

53 Foghamnhar
- Mabon / Alban Eluid, or the Autumnal Equinox. The Sun enters Libra.

54 Foghamnhar - Birthday of the Reformed Druids of Gaia - (but celebrated on Samhain)

57 Foghamnhar - FULL MOON

62 Foghamnhar - Deireadh Fuhmhair (October) begins (a Monday - Dydd Llun -- Day of the Willow).

71 Foghamnhar - NEW MOON

82 Foghamnhar - The Sun enters Scorpio

86 Foghamnhar - FULL MOON.

92 Foghamnhar - The Festival of Samhain (Halloween / Calan Gaeaf).
Eve of the Celtic New Year (1st day of the 2nd Year (YGR 2) of the 2nd Age of the Reform)

1 Geimredh - The Season of Geimredh begins at Sunset (1 MÌ na Samhna, November 1, 2007)

"Autumn arrives, array'd in splendid mein;
Vines, cluster'd full, add to the beauteous scene,
And fruit-trees cloth'd profusely laden, nod,
Complaint bowing to the fertile sod.
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~~ Farmer's Almanac (1818)
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