Beltane/Ovulation

Today marks the fertile peak of the Wheel of the Year when spring reaches its climax and we turn our gaze towards the coming summer solstice. Beltane is a celebration of fertility and sensuality, and a traditional favorite for pagan nuptials.Beltane customs would include ceremonies that increased the fertility of the land and its people, rituals like maidens rolling in the grass to collect Beltane Dew on their skin with the hope it would increase libido and attract a good mate...

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Ostara/Late Follicular

Today marks the transition from winter into springtime, the vernal equinox when light and dark find a fleeting moment of balance and the hours of daylight match those of night. It’s a celebration of rebirth, death yielding again to fertility.Ostara, or Ēostre, is a Germanic goddess of spring and the dawn. We’ve named our Easter celebration of resurrection after her, and the vital sex hormone estrogen...

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Imbolc/Mid Follicular

Today marks the beginning of Imbolc, a season that celebrates the first early signs of Spring. The word Imbolc means “in the belly”, encompassing the feeling when those first fetal flutterings can be felt, the quickening in the belly.With an emphasis on light rather than on heat, this promise that longer days are approaching begins as a small burning flame, barely alive but a source of light nonetheless...

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