June 21st, the Solstice, is the first day of Summer… Read More Summer Solstice 2010
The Spring Equinox is the dawn of the new zodiacal year in the Northern Hemisphere. The equinoxes are the two times during the year when the dark of night and the light of day are in balance or equal. Another name for the Vernal Equinox is Ostara, from the name of a German Goddess of fertility,… Read More Happy Spring! Vernal Equinox 2010
The Winter Solstice occurs on December 21, so our next party will be on Saturday, the 19th. If you don’t receive an evite and you would like one, contact me! At the Solstice, the Sun enters the part of the space-time continuum belonging to Capricorn. This is the official first day of Winter in the… Read More Winter Solstice 2009
Thank you all for the fun party! It was great to see everyone and to catch up on news. Along with the usual snackage we served pumpkin pie in honor of Autumn and Rena brought a German chocolate cake, num. Kevin described a way to make a fruit-fly trap from a wine bottle. We always… Read More Thank you!
September 22nd is the Autumnal Equinox: the day the Sun enters Libra, and the beginning of Autumn. In the same way that the Solstice marks the days of longest and shortest “light,” the Equinoxes mark the day of equal light. Nox is the Roman goddess of night so equinox literally means “equal night.” The glyph… Read More The Autumnal Equinox