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Eostre is the Anglo-Saxon\Norse Goddess of Spring and of the East. The new Christian religion took the name and direction to make their holiday of Easter. As with many a God and Goddess, she has a special time, Dawn. “The dawning of a new spring day” is a saying that incorporates the Goddess’s time with the reason for the celebration, anew and rebirth. Her symbol is the Egg and her favorite animal is the Hare.

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Autumn Equinox: Sep 21 - 23. Second festival of the season of harvest (Second Harvest) and the point of the year when once again day and night are equal. The Druids call this celebration, Mea'n Fo'mhair, and honour The Green Man, the God of the Forest, by offering libations to the trees. The Welsh know this time as 'Alban Elfed', meaning 'light of autumn'. References to the Welsh god Mabon ap Mydron (Mabon, Son of Modron, or ‘Great Son of the Great Mother’) date back well over a thousand…

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One of the most transformative (magical) times of the year is March 10-20 when the Sun is in the X of Cups "rainbow connection" decan (10 degree part) of Pisces. This time is for active dreaming - and for transforming whatever stands in way of dreams being realized. This is the time to catch the leprechaun that will lead us to the pot of gold.

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21 Dec Winter Solstice:Yule is the time of the winter solstice, when the sun child is reborn, an image of the return of all new life born through the love of the Gods. Within the Northern Tradition Yule is regarded as the New Year.

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Mabon, Autumnal Equinox, Alban Elfed, Second Harvest Celebration, Harvest Home: Lore, Preparations, Bibliography, Celebrations, Crafts, Rituals, Links, Poems, Prayers

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