Wheel of the Year Ceremonies

Solar Ceremonies - Balance Days
A solstice is an astronomical event that happens twice each year when the Sun reaches its highest position in the sky as seen from the North or South Pole.

The day of the solstice is either the "longest day of the year" (in summer) or the "shortest day of the year" (in winter) for any place on Earth, because the length of time between sunrise and sunset on that day is the yearly maximum or minimum for that place.

An equinox occurs twice a year (around 20 March and 22 September), when the tilt of the Earth's axis is inclined neither away from nor towards the Sun, the center of the Sun being in the same plane as the Earth's equator.



2018 Dates

Winter Solstice - 21st December

Spring Equinox - 20th March

Summer Solstice - 21st June

Autumn Equinox - 23rd September

Samhain - Day of the Ancestors and the first day of the return of the seven sisters
October 31st

Samhain occurs midway between the Autumn Equinox & Winter Solstice and is the day where the veil between the worlds is at its thinnest, making it one of the easiest times to go within and work with the ancestors