"Pongáio" was the name my Aunt Mona gave to a long, green, cool room where we gathered at her home —
replete with comfy chairs, a rocker, sewing machine, sewing goods, beautiful beads, shelves, books, bibelots, photographs, odds'n'ends, mementos of a life, treasures —
a gathering of all the useful & 'useless' things that so make life a pleasure.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Yesterday, Beltane

from Eric Francis:
"...Today is the day that the Sun crossed over the midpoint of Taurus, which is one measure of this cross-quarter holiday — the backbone of the Pagan calendar. Beltane (in Taurus time) celebrates birth and sexuality; Lammas (in Leo time) celebrates the harvest; Imbolc (in Aquarius time) celebrates survival, gestation and introspection; and Sahwen (in Scorpio time) celebrates the ancestors, death and rebirth. Together the cross quarter days represent points in a natural, Earth-based religion. They work together as part of a four-way balance that honors two aspects of the masculine and two of the feminine."

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