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Thread #27353   Message #335452
Posted By: Peg
06-Nov-00 - 04:16 PM
Thread Name: BS: Paganism: an exploration
Subject: RE: BS: Paganism: an exploration
as for dates, Samhain occurs on the flip side of Beltane,which is April 31, or May 1 and corresponds to the other cross-quarter days (as they ae called) Imbolc (February 2) and Lammas (August 1) --all fall roughly, more or less, kinda, exactly between the solstices and equinoxes...which themselves vary as to what exact dayss they fall upon...it seems to be easier to assign a day than to hold them on their true times:

"true" samahin for example occurs when the sun enters 15 degrees of Scorpio; this is true for the others as well:

Lammas, 15 degrees Leo

Imbolc, 15 degrees Pisces

Beltane, 15 degrees Taurus

BTW these four signs also correspond to the four animals commonly used in Wicca to represent the four directions: eagle, lion, serpent, and bull...

happy autumn.

peg