Happy Imbolc to those in the Northern Hemisphere! Go here for information about this festival.
The solstice on December 21, 2012 had a lot of expectations, both good and bad, buzzing around it. People were somewhat irrationally expecting both the worst in physical devastation or the best in sudden species enlightenment.
This year’s Samhain and ‘Celtic new year’ activities included rituals for protection and good fortune, the obligatory pumpkin carving, and feasting. Hurricane Sandy Prayers, saining with salt, full moon prayers for peace, Samahin, ritual house cleaning, ancestor’s feast, jack-o-lantern, and drawing wash rituals.