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Ostara - A Time of Balance

Ostara - A Time of Balance
This year, 2021, Saturday March 20th marks the Spring, or Vernal, Equinox in the Northern hemisphere. It is one of 2 equinoxes of the year, when day and night are equal – the moment in time when the sun stands directly above the equator, and officially marks Winter’s end and the beginning of Spring.

2021 The Year of The Metal Ox

2021 The Year of The Metal Ox

Chinese New Year festivities come to fruition on February 26th. The year of the metal ox brings in an energy reflecting strength, determination, and diligence.  According to the experts, "This year, no explosive or catastrophic events will occur, so it is a favourable year for economic recovery or consolidation, a year of long-term investments (especially for creating a reserve stock for the coming unproductive years). The Metal Ox year is also great for making order in family life. After all, if  family life is peaceful, everything gets solved! Thus, 2021 is a year when all the problems get solved with discipline....


Winter Solstice 2020, The Great Conjunction - The Christmas Star

Winter Solstice 2020, The Great Conjunction - The Christmas Star

Skywatchers are in for an end-of-year treat. What has become known popularly as the “Christmas Star” is an especially vibrant planetary conjunction easily visible in the evening sky over the next two weeks as the bright planets Jupiter and Saturn come together, culminating on the night of Dec. 21. The planets regularly appear to pass each other in the solar system, with the positions of Jupiter and Saturn being aligned in the sky about once every 20 years. What makes this year’s spectacle so rare, then? It’s been nearly 400 years since the planets passed this close to each other...