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November 17, 2012

Solstice, Equinox and Cross-Quarter Dates


See http://www.russellcottrell.com/celticDate/ for the original information. It's an extremely useful reference tool.

Cross Quarter Dates
A cross quarter date falls exactly between the Solstice and the Equinox. They are calculated by counting the number of days and hours between a Solstice and Equinox, then dividing that number in half.

Seasons - 2019
Vernal equinox:  March 20, 21:58
Summer solstice:  June 21, 15:54
Autumnal equinox:  September 23, 07:50
Winter solstice:  December 22, 04:19

Cross Quarter Dates - 2019
February 4, 10:10
May 6, 06:56
August 7, 11:52
November 7, 06:04

Moon Phases -2019
New:  March 6, 16:04
First quarter:  March 14, 10:27
Full:  March 21, 01:43
Third quarter:  March 28, 04:10
New:  April 5, 08:50


Moon Phases, Sunrise, Sunset, and Other Celestial Information




April 5, 2010

Reading List

This is a list of the many books I recommend in the human search for knowledge, inspiration and insight. If you'd like to add something to my list, please send a note with a short explanation or review of why you believe it should be included. I will also include your review if it is determined your choice is appropriate to this venue.


Reading List
  1. The Druidry Handbook: Spiritual Practice Rooted in the Living Earth, John Michael Greer, 9781578633548
  2. Elements of the Druid Tradition,  Philip Carr-Gomm, 9781852302023
  3. Living Druidry:  Emma Restall Orr  9780749924973
  4. Ultimate Guide to Tarot: A Beginner's Guide to the Tarot:  Liz Dean, 9781592336579
  5. Thinking Tarot: Be Your Own Reader and Adviser  Edward A. Aviza  9780684822747
  6. Runes in 10 Minutes Kaser, R.T. Divination 0-380-77605-7
  7. Astrology for Dummies Orion, Rae Divination 0-7645-5217-1
  8. The Runes Svensson, Horik Divination 1-56619-964-6
  9. Northern Mysteries and Magic Aswynn, Freya Divination/Feminist 1-56718-047-7
  10. Lady of the Northern Light Gitlin-Emmer, Susan Divination/Feminist 0-89594-629-7
  11. The Golden Bough Frazer, Sir James History
  12. Dictionary of World Myth Willis, Roy Reference 0-7607-3877-7
  13. Introduction to the Medieval Mystics of Europe Szarmach, Paul Religion 0-87395-835-7
  14. Roles of the Northern Goddess Davidson, Hilda Ellis Religion-North Europe 0-415-13611-3
  15. Goddess of the North Welch, Lynda C. Religion-North Europe 1-57863-170-x
  16. Dreamtime and Inner Space Kalweit, Holger Shamanism 0-87773-406-2
  17. Singing the Soul Back Home Matthews, Caitlin Shamanism 1-85230-616-5
  18. Finnish Magic Nelson, Robert Shamanism 1-56718-489-8
  19. Thorson's Principles of Shamanism Rutherford, Leo Shamanism 0-7225-3321-7
  20. Shamanism for Everyone Scott, Gini Graham Shamanism 0-914918-86-9
  21. Shaman in a 9 to 5 World Telesco, Patricia Shamanism 1-89594-982-2
  22. Northern Magic Thorsson, Edred Shamanism 1-56718-709-9
  23. Golden Precepts of Esoterism de Purucker, G. Spirituality 0-911500-86-3
  24. Flying Without a Broom Conway, D.J. Wicca 1-56718-164-3
  25. Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs Cunningham, Scott Wicca 0-87542-122-9
  26. Magical Herbalism Cunningham, Scott Wicca 0-87542-120-2
  27. Twelve Wild Swans, The Starhawk Wicca 0-06-251684-1
  28. Holy Book of Women's Mysteries, The Budapest, Zsuzanna Wicca/Feminist 0-914728-67-9