Next Celebration - Lughnasadh 2022
As summer warms our bodies and souls, the sun and earth's relentless dance through the cosmos turns us towards winter... but first the harvesting of this year's intentions.
Summer Solstice Stories June 2022
2022 - Solstice in Louth, Donegal and Global Wheel
Focussing on the theme of a Sundial - Reaching out across the earth folk around the world expressed their celebration of Solstice and Summer.
Pat's Sunflower Story 2022
|Bealtaine and every seedling is flourishing|
The way the leave's grow, they do not overshadow each other so maximising the amount of sun they get. Handy that! The wisdom of nature.
I like to send them on their way when planting with a Blessing:
"May the Earth that you grow in, the Water that falls on you, the Sun that feeds you and the Air you breathe conspire to help you to reach your full potential."
- announced by the Irish Government. Current information is posted here - public_health_measures_for_covid19
Reports from 2007 to 2018 are available at our archived website - Archive Tara Celebrations
In 2020 and into 2021 all gatherings are affected by Covid-19 lockdowns and regulations as we experience the weirdness and changes that come with the pandemic. The Global Spiritual Wheel brings us together as we distance connect for each festival.
Based in Ireland, with connections all over the world, we are free, non-profit, open, inclusive and non-denominational, drawing on all spiritual philosophies and traditions.
We are an eclectic mix of peoples of all beliefs and traditions that celebrates the ancient pre-celtic festivals using ritual, ceremony and meditation.
We create a contemporary ritual for each of the eight festivals drawing from the ancient traditions, mythology and beliefs found predominantly in Ireland.
Some meets are more like social gatherings whilst others are formal and ceremonial /ritualistic depending on the prevalent energies of the time and place as interpreted by the day's host.
When possible Celebrations are usually held outdoors and are open to all like minded people who feel drawn to be at the event. Get-togethers can happen at any time of day or night. If not possible there will be guidance and a suggestions how to celebrate posted online in the preceding week of the Celebration.
Who arranges the meditations and celebrations?
attenders, who 'know the ropes' and evening's general format, will set
up the meditations using their experience of what suits most people.
Evenings are lead by different people each week and thus a wide range of
styles, traditions and inspiration is shared.
Each Celebration event has a volunteer host, often aided and abetted by others, who calls the date, time and venue for the gathering and also the intention and focus, bringing to the fore the energies of the season.
The volunteer hosts over recent years include Danielle, Vivia, Zoey, Jean, Martin, Marta, Dana, Anne, Tom, Bernadette Mac, Susan, Bernadette C, John M, Pat, Nora J, Nora M. Others who felt the call to tune in and plan each celebration have included Anne B, Des, Eileen, John A, Mary, Mary O, Theresa, Yamann and many others, who join in body or in spirit.
As it is not always possible to meet 'in person' we have focussed the energy of those who join in 'at a distance' into the Global Spiritual Wheel.
and some wisdom from Pat:
Issuu compilations of the 8 festivals experience
We now have one publication for each of the 8 festivals covering our experiences over 10 years to 2018 - Compilation of archived experiences Spring Equinox
Pinterest - Tara Celebration's Boards
Inspiration from cultures around the world for celebrating our lives on earth.
Read more about Summer / Autumn Festivals Around the World at these TC Pinterest pages
The website is now a collaboration between Michael in Canada (Clickopen.ca), Martin and Pat in Ireland, Nora in UK and with the help and input of many others.
We welcome any queries, insights or input. We may be contacted through email@TaraCelebrations.org