Tara Celebrations Logo

This article is taken from the larger Blog written by Martin Dier Samhain 2018. Read more here... Symbols and the Seasons

Putting this into symbolic form we can describe the cycle of the seasons as a circle. This can be divided into two opposing extremes, the Winter and Summer Solstice where the days are shortest and longest.

Half way between the solstices the days are of equal length and we experience these as the Spring and Autumn Equinoxes.

So our circle is divided into four quarters, a cross within a circle, and this starts to look like the logo we designed for Tara Celebrations where the tips of the cross are seen to look like flag poles marking the central date of the season. The seasons being; Samhain, Imbolc, Bealtaine and Lughnasadh.

When we dig further we find that summer's heat is swelling winter's seeds and winter's coldness is giving reason for the seed in the first place. Hence the yin and yang part of the logo which also represents the earth/ sky, hill/vale, sun/moon at the Hill of Tara.

The two smaller circles also represent the conjoined ringforts on the Hill.

The Celts and the people before them saw that summer had it's beginnings in spring and spring in winter and so on. The four seasons had four start dates. This further divided the year into four more divisions giving a total of eight sections. The Tara Celebrations logo reflects this by having the coloured sections tapering to a point but masked by the other colour. The choice of colours are red for the expansive warmth of summery south, purple for the contemplative cold of wintery north, yellow to represent the inspirational energy of the easterly sunrise and blue to represent the watery ocean of the west.

The green and white represent the rolling green hill of Tara and the white representing the unity of all colours combined in one.

So by displaying a relatively simple image we can present a lot of information which is intuitively understood without needing any explanation.