Celtic Astrology, the Solstices and Equinoxes

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Degree Date
Winter Solstice 00°00” Capricorn 22 December
Nameless Day 01°00” Capricorn 23 December
Brigantia 10°00” Aquarius 1 February
Vernal Equinox 00°00” Aries 21 March
Beltane 10°00” Taurus 1 May
Summer Solstice 00°00” Cancer 22 June
Lammas 10°00” Leo 1 August
Autumnal Equinox 00°00” Libra 23 September
Samhain 10°00” Scorpio 1 November

There are nine important days or degrees in Celtic lunar charts. The four fire festivals that fall on the first day of February, May, August and November each year, although the zodiac degrees relating to these days vary from year to year, but as they fall between 8° and 12° of the four fixed signs of the zodiac they have been calculated at 10° which allows for a 2° degree orb for planetary aspects and conjunctions.

Planetary positions conjoining these 9 days or degrees will have great significance. Planetary aspects such as polarities, trines, squares and sextiles…

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About Jez Farmer

I am a freelance writer and poet and started writing after raising my two boys as a way of discovering just who Jez is. That is still very much an on-going project but the journey so far has introduced me to many wonderful friends and fellow writers through an ever growing love of poetry.
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