The Fire Festivals
The Fire festivals of Imbolg (Brigantia), Beltane, Lughnasadh (Lammas) and Samhain carry the ritualistic symbol of fire or spiritual light. This spiritual light is often identified with the mysterious light of the Moon. Therefore in astrology the four Fire festivals symbolize the four lunar phases and represent the quarter days even though using the lunar calendar they do not fall exactly on the mid-points between the Solstices and Equinoxes.
Quarter days mark a dissolution of boundaries between the physical and spiritual worlds and that of the natural and supernatural. The Fire festivals are essentially Earth festivals relating to the regeneration of the Earth’s forces with the mysterious aspect of the transformation of and transition between the seasons. As an aspect related to the feminine it is symbolically equated with the feminine Moon as opposed to the masculine aspect of the Sun.
Therefore the four seasons symbolically equate…
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