Seasons: Summer

Animal: Bear, Bluebird, Cicada, Dragonfly, Duck, Eagle, Goat, Goldfinch, Grosbeak, Lion, Magpie, Meadowlark, Oriole, Otter, Prairie Dog, Quail, Raccoon, Swallow, Waxwing, Woodpecker

Celebrations: Litha, Lughnasadh

Days: June 20th – 22nd – September 22nd – 23rd

Direction: South, Southwest

Elements: Fire

Energy: Yang

Gods: Apollo, Byelobog, Njord

Magical: Dragon, Phoenix, Thunderbird

Minerals: Alexandrite, Garnet, Opal (fire), Ruby, Spinel, Zircon

Plants: Grain (corn)

Tarot: Wands

Zodiac: Aries, Cancer, Gemini, Leo Virgo

Issues, Intentions, & Powers: Encouragement, Friend/ship, Growth, Increase, Life, Light, Love, Marriage, Nurture, Patience, Protection, Strength, Warmth

– Alfrún

Seasons: Spring

Animal: Antelope, Badger, Bear, Bobcat, Chickadee, Crane, Cuckoo, Deer, Duck, Frog, Goat (kid), Grosbeak, Heron, Lion, Opossum, Oriole, Otter, Partridge, Prairie Dog, Quail, Rabbit, Raccoon, Robin, Sheep (lamb, ram), Starling, Turkey, Waxwing, Wren

Celebrations: Ostara, Beltane

Days: March 20th or 21st – June 20th – 22nd (depending on the year) 

Direction: East, Southeast

Elements: Air 

Goddesses: Flora, Ishtar, Kore, Maia, Ostara, Venus

Gods: Byelobog, Hermes, Mars

Minerals: Amethyst, Chrysoberyl, Emerald, Peridot, Spinel (red)

Tarot: Swords 

Zodiac: Aries, Taurus

Issues, Intentions, & Powers: Activate/Awaken, Beauty, Beginnings, Calm,  Fertility, Gentleness, Healing, Hope, Increase, Innocence, Life, Light, Magic (dragon), Purification, Rebirth/Renewal, Youth

– Alfrún

Celebrations: Disting

The Disting is an annual market which is held in Uppsala, Sweden. The name (Old Swedish: Disæþing or Disaþing) originally referred to the great assembly called the Thing of all Swedes, and it is derived from the fact that both the market and the thing were held in conjunction with the Dísablót, the great blóts (sacrifices) for female powers called dísir (they include theNorns and the Valkyries) at the Temple at Uppsala. They were all originally held at the end of February or in early March. Continue reading