Sedona Calendar of Retreats, Inspiring Circles in Nature, Celestial Events 2022

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Painting “Cathedral Morning” by Cody DeLong of Jerome, Arizona

CALENDAR  2022:

Sedona Retreats Sunset, Full – New Moon Circles Ceremonies and Programs Celestial Events Hopi & Navajo programs

Auspicious and inspiring times for ceremony and circles:

  • Full Moons and New Moons each month have energetic effects.
  • Solstices and equinoxes are the major seasonal turning points. The mid-season times (half-way between, i.e. May Day) are also subtle turning points in the cycle of the year.
  • Celestial events–comets, meteors, eclipses
  • Holidays, sunset, dawn

 

 

For those who prefer to expand horizons from your  home base: These programs and retreats can be modified as personalized on-line programs for 1 or more people.


JANUARY

  • Watch for the Quadrantids after midnight and before dawn on January 3. The moon will be new, making for great meteor-observing conditions.
  • January 16 or 17: Full Moon Mystic Insights and Ceremony Circle
  • Jan. 17:  Martin Luther King Holiday
  • Jan. 29: 
  • January 31: New Moon

FEBRUARY


MARCH

  • March 2: New Moon
  • March 16 – 18: Mystic Vision Retreat, full moon, 3-day introduction to vision quest skills
  • March 17 or 18 Full Moon Mystic Insights and Ceremony Circle

Vernal Equinox on March 20, 8:33 am; Vernal Equinox Sunrise – 06:32 AM Vernal Equinox Sunset – 06:40 PM


 


APRIL


MAY

  • May 4: Beltane, spring cross-quarter day, half way to summer
  • May 5, 2021: Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower.  The most  meteors will likely rain down in the hour or two before dawn on May 5.  The broad peak to this shower means that some meteors may fly for a few days before and after the predicted optimal date.
  • May 7 – 8: Power Animals, Allies of our Soul outdoor workshop
  • May 14 – 16: Mystic Vision Retreat, full moon eclipse; 3-day introduction to vision quest skills
  • May 14: Full Moon Mystic Insights and Ceremony Circle
  • May 15: Full Moon Lunar Eclipse Spirit Circle
  • May 30:  Memorial Day holiday; inspiring programs in May
  • May 23 – 30 : Sedona Vision Quest Retreat 8 days, or May 23 –  28 can do the 6 day: Expand Horizons Mystic Insight  Retreat
  • May 30: New Moon

JUNE


 Summer Solstice on Sunday, June 21, 2:13 am Summer Solstice Sunrise – 05:19 AM Summer Solstice Sunset – 07:41 PM



 

  • June 28: New Moon 
  • 2-day Hopi Spirit Journey weekends in June can be arranged as Independent Travel Journey or special group program (not yet known if Hopi will be open)

JULY

  • July 4: Independence Day inspiring programs
  • July 9 – 11: Expand Horizons Pathways of the Modern Day Mystic Retreat Part 2, 3-day program
  • July 12 or 13: Full Moon Mystic Insights and Ceremony Circle
  • July 12 – 14: Mystic Vision Retreat, 3-day introduction to vision quest skills
  • Late July, 2021: Delta Aquariids Meteor Shower At this shower’s peak on or near July 29-30. the rather faint Delta Aquariid meteors will fall most abundantly in the pre-dawn hours. The moon will be extremely new during this time, making for nice and dark observing conditions. Like the Eta Aquariids in May, the Delta Aquariid meteor shower in July favors the Southern Hemisphere and tropical latitudes in the Northern Hemisphere. It’s well viewed from latitudes like the southern U.S.
  • July 28: New Moon
  • July 30 – 31: Instigate Change — joyful personalized insight retreat takes a fresh look and explores inner knowing

AUGUST 

  • Aug. 6: Lammas, summer cross-quarter day, half way to fall. Lughnasadh – Celtic mid-summer festival  celebrated the wedding of the Sun god Lugh to the Earth goddess, causing the ripening of crops.
  • Aug. 6 – 8: Expand Horizons Pathways of the Modern Day Mystic Retreat Part 1, 3-day program   
  • Aug. 11-12: Peak of Perseid Meteor Shower The full moon will be up all night long, illuminating your sky. However, although the predicted peak falls during the night of August 11-12, it has a long range: from July 14 to September 1. So, you can start watching for these meteors in early August morning hours, when the moon is waxing and will set before the night is over. You can also look after the peak in August, after sunset, as the moon rises later and later each night.
  • Aug. 10 – 12: Mystic Vision Retreat, full moon, 3-day introduction to vision quest skills
  • Aug 10 or 11:  Full Moon Mystic Insights and Ceremony Circle or 3 day Mystic Vision Retreat
  • Aug. 18: New Moon Aug. 28-30 Power Animals, Allies of our Soul outdoor workshop
  • Aug. 27: New Moon
  • Aug. 27 – 28:  Power Animals Allies of our Soul 2-day outdoor workshop

SEPTEMBER – OCTOBER – NOVEMBER RETREAT For those seeking a deeper spiritual program, either of these retreats can be scheduled during this beautiful autumn season of September, October, and early November: Expand Horizons, 6 day (or part 1 and 2, three days each) –Sedona Vision Quest Retreat, 8 days:  Sept. 17-24 or at a date that works best for you.

SEE RETREATS OVERVIEW PAGE HERE


SEPTEMBER

  • Sept. 3 – 4: Instigate Change — joyful personalized insight retreat takes a fresh look and explores inner knowing
  • Sept. 5: Labor Day holiday Labor Day Weekend events
  • Sept. 9 or 10: Full Moon Mystic Insights and Ceremony Circle

 


Autumnal Equinox on September 22, 6:04 pm; Autumnal Equinox Sunrise – 06:17 AM; Autumnal Equinox Sunset – 06:25 PM


OCTOBER Oct. date to be determined Navajo-Canyon de Chelly Vision Circles in Nature + Hopi Spirit Circle: Sedona mystic vision 1 day program & ceremony outdoor seminar followed by 3-day Full Moon Canyon de Chelly/Navajo and Hopi Spirit Journey with inspirational circles & solo vision time on the rim of Canyon de Chelly

  • Oct. 8: Draconids Meteor Shower The full moon will drown many Draconid meteors. More Draconids are likely to fly in the evening hours than in the morning hours after midnight.
  • Oct. 8 – 10, Mystic Vision Retreat, 3-day introduction to vision quest skills
  • Oct. 12: Columbus Day Holiday
  • Oct. 9 or 10: Full Moon Mystic Insights and Ceremony Circle  
  • Oct. 21, 2021: Orionids Meteor Shower Best viewing in the hours before dawn on October 21. On a dark, moonless night, the Orionids exhibit a maximum of about 10 to 20 meteors per hour. More meteors tend to fly after midnight, and the Orionids are typically at their best in the wee hours before dawn. These fast-moving meteors occasionally leave persistent trains.
  • Oct. 21 – 23: Expand Horizons Pathways of the Modern Day Mystic Retreat Part 1, 3-day program   
  • Oct. 25: New Moon
  • Oct. 29, 30 or 31: Sunset Halloween program
  • Oct. 31 – Nov. 1: Instigate Change — joyful personalized insight retreat takes a fresh look and explores inner knowing

NOVEMBER


DECEMBER

  • Dec. 13-14, 2021: Geminids In 2021, the peak night of the shower must endure many hours of moonlight from the waxing gibbous moon, though the moon will set in the wee hours before dawn, providing dark skies in the wee morning hours. Watch the usually reliable and prolific Geminid meteor shower from mid-evening
  • Dec. 15 or 16  Full Moon Mystic Insights and Ceremony Circle
  • Dec. 13 until dawn December 14, with some of the brighter Geminids likely to overcome the moonlight.

 

  • Sliver of light of the crescent new moon in a black skyDec. 20-21: Winter Solstice……..A time of deepening & calling back the Light–special small group outdoor programs in Sedona & Cottonwood, Arizona-Can select individual programs or do all 3 
    • Dec. 17 or 24, 12 – 2 pm: Solstice Mystical Nature Shamanic Journey Outdoor Seminar & Ceremonies
    • Dec. 21, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm: Winter Solstice Insights and Energies Program
    • Dec. 21, 4 – 5:30 pm: Winter Solstice Sunset Ceremony:  a time of deepening and calling back the Light

  • Dec. 21:  Winter Solstice, 1:47 pm; Winter Solstice Sunrise – 07:28 AM Winter Solstice Sunset – 05:25 PM Dec. 18:  Full Moon December 22, 2021: Ursids This year, in 2021, the bright waning gibbous moon will obtrude on the show. Dec. 23  New Moon
  • Dec. 25:  Christmas
  • Dec. 31-Jan. 2, 2023:  New Year’s Eve and day outdoor, small group programs and ceremonies

  • Source for Meteor Showers: https://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/earthskys-meteor-shower-guide/


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