Sedona Seasonal & Celestial Events

Our human energy systems are affected by the seasonal and celestial cycle energies.

And when you gather in circle at these times, you sense a harmony with the greater cycles of life. I welcome your participation.


These programs can be converted to On-Line personalized grow-at-home experiences for 1 or more people for those of you who prefer to expand  your horizons from home during this time. 

 Calendar of Sedona Programs

Includes: Full & New Moon, Eclipses, Meteor showers; 4 Season equinoxes and solstices; and the Mid-Season Points.

Seasonal Ceremonies and Programs…..

uniquely created to celebrate, inspire, enhance your balance, and work with the seasonal energetics.

Valentines/Presidents Day weekend: heartful time

Spring Equinox: new life coming forth

April-May spring renewal retreats & special programs

Memorial Day weekend: beginning of summer

Summer Solstice: peak of the solar influence

4th of July weekend, Sedona:  celebrating freedom

Labor Day weekend: relax from work

Fall Equinox Retreats, Ceremonies

October & November Fall retreats & programs

Thanksgiving weekend: special programs and Hopi independent Journey

Winter Solstice: shortest day when the sun begins it return

New Year’s Eve and Day: setting the energy for positive change in your new year

Celestial Inspirations…

As long as humans have been on earth, they watched the skies and noted the season’s changing. Here in Sedona, locals and visitors both enjoy gathering, viewing, connecting with the energy of season’s turnings, moon cycles and celestial events.

Seasonal circles provide inspiration, renew vitality and sense of balance. As we respond to seasonal change, walk our intentions, and gather with others, we are also aligning with the potent primal energies of our planet and the cosmos around us.

Seasonal Cycles

Seasonal turning points of the solstices and equinoxes and the cross-quarter days which occur mid-season are are auspicious times for ceremony

4 Seasons

Solstices  are the annual extremes of light and dark and mark the 2 major ceremonial doorways.

  • Summer Solstice:  June 20 or 21–peak of light
    The Sun’s rays have reached the point on Earth known as the Tropic of Cancer (see diagram, above) and appear to stand still before they start moving southward. Our longest day of the year (in terms of daylight) happens at this moment, and days start getting shorter.
    For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, Earth is tilting mostly toward the Sun at this time. We are farthest from the Sun in early July, so we are moving slowest in our orbit. Which is why summer is the longest season, lasting just over 93 days.
    From the moment of the June solstice to the December solstice, the Sun’s direct rays migrate south.
  • Winter Solstice: December 21 or 22–shortest day
    The Sun’s rays appear to stand still as they get ready to switch direction. It’s the shortest day of the year in terms of daylight. 
    From here on out, the days will start to get longer. From the moment of the December (winter) solstice to the June (summer) solstice, the Sun appears to continuously climb northward as its direct rays migrate north. Winter is the shortest of the four seasons, lasting 88.99 days. It is shortest because at this time of year, Earth is at its closest point in its orbit to the Sun (known as perihelion).

Equinoxes are the balance of day and night and are potent times to align with in ceremony.

  • Vernal/Spring Equinox:  March 21 or 22 in the Northern Hemisphere.
    This is the point where the Sun’s rays are now shining down over the equator and the days and nights are approximately equal in length again. The Sun’s rays continue to make their journey northward—the hours of daylight steadily grow longer until Summer Solstice.
  • Autumnal (Fall) Equinox:  September 21 or 22 in the Northern Hemisphere.
    The Sun’s rays are now shine down over the equator — days and nights are approximately equal in length. The Sun’s rays continue to make their journey south, — hours of darkness win out over daylight by Winter Solstice.  Those of us in the Northern Hemisphere now begin to see more darkness than daylight.

4 Cross-Quarter Days or Mid-Season Points are subtler seasonal turning points, but ones ancestral cultures (here shown with Celtic names) always acknowledged in ceremony.

  • February 1, Imbolc
    Marks the beginning of spring. The ancestral European festival celebrates the start of lambing, and is linked with Brigid in her role as a fertility goddess.
    Feb. 2 is Candalmas, the conclusion of the Christmas–Epiphany season. On Candlemas, many Christians take their candles to their local church, where they are blessed and then used for the rest of the year–these blessed candles serve as a symbol of Jesus Christ.
  • May 1, Beltane/May Day
    May Day started as a pre-Christian holiday celebrated throughout Europe, that marked the halfway point between the Spring Equinox and the Summer Solstice.  Bonfires were the centerpiece of Beltane celebrations, with people dancing around them and feasting long into the night to ensure that their livestock and crops were fruitful over the coming summer.
  • August 1, Lammas or Lughnasad
    It is getting darker earlier in the evening — a result of the Sun’s direct rays migrating back toward the south. This is an ancestral time of celebration of the first harvest.
  • November 1, Samhain – also All Hallows or Halloween
    Marks the end of the harvest season and beginning of winter or “darker half” of the year. 

Moon Cycles and Energies

Full Moon nights, including the 2 nights before the peak, are always events in Sedona.
New Moonsubtler than the full moon, but auspicious timing for new beginnings, seeding projects.

Please see: Full & New Moon Inspiration & Ceremony Circle.

Sedona sunset over cliff silhouette invites connection with the spiritual energies of sunset, moonrise and stars.

Summer Sedona Sunset by Monica Parsley.

Sun Cycles

Sunset and Sunrise are powerful points each day to pause and connect.  I time many of my programs to work with these potent energies such as the Sedona Sunset Spirit Ceremony

Celestial Events 

such as solar and lunar eclipses and meteor showers are awe inspiring times.  They are incorporated into the calendar on this site.

See Meteor Showers Guide 2023 


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