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.

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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

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

  • Summer Solstice:  June 20
  • Winter Solstice: December 21

 

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

  • Spring Equinox:  March 20
  • Fall or Autumn Equinox:  September 22

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.

  • Imbolc, Candlemas: February 3
  • Beltane: May 4
  • Lammas or Lughnasad: August 6
  • Samhain/All Hallow’s Eve:  November 7

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 Sunset or Sunrise Ceremony


Celestial Events 

such as solar and lunar eclipses and meteor showers are awe inspiring times.

Meteor Showers 2021

  • January 3, 2021: Quadrantids
    In 2021, watch in the wee hours – after midnight and before dawn – on January 3. Some of the brighter Quadrantid meteors may be able to overcome the glare of the waning gibbous moon.
  • April 22, 2021: Lyrids
    The peak viewing is in the dark hour before dawn April 22, after moonset.April’s shooting stars – lasts from about April 16 to 25. About 10 to 15 meteors per hour can be expected around the shower’s peak, in a dark sky. This year, the best time to watch may be the hour or two between moonset and dawn.
  • May 5, 2021: Eta Aquariids
    In 2021, the most meteors will probably rain down in the hour or two before dawn on May 5, though under the light of a rather wide waning crescent moon. The broad peak to this shower means that some meteors may fly for a few days before and after the predicted optimal date.
  • Late July, 2021: Delta Aquariids
    At the shower’s peak on or near July 29, 2021, the rather faint Delta Aquariid meteors will fall most abundantly in the predawn hours, though in the glaring light of a waning gibbous moon. You’ll still be seeing Delta Aquariids when the Perseids peak in August.
  • August 12, 2021: Perseids
    In 2021, the waxing crescent moon will set at early evening, providing dark skies for this year’s Perseid meteor shower. Predicted peak in 2021: the night of August 11-12, but try the nights before and after, too, from late night until dawn.
  • October 8, 2021: Draconids
    In 2021, watch the Draconid meteors at nightfall and early evening on October 8, though you might catch some the day before and after, as well. Fortunately, the thin waxing crescent moon sets before nightfall, and won’t obtrude on this year’s Draconid shower.
  • October 21, 2021: Orionids
    In 2021, try watching the Orionids in the wee hours before dawn on October 21, though the full moon is sure to obtrude on the show.
  • November 4-5, 2021: South Taurids
  • November 11-12, 2021: North Taurids
    In 2021, the expected peak night of the South Taurid shower happens in close conjunction with the new moon. Peak viewing is just after midnight, with absolutely no moon to ruin the display. The South and North Taurid meteors continue to rain down throughout the following week, with virtually no interference from the waxing crescent moon!
  • November 17, 2021: Leonids
    In 2021, the expected peak night is from late night November 16 till dawn November 17, though the bright waxing gibbous moon will be out nearly all night long, setting in the wee hours before sunrise.
  • December 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 December 13 until dawn December 14, with some of the brighter Geminids likely to overcome the moonlight.
  • December 22, 2021: Ursids
    This year, in 2021, the bright waning gibbous moon will obtrude on the show.
  • source:  EarthSky.org 

 

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