Magick Gatherings

Next gathering at Verre Noir will be for the Summer Solstice on Thursday, June 20th.

Please visit Spells8 for a thorough list of the Wheel of the Year, Lunar calendar, Celtic Tree calendar, Norse holidays, and Roman holidays.

May 2024s

In celebration of Beltane and Mother’s Day, May is a month to gather and rejoice in life’s warmest moments, given to us by our family and friends, and the pleasant days ahead.

May 1: Beltane (High Spring) – an ancient pagan festival of fire celebrating the divine union of the God and Goddess.
(Southern Hemisphere: Samhain – the Witches’ New Year)

May 7: New Moon in Taurus – reflect on your personal belongings, your surroundings, and what makes a home special to you. Assess how your environment could better fulfill your personal needs and take those steps to make your house into a home. Exact time: 11:24 p.m. EST

May 12: Mother’s Day (US observance)

May 13: Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

May 15: Buddha Day – a day set aside by Buddhists to celebrate the birth of Buddha.

May 23: Full Flower Moon in Sagittarius – Exact time: 9:55 a.m. EST

May 28: Feast of Bendidia – a celebratory feast homage to the Goddess of the Moon and the Underworld.

June 2024

The pinnacle of the Summer season, June is a great month to connect with solar deities and harness the sun’s powerful positive influence to seize the day and set the course for lasting life changes.

June: Pride Month

June 6: New Moon in Gemini – reflect on your communication and social skills by taking time to truly listen without interrupting or simply waiting for your turn to talk. Journaling about your shadow work is a great opportunity to explore a topic while honing these communication skills. Exact time: 8:40 a.m. EST

June 10: Celtic Tree Month of Oak begins

June 16: Father’s Day

June 20-21: Litha (Summer Solstice) – this celebration of Summer, also called Summer’s Gate, represents the surrender to darkness and the days grow shorter and the nights ever longer.
(Southern Hemisphere: Yule – The Winter Solstice)

June 21: Full Strawberry Moon in Capricorn – Exact time: 9:10 p.m. EST

June 23: Day of the Lady & Lord of the Sidhe – reveling in fae work and otherworldly aspects of the divine.

June 24: Day of Household Deities – perfect for cleansing and rededicating your altar or household shrines.

July 2024

As the night begins to encroach on the day, July presents a unique opportunity to not only rejoice in nature’s splendor but to turn inward and reflect on all of our blessings.

July 1: Crone Day – celebrating the Crone, Old Mother Nature, and Father Time.

July 5: New Moon in Cancer – This new Moon calls for deep shadow work embracing your vulnerabilities and learning from your deepest desires and wounds. Exact time: 6:59 p.m. EST

July 8: Celtic Tree Month of Holly begins

July 21: Full Buck Moon in Capricorn – Exact time: 6:19 a.m EST

July 21: Witch’s Day – a day to celebrate the craft in all its forms.

August 2024

The month of August serves as an opportune time for harvesting and enjoying the fruits of your labor from the past year. Take time to look back and reflect on your accomplishments and all the progress you’ve made during this time.

August 1: Lammas or Lughnasadh (First Harvest) – commemorating the year’s first harvest of grain.

August 4: New Moon in Leo – This new Moon presents an opportunity to build self-confidence and creativity. Do something you’ve always dreamed of that has scared you away. What’s keeping you from achieving your wildest dreams? Exact time: 7:14 a.m. EST

August 5: Celtic Tree Month of Hazel begins

August 19: Super Sturgeon Blue Moon in Aquarius – Exact time: 2:28 p.m. EST

August 21: Festival of Hecate – an invocation of the goddess Hecate to protect the harvest.

August 23: Vulcanalia – Roman Festival

September 2024

September holds within it the autumn equinox, and the changing of leaves prompts us to reflect upon the fleeting nature of our existence. Seize this opportunity to gather with friends and family before the colder season is upon us.

September 2: New Moon in Virgo – a time to invest in serious self-work, create routines, and lay the groundwork for lasting self-improvement. Perform shadow work to understand how to address the areas in which you are lacking. Exact time: 9:56 p.m. EST

September 2: Celtic Tree Month of Vine begins

September 13: Fire Lighting Ceremony – a candle-lit vigil honoring the spirits of the dead.

September 17: Super Harvest Moon in Pisces – Exact time: 10:36 p.m. EST

September 21-22: Mabon (Autumnal Equinox) – another crucial harvest date, Mabon represents a time of balance and harmony, where day and night are both equal.
(Southern Hemisphere: Ostara – the Spring Equinox)

September 21: Feast of the Guardian Spirits – a celebration in honor of our many spirit guides.

September 30: Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins

October 2024

October is a mysterious month dedicated to engaging in shadow work, while the thinning of the veil offers a unique opportunity for delving into divination, spirit work, and ancestor veneration.

October 2: New Moon in Libra – for performing shadow work on your deepest relationships, examining your capacity for empathy, and learning how to be more graceful and harmonious when interacting with others – particularly those you love.

October 2: New Moon in Libra – for performing shadow work on your deepest relationships, examining your capacity for empathy, and learning how to be more graceful and harmonious when interacting with others – particularly those you love. Exact time: 2:50 p.m. EST

October 2: Annular Solar Eclipse visible in South America.

October 3: Roman Festival of Bacchus – God of vegetation and wine

October 17: Super Hunter’s Moon in Aries – Exact time: 7:27 a.m. EST

October 18: Great Horn Festival – invocation of the Horned God and Lady of the Wood.

October 28: Celtic Tree Month of Reed begins

October 31: Samhain (High Autumn) – Sabbat of death and rebirth, occurs at a magical time when the veil between worlds is at its thinnest.
(Southern Hemisphere: Beltane – a feast of fire and fertility)

October 31: Winter Nights/Vetrablot – Norse celebration of the arrival of winter

November 2024

The crisp air of November carries with it an acknowledgment of all the blessings that have graced our lives throughout the year. This month, express your gratitude for the abundance of warmth, love, and joy in your life as you embark on the cold journey of Winter.

November 1: Cailleach’s Reign – Day of the Banshees

November 1: New Moon in Scorpio – dig deep into shadow work, examining negative, compulsive, or addictive behaviors and learning what lies at the root of destructive behaviors. Process emotions that you normally push aside because they make you feel uncomfortable. This is where the real work gets done. Exact time: 8:48 a.m. EST

November 15: Super Beaver Moon in Taurus –Exact time: 4:29 p.m. EST

November 16: Night of Hecate

November 19: International Men’s Day

November 22: Night of Shiva

November 25: Celtic Tree Month of Elder begins

November 29: Feast of Hathor

December 2024

December is a time to revel in the season of togetherness. Spend your time indoors, enjoying the comfort of friends and family. Celebrate holidays and create precious memories as you bid farewell to another long year.

December 1: New Moon in Sagittarius – embrace the concepts of courage, understanding, and awareness. Spend time meditating in nature or exploring the world to see it from another’s point of view. Exact time: 1:22 a.m. EST

December 15: Full Cold Moon in Gemini – Exact time: 4:02 a.m. EST

December 21: Yule (Winter Solstice) – a Winter festival celebrating the return of light after a long period of darkness.

December 23: Celtic Tree Month of Birch begins

December 24: Holly Eve – the Holly King departs, leaving gifts for children

December 25: Christmas Day

December 25: Oak Day – the birth of the Oak King

December 30: New Moon in Capricorn – Exact time: 5:27 p.m. EST

December 31: Hogmanay – New Year’s Eve; the Crone prepares to depart.