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Brumalia is an ancient Roman winter festival incorporating many smaller festivals celebrating Saturn, Ops, and Bacchus. The word Brumalia comes from the Latin bruma meaning "shortest day". This month-long festival lasted from about November 24th till the Waxing of the Light, about December 25th and is said to have been instituted by Romulus, the legendary founder of Rome ...
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Yule is a word of Germanic origin that refers to a holiday celebrated at and around the winter solstice from which many Christmas traditions were taken. The term Yule is now often used as a synonym to Christmas and other festivals celebrated around the same time today. See also Midwinter. The word ...
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Water in Classical Philosophy Greece Water is one of the classical elements of Greek philosophy and science. Pre-Socratic philosophers proposed it as an archai or a single substance to which all things could be reduced. In the fifth century BCE, Empedocles proposed four archai to which all things could be ...
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Neptune is the eighth furthest planet from the sun in our solar system, the fourth largest in diameter and the third most massive. The planet is named after the Roman God of the Sea. Neptune was discovered in 1848 and is considered a "new" planet by astrologers as obviously, prior ...
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The Sun enters Scorpio on or about the 21st day of October and leaves Scorpio on or about the 21st day of November. The new moon during this period will occur in Scorpio. The full moon in Scorpio occurs in April or May when the Sun is in the opposite sign, Taurus. Scorpio is ...
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Samhain (pronounced sow en or Sow een) falls halfway between the Autumnal Equinox and the Winter Solstice. Many witches and Pagans use the modern calendar and celebrate the festival sometime around October 31 through November 2 but others calculate the date astrologically, celebrating the festival when Scorpio is at 15 degrees (November 7, ...
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