Moon Ceremonies 2008
The following dates are when the Dark Moon Grove of Druidschool holds our �Ritual of Protection� Full Moon ceremony on Tara. We will start our Ceremony by 8ish and finish by ten (approx.) when we share the "The Celtic Goddess Dreaming", which is a suggested visualisation located in the high valley of Tara see http://www.druidschool.com/site/1030100/page/837902 Dress in layers and meet on the gravel patch beside the Rath of the Synods at 8pm. We will use our native Celtic Irish language during this ceremony with explanations in English. All are welcome to attend this free and open ritual ceremony on and for Tara.

The list of Lunar Ceremonies below is for Year 4 in the New Celtic Cycle of Time (2008 in the current era)

Full Moons in Year 4 in the New Celtic Cycle of Time (9 Nov 07 - 28 Oct 08)

Thursday 24 November 07 (Gemini)
Monday 24 December 07 (Cancer)
Tuesday 22 January 08 (Leo)
Thursday 21 February 08 (Virgo) Eclipse 03:42
Friday 21 March 08 (Libra)
Sunday 20 April 08 (Scorpio)
Tuesday 20 May 08 (Sagittarius)
Wednesday 18 June 08 (Capricorn)
Friday 18 July 08 (Aquarius)
Saturday16 August 08 (Aquarius) Eclipse 21:18
Moonday 15 September 08 (Pisces)
Tuesday 14 October 08 (Aries)

Celtic New Year 4 (Dark Moon at 10* Scorpio)
We began this year of the Dark Moon Cycle on 9 Nov 07 with ceremonies to honour the alignment of the Dark Moon at 10* Scorpio. Water Ceremony at Tobar Tlachtga 4pm, Fire Ceremony with pure new flame at sunset on Tlachtga, second fire on Tara about 8ish and 12 midnight third fire on third sacred site at the Hill of the Veiled Ones / Sliabh na Callighe. The end of this �Celtic Year 4� is on the 28th of October 2008, 4 nights before the Catholic Samhain celebration of Halloween.

We celebrate the start of the Pagan New Year with the Dark Moon aligning over Lambay Volcano to the Quartz Standing Stone inside Cairn �L� at the Hill of the Veiled Ones / Sliabh na Callighe / Loughcrew. This is the closest new or Dark Moon alignment at 10* of Scorpio to the Solar alignment at 10* of Scorpio in 08.

Celtic New Year calculations
Celtic Year 1
On Wednesday the 2nd of November 2005 we had the Sun and Moon together make a perfect alignment at 10* of Scorpio triggering the start of Great Cycle of Celtic Time, Celtic Year 1.
Celtic Year 2
On Monday the 22th of October 2006 we had a huge family gathering of Sun, Mercury, Venus, Mars and Jupiter just after the Moon (dark) moves over 10* of Scorpio. A long Moon Year began.
Celtic Year 3
On Monday the 9th of November 2007 we started with the Sun within 6* of the Dark Moon which was at 10* of Scorpio - the end of a very long Moon Year.
Celtic Year 4
On Tuesday the 28 October 2008 the Sun, the Dark Moon and Mars will be in Scorpio, Mercury will be 12* to Scorpio and Venus will be 12* past Scorpio. A family gathering for Celtic Year 4.
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