Today is the first day of Hrethmonath in my Anglo-Saxon, or Old English, Calendar. It’s the third month of the year and the last month of Winter. It is also roughly equivalent to the astrological period of the sign of Pisces.
The days are getting noticeably longer now as sunset is, in my part of the world, now approaching 6pm, and sunrise is around 7:30am. Next stop is the Easter Month and the coming of Spring.
Timey, 1 Hrethmonath / 8 Naghaid
So, it seems that Punxsatawney Phil saw his shadow and therefore it is predicted that there will be six more weeks of winter. It certainly seems to be the case, although the snow we have had so far has been very wet and is not collecting at all. It’s supposed to get worse in the next few days though.
Today is High Winter, which marks the point at which the sun is at 15 degrees of Aquarius, or half way between the winter solstice and the vernal equinox. It marks the time when the days are getting noticeably longer, even if the weather is still decidedly wintry.
15 Solmonath 1577 / 21 Riùr 3047
The current month in the New Celtic Calendar is Riúr, cognate with the Gaulish month of Rivros. It is the third month of the year in that calendar and began on the 14th January, so today is the 17th day of the month.
To start things off, here is a downloadable pdf of the current month’s calendar.
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