Honorable Shamans and Fellow Pagans, when does one year end and the next begin?
I’ve been looking at the Wheel of the Year here in Southwest Florida for a number of years, and writing about it for about five. I’m trying to “fix” the date when Fire Season “ends,” and Rainy Season “starts.” For a few years, I felt the Seasons changed in mid-April. The rain starts to start in mid-April, in most years. By that I mean, we start to have rain storms in mid-April but they don’t hit their daily stride until mid-June.
This is really important to me because I feel that Rainy Season is the Start of the Year, here in Southwest Florida (as opposed to October 31-Samhain or January 1-New Years). That’s because so many things end in mid-June: people graduate or move.
We recently celebrated Beltane (Beltaine) here on May 1st. That’s a fire celebration. Makes sense that we are in Fire Season from THAT stand point.