Beyond the Ninth Wave


A Study Group for Those on a Druidic Path

Coligny Calendar 

Celtic names

Modern months

Meaning

Samonios

October/November

Seed-fall

Dumannios

November/December

Darkest depths

Riuros

December/January

Cold-time

Anagantios

January/February

Stay-home time

Ogronios

February/March

Ice time

Cutios

March/April

Windy time

Giamonios

April/May

Shoots-show

Simivisonios

May/June

Bright time

Equos

June/July

Horse-time

Elembiuos

July/August

Claim-time

Edrinios

August/September

Arbitration-time

Cantlos

September/October

Song-time

The 13th month, Mid Samonios, was duplicated. It is believed that this calendar was followed beginning with the full moon.  However, we choose to begin on New Moons and place the intercalary moon where it is needed. (translation by Caitlin Matthews)

 

Upcoming Events

  • Mistletoe Moon
    The ancient Druids collected mistletoe on the 6th night of the moon (roughly the first quarter). Since mistletoe was known as ‘all heal,’ one of the themes of this rite is healing. This theme extends to healing of our community, through a sharing of food and drink at the rite. The Sun and Moon are in a position of equilibrium at this time, so we also see this as a time of balance. This is when we seek to find balance in our lives.
    Members Only Online Rite - November 18th 8:00 pm CST - email for info bendis at beyondtheninthwave dot org

 

  • Vervain Rite
    The time of this rite was also chosen from classical descriptions of ancient Druidic practices. It was written that vervain was gathered when neither sun nor moon were in the sky. This occurs sometime during each night, except when the moon is full. Typically celebrated around the 3rd quarter. This gives ample time for the rite during the evening hours. It also places this rite opposite the Mistletoe Rite in the lunar cycle. Vervain is said to be of aid in working magic. Thus, the Vervain Rite is our time for working magic. We work magic to help effect change in our lives. Druidic magic may involve contemplation, meditation, ritual or ecstatic dance
    Members Only Online Rite - December 6th 8:00 pm CST - email for info bendis at beyondtheninthwave dot org