Wheel of the Year Celebrations

Blessed Be!

At Akasha's Journey we celebrate the annual cycle of Seasonal Festivals.  These include the Solstices, Equinoxes, and their Cross-Quarters, which fall halfway in between.  They strengthen our connections to Mother Earth and to the Multiverse, and remind us that all things are cyclical.  We see Time as a perpetual cycle of growth and retreat tied to the Sun's annual death and rebirth.  Our celebrations are steeped deeply in solar mythology and symbolism.  We are very inclusive and all arewelcome to celebrate with us in safe and sacred space.


Please call/text the shop to reserve your space (845) 244-0844

Energy exchange is $15 and a dish or non-alcoholic beverage to share for "cakes and ale" after circle.

We do not turn anyone away.  If you would like to attend, but cannot afford this, please speak to us about a sliding scale or helping with set up/clean up.

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Imbolc

 Imbolc is a Gaelic traditional festival marking the beginning of spring. It is held on 1 February, or about halfway between the Winter Solstice and the Vernal Equinox.  Historically, it was widely observed throughout Ireland, Scotland, and the Isle of Man. It is one of the four Gaelic seasonal festivals along with  Beltane, Lughnasadh, and Samhain.  For Christians, especially in Ireland, it is the feast day of St. Brigid.

2/2/19 7pm gathering

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Vernal Eqinox

How exciting is it when we celebrate the beginning of Spring!  The snow and cold weather is coming to an and the hope of warmer days, blossoming flowers, and new life fills the air.  

3/22/19 pm gathering

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Beltane

Beltane is also referred to as May Day and marks the halfway point between the Vernal and Autumnal Equinoxes.  We typically celebrate the fertility of the land and animals, and re-light protective hearth and heart-fires. 

5/9/19 7pm gathering

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Summer Solstice

We celebrate the beginning of Summer, the longest day of the year, the strength of the Sun, and unquenchable Light.

It is also International Day of Yoga.   

"Yoga is an invaluable gift of India's ancient tradition. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfillment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well-being. It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature. By changing our lifestyle and creating consciousness, it can help in well being."

— Narendra Modi, UN General Assembly 

6/21/19 6:55pm yoga class & gathering

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Lughnasadh

Lughnasad or Lammas marks the beginning of the harvest.  It is halfway between the Summer Solstice and the Autumnal Equinox.  We celebrate overcoming the blight.

8/3/19 7pm gathering

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Autumnal Equinox

The Autumnal Equinox, or Mabon  is celebrated as a modern ritual of thanksgiving for the fruits of the earth and a recognition of the need to share them to secure the blessings of the Goddess and God during the coming winter months.  We usually gather in Gratitude and celebrate.

9/21/19 6:30pm gathering

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Samhain

Samhain marks the end of the harvest season.  It falls about halfway between the Autumnal Equinox and the Winter Solstice, and is celebrated as a liminal time when the boundaries between this world and the Otherworld are more easily crossed.  This is a time when we honor our mighty and beloved dead, friends and family who have crossed and who are waiting for us on the other side.

11/2/19 6:30pm Ancestor Circle & Gathering

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Winter Solstice

The seasonal significance of the winter solstice is in the reversal of the gradual lengthening of nights and shortening of days.  We celebrate this feast of lights that happens in many cultures worldwide.  

12/21/19 6:30pm gathering

All artwork on individual holidays this page copyright Samantha Symonds

Full Moon Gatherings

The Full Moon is an opportune time to gather for spiritual work, personal work, mystery, and magick.  Each month we will gather in Sacred Space to focus on an intention and work with that month's astrological correspondence to work toward growth and transformation.  Some months we will gather in sacred circle.  Some months we will flow with yoga and Moon salutations and intention.  


Each moon cycle brings an opportunity for releasing what no longer serves us, and also brings its own energies of healing, balance, prayer, and reflection.


Energy exchange $15 or a stamp on your yoga class card if we are celebrating with yoga that month.

Please reserve your space by calling or texting us (845) 244-0844

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January

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Leo Full Moon 1/21/19

February

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Virgo Full Moon 2/18/19

March

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Libra Full Moon 3/19/19

April

Libra Full Moon 4/19/19

Libra Full Moon 4/19/19

May

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Scorpio Full Moon 5/17/19

June

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Sagittarius Full Moon 6/17/19

July

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Capricorn Full Moon 7/15/19

August

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Aquarius Full Moon 8/16/19

September

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Pisces Full Moon 9/14/19

October

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Aries Full Moon  10/12/19

November

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Taurus Full Moon 11/11/19

December

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Gemini Full Moon 12/13/19