For us in Ireland the Celtic New Year is based on the alignment of the Dark Moon and the Sun and the star Antares at 10* in Scorpio in the Belt of the Zodiac. This alignment ties in with the leaking energies of the (extinct) Volcano called Lambay Island off the east coast and then up the passage of the Stone Cairn at Sliabh na Callighe (aka Loughcrew) to connect with a man sized Quartz standing stone inside the chamber. This is an incredible alignment of Natural Time that was set up by our Ancestors many thousands of years ago and it is still exact today.
The Sun year for 2010 has the 2nd of Nov for its alignment to the star Antares at 10* in Scorpio in the Belt of the Zodiac with the Sun, but the Moon is not involved. This alignment ties in with the leaking energies of the (extinct) Volcano called Lambay Island off the east coast and then up the passage of the Stone Cairn at Sliabh na Callighe (aka Loughcrew) to connect with a man sized Quartz standing stone inside the chamber.
Celtic New Year
The Celtic New Year is the start of the Moon Year and this year it�s on the 5th of Nov 2010, last year it was on the 22nd Oct. The moon year floats - annoying the controller elite hence their current catholic solar calendar. The Full Moon and Sun cannot both align with the same Star Antares behind them because for the Moon to be full it needs to be opposite the Sun with the Earth in between them. The Moon must be in its dark phase (one day only) to have the Sun and Antares make the alignment to Earth.
This year on the 5th of Nov the alignment of the Dark Moon is at 12 nightime and this timing is from the star Antares at 10* Scorpio, the Sun, the Dark Moon, the Lambay Volcano and the passage Cairn 'L' (Loughcrew) and the Quartz standing stone inside 'L'.
You need to think in vortices (3d spirals) of energy from the Star, increasing when passing the Sun which is sending its own vortices of energy and then the moon (which we cannot see i.e. because it has no Sunlight hitting it that we can see = dark) picking up the leaking Volcano energy and feeding the Quartz acupuncture stone inside the cairn 'L' activating the energy grid. This was and is the enormity of the Solar Engineering accomplished by our Ancestors. The timing for Samhain Dark Moon was designed for Ireland maybe 7 or 8 thousand years ago. The people who built monuments to work with the energies at that time here in Ireland did not concern themselves with the southern hemisphere. Our ancestors did not use the 12 signs as in modern astrology, they used the four bright stars - further details on the website.
Once every moonth the moon is at 10* of Scorpio, When this happens nearest to the Solar Samhain alignment as a Dark Moon (ie includes the Sun) alignment we see it as the start of the Celtic New year. We have a Sun year that starts with the Sun at 10* of Samhain but we also have a Moon year that shifts but also starts at 10* Samhain. The length of the Moon year is constantly changing, this was / is a problem for those who sought /seek to extract value from control of humanity. But for those who seek to connect with Natural Time � it is the Pathway of Escape from slavery into freedom.
For those who have interest in joining us on this start of the Celtic New Year - first please read all other essays on Samhain on this website for past reports - you can join us on Tara on Friday the 5th of Nov at about 8ish - bring a candle in a lantern and you can take a new fire spirit home from our sacred fire.