I can’t believe it’s been over a week since our Alban Eiler celebration and I hadn’t managed to put together a post! Despite the smidgen of sunshine in the photo it was a mostly overcast afternoon with the sun magically appearing just as the Powers of the South were welcomed and staying until we began the walk back to the Tram when it started to rain pretty hard.
Alban Eiler is the time of equipoise, of the balance of light and dark. It is also the time when we sow our seeds for the future, making plans for what we hope to bring to fruition in our inner and outer lives, as symbolised by the seeds we plant during the ritual. It’s always exciting to find out what sort of seeds we will be given and this year it was tomato or courgette. I’ve never grown courgettes before but since they have the reputation of being pretty rampant I’m hoping it will have a good chance of surviving and fruiting. One of the seeds has sprouted already and is looking pretty healthy.
After the ceremony some of us repaired into Town for a curry which is a Setantii tradition which I’m glad has been resurrected, I missed the curry!