Celestial events and seasonal turning points are auspicious and inspiring times for ceremony and circles in Sedona, Arizona.
Full Moons and New Moons each month have energetic effects.
Solstices and equinoxes are the major seasonal turning points.
The mid-season times are also subtle turning points in the cycle of the year.
Celestial events–comets, meteors, eclipses–have always drawn mankind’s attention to the heavens.
As long as humans have been on earth, they watched the skies and noted the season’s changing. Here in Sedona, locals and visitors both enjoy gathering, viewing, connecting with the energy of season’s turnings, moon cycles and celestial events.
Full Moon – Full Moon nights, including the 2 nights before the peak, are always events in Sedona.
New Moon – subtler than the full moon, but auspicious timing for new beginnings, seeding projects.
Please see schedule at bottom for the Full & New Moon Mystic Insights & Ceremony Circle.
Sunset and Sunrise are powerful points each day to pause and connect. I time many of my programs to work with these potent energies such as the Sunset, Starlight Nature and Solo Vision Circle
Solstices are the annual extremes of light and dark and mark the 2 major ceremonial doorways.
Equinoxes are the balance of day and night and are potent times to align with in ceremony.
Cross-Quarter Days or Mid-Season Points (Candlemas, Beltane, Lammas, Samhain/All Hallow’s Eve in the Celtic tradition) are subtler seasonal turning points, but ones our ancestors always acknowledged in ceremony.
Celestial Events such as solar and lunar eclipses and meteor showers are awe inspiring times.
I have gained a deep sense of connectedness to the greater cycles of life from more than three decades of experience with ceremonial recognition of these seasonal and celestial events. Our human energy systems are affected by the celestial cycle energies. Humans throughout time have come together in ceremony to helps recalibrate and renew life.
I welcome you to join in or create with me a ceremony, mystical nature seminar or other earth-spirit experience. I once led a Circle of Power Healing Ceremony at 2 am during a summer meteor shower, have often left in the dark to be at the Grand Canyon at dawn, and always tune into the energy and awe-inspiring beauty of these events.
“Sedona, place of mysterious beauty, is alive with Creation stories and with eons of the Earth’s creation exposed in sinuous red and white canyons. A primordial force of crystalline rock embedded with prayers from many millenia of humans honoring this sacred earth, her energies vibrate at a cellular level in those who come in pilgrimage.”
excerpt from article by Sandra Cosentino
2019 Auspicious Celestial or Cultural Times for Ceremonies
When ceremony is held with a group with shared intent on celestially auspicious events–full moon, new moon, seasonal turning points: equinox, solstice, cross-quarter days half way in between–or on holidays,meteor showers, eclipses, the energies are magnified.
Programs can be scheduled any time of the year and any time of the day or night.
Quadrantids Meteor Shower
Imbolc, winter cross-quarter day, half way to spring
Feb. 14 Valentines Day
Full Moon and Spring Equinox!
The Sun will shine directly on the equator and there will be nearly equal amounts of day and night throughout the world.
Lyrids Meteor Shower
Eta Aquariids Meteor Shower
Beltaine, spring cross-quarter day, half way to summer
Full Moon June 21
Delta Aquariids Meteor Shower
Lammas, summer cross-quarter day, half way to fall
Perseids Meteor Shower
Draconids Meteor Shower
Orionids Meteor Shower
South Taurids Meteor Shower
Samhain, fall cross-quarter day, half way to winter
North Taurids Meteor Shower
Leonids Meteor Shower
Geminids Meteor Shower
Ursids Meteor Shower
Customized to the Celestial Timings:
A personalized circle created for the season and participants: mystic insight journeys to the drum, connecting with moon and nature at night vibrations, ceremony to activate positive change in your life.
2019 Full Moon dates:
The night before the full moon is also a powerful time as full moon rises about an earlier than on the full moon.
- Jan. 21
- Feb. 19
- March 20 – Spring Equinox
- April 19
- May 18
- June 17
- July 16
- August 15
- Sept. 14
- Oct. 13
- Nov. 12
- Dec. 12
Dec. – Feb. held in studio, but go outdoors to connect with moon
2019 New Moon Dates:
Time for new moon circles is flexible, depending on interest, weather
- Jan. 5
- Feb. 4
- March 6
- April 5
- May 4
- June 3
- July 2
- Aug. 30 (Persiod Meteor shower)
- Sept. 28
- Oct. 27
- Nov. 26
- Dec. 26
Sunset – Stars Nature, Solo Sacred Circle
Spirit of nature understandings, ancestral perceptions & stories, connecting with nature at night, insight journey to the drum, vision quest solo circle experience
Spirit of Sedona Circle. 1.5 hour at outdoor site.
Inspiring introduction and warm welcome to feeling essence, energies and stories of Sedona. New and ancestral perspectives, natural setting, relation to sacred sites in the region and more. Customized for participants; led by Sandra Cosentino, who is native to Arizona and steeped in understandings of this region and her peoples.
Circle of Power/Medicine Wheel Teaching and Shamanic Drum Healing Ceremony. A powerful way to put your new vision into motion as we work with intention and prayer to invoke cosmic and earth energies. This is a shamanic healing/rebalancing using drums, sound healing instruments, hands-on energy and cross-cultural ways for working with the power of the circle. Personal healing circle in studio for 1 – 4; outdoors at a private site for 5 or more.