All You Ever Wanted to Know about November


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November is the penultimate month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars, the last of four months to have a length of 30 days.

In 750 BC, November was the ninth month in the calendar of Romulus, and its name is from the Latin for nine. January and February were later additions to the Roman calendar.

November is known as a late spring month in the Southern Hemisphere, while for us in the North it is a month of late autumn.

If you are into such things, November has the gem stone topaz and the flower chrysanthemum and can be home to both astrological signs Scorpio and Sagittarius.

I have been reflecting on the seasons and how I tend to associate November with some quite intense emotion. It’s almost as though the world wants to shake all the unresolved stuff up before moving it on with the deep dark of December and then a whole new beginning for January.

An article in the Green Spirit newsletter describes this eleventh month as a month of peace and reflection. It also offers a video which you can find at, where you are invited to enter into the experience and meaning of November through a short, meditative video. This is part of a series exploring the months and Celtic celebrations throughout the year.

Celebrations Through the Year

Kitty Parsons

Kitty has forgotten how long she has been here now but she loves Pembrokeshire for its beauty and it's people. She spends her time searching out stories for, swimming in the sea , drawing and painting as Snorkelfish and eating cake. She says " has been an opportunity to celebrate this beautiful county and its people. Keep the stories coming. We love to hear from you."

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