Large snowflakes foretell a short
snowfall, as large raindrops
forecast a brief shower.
It is the small snowflakes that
usually result in a heavy
Onion skins very thin
Mild winter coming in.
Onion skins very tough
Winter’s going to be rough.
Green Christmas, full churchyard.
The chill is on from near and far
In all the months that have an “R”.
As far as the sun shines out on Imbolg day
So far will the snow blow in before May
As far as the snow blown in on Imbolg day
So far will the sun shine out before May
The pale Moon doth rain
The red Moon doth blow
The white Moon doth
Neither – nor snow.
A dry March and a dry May
portend a wholesome summer,
if there be a showering April between.
A sunshiny shower won’t last half an hour.
March winds and April showers
Bring forth May flowers.
If you would the doctor pay
Leave your flannels off in May!
Never cast a clout
Till May be out.
When bees stay close to the hive,
rain is near.
When the dew is on the grass
Rain will never come to pass
When grass is dry at morning light
Look for rain before the night.
St Swithin’s Day, if thou dost rain
For Forty days it will remain.
St Swithin’s Day, if thou be fair
For forty days ’twill rain na mair.
(St Swithin’s Day = July 15th.)
When the sheep collect and huddle
The morrow will become a puddle
The Moon and the weather
May change together
But change of the Moon
Does not change the weather.
Winds that swing against the sun
And winds that bring the rain, are one.
Winds that swing ’round with the sun
Keep the rain strom on the run.
Cobwebs on the grass are a sign of frost.
Full Moon in October without a frost
No frost until full Moon in November.
Sunshine is healthy; rain is refreshing,
A windy day is bracing, snow is tranquil.
There is no such thing as bad weahter,
Only different kinds of good weather.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
The trouble with self-made men
is that they worship their creator.
Pray to the Moon when she is round
Luck with you shall then abound,
What ye seek for shall be found
In sea or sky or hallowed ground.
Elder be the Lady’s tree
Burn it not, or curs’d you’ll be.
Stir with a knife, stir up strife.
Anger is the thief who steals away the nice moments.
Bayberry candles, burned to the socket
Brings luck to the house and gold to the pocket.
For some, doubt is often the beginning of true Wisdom.
The highest reward for any working isn’t what you receive from it but what you become by it.
When you have begun
The work is half done.
An ounce of mirth is worth more than a pound of sorrow.
What can’t be cured must be endured.
To acquire book knowledge – learn the latest ways. To be Wise, learn from the Old Ones.
If you want to succeed in this world; be Wise,
the best way to be Wise is to appear to be a fool.
Success is turning knowledge into positive action.
See a pin and pick it up
All the day you’ll have good luck.
See a pin and let it stay
Bad luck you’ll have all the day.
It’s better by far, to be known by 10 people
for something you’re proud of
than by 10,000 people
for something you’re not.
We have two eyes and two ears but one tongue.
This is so we can see and hear more, but speak less.
If you have knowledge, let those who would, light their candles on it.
He who jests at scars never felt a wound.
A storm makes its first announcement down the chimney
Whistling girls and crowing hens
Will surely come to some bad ends.
The only people you should want to get even with,
are those who have helped you out.
Friendship glows in winter snows.
You can always tell the measure of a person by what they see fit to laugh at.
The Wise look forward to old age, the mundane fear it
Many people will walk in and out of your life,
but only true friends will
leave footprints in your heart.
To handle yourself, use your head;
To handle others, use your heart.
Anger is a letter shy of danger.
If someone betrays you once, it’s his fault;
if he betrays you twice, it’s your fault.
The gods give every bird it’s food,
But do not throw it into its nest.
He who loses money, loses much;
He who loses a friend, loses more;
He who loses faith, loses all.
Beautiful young people are accidents of nature,
But beautiful old people are works of art.
The tongue weighs practically nothing,
but so few people can hold it.
(These were collected from the internet and a variety of sources.)