Moonday Musings

MoonDay Musings: What did I really see this day?

I have two books that I turn to regularly, pictured below, for seeking some wisdom for the day: Embers: One Ojibway's Meditations by Richard Wagamese and Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom by John O’Donohue. I open a book and a page at random, then scan the page for something — a word, a… Continue reading MoonDay Musings: What did I really see this day?

Wisdom from Grandmother Moon

Thanksgiving Blessings

Here in Canada, we celebrate Thanksgiving on the second Monday in October.  So, this weekend for me is all about reflection and gratitude. On this Thanksgiving weekend, I wish blessings of joy, love and abundance to all and to my loved ones, family and friends. I love these words from Henry David Thoreau which express… Continue reading Thanksgiving Blessings

Wheel of the Year

A Water Balance ritual for Equinox

The Equinox arrives on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 19:21 UTC marking Autumn for those in the Northern Hemisphere and Spring for those in the Southern Hemisphere. The Equinox is a time of balance, whether it is Autumn or Spring in your locale. And what a perfect time to dip into the energy and contemplate… Continue reading A Water Balance ritual for Equinox

Moonday Musings, Wheel of the Year

Water Wisdom for Autumn

Just a few weeks ago in the Northern Hemisphere, we began Lúnasa season, while those in the Southern Hemisphere began its waxing counterpart and complement, Imbolg. How are these seasons manifesting for you, and in your locale?   At this time of year I normally begin to feel the shift of energies from the Fire… Continue reading Water Wisdom for Autumn

Divine Feminine, Lunar Cycles, Rituals and Ceremonies

Celebrate Diana on Nemoralia, the August Full Moon

"Nemoralia, Make a Wish" by MargotYvy on Deviant Art This year (2021), the August Full Moon in Aquarius arrives on August 22nd at 12:01 UTC (5:01 am PDT), a day that many also celebrate the Roman goddess/priestess Diana, or her Greek counterpart Artemis. Consider working with goddess-priestess Diana on this Full Moon, creating a relationship… Continue reading Celebrate Diana on Nemoralia, the August Full Moon

Divine Feminine

Celebrate the Divine Feminine on Friday the 13th

Today is Friday the 13th, a date some see as bad luck but I have never aligned with those supposed negative energies. For me, and for many women, this is a day to celebrate the Divine Feminine and our Inner Goddess. Thirteen is the number of moons in the year (most often). The Moon is… Continue reading Celebrate the Divine Feminine on Friday the 13th

Moonday Musings

MoonDay Musings: intricate companionships

Wendell Berry — in “The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture” — shared his thoughts on a holistic approach to healing (yes!). For me, his words also remind us that we are not separate from our fellow creatures and plants, nor are we superior. When we recognize we are equals, partners, companions, we can be… Continue reading MoonDay Musings: intricate companionships

Lunar Cycles, Rituals and Ceremonies

New Moon in Leo: Coeur-ageous beginnings

The 2021 New Moon in Leo arrives on August 8 at 6:50 am Pacific Time / 13:50 UTC. This New Moon is very special. Not only is it a New Moon, a wonderful time to use the strength of the Leo heart and courage (coeur-age), but it arrives on the fire festival of "true" Lúnasa… Continue reading New Moon in Leo: Coeur-ageous beginnings

Wheel of the Year

Corn husks and silk: crafting and tea for Lúnasa

Each year at this time, I use the abundant corn husks for crafting items for my Lúnasa altar (corn dolls, etc), and often save and dry the excess husks to have on hand for Imbolg celebrations too. I much prefer this to buying husks at craft stores, as I have no idea if they have… Continue reading Corn husks and silk: crafting and tea for Lúnasa

Earth Medicine

MoonDay Musings: wisdom from a plant ally

Today I learned (yet another) lesson from one of my plant allies, the Rose of Sharon plant now blooming on our balcony. Let me tell you a story . . . I was disappointed when, early last year, we were asked to remove all window boxes from our balcony due to pending construction and balcony… Continue reading MoonDay Musings: wisdom from a plant ally