My personal theme for this lunar month (and also shared in “13 Moons, 13 Goddesses”) is “Pause”. As one turn in the Wheel of the Years completes, another begins. And in this Pause, this “Time of No Time”, we dream . . . we remember . . . and we envision what is ahead. And… Continue reading MoonDay Musings: honour your rhythms
Wisdom from Grandmother Moon Samhain, one of two “hinges” in the Irish year, is a good time to reflect and release so that we can begin the new journey with Father Sun with fresh eyes ... perhaps letting go of “facts” and assumptions that were really just self-limiting beliefs. Some of these are so very… Continue reading A new year, a new immram
This year, Samhain feels different for me. I am embracing an even deeper connection with the Ancestors, especially as so many close to me have transitioned to that place in the last year. I am feeling a call for a deeper and longer reflective period, and a greater need for renewal and new beginnings. I… Continue reading Samhain, a new immram for a new year
Did you know that the Fire Festivals (Samhain, Imbolg, Bealtaine, Lughnasadh) originally had no clear fixed dates, unlike the Sun-based festivals (Winter & Summer Solstice, Spring & Autumn Equinox) which fell on astronomically observable phenomena? Samhain and Bealtaine were the "hinges" of the Celtic two-fold year. Bealtaine essentially marked the beginning of Summer and Samhain… Continue reading Celebrating Bealtaine and Samhain – whenever they are!
It has been said that, generally, the New Moon in Scorpio is a time to focus on what's important in our life, without its distractions, and to strive towards a sense of peace. I find it interesting that each November, the UN chooses to observe Seven Days of Science and Peace . . . a… Continue reading Blessings on the New Moon in Scorpio
As we approach the “hinge” of Samhain (NH) and Bealtaine (SH), I offer a gentle, somewhat subtle (and yet profound, for me at least), theme for this lunar month: Pause. Yes, pausing.This theme was inspired by the month itself, as the Wheel of the Year closes for us in the North, a move into the… Continue reading Theme for the new Lunar Month: Pause
Are you feeling the need for grounding and peace? Try this Buddhist meditation which has been used successfully for over 2500 years, and has a few different versions (as with all translated texts). It's a wonderful way to start the day and create positive intention. This meditation is offered totally unconditionally, with no expectations, with… Continue reading Loving-Kindness Meditation