When Nature plants an acorn, it yields its potential — its destiny — as a magnificent oak, its growth tempered only by the amount of sun, rain, and nutrients. But what of we humans? What other factors may be in play? Our beliefs — and that of others — can shape who we are, and… Continue reading MoonDay Musings: Be like the acorn
New Moon Blessings! The Super New Moon on October 16th arrives at 19:31 UTC in the sign of Libra, a Cardinal sign signifying initiation, and is aligned with the element Air, such a cerebral sign. Air can bring change and inspiration, a gentle refreshing breeze or knock us down with heavy gusts! Air is life, death… Continue reading New Moon in Libra: Right Relationship
The Full Moon is a powerful time each month for me, as Seanmháthair Gealach — Grandmother Moon in Irish — shifts from the rising action-oriented waxing energies of the Divine Masculine toward the waning reflective intuitive energies of the Divine Feminine. It is a good time to re-assess, course correct and release whatever no longer… Continue reading Full Moon Release Ritual with Fire
Photo by Conscious Design on Unsplash My meditation practice has evolved over time as I learned (and continue to learn!) what works for me — the when, where, how such as the time of day and amount of time, sitting vs laying down, and my mindset as I begin. For me, one of the challenges was the tendency… Continue reading MoonDay Musings: Meditation as healing
Photo by Simon Berger on Unsplash Earlier today, I read an article from The Toronto Star, shared by a friend on Facebook. The article was a huge eye-opener for me — a paradigm shift — especially on this Autumn Equinox as we contemplate the wisdom grown and harvested since the Spring Equinox, and offer gratitude for that harvest.… Continue reading Living large or embracing a smaller life?
Spring Equinox — also known as Alban Eilir, Cónocht an Earraigh and Ostara — arrives in the Southern Hemisphere on September 22 @13:30 UTC. The Wheel of the Year honours the changing of the seasons and also celebrates new beginnings, life rising again and renewal, death and rebirth. And no doubt many of us can… Continue reading Spring Equinox: Renewal and new beginnings
What do you call the Autumn Equinox? It is known in Irish as Fómhar or Cónocht an Fhómhair, as Alban Elfed ("Light of the Water") by the Druids, and very recently (1970s) as Mabon in other traditions. Some call it Harvest or Harvest Home. For me, it is also the beginning of gratitude season, as… Continue reading Harvesting wisdom at the Autumn Equinox
Our Autumn Equinox Season course begins Friday, September 18th! I love Autumn… stepping into the rich waning energies of this season and flowing with its Water-y intuitive influences as we ready for the coming season of Samhain on November 1st, marking the first season celebration in the Celtic new year. Pictured above is a preview… Continue reading Let’s get this party started!
Use the energy of The Virgin archetype — bold, fearless and independent — to turn your courageous dreams into courageous actions.
We are approaching an Equinox on September 22nd, a time when there is a momentary balance of Light and Dark around the world. At this Equinox, the Light Half of the Year tips toward the Dark Half (north of the Tropic of Cancer, the Autumn Equinox) and from the Dark Half to the Light Half (south… Continue reading MoonDay Musings: Equinox Balance