Wheel of the Year

Blessings on Lúnasa, Imbolg and Pachamama Raymi

Starting at dusk tonight, July 31st, in the Northern Hemisphere, we celebrate the first of the three harvest festivals: Lúnasa, aka Lughnasadh (pronounced LOO-nah-suh), and Lammas. In the Celtic/Neopagan Wheel of the Year, we celebrate not just one Autumn Festival but three:  the First Harvest (aka First Fruit) of Lúnasa on the traditional date of August 1st, the Second Harvest… Continue reading Blessings on Lúnasa, Imbolg and Pachamama Raymi

Wheel of the Year

Lúnasa Origins and Lore

Image sourced via Canva Pro I'm so looking forward to celebrating Lúnasa, and will be celebrating on the traditional date of August 1st . . . and likely on "true" Lúnasa too, the precise midpoint between the Summer Solstice and the Autumn Equinox, which this year falls on August 7th at 12:36 UTC (per archaeoastronomy.com).… Continue reading Lúnasa Origins and Lore

Lunar Cycles

Going Dark with the New Moon

Photo by Jen Theodore on Unsplash New Moon in Leo: July 28, 2022 at 17:54 UTC • 10:54 am PDT • 1:54 pm EDT For me, every new moon is an invitation to “go dark”, like the moon herself — invisible to most, connected to my deep inner wisdom and my intuition, and strengthening my ability to connect… Continue reading Going Dark with the New Moon

Lunar Cycles

Dreaming and manifesting with the New Moon in Leo

New Moon in Leo . . . and so much more! July 28, 2022 at 17:54 UTC • 10:54 am PDT • 1:54 pm EDT Are you ready for the New Moon in Leo? In addition to the inspirational power of fiery Leo, this coming lunar month brings us several influences and energies from the… Continue reading Dreaming and manifesting with the New Moon in Leo

Moonday Musings

Rise up rooted, like trees

I love it when the Earth sends me a message. Today I went for a walk in the forest … to meditate… to breathe in the luscious scent of trees and soil… and to connect with the Earth, and ask for her wisdom. I felt that wisdom stirring underneath the soil, down into the mycelium… Continue reading Rise up rooted, like trees

Lunar Cycles

The Wisdom of your Moon sign

Image from Canva Pro (den-belitsky) Many of us are aware of our Sun Sign, which we see referenced in various daily horoscopes. Our Sun sign is the Self that we show to the world. But our Moon sign is akin to our “secret identify”, our inner super s/hero: the wise inner self or subconscious that… Continue reading The Wisdom of your Moon sign

Wisdom from the Bards

Wisdom from the Bards: Leadership

What is a bard, you may ask? For my Celtic ancestors, a bard was a story teller (also known as a seanchaí in Irish, meaning "custodian of tradition, reciter of ancient lore), a magician of words (a poet) and song; an historian, chronicler and genealogist who shared the ancestral bloodlines and history of the tribe,… Continue reading Wisdom from the Bards: Leadership

Lunar Cycles

Super Full Moon in Capricorn: you are the leader in your life

Blessings on the Super Full Moon in Capricorn July 13, 2022 at 18:38 UTC • 11:38 am PDT • 2:38 pm EDT We began this lunar month with a two-fold invitation: to honour the new moon in Cancer with a day of silence, meditation or contemplation, and to recognize the invitation to step into the expansiveness… Continue reading Super Full Moon in Capricorn: you are the leader in your life

Lunar Cycles

Sailing with the New Moon in Cancer

Blessings on the Micro New Moon in Cancer June 28 @ 02:52 UTC • 7:52 pm PDT • 10:52 pm EDT Energies of the New Moon in Cancer As a water sign tapping into our emotional and intuitive side, Cancer can be such a nurturing, mothering and comforting sign — and perhaps a calming respite… Continue reading Sailing with the New Moon in Cancer

Wisdom from Grandmother Moon, Witchy Ways

Celebrate the Si (fairies!) on June 24th

Not only do we celebrate the Solstice and MidSummer in June, but the world at large has recognized June 24th as International Fairy Day!   An gcreideann tú sna síoga? Do you believe in fairies? The tales of the Sídhe (fairies, from old Irish) from Irish lore were rather different from those of other cultures… Continue reading Celebrate the Si (fairies!) on June 24th