Celtic Shamanism, Spirituality

Be the wind… Be the wave… Be the stag and hawk

When we consider beauty — of our Self and that of Nature — remember that we are also part of that glorious thing called Nature. Like everything on this planet, we share the same molecules and the need for Air, Water, Fire, Earth... and Spirit. And Love. And Connection. As Maya Angelou said, "We are… Continue reading Be the wind… Be the wave… Be the stag and hawk

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Lunar Cycles, Moonday Musings, Releases

MoonDay Musings: Processing change and release

Personal change can be both rewarding and tumultuous... and not just because of the process itself, but because of the emotions associated with the change. Change in the world around us — natural, social, political — can also be chaotic and unsettling, even when it is positive change. And at this time of the Waning… Continue reading MoonDay Musings: Processing change and release

Full Moon, Goddess, Rituals and Ceremonies

A Full Moon celebration for goddess Diana

The August Full Moon in Aquarius arrives on August 15th at 12:29 UTC, on 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; she is a strong ally to women, fertility and childbirth. I first made a personal connection with… Continue reading A Full Moon celebration for goddess Diana

Full Moon, Lunar Cycles, New Moon, Rituals and Ceremonies

Ritual: Drawing Down the Moon

I originally shared this well-known ritual (and there are many variations) in a post a couple of years ago, but decided it needed to be shared again all on its own! DRAWING DOWN THE MOON This rite can be done during the Full Moon OR New Moon energy, alone or in Circle, and can be… Continue reading Ritual: Drawing Down the Moon

Lunar Cycles

Naming the August Full Moon

What will you call the August Full Moon in Aquarius, which arrives August 15th at 12:29 UTC? Many cultures name their “moonths” and Full Moons based on what is happening in their locale and — of course — these vary worldwide. And I always recommend naming the Full Moon as it manifests for you in… Continue reading Naming the August Full Moon

Imbolc, Lughnasadh, Soul Work

Lion’s Gate 8:8 Portal

This year (2019), the Sun entered Leo on July 23rd and we began tuning into the 8:8 Lion's Gate power portal which peaks on 8/8/2019 and ends (closes) when the Sun moves into Virgo on August 23rd.  You may see various dates for when the portal opens and closes, but all agree that the peak… Continue reading Lion’s Gate 8:8 Portal

Imbolc, Lughnasadh, Wheel of the Year

Blessings on “true” Lughnasadh and Imbolc

For those who celebrate Lughnasadh (Northern Hemisphere) and Imbolc (Southern Hemisphere) on the “true” day (i.e. the precise mid-point between the June Solstice and the September Equinox), today’s the day!  That mid-point arrived at 11:52 UTC August 7. I love celebrating on the traditional day (August 1st) as well as the “true” day, and others choose… Continue reading Blessings on “true” Lughnasadh and Imbolc