Wheel of the Year

Ginko, a new tree ally

It's that time of year . . .  Samhain is coming! Many think of it as a witchy time of year, and I suppose it is. But for me Samhain is also about getting ready for Winter, for embracing the darker days and harvest,  for connecting with my ancestors and for honouring those who have… Continue reading Ginko, a new tree ally

Advertisements
Lunar Cycles

MoonDay Musings: Wisdom from Ivy 

In the Celtic Tree Month calendar, September 30 to October 27 is the Ivy Moon, the final moon before Samhain. Although I personally do not follow the Celtic Tree Month Calendar — a 13-month lunar calendar inspired by the Ogham tree symbols and popularized by Robert Graves (and largely debunked by Celtic scholars) — it… Continue reading MoonDay Musings: Wisdom from Ivy 

Lunar Cycles

Weaving the Threads of Life

Blessings on the New Moon in Libra!This month's lunar theme is inspired by the wisdom of The Crone. As the year tilts towards darkness and winter’s rest (in the Northern Hemisphere) — the time of the Crone and An Cailleach — we are gaining a much deeper understanding of our own life and our connections… Continue reading Weaving the Threads of Life

Lunar Cycles

Candle Magick for the New Moon

If you've ever made a wish while blowing out a birthday candle, you've done candle magick! This is the most simple type of spell-casting and is a great way to create intention and support you in manifesting your goals. I especially love combining this with my New Moon soul work (which, for me, is usually… Continue reading Candle Magick for the New Moon

Wheel of the Year

Equinox Blessings

September’s Equinox arrives today at 07:50 UTC, marking the start of Spring in the Southern Hemisphere (SH) and for us in the Northern Hemisphere (NH) the first day of Autumn. There are many different naming traditions for the Equinox: Autumn Equinox is also known as Fall Equinox, Alban Elfed, Cónacht An Fómhar, Méan Fómhar, Mabon,… Continue reading Equinox Blessings

Wheel of the Year

Autumn Incense

I have started to gather and dry some ingredients for my planned Fall Equinox loose incense blend, for using in my celebrations and rituals throughout Autumn. I'm using ethically foraged ingredients and, so far have, oak leaves and moss, pine needles, wild hops, a few pine cones (under the leaves!), Rowan berries, Rosemary and Sage.… Continue reading Autumn Incense

Lunar Cycles

Reclaiming Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th and a Full Moon? WOW, there are so many posts about this, the "unlucky" energies, what to watch out for. But, to be honest, Friday the 13th is not something I normally notice but its conjunction with the Full Harvest Moon has raised the awareness of many people. I’ve never aligned with the… Continue reading Reclaiming Friday the 13th