Wheel of the Year

Spring Equinox energies

Spring Equinox 2023, March 20 @ 21:24 UTC Who are your allies for the Spring Equinox and this season in the Wheel of the Year that begins today and ends with Bealtainne, traditionally celebrated on May 1st? For me, well it's a team of allies including some of the Maiden goddesses of Spring, the element… Continue reading Spring Equinox energies

Divine Feminine

Imbolg and the Bear Goddess

"Artio and Artaois" by Beth Wildwood, cover art for Pagan Portals - Artio and Artaois: A journey Towards the Celtic Bear Gods When I think of Imbolg, I think of its traditional connection with the birthing of the lambs and goats. But they are not they only creatures giving birth in late winter / early… Continue reading Imbolg and the Bear Goddess

Lunar Cycles

Super New Moon in Pisces: be a fisher of dreams

Super New Moon in Pisces February 20 @ 07:05 UTC, 08:05 pm NZDT, 2:05 am EST, and February 19 @ 11:05 pm PDT How will this new moon in Pisces — with its water-y emotional intuitive and imaginative energy — inform and guide your new monthly journey with Grandmother Moon? Ruled by Neptune (and some say Jupiter… Continue reading Super New Moon in Pisces: be a fisher of dreams

Lunar Cycles

What is your moon story?

I love the serendipitous quality of learning, how a word from someone or an image one stumbles upon can lead us to a new thought, a new question, a new direction... or a paradigm shift in one's own thoughts. I experienced this again in the last couple of weeks, when a reading suggestion lead me… Continue reading What is your moon story?

Soul Work

Celebrate your Self on Valentine’s Day

Do you celebrate Valentine’s Day?  Some see this holiday as a purely commercial event, a “Hallmark moment”, focusing only on romantic love and partnerships, flowers and chocolate, and candlelit dinners. As for me, I look at Valentine's Day as a soul work prompt, an opportunity to raise my awareness to ALL the relationships in my life,… Continue reading Celebrate your Self on Valentine’s Day

Rituals and Ceremonies

Happy New Year to the Trees

Pomegranate bud image by PixHouse, Getty Images Signature, via CanvaPro I love how so many cultures and faiths celebrate the seasons of Mama Earth and Father Sky in their religious and spiritual holidays. Many have holy days and festivals associated with the Spring and Autumn Equinoxes, the Summer and Winter Solstices, and many of these… Continue reading Happy New Year to the Trees

Divination Techniques & Tools, Wheel of the Year

Divination practices for Imbolg

Each festival in the Wheel of the Year has some sort of divination practice associated with it, perhaps because the veils between the realms were always considered to be thinnest at the fire festivals, making it easier to communicate with the realms of ancestors, the living and that of the deities and fairies, aka The… Continue reading Divination practices for Imbolg

Wheel of the Year

Creativity: the Brighid – Lugh connection

On February 1st (the traditional date), we celebrate the fire festival of Imbolg (aka Imbolc) in the Northern Hemisphere and Lúnasa (aka Lughnasadh aka Lammas) in the Southern Hemisphere.  Rather than looking at these as different events, let us consider the commonality of these two festivals and how they might complement each other — perhaps… Continue reading Creativity: the Brighid – Lugh connection

Rituals and Ceremonies

New Moon Candle Magic for Brighid

New Moon in Aquarius January 21 @ 20:53 UTC, 12:53 pm PST, 3:53 pm pm EST, January 22 @ 9:53 am NZDT Imbolg Can be celebrated on February 1st, 3rd and/or 5th! Celebrate the New Moon in Aquarius with a candle blessing for the Celtic goddess Brighid or Saint Brigid, a lovely way to honour… Continue reading New Moon Candle Magic for Brighid

Lunar Cycles

2023, a year of 13 moons

Women have a special connection with Grandmother Moon. She is associated with all the divine feminine qualities such as nurturing, intuitive, cooperative, being rather than doing, creative, emotional and focused on one's inner world. And the energies our menstrual cycles (even when pre-menarche or post-menopause) are aligned with her months. And let us remember that… Continue reading 2023, a year of 13 moons