Lunar Cycles, Rituals and Ceremonies, Soul Work

A Release Ritual with Stones

Photo by bantersnaps on Unsplash In our previous post — Create space for something wonderful... — I shared some thoughts on the Full Moon, that the energies of the moon and sky can "raise our awareness to our own transformation, to the shifts in perspective that have been whispering quietly just under the surface of our conscious minds…… Continue reading A Release Ritual with Stones

Lunar Cycles

Create space for something wonderful on the Full Moon in Capricorn

How has this lunar month manifested for you so far? We began with a theme of Authentic Self (re)Born, inspired by the New Moon in Cancer, the Solstice and an Annular Solar Eclipse. So many powerful energies were at work, and you may have felt a pull from many directions. Perhaps the grounding energy of the Full… Continue reading Create space for something wonderful on the Full Moon in Capricorn

Moonday Musings

MoonDay Musings: Magic is all around us

Over the last few days I have seen several quotes from Frances Hodgson Burnett’s book “The Secret Garden”, published in 1911. There must be a reason this is coming into my awareness! This quote in particular resonated with me… and there are many many more! ⁣ “Sometimes since I've been in the garden I've looked… Continue reading MoonDay Musings: Magic is all around us

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Celebrate the Fae on June 24th

Yes, not only do we celebrate the Solstice and MidSummer in June, but the world at large has recognized June 24th as International Fairy Day!   The tales of the Sídhe from Irish lore were rather different from those of other cultures within the Celtic world (e.g. the Bretons) and outside of it (e.g. English,… Continue reading Celebrate the Fae on June 24th

Wheel of the Year

Harness the energy of Summer Solstice

Fire Dance by Julia C R Gray Many of us look forward to celebrating Summer Solstice — by whatever name or tradition calls to us, such as MidSummer, Samhradh (Irish), Litha, Alban Hefin — which this year (2020) arrives on June 20th at 21:44 UTC in the Northern Hemisphere.  And, of course, those in the Southern Hemisphere will be celebrating… Continue reading Harness the energy of Summer Solstice

Wheel of the Year

How will you celebrate Solstice?

An impromptu Summer Solstice celebration at Spanish Banks Beanch in Vancouver. For my Celtic ancestors, the Summer Solstice was celebrated as Samhradh (MidSummer), as for them Summer began at Bealtaine around May 1st, and continued until the First Harvest of Lúnasa in early August. It was one of four solar festivals  — two equinoxes and… Continue reading How will you celebrate Solstice?

Lunar Cycles

Naming the Sagittarius Full Moon

Wisdom from Grandmother Moon What will you name Friday’s Full Moon (& eclipse!) in Sagittarius? For some, this is the Rose Full Moon, the Strawberry Full Moon or the Mead Full Moon. I like to name it myself, based on what’s happening locally with flora and fauna. And isn't that how those names originated? I… Continue reading Naming the Sagittarius Full Moon

Lunar Cycles

Begin a new adventure with the Sagittarius Full Moon and Eclipse

We began this lunar month with the New Moon in Gemini, a theme of communing, an invitation to share one's intimate thoughts or feelings with someone (or something) — especially on a spiritual level and even non-verbal level — and to harness that Gemini sociability and let it work for us in whatever way that… Continue reading Begin a new adventure with the Sagittarius Full Moon and Eclipse

Lunar Cycles, Soul Work

Responding to Change in Interesting Times

Image by Dean Moriarty from Pixabay  "May you live in interesting times" is a phrase that is often used ironically. There is an assumption that life is better in non-interesting times, and that "interesting" times are in fact quite troublesome. Time will tell. But interesting times are also opportunities to examine our life, our choices and how we… Continue reading Responding to Change in Interesting Times

Lunar Cycles, Wheel of the Year

Lunar Bealtaine and the Full Moon in Scorpio

Some call this the Full Flower Moon, others the Full Corn Planting Moon, or the Milk Moon. I like to name the moons based on how Mama Earth is manifesting around me and each month the name reveals itself to me in the days leading up to the Full Moon. Scorpio is a Fixed sign,… Continue reading Lunar Bealtaine and the Full Moon in Scorpio