Ancestors, Earth Medicine, Moonday Musings, Wheel of the Year

MoonDay Musings: Ancestors

“If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see your parents and all generations of your ancestors. All of them are alive in this moment. Each is present in your body. You are the continuation of each of these people.” — Thich Nhat Hanh As we in the Northern Hemisphere approach… Continue reading MoonDay Musings: Ancestors

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Ancestors

Remembrance Day 2018: a richer dust

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War 1, then called The Great War. No one imagined that another war of such devastation would start just two decades later.... or the rise of so many conflicts, wars and terrorism across our planet to this day. While I deplore the “culture of war”,… Continue reading Remembrance Day 2018: a richer dust

Ancestors, Lunar Cycles, Samhain, Wheel of the Year

Moonday Musings: What will survive of us is love

As we approach Samhain here in the Northern Hemisphere — a time to honour our ancestors and those who have passed in this turn of the Wheel of the Year — I like to give gratitude for what my ancestors have given me: their resilience, their DNA, their gifts, their histories, their talents, their culture,… Continue reading Moonday Musings: What will survive of us is love

Ancestors, Card Layouts, Celtic Celebrations, Crone Wisdom, Samhain, Wheel of the Year

Ancestral Card Layout for Samhain

Blessings on “true” Samhain! Many of us in the Northern Hemisphere celebrated Samhain (SOW-en), the Celtic New Year and one of the most significant dates in the Celtic Wheel of the Year, starting at sunset on October 31st and ending at sunset November 1st. However, Samhain was not always celebrated on that specific day, now… Continue reading Ancestral Card Layout for Samhain

Altars, Ancestors, Celtic Celebrations, Rituals and Ceremonies, Samhain

Honouring the Ancestors at Samhain

At sunset on October 31st, many of us in the Northern Hemisphere celebrate Samhain (SOW-en), the Celtic New Year and one of the most significant dates in the Celtic Wheel of the Year. For the Celts, the day began at sunset so the celebration continued through to sunset on November 1st. However, Samhain was not… Continue reading Honouring the Ancestors at Samhain

Altars, Ancestors, Lunar Cycles, Quarter Moon

Entraining with liminal energies at the Quarter Moon

On Friday, October 27th at 22:22 UTC, La Luna marks the First Quarter in her lunar journey. By the waxing crescent a few days ago, many of us had set our goals for the month and now, in this waxing moon, have taken action. And La Luna is still waxing. You may feel that energetic… Continue reading Entraining with liminal energies at the Quarter Moon