Animal allies, Blessings, Goddess

Celebrate the Feast of Epona on June 13th

The goddess Epona ("great mare") — protector of so-called "service" animals such horses, ponies, donkeys and mules —  was worshipped by both the Celts and the Romans, and has parallels with the goddess Rhiannon. In Celtic lore, Rhiannon was born at the first Moon Rise and is also known as the Divine Queen of Faeries.… Continue reading Celebrate the Feast of Epona on June 13th

Blessings, Health, Journeys, Mother Earth, Spirituality

I sit before flowers to learn their Wisdom

My greatest teacher is Mama Earth... I learn so much from her. What do you learn from Mama Earth? Or perhaps you have another teacher with whom you connect even more? These words by Canadian poet Shane L. Koyczan express my feelings for Mama Earth much more eloquently than I could. I sit before flowers… Continue reading I sit before flowers to learn their Wisdom

Blessings, Rituals and Ceremonies, Solstice

Winter Solstice Five-Day Advent Ritual and Meditation 

Do you have any special traditions for Solstice? Each year I add — or modify  — my rituals, staying present with the changes in my life, where my life is going . . . and what is happening in the world. I'm gathering materials now for my 5-day Solstice Advent blessing candle ring, and haven't… Continue reading Winter Solstice Five-Day Advent Ritual and Meditation 

Blessings, Mother Earth

Thanksgiving Blessings

Blessings to all my American friends for a happy and safe Thanksgiving with loved ones today✨✨ As you take time today to reflect on your blessings from the last year, take time to thank Mama Earth for all she has given us. I am sharing this lovely Thanksgiving prayer from Starhawk which was published in… Continue reading Thanksgiving Blessings

Animal allies, Animal Communication, Blessings, Journeys, Rituals and Ceremonies, Shamanism

Fly away little bird

Earlier this week, I returned a little sparrow to Mama Earth, one who had flown into a window at our home ... heartbreaking, yet with a message for me. I'm sure many of you have experienced this... a loud bang on a window, jumping up to see what happened, then seeing a tiny feather. However,… Continue reading Fly away little bird

Affirmations, Altars, Blessings, Celtic Celebrations, Hedgewitch, Lughnasadh, Magic, Pagan, Rituals and Ceremonies, Sacred Space, Soul Questions, Wiccan, Witch, Witchy Ways

A Lughnasadh ritual for Abundance and Rebirth

I love this quote from Henry David Thoreau, which - for me at least - perfectly captures my thoughts about Lughnasadh and other harvest festivals... that true abundance is intangible and that we are a speck in the immense cosmos around us, a piece of stardust in the human form. “The true harvest of my life… Continue reading A Lughnasadh ritual for Abundance and Rebirth

Altars, Blessings, Celtic Celebrations, Divine Feminine, Divine Masculine, Goddess, Hedgewitch, Lughnasadh, Pagan, Rituals and Ceremonies, Shamanism, Spirituality, Wheel of the Year, Wiccan, Witch, Witchy Ways

Celebrating Lughnasadh, the first Celtic harvest

Lughnasadh — also known as Lammas — is coming very soon. It is one of four cross-quarter days in the Celtic Wheel of the Year (the others are Samhain, Imbolc and Beltaine) and is normally celebrated on August 1st in the Northern Hemisphere. In Celtic traditions, the day starts at sunset so the festivities typically… Continue reading Celebrating Lughnasadh, the first Celtic harvest