The Magic of the Equinox: a transformative step in the Spiral Dance of the Year

The Equinox arrives today, on September 22nd at 1:02 PM Pacific Time / 20:02 UTC. For those in the Northern Hemisphere, this Equinox marks the astronomical start of Autumn and is known by many in the Pagan or Wiccan communities as Mabon, as Alban Elfed (Light of the Water) in Druid communities, and as Cónacht Fómhair (or Meán Fómhair) in Irish Gaelic For those... Continue Reading →

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Lughnasadh Ritual and Magick: Abundance, Rebirth and Coeur-age

I love this quote from Henry David Thoreau, which – for me  – perfectly captures my thoughts about Lughnasadh (aka Lammas) and other harvest festivals: that true abundance is intangible and that we are a speck in the immense cosmos around us, a piece of star dust in the human form. Each year at Lughnasadh, I... Continue Reading →

(Wild)Craft a loose incense for Lughnasadh

For your Lughnasadh (aka Lammas) rituals, consider crafting your own loose incense for burning in your altar cauldron or in an outdoor bonfire. Scott Cunningham suggested this classic recipe in his 1986 book The Complete Book of Incense, Oils and Brews: 2 parts* Frankincense resin (see note on PARTS below) 1 part Heather 1 part... Continue Reading →

25 Ways to Celebrate Summer Solstice Celtic-style

The Wheel of the Year is turning. It feels like Beltaine was just yesterday, and yet this week in the Northern Hemisphere we welcome the Summer Solstice, also known as MidSummer or Litha. The Solstice — from the Latin for “standing sun” — arrives on Wednesday, June 21st at 4:24 UTC (Universal Time), which is... Continue Reading →

Passionate Transformation with the New Moon in Taurus

Wisdom from Seanmháthair Gealach (Grandmother Moon) New Moon in Taurus arrived at 5:16 AM Pacific Time Day 1 of the lunar journey Our Theme for this month: Passionate Transformation. Love Your Self New Moon Wisdom: first, pause & reflect We are in that wonderful time of new beginnings... a New Moon today and Beltaine (the... Continue Reading →

Imbolc Blessings

This week, we celebrate Imbolc (IM - OLK) and the Celtic goddess Brighid, goddess of fertility, creativity, the forge (blacksmiths and smithing), light, and livestock. But exactly WHEN do we celebrate, you may ask!! Some celebrate on the fixed date of February 1st whilst others will celebrate on the astronomical Cross-Quarter date of a February... Continue Reading →

Celebrate your HerStory on Women’s Little Christmas

Join me in celebrating YOUR HerStory with me this weekend on Nollaig na mBan (Women’s Little Christmas). 🎄 🌟 ❤️ As a child I loved reading stories about strong and amazing women — heroines, adventurers, explorers, leaders, scientists, goddesses and more — even young adult literature featuring independent clever girls (Nancy Drew anyone?). Some of... Continue Reading →

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