Celtic Celebrations, Lunar Cycles

Celebrating 🍇 Vine Month, September 2 to 29 🍇

The Celtic Tree Calendar has thirteen months, one for each lunar month in the year, but most contemporary Celts, Wiccans and Pagans have adopted fixed dates to keep it in sync with the Gregorian calendar currently in use in the western world. Of course, it is rather doubtful that the Celts actually used this calendar… Continue reading Celebrating 🍇 Vine Month, September 2 to 29 🍇

Celtic Celebrations, Lughnasadh

Lughnasadh and Pachamama Raymi Blessings

Blessings to Mama Earth on Lughnasadh, Imbolc and Pachamama Raymi Today, in the Northern Hemisphere, we celebrate the first of the three harvest festivals: Lughnasadh (pronounced LOO-nah-suh), also known as Lammas. In the Celtic (and Neopagan) Wheel of the Year, we celebrate not just one Autumn Festival but three:  the First Harvest (aka First Fruit)… Continue reading Lughnasadh and Pachamama Raymi Blessings

Celtic Celebrations, Celtic Mythology, Goddess

Honouring Cerridwen’s Feast Day on July 3rd

  Tomorrow, July 3rd, is the feast day of Cerridwen, the Celtic-Welsh Goddess of Rebirth and Transformation, associated with awen (poetic inspiration) and the Cauldrons of Knowledge, Vocation & Warming (known to some as the Cauldrons of Knowledge, Inspiration and Rebirth) and with the Dark Moon. As a Triple Goddess, she is also associated with… Continue reading Honouring Cerridwen’s Feast Day on July 3rd

Altars, Celtic Celebrations, Divine Feminine, Goddess

Celebrate Síle na Gig on March 18th

On March 18th, celebrate your female sexuality and sensuality on Síle na Gig day. Of course,  how you celebrate your sexuality / sensuality is a highly personal choice! And you can also celebrate Síle na Gig on your altar with pictures of Síle or vulva imagery (symbolic or otherwise), with items that are egg or… Continue reading Celebrate Síle na Gig on March 18th

Celtic Celebrations, Celtic Shamanism, Rituals and Ceremonies, Solstice, Soul Questions, Spirituality_Norse, Wheel of the Year

Celebrating the 12 Days of Solstice

Winter Solstice. . . Yule . . . This festive season is a time for Celebration: the end of the calendar year, with much to be grateful for.  Even in difficult times, there is always something for which we are thankful: friendships, family, new possibilities, and more. It is a time to light candles, share… Continue reading Celebrating the 12 Days of Solstice

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

Celtic Celebrations, Earth Medicine, Goddess, Lunar Cycles, Releases, Rituals and Ceremonies, Samhain

A Cailleach Cairn for your Samhain Release Ritual

In the Spiral of the Wheel of the Year, with tonight's arrival of Samhain, the Celtic New Year, we return to our beginnings, the deep nurturing womb of Mama Earth represented by the end of Harvest and the beginning of Winter. . . a time of deep reflection on our past year, a time of connection with… Continue reading A Cailleach Cairn for your Samhain Release Ritual