Lunar Cycles

Reclaiming Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th and a Full Moon? WOW, there are so many posts about this, the "unlucky" energies, what to watch out for. But, to be honest, Friday the 13th is not something I normally notice but its conjunction with the Full Harvest Moon has raised the awareness of many people. I’ve never aligned with the… Continue reading Reclaiming Friday the 13th

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Lunar Cycles, Rituals and Ceremonies

MoonDay Musings: Processing change and release

Personal change can be both rewarding and tumultuous... and not just because of the process itself, but because of the emotions associated with the change. Change in the world around us — natural, social, political — can also be chaotic and unsettling, even when it is positive change. And at this time of the Waning… Continue reading MoonDay Musings: Processing change and release

Lunar Cycles, Rituals and Ceremonies

Ritual: Drawing Down the Moon

I originally shared this well-known ritual (and there are many variations) in a post a couple of years ago, but decided it needed to be shared again all on its own! DRAWING DOWN THE MOON This rite can be done during the Full Moon OR New Moon energy, alone or in Circle, and can be… Continue reading Ritual: Drawing Down the Moon

Lunar Cycles

Naming the August Full Moon

What will you call the August Full Moon in Aquarius, which arrives August 15th at 12:29 UTC? Many cultures name their “moonths” and Full Moons based on what is happening in their locale and — of course — these vary worldwide. And I always recommend naming the Full Moon as it manifests for you in… Continue reading Naming the August Full Moon

Divination Techniques & Tools, Lunar Cycles

Radiate your light in the world

Wisdom from Seanmháthair Gealach (Grandmother Moon) at the Waxing Crescent Moon I love this time in the early days of our lunar journey. We have moved away from the dark of the New Moon, and each day see the lunar illumination increase. We are on our way to the Full Moon — focused... manifesting... intentional...… Continue reading Radiate your light in the world

Lunar Cycles, Rituals and Ceremonies

Ritual: Arrows of Release and Intention

  This ritual is inspired by huntress goddesses like Artemis and Diana, who was traditionally celebrated at the Nemoralia of Diana by the ancient Romans on the Ides of August, and for many now at the Full Moon in August. FYI, the Ides referred to the mid-point of the month. Because this ritual has two… Continue reading Ritual: Arrows of Release and Intention

Divination Techniques & Tools, Lunar Cycles

Lunar theme for August: Everyday Sacred

The New Moon in Leo ♌︎ arrives on August 1st at 03:12 UTC, which for me here in Vancouver Canada is July 31st at 8:12 PM. For those of us in North America (and elsewhere), this is a Black Moon, i.e. the second New Moon in a single calendar month (i.e. July). For the rest… Continue reading Lunar theme for August: Everyday Sacred