Celtic Celebrations, Lunar Cycles, Samhain, Wheel of the Year

Samhain Blessings

While we in the Northern Hemisphere celebrate Bealtainne, and the start of the Light Half of the Year, those in the Southern Hemisphere are celebrating Samhain, and the beginning of the Dark Half of the Year. Samhain Blessings to those in the Southern Hemisphere! The precise cross-quarter date between the Autumn Equinox and the Winter… Continue reading Samhain Blessings

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Beltane, Celtic Celebrations, Lunar Cycles, New Moon, Samhain

Lunar Month Theme, 04-May to 03-June: Embracing Potential

I had an interesting conversation recently with my father-in-law, a man of science and a former professor, now retired.  He asked me how my writing was coming along with respect to this course. I mentioned that I was struggling somewhat with this month's theme.  "Why?" he asked. I shared that in previous courses, virtually all… Continue reading Lunar Month Theme, 04-May to 03-June: Embracing Potential

Lunar Cycles, New Moon

Lunar Theme: We are Mama Earth, Love the Earth, Love the Self

The New Moon in Aries ♈︎ arrived on April 5th at 08:50 UTC, marking a new lunar month and the beginning of the astrological year This lunar month in our free course, 13 Moons, 13 Goddesses, we explore the Mother archetype and her complement, the Crone, which energetically reflect the coming Sabbats of Bealtainne (NH) and… Continue reading Lunar Theme: We are Mama Earth, Love the Earth, Love the Self

Lunar Cycles, New Moon

Setting intentions at the New Moon… but when is that?

Wisdom from Grandmother Moon February 5th, 2019, 1.9% illumination, Waxing Crescent Setting intentions at the New Moon...  but when is the New Moon, and when do we set goals? Astronomers and astrologers provide detailed tables of the major moon phases: New Moon, First Quarter, etc. And many of us use these tables to plan our… Continue reading Setting intentions at the New Moon… but when is that?

Lunar Cycles, New Moon

New Moon, New Theme: Forging Sisterhood

Blessings on the New Moon in Aquarius... which is lunar Imbolc or Lughnasadh for some! My personal theme for this lunar month was inspired by the archetypes we are exploring in this new lunar month in our 13 Moons 13 Goddesses course: The Blood Sister and The Priestess, both strong archetypes for sororal solidarity, as… Continue reading New Moon, New Theme: Forging Sisterhood

Full Moon, Lunar Cycles, Releases, Rituals and Ceremonies

Super Full Blood Moon Eclipse in Leo

Are you looking forward to the 20-21 January Super Full Blood Moon Total Eclipse? And isn't that almost too many adjectives!? And how could I let this event pass without offering some thoughts . . . a little ritual? An Eclipse (lunar or solar) is a powerful prompt for change, for leaving behind... for release.… Continue reading Super Full Blood Moon Eclipse in Leo

Card Layouts, Lunar Cycles, New Moon

New Moon Card Layout: Wisdom of the Moon Phases

The New Moon arrived this evening here in Vancouver, at 5:28 pm PT, and I felt the urge to create a variation on a New Moon Spread, which I'm calling — rather simply! — Wisdom of the Moon Phases. In this layout, choose five cards and lay face down starting in the North and then… Continue reading New Moon Card Layout: Wisdom of the Moon Phases