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?

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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

Full Moon, Lunar Cycles, Solstice

Solstitial Full Moon in Cancer

WISDOM FROM GRANDMOTHER MOON Such a powerful solstitial Full Moon tonight, a rare conjunction of the December solstice paired with a Full Moon. According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, this has happened just ten times at the December Solstice since 1793 and will not happen again until 2094. Not sure I’ll be around then so… Continue reading Solstitial Full Moon in Cancer

Lunar Cycles, Solstice

12 Days of Solstice: The Deer Mother

The Deer Mother, aka the Antlered Mother, guides us through the nights of Solstice, carrying the light in her horns. Unlike the male reindeer, she keeps her antlers throughout the winter. She is the source of life, the keeper of the pathways. To the people of Northern Europe, reindeer were the source of life and… Continue reading 12 Days of Solstice: The Deer Mother

Essential Oils, Full Moon, Goddess, Lunar Cycles

Full Moon in Gemini

This is most certainly an energetic day. Not only are my friends and colleagues in the US (and around the world) celebrating their Thanksgiving holiday, but the Sun has moved into Sagittarius and Grandmother Moon is now half-way through her lunar journey, and is fully illuminated, manifesting as a Full Moon in Gemini. Sun enters… Continue reading Full Moon in Gemini