Lunar Cycles, Solstice

June Energetic Roots

The New Moon in Gemini has just passed and we are now firmly in the waxing rising energy of this Lunar Month, bringing us closer to the Solstice, which arrives June 21st at 15:54 UTC. The Solstice marks the arrival of astronomical Summer in the Northern Hemisphere and astronomical Winter in the Southern Hemisphere.  But… Continue reading June Energetic Roots

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Lunar Cycles, New Moon

The New Moon in Gemini: embrace the duality

New / Dark Moon in Gemini ♊︎  at 10:01 UTC 03-June-2019 According to AstroSeek, the organs influenced by this moon sign include shoulders, arms, hands, bronchial tubes and lungs. Click on the link for further zodiac sign-moon-organ correspondences for June. A New Moon is always a time of deep contemplation, and a time when we… Continue reading The New Moon in Gemini: embrace the duality

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

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