Lunar Cycles

Blessings on the New Moon in Scorpio

It has been said that, generally, the New Moon in Scorpio is a time to focus on what's important in our life, without its distractions, and to strive towards a sense of peace. I find it interesting that each November, the UN chooses to observe Seven Days of Science and Peace . . . a… Continue reading Blessings on the New Moon in Scorpio

Lunar Cycles

Theme for the new Lunar Month: Pause

As we approach the “hinge” of Samhain (NH) and Bealtaine (SH), I offer a gentle, somewhat subtle (and yet profound, for me at least), theme for this lunar month: Pause. Yes, pausing.This theme was inspired by the month itself, as the Wheel of the Year closes for us in the North, a move into the… Continue reading Theme for the new Lunar Month: Pause

Lunar Cycles

MoonDay Musings: Wisdom from Ivy 

In the Celtic Tree Month calendar, September 30 to October 27 is the Ivy Moon, the final moon before Samhain. Although I personally do not follow the Celtic Tree Month Calendar — a 13-month lunar calendar inspired by the Ogham tree symbols and popularized by Robert Graves (and largely debunked by Celtic scholars) — it… Continue reading MoonDay Musings: Wisdom from Ivy 

Lunar Cycles

Weaving the Threads of Life

Blessings on the New Moon in Libra!This month's lunar theme is inspired by the wisdom of The Crone. As the year tilts towards darkness and winter’s rest (in the Northern Hemisphere) — the time of the Crone and An Cailleach — we are gaining a much deeper understanding of our own life and our connections… Continue reading Weaving the Threads of Life

Lunar Cycles

Candle Magick for the New Moon

If you've ever made a wish while blowing out a birthday candle, you've done candle magick! This is the most simple type of spell-casting and is a great way to create intention and support you in manifesting your goals. I especially love combining this with my New Moon soul work (which, for me, is usually… Continue reading Candle Magick for the New Moon

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

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