Quote from Rose Hips and Thistles, by Marion McCready(see below for full poem) A solitary hip on our balcony rose bush … It’s an unpredictable plant, offering only one or two blossoms a year, with one often blooming when it snows (like this one did) and one in late summer. The colour of the flower… Continue reading MoonDay Musings: Lesson from a rose hip
Category: Moonday Musings
MoonDay Musings: Kingfisher wisdom
Kingfisher image sourced in CanvaPro I indulged in a little bibliomancy today. It’s something I do regularly but today it had another purpose, as I needed a break from re-organizing my bookshelves, so I set my alarm, saying to myself “at alarm ring, the book in hand will have my Medicine”. It’s always good to… Continue reading MoonDay Musings: Kingfisher wisdom
Imbolg, divination and groundhogs
Photo by Matthew Bornhorst on Unsplash Groundhog Day, traditionally celebrated on February 2nd, may have its roots in earlier traditions including Imbolg. Let's explore! Each festival in the Wheel of the Year has some sort of divination practice associated with it, perhaps because the veils between the realms were always considered to be thinnest at the fire festivals, making… Continue reading Imbolg, divination and groundhogs
Teachings are hidden in every leaf and rock
Photo by Mathias P.R. Reding on Unsplash In this time turning beyond MidWinter, I can now sense the waxing energies of Imbolg and the transformation it brings. I embrace the Earth and she embraces me. I hear her wisdom resonating all around me, teaching me, showing me how to begin again, and how to emerge… Continue reading Teachings are hidden in every leaf and rock
MoonDay Musing: Awareness in liminal spaces
Photo by Mads Schmidt Rasmussen on Unsplash My soul work theme for this lunar month is awareness and I am bringing that into my daily meditations and journeys, exploring different aspects. Today I am raising awareness to liminal places, such as the nearby riverside and oceanside where Land meets Sea and Sky. But you don’t have to travel far… Continue reading MoonDay Musing: Awareness in liminal spaces
MoonDay Musings: Who are the Ancestors?
Image by StockSnap on Pixabay Who are The Ancestors? “If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see your parents and all generations of your ancestors. All of them are alive in this moment. Each is present in your body. You are the continuation of each of these people.”— Thich Nhat… Continue reading MoonDay Musings: Who are the Ancestors?
MoonDay Musings: What did I really see this day?
I have two books that I turn to regularly, pictured below, for seeking some wisdom for the day: Embers: One Ojibway's Meditations by Richard Wagamese and Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom by John O’Donohue. I open a book and a page at random, then scan the page for something — a word, a… Continue reading MoonDay Musings: What did I really see this day?
Water Wisdom for Autumn
Just a few weeks ago in the Northern Hemisphere, we began Lúnasa season, while those in the Southern Hemisphere began its waxing counterpart and complement, Imbolg. How are these seasons manifesting for you, and in your locale? At this time of year I normally begin to feel the shift of energies from the Fire… Continue reading Water Wisdom for Autumn
MoonDay Musings: intricate companionships
Wendell Berry — in “The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture” — shared his thoughts on a holistic approach to healing (yes!). For me, his words also remind us that we are not separate from our fellow creatures and plants, nor are we superior. When we recognize we are equals, partners, companions, we can be… Continue reading MoonDay Musings: intricate companionships
MoonDay Musings: Catching up to what you are
View or purchase the prints on Lucy Campbell's website Years ago, I read the inspiring words below from Clarissa Pinkola Estés. I saw then again today, and had to share. Today, her words particularly inspired me as I have recently started learning how to draw and paint, skills I have neglected most of my life… Continue reading MoonDay Musings: Catching up to what you are