Equinox, New Moon, Rituals and Ceremonies

Spring Ritual: Plant a Red Egg for New Intentions

Some rituals are complex with many steps, but I love this simple ritual using an egg and a tree to hold the intentions of birthing new beginnings. I love this for any time of new beginnings, and especially at the Spring Equinox (which this year falls on March 20th) or at a New Moon. For… Continue reading Spring Ritual: Plant a Red Egg for New Intentions

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Moonday Musings, New Moon

MoonDay Musings: You are stardust

At February’s New Moon, some choose a heart-centred theme ... and not just because of the celebrations of February 14th, marked by Valentine's Day and Aphrodite's feast day! The theme I shared for this lunar cycle — “forging sisterhood” — is a reflection of that: a desire to bond with like-minded individuals and SiStars as… Continue reading MoonDay Musings: You are stardust

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

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

Lunar Cycles, New Moon

The Energies of October: Rooted

For me, the months of July and August seemed so very long and hot. It was a Summer filled with Fire energy — literally and excessively, with rampant forest fires here in North America — and the absence of Water energy.  I heard the whispers of Mama Earth patiently biding her time as the year… Continue reading The Energies of October: Rooted

Lunar Cycles, New Moon, Wise Woman Bean Gealach

New Moon in Virgo: (re)turning to your Wisdom, your Self

Today marks the beginning of a new lunar month, as Grandmother Moon begins a new phase — the New / Dark Moon — in Virgo at 11:01 AM PDT (18:01 UTC) September 9th. Time for new inspiration, new projects and a new theme in this new month. What will define your theme? What resonates with… Continue reading New Moon in Virgo: (re)turning to your Wisdom, your Self