Rituals and Ceremonies, Wheel of the Year

Lúnasa Blessings!

Traditional Lúnasa arrives at sunset tonight, as does Imbolg, for those in the Southern Hemisphere! In the Celtic Wheel of the Year, we celebrate not just one Autumn Festival but three:  the First Harvest (aka First Fruit) of Lúnasa, traditionally celebrated on August 1st; the Second Harvest at the Autumn Equinox (aka Fómhar, Mabon and Alban Elfed) on September… Continue reading Lúnasa Blessings!

Lunar Cycles, Rituals and Ceremonies, Soul Work

A Release Ritual with Stones

Photo by bantersnaps on Unsplash In our previous post — Create space for something wonderful... — I shared some thoughts on the Full Moon, that the energies of the moon and sky can "raise our awareness to our own transformation, to the shifts in perspective that have been whispering quietly just under the surface of our conscious minds…… Continue reading A Release Ritual with Stones

Rituals and Ceremonies, Wheel of the Year

Celebrating Fat Tuesday aka Pancake Tuesday

Today, Tuesday February 25th, is the last day of Shrovetide in the Christian church, and is known by many names in various traditions, such as: Fat Tuesday, as one consumed all the fats in the larder (meat, butter, cream, cheese, eggs, etc.) before the beginning of Lent the next day Mardi Gras, in French, also… Continue reading Celebrating Fat Tuesday aka Pancake Tuesday

Divine Feminine, Rituals and Ceremonies

Celebrate your Self on Valentine’s Day

I often celebrate the Full Moon with a Goddess Bath, to celebrate the Goddess within, using a special bath salt blend to celebrate and honour my Self, which is both relaxing and detoxifying . . .  and perfect for the ancient Februa purification traditions. And I will celebrate Aphrodite and my Self with a Goddess Bath… Continue reading Celebrate your Self on Valentine’s Day

Divine Feminine, Rituals and Ceremonies

Valentine’s Day lustful loving roots

This Friday, February 14th is celebrated as Valentine's Day, and is also a Feast Day for Venus and Aphrodite . . .  a perfect time to celebrate the Goddess within and love of all kinds! I love how the significance and meaning of this date has changed over time, reflecting how those celebrating it also… Continue reading Valentine’s Day lustful loving roots

Rituals and Ceremonies, Wheel of the Year

Happy New Year to the Trees

I love how so many cultures and faiths celebrate the seasons of Mama Earth and Father Sky in their religious and spiritual holidays. Many have holy days and festivals associated with the Spring and Autumn Equinoxes, the Summer and Winter Solstices, and many of these are rooted in the practices of their ancestors, some grown… Continue reading Happy New Year to the Trees

Rituals and Ceremonies

Celebrate your Herstories on Nollaig na mBan 2020

Join your family, friends and SiStars in celebrating YOUR  HerStory  on Nollaig na mBan (Women’s Little Christmas in Irish). For those of you not familiar with Women’s Little Christmas, it is a Celtic tradition from days of yore and is still celebrated in Ireland, the Isle of Man and in some parts of England and… Continue reading Celebrate your Herstories on Nollaig na mBan 2020

Rituals and Ceremonies, Wheel of the Year

12 Days of Solstice 2019: Awaken the Magic

May something magical happen to you today...... And if you haven't found the magic, create your own! A RITUAL / CEREMONY FOR WINTER SOLSTICE DAYS Here is a simple magical ceremony for the Winter Solstice period (and/or during the peak or waning energy of the Moon), for releasing what you no longer need, and accepting… Continue reading 12 Days of Solstice 2019: Awaken the Magic

Rituals and Ceremonies

Celebrate Hekate with feasting and ritual

Tributes to Hekate were found at ancient crossroads, with statues placed so weary travellers could seek her protection. Any crossroad or liminal place (for me, it’s the seashore or the river's edge) is a perfect place to honour Hekate. And there are many ways to do so . . . with a feast, a release… Continue reading Celebrate Hekate with feasting and ritual

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