Full Moon, Lunar Cycles, Releases, Rituals and Ceremonies

Super Full Blood Moon Eclipse in Leo

Are you looking forward to the 20-21 January Super Full Blood Moon Total Eclipse? And isn't that almost too many adjectives!? And how could I let this event pass without offering some thoughts . . . a little ritual? An Eclipse (lunar or solar) is a powerful prompt for change, for leaving behind... for release.… Continue reading Super Full Blood Moon Eclipse in Leo

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Aromatherapy, Blessings, Cleansing, DIY Home Care Products, Essential Oils, Rituals and Ceremonies

Start the new calendar year with a Spiritual Cleanse

Sharing one of my favourite post-Solstice / New Year practices (and yes, I share this every year!!!) Many of us have cleansing rituals (both sacred and secular) associated with the new calendar year. For some it’s a simple clean sweep throughout the home, after all the holiday celebrations. For others, it’s a thorough decluttering of… Continue reading Start the new calendar year with a Spiritual Cleanse

Goddess, Lunar Cycles, Meditation, Releases, Rituals and Ceremonies

Hekate’s Night: 16-November

Introducing Hekate Hekate (aka Hecate) is a Greek goddess associated with magic, witchcraft, necromancy, the underworld, and  childbirth. She is the goddess of the three paths, goddess of the crossroads (both physical and spiritual). She is considered by many as the protectress of the oppressed, the marginalized  and witches.  Hekate's time is that of the Dark Moon,… Continue reading Hekate’s Night: 16-November

Beltane, Rituals and Ceremonies, Wheel of the Year

Nine ways to celebrate Bealtainne for my Southern Hemisphere friends

I love creating my own celebrations and rituals for the Wheel of the Year, but I always start by looking to the past, to how my ancestors celebrated, to local traditions in my community, and how best to align those with how I connect with Mama Earth and her shifting energies. For instance, at Bealtainne we… Continue reading Nine ways to celebrate Bealtainne for my Southern Hemisphere friends

Goddess, Lunar Cycles, Releases, Rituals and Ceremonies, Samhain, Wheel of the Year

Forgiveness and Release at Samhain

Samhain is coming . . . ! Samhain is for me the most powerful point in the Wheel of the Year. It marks the beginning of a new turn of the Wheel, and the beginning of the Dark Half of the Year. It is a time when the veil between our physical world and the… Continue reading Forgiveness and Release at Samhain

Rituals and Ceremonies, Solstice, Spirituality_Norse, Wheel of the Year

The Wild Hunt of Winter Solstice

Many cultures honoured Winter Solstice and other festivals of light with 12 days of celebration, with each day having its own dedicated ritual or focus. In a recent post, I share some of these. And although there were definitely religious or spiritual reasons for doing so, there was also a very practical reason for these… Continue reading The Wild Hunt of Winter Solstice

Celtic Celebrations, Celtic Shamanism, Rituals and Ceremonies, Solstice, Soul Questions, Spirituality_Norse, Wheel of the Year

Celebrating the 12 Days of Solstice

Winter Solstice. . . Yule . . . This festive season is a time for Celebration: the end of the calendar year, with much to be grateful for.  Even in difficult times, there is always something for which we are thankful: friendships, family, new possibilities, and more. It is a time to light candles, share… Continue reading Celebrating the 12 Days of Solstice