Soul Work for Third Quarter Moon in Cancer

La Luna has now completed three-quarters of her monthly journey and rises in the night sky late in the evening — close to midnight. Her face is 50% illuminated — half Light and half Dark — and exquisitely balanced for just a moment, then slowly continues to wane each day towards the end of her journey,... Continue Reading →


The Magic of the Equinox: a transformative step in the Spiral Dance of the Year

The Equinox arrives today, on September 22nd at 1:02 PM Pacific Time / 20:02 UTC. For those in the Northern Hemisphere, this Equinox marks the astronomical start of Autumn and is known by many in the Pagan or Wiccan communities as Mabon, as Alban Elfed (Light of the Water) in Druid communities, and as Cónacht Fómhair (or Meán Fómhair) in Irish Gaelic For those... Continue Reading →

Full Moon in Aquarius, Part 1: Energies and Alchemy

PART 1: The Energies of the Full Moon in Aquarius For me, August is a "cauldron" month. We are in the South / Summer of the Medicine Wheel, where the Fire element is still dominant... where things are bubbling and transforming. But with the arrival of Lughnasadh, the first of the three Celtic harvest festivals,... Continue Reading →

Lughnasadh Ritual and Magick: Abundance, Rebirth and Coeur-age

I love this quote from Henry David Thoreau, which – for me  – perfectly captures my thoughts about Lughnasadh (aka Lammas) and other harvest festivals: that true abundance is intangible and that we are a speck in the immense cosmos around us, a piece of star dust in the human form. Each year at Lughnasadh, I... Continue Reading →

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