Rituals and Ceremonies

New Moon Candle Magic for Brighid

New Moon in Aquarius January 21 @ 20:53 UTC, 12:53 pm PST, 3:53 pm pm EST, January 22 @ 9:53 am NZDT Imbolg Can be celebrated on February 1st, 3rd and/or 5th! Celebrate the New Moon in Aquarius with a candle blessing for the Celtic goddess Brighid or Saint Brigid, a lovely way to honour… Continue reading New Moon Candle Magic for Brighid

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Rituals and Ceremonies, Wheel of the Year

Celebrate your Herstories on January 6, Nollaig na mBan

A few years ago, I started celebrating with a special practice to close the Winter Solstice season: Nollaig na mBan (Women’s Little Christmas in Irish, roughly pronounced null-ig nuh mahn), traditionally observed on the 12th Day of Christmas, January 6th, or on the closest weekend to that date. This celebration is just a few weeks away, so it's a good… Continue reading Celebrate your Herstories on January 6, Nollaig na mBan

Rituals and Ceremonies

Candle Magic: Pink for love

Image source: CanvaPro I love using candles when saying my affirmations, and like to use colours that match the intention of the affirmation. Today I am working with pink, for love, affection, romance, spiritual awakening, and the healing of spirit. Before you light your candle, do a little soul work and prepare an affirmation, and… Continue reading Candle Magic: Pink for love

Rituals and Ceremonies, Wheel of the Year

Equinox Apple Ritual & Blessing

Blessed be at this time of Equinox, when Mama Earth is balanced for night and day, dark and light. Whatever you celebrate at this time of year, the astronomical birth of Autumn or the astronomical birth of Spring, take some time to reflect on your own rebirth and renewal. What new pages can you turn… Continue reading Equinox Apple Ritual & Blessing

Courses & Workshops, Rituals and Ceremonies

Join us 22-JUNE for the Mother Rites of Danu

Join us Wednesday, June 22 (2022) at 2 pm Pacific Time / 5 pm Eastern Time for The Mother Rites of Danu. Hear the call of the Irish goddess Danu who wishes to awaken within your soul, your unique ways of mothering, nurturing and creating. As women this is the second of three key phases… Continue reading Join us 22-JUNE for the Mother Rites of Danu

Rituals and Ceremonies

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

Divine Feminine, Lunar Cycles, Rituals and Ceremonies

Celebrate Diana on Nemoralia, the August Full Moon

"Nemoralia, Make a Wish" by MargotYvy on Deviant Art This year (2021), the August Full Moon in Aquarius arrives on August 22nd at 12:01 UTC (5:01 am PDT), a day that many also celebrate the Roman goddess/priestess Diana, or her Greek counterpart Artemis. Consider working with goddess-priestess Diana on this Full Moon, creating a relationship… Continue reading Celebrate Diana on Nemoralia, the August Full Moon

Lunar Cycles, Rituals and Ceremonies

New Moon in Leo: Coeur-ageous beginnings

The 2021 New Moon in Leo arrives on August 8 at 6:50 am Pacific Time / 13:50 UTC. This New Moon is very special. Not only is it a New Moon, a wonderful time to use the strength of the Leo heart and courage (coeur-age), but it arrives on the fire festival of "true" Lúnasa… Continue reading New Moon in Leo: Coeur-ageous beginnings

Lunar Cycles, Rituals and Ceremonies

Lunar Eclipse: Healing the Ancestral Mothers

During the Full Moon Penumbral Eclipse on Monday, November 30th, Moon Mná Facilitators around the world (most at the beginning of the eclipse), along with all others who wish to participate, will start their Worldwork ritual — a  Lunar Eclipse Healing Ceremony, suggested by our mentor Dr. Karen Ward — to harness the energies of… Continue reading Lunar Eclipse: Healing the Ancestral Mothers

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!