For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, this day marks the astronomical start of the Spring season, whilst for those in the Southern Hemisphere, it marks the beginning of astronomical Autumn. At the twice-yearly Equinox, we share a moment of global balance, when the days and nights are of (roughly) equal length everywhere. I… Continue reading Blessings at Equinox, a time of balance and commonality
As you get into the Pisces energetic flow, feel your creative energy arise, “spring up”, and embrace all that this cleansing awakens, reveals and enables — the blossoming of your inner self.
To our kin in the Southern Hemisphere, I invite you to join us to celebrate Lúnasa Season. Explore the season from Lúnasa — also known as First Harvest, Lammas and Lughnasadh, traditionally celebrated on February 1st in the Southrn Hemisphere and August 1st in the Northern Hemisphere — through to the Autumn Equinox: celebrations and soul work… Continue reading Lúnasa Season Course: register now
Join us for Imbolg season to celebrate the first wave of Spring energy in 2021, and honour the goddess Brighid who we celebrate at Imbolg. Imbolg arrives around 01-February in the Northern Hemisphere, and we will be in that Imbolg energy until Spring Equinox arrives. You may know Brighid as a triple goddess, with aspects… Continue reading Imbolg & Brighid’s Realms course: register now
Mark Your Calendar for the coming Imbolg (NH) and Lúnasa (SH) celebrations in the Wheel of the Year, the first celebration within the 2021 calendar year. I like to think of Imbolg aka Imbolc as a continuing celebration of the waxing light that ignited and inspired us at Winter Solstice — and, of course, its… Continue reading Imbolg and Lúnasa: When will YOU celebrate?
This year — more than any recent year — I so need this soul-stice time of reflection and renewal, my “cauldron time”. Much is still churning within me. I am restless, questioning my beliefs and practices, finding new paths. I often find inspiration in poetry and found one, “Winter’s Cloak” (co-written by Joyce Rupp… Continue reading Soul-stice Season and Winter’s Cloak
Winter Solstice arrived on December 21st, and I always celebrate that as the first day of the #12DaysOfSolstice and the beginning of Winter Solstice season. (A quick search of this site for "12 Days of Solstice" will reveal many posts over the years.) Newgrange (Sí an Bhrú, in Irish) pictured above is located in Brú na… Continue reading MoonDay Musings: Illumination, The Medicine of Solstice
At Solstice, I am drawn to stillness... to the pause... to connecting deep within to my inner garden. There is something about winter gardens that inspire my soul-stice reflections ... something in their post-harvest resting state that draws me in ... those deep dark purples and browns of seed pods and leaves amongst the fading… Continue reading MoonDay Musings: A Solstice Reflection
The journey of spiritual enlightenment is not necessarily a direct or straight line. It is more like a spiral, coming back to what may feel like the beginning but with all the knowledge and experience from the journey. You are starting afresh, but with a new view of the world, with your newly acquired wisdom.… Continue reading Making the darkness conscious
Bobbing for apples, and making a rowan red thread cross At Samhain, whenever I celebrate it, I often turn to the traditions of my youth and bring in new ones each year, inspired by the season and my earth-based spirituality. Some of these are strictly just for fun! I celebrate all the possible Samhain dates… Continue reading Nine Ways to celebrate Samhain