Card Layouts, Wheel of the Year

Aries Treasure Map for the New Moon

The Aries New Moon marks the beginning of the astrological year.  The Fire of Aries sparks your creativity, your divinity, and can support you in setting your map of the year: your vision, your goals and your inspiration. This nine-card card layout, based on the Feng Shui Bagua, is your Treasure Map for the year… Continue reading Aries Treasure Map for the New Moon

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Equinox, Wheel of the Year, Wise Woman Bean Gealach

The Reds of Equinox

  Blessings on today’s Equinox! I love that the colour red is associated with both the Spring Equinox AND the Autumn Equinox. Many of us are familiar with the pastel colours of Spring (also associated with Easter) — the pale pinks, yellows, greens — but red is a strong influence too representing renewal and birth:… Continue reading The Reds of Equinox

Norse Spirituality, Rituals and Ceremonies, Solstice, 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, Norse Spirituality, Rituals and Ceremonies, Solstice, Soul Questions, 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

Samhain, Wheel of the Year

An Cailleach Wisdom: the kindness of rhythm in your journey

At this time of Samhain, An Cailleach — the Crone of Winter — reminds me to curb my innate tendency to fill my days with “stuff”, and to acknowledge that there is value and wisdom — and a true need — to embrace the soft gentle time of Winter rest... to accept that it is also productive time when we reflect, release, rest, reset, rebirth and, in the words of John O'Donohue, as we entrain with “kindness of rhythm in your journey”. It’s part of our natural cycle in the Wheel of the Year.

Ancestors, Card Layouts, Celtic celebrations, Crone Wisdom, Samhain, Wheel of the Year

Ancestral Card Layout for Samhain

Blessings on “true” Samhain! Many of us in the Northern Hemisphere celebrated Samhain (SOW-en), the Celtic New Year and one of the most significant dates in the Celtic Wheel of the Year, starting at sunset on October 31st and ending at sunset November 1st. However, Samhain was not always celebrated on that specific day, now… Continue reading Ancestral Card Layout for Samhain

Balance, Celtic celebrations, Divination Tools, Divine Feminine, Divine Masculine, Equinox, Oracle Cards, Pagan, Rituals and Ceremonies, Wheel of the Year, Wiccan, Witch, Witchy Ways

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