Wheel of the Year

Autumn Incense

I have started to gather and dry some ingredients for my planned Fall Equinox loose incense blend, for using in my celebrations and rituals throughout Autumn. I'm using ethically foraged ingredients and, so far have, oak leaves and moss, pine needles, wild hops, a few pine cones (under the leaves!), Rowan berries, Rosemary and Sage.… Continue reading Autumn Incense

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Wheel of the Year

Equinox and Alchemy

This month's lunar theme was inspired by the wisdom and energies of The Sorceress, our companion for the September Equinox, and our focus in this month's lesson in our "13 Moons, 13 Goddesses" course. The Sorceress embodies transformation and alchemy, especially at this time of shifting elements: Earth to Air in the Southern Hemisphere, and… Continue reading Equinox and Alchemy

Wheel of the Year

Wisdom of the Equinox

At the Equinox, a point of balance of light and dark around the world, I meditate on the balance in my life and look to the connections between the hemispheres and how that manifests in my life. For although the eight paired festivals of the Celtic Wheel of the Year (Winter Solstice & Summer Solstice,… Continue reading Wisdom of the Equinox

Wheel of the Year

Blessings on “true” Lughnasadh and Imbolc

For those who celebrate Lughnasadh (Northern Hemisphere) and Imbolc (Southern Hemisphere) on the “true” day (i.e. the precise mid-point between the June Solstice and the September Equinox), today’s the day!  That mid-point arrived at 11:52 UTC August 7. I love celebrating on the traditional day (August 1st) as well as the “true” day, and others choose… Continue reading Blessings on “true” Lughnasadh and Imbolc

Divination Techniques & Tools, Wheel of the Year

Connect to your Wild and Sacred Self

I am slowly coming out of a chaotic period of change, loss, and illness (my own, and loved ones around me) that began at Samhain last year... and it feels like that chaos is finally waning. It has been a very challenging process of endings, change and new beginnings... a rebirth that was unexpected yet… Continue reading Connect to your Wild and Sacred Self

Lunar Cycles, Wheel of the Year

June Energetic Roots

The New Moon in Gemini has just passed and we are now firmly in the waxing rising energy of this Lunar Month, bringing us closer to the Solstice, which arrives June 21st at 15:54 UTC. The Solstice marks the arrival of astronomical Summer in the Northern Hemisphere and astronomical Winter in the Southern Hemisphere.  But… Continue reading June Energetic Roots

Lunar Cycles, Wheel of the Year

Samhain Blessings

While we in the Northern Hemisphere celebrate Bealtainne, and the start of the Light Half of the Year, those in the Southern Hemisphere are celebrating Samhain, and the beginning of the Dark Half of the Year. Samhain Blessings to those in the Southern Hemisphere! The precise cross-quarter date between the Autumn Equinox and the Winter… Continue reading Samhain Blessings