Earth Medicine, Wheel of the Year

Trust in the chaos of transformation

Autumn emerging on Vancouver's Arbutus Greenway Shifting from season to season can be chaotic at times, as the energies transform, at times moving forward and at times clinging or returning to its previous state. And so it has been for us lately in my locale. The summer heat and drought was stubbornly clinging well past… Continue reading Trust in the chaos of transformation

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Lunar Cycles, Wheel of the Year

Full Blood Moon in Taurus: triple powered!

Image by D Mz from Pixabay Full Blood Moon in Taurus November 8 at 10:02 UTC, 3:02 am PST, 6:02 am EST, 10:02 pm AEDT and "true" Samhain, November 7th at 10:36 UTC / 05:36 EST / 02:36 PST Wow! There is so much to unpack with the coming full moon! Not only will we… Continue reading Full Blood Moon in Taurus: triple powered!

Wheel of the Year

Samhain Blessings

Photo by freestocks on Unsplash Until sunset tonight, November 1st, we celebrate Samhain (pronounced sow-wen) aka Samhuinn (so-ven), the start of the Celtic winter, the season of the dark, and the beginning of a new cycle of growth and renewal.  Samhain is a sacred time, a time to honour our Ancestors and Wise Elders, and a time of… Continue reading Samhain Blessings

Wheel of the Year

Craft a Parshell for Samhain Eve

Parshell illustration from Kevin Danaher's "The Year in Ireland: Irish Calendar Customs" Samhain is coming! I typically start preparing my Samhain crafts a few weeks before the actual celebration, such as talismans and amulets, as some items require both materials and inspiration! I had planned to start with a Rowan red thread cross, which some… Continue reading Craft a Parshell for Samhain Eve

Wheel of the Year

Equinox: Wisdom in duality

As I contemplated the energies of today’s Equinox, the complementary essences and energies held around the  world, I came across a quote from physicist Niels Bohr. His powerful words are still rippling through my mind and my inner consciousness: "If you hold opposites together in your mind, you will suspend your normal thinking process and… Continue reading Equinox: Wisdom in duality

Wheel of the Year

Equinox: complementary essences

click here or the image above for info on our our equinox season course The September 2022 Equinox arrives on the 22nd @ 6:03 pm PDT / 23rd @ 01:03 UTC. The Equinoxes of Spring and Autumn are magical times, turning points in the Spiral Dance in our Wheel of the Year, and promises of… Continue reading Equinox: complementary essences

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, Wheel of the Year

Spring Equinox: Rebirth and Balance

Are you ready for the Spring Equinox? For those in the Southern Hemisphere, it arrives on 22-September @  6:03 PDT · 23-September @ 1:03 UTC Many cultures and religions celebrate the cycle of death, renewal, and rebirth at the Spring Equinox, which those in the Southern Hemisphere celebrate in September. The Wheel of the Year… Continue reading Spring Equinox: Rebirth and Balance

Courses & Workshops, Wheel of the Year

Autumn Equinox: Harvest, Gratitude and more

Are you ready for the Equinox? For those in the Northern Hemisphere, it arrives on 22-September @  6:03 PDT · 23-September @ 1:03 UTC At each 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… Continue reading Autumn Equinox: Harvest, Gratitude and more

Wheel of the Year

Blessings on Lúnasa, Imbolg and Pachamama Raymi

Starting at dusk tonight, July 31st, in the Northern Hemisphere, we celebrate the first of the three harvest festivals: Lúnasa, aka Lughnasadh (pronounced LOO-nah-suh), and Lammas. In the Celtic/Neopagan Wheel of the Year, we celebrate not just one Autumn Festival but three:  the First Harvest (aka First Fruit) of Lúnasa on the traditional date of August 1st, the Second Harvest… Continue reading Blessings on Lúnasa, Imbolg and Pachamama Raymi