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Autumn Equinox Blessings!

Autumn Equinox Blessings March 20 @ 15:33 UTC Southern Hemisphere In Autumn, I look to the trees to inspire me. Letting go and releasing is such a gentle process for them. They send their energy — their sap — down to their roots to be nourished tenderly by Mama Earth. As the leaves and needles… Continue reading Autumn Equinox Blessings!

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March Soul Work Theme: Wholeness from Duality

The precise theme for our Soul Work in March has been ebbing and flowing in my mind, and that perhaps that itself is a portent of the theme and how it may require fluidity and flow throughout the month. There are so many energetic influences in March, such as the flowing creative energy of the… Continue reading March Soul Work Theme: Wholeness from Duality

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My emerging Spring

I have been losing myself in poetry recently, going back to some of my favourite poems from earlier times, sinking into the words and seeing them through my increasingly older eyes. Last night, I read “The force that through the green fuse drives the flower” by Dylan Thomas, published in “18 Poems” in 1934, shared… Continue reading My emerging Spring

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Brighid and her birds

The image to the left is "Brigid Swan Maiden" by Wendy Andrew, PaintingDreams.co.uk. The words below accompany the image. Brigid Swan Maiden wakes the sleeping winter world. Her flame sparks new beginnings and inspiration. A time to make plans. Over time, Imbolg and the goddess Brighid have become associated with the Swan (Eala in Irish).  Was that… Continue reading Brighid and her birds

Moonday Musings, Wheel of the Year

Imbolg, divination and groundhogs

Photo by Matthew Bornhorst on Unsplash Groundhog Day, traditionally celebrated on February 2nd, may have its roots in earlier traditions including Imbolg. Let's explore! Each festival in the Wheel of the Year has some sort of divination practice associated with it, perhaps because the veils between the realms were always considered to be thinnest at the fire festivals, making… Continue reading Imbolg, divination and groundhogs

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Twelve Days of Solstice: the Gift of Choice

image source, Canva Pro As we close our 12 Days Of Solstice for 2021, I share with you now these words from Gary Zukav on what he sees as one of the gifts — the Medicine — of Solstice: choice. Zukav said it so well: "Each solstice shows us that we can choose. We cannot… Continue reading Twelve Days of Solstice: the Gift of Choice

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Twelve Days of Solsice: Winter’s Cloak

This year —  more than any recent year — I so need this soul-stice time of reflection and renewal. Much is still churning within me... fermenting, grieving, questioning, finding new paths.   Like Joyce Rupp in her poem Winters Cloak, “This year I do not want the dark to leave me.” I too need its… Continue reading Twelve Days of Solsice: Winter’s Cloak

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Twelve Days of Solstice: an Elemental Blessing

During the Solstice celebrations, I feel even closer to the classical four Elements — Earth, Fire, Air and Water — and love to evoke this Blessing of the Elements at this time of year: As the earth grows colder, the winds blow faster, the fire dwindles smaller, and the rains fall harder, let the light… Continue reading Twelve Days of Solstice: an Elemental Blessing

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Twelve Days of Solstice: the Cauldron of Regeneration

Today I honour the Cauldron of Regeneration, honouring the rebirth of the Sun, and the Divine Union between the Divine Masculine and Divine Feminine. In our previous post, I wrote of the illumination that the shaft of Solstice light ignited at Newgrange. That light is now held in the cauldron as the transformations begin.  In… Continue reading Twelve Days of Solstice: the Cauldron of Regeneration

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Twelve Days of Solstice: Illumination

Newgrange (in Irish Sí an Bhrú, located in Brú na Bóinne, a UNESCO World Heritage Site) in Ireland, is a 5000+ year old Neolithic earth mound monument, and is perhaps the most dramatic example of the concept of rebirth at Solstice, and its importance to early Irish Celts. The monument itself is essentially the womb of the Great… Continue reading Twelve Days of Solstice: Illumination