Connecting​ with Mama Earth in liminal times

This weekend in Canada — and many other countries — we celebrate the Labour Day long weekend. For me, especially in my school years, that weekend marked the end of summer and the return to school the day after Labour Day. In many ways, it also marked a new year... new school clothes, new books,... Continue Reading →

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Soul Work for the Waning Moon: The Gift of Time

Wisdom from Seanmháthair Gealach (Grandmother Moon) Although we are still basking in the energy of yesterday's Full Moon, Lunar Eclipse,  and Lunar Lughnasadh, LaLuna continues to move in her cycle and has started to move away from the midpoint of fullness and is now starting to very gently wane towards her Dark/New phase. In this... Continue Reading →

Full Moon in Aquarius, Part 1: Energies and Alchemy

PART 1: The Energies of the Full Moon in Aquarius For me, August is a "cauldron" month. We are in the South / Summer of the Medicine Wheel, where the Fire element is still dominant... where things are bubbling and transforming. But with the arrival of Lughnasadh, the first of the three Celtic harvest festivals,... Continue Reading →

Lughnasadh Ritual and Magick: Abundance, Rebirth and Coeur-age

I love this quote from Henry David Thoreau, which – for me  – perfectly captures my thoughts about Lughnasadh (aka Lammas) and other harvest festivals: that true abundance is intangible and that we are a speck in the immense cosmos around us, a piece of star dust in the human form. Each year at Lughnasadh, I... Continue Reading →

(Wild)Craft a loose incense for Lughnasadh

For your Lughnasadh (aka Lammas) rituals, consider crafting your own loose incense for burning in your altar cauldron or in an outdoor bonfire. Scott Cunningham suggested this classic recipe in his 1986 book The Complete Book of Incense, Oils and Brews: 2 parts* Frankincense resin (see note on PARTS below) 1 part Heather 1 part... Continue Reading →

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