Lunar Cycles, Wheel of the Year

Moonday Musings: The Veils of Samhain

In a recent blog post (Forgiveness and Release at Samhain), I shared some thoughts on the veils associated with Samhain, which marks the New Year in the Celtic / Pagan Wheel of the Year. We often talk about the veils between the physical world and the Otherworld being so thin at this time, allowing us… Continue reading Moonday Musings: The Veils of Samhain

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Divine Feminine, Lunar Cycles, Rituals and Ceremonies, Wheel of the Year

Forgiveness and Release at Samhain

  Samhain Goddess, image by Angie Latham  Samhain is coming . . . ! Samhain is for me the most powerful point in the Wheel of the Year. It marks the beginning of a new turn of the Wheel, and the beginning of the Dark Half of the Year. It is a time when the… Continue reading Forgiveness and Release at 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.

Wheel of the Year

A yearning for reflection at Samhain

This year’s Samhain has been both complex and profound for me and I wondered if I am alone in this, or if others are also feeling a deeper pull, a call for a deeper and longer reflective period, and a greater need for renewal and new beginnings. I began my celebration at “traditional” Samhain at… Continue reading A yearning for reflection at Samhain

Divination Techniques & Tools, Divine Feminine, 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

Divine Feminine, Earth Medicine, Lunar Cycles, Rituals and Ceremonies, Wheel of the Year

A Cailleach Cairn for your Samhain Release Ritual

In the Spiral of the Wheel of the Year, with tonight's arrival of Samhain, the Celtic New Year, we return to our beginnings, the deep nurturing womb of Mama Earth represented by the end of Harvest and the beginning of Winter. . . a time of deep reflection on our past year, a time of connection with… Continue reading A Cailleach Cairn for your Samhain Release Ritual

Lunar Cycles, Soul Work

Exploring Relationship in the New Moon in Libra

Living in the Wisdom of Right Relationship  The New Moon of October 19th arrives in the sign of Libra, a Cardinal sign signifying initiation and aligned with the cerebral element Air, which can bring change and inspiration or knock us down with heavy gusts! We enter and depart from the world with Air, from our first… Continue reading Exploring Relationship in the New Moon in Libra

Divine Feminine, Lunar Cycles

New Moon Supermoon in Cancer: Authentic Self (Re)Born

Wisdom from Seanmháthair Gealach (Grandmother Moon) New Moon Supermoon in Cancer Arrives June 24th @ 2:31 UTC / June 23rd at 7:31 PM Pacific Time Theme: Authentic Self (Re)Born 🌚🌑🌚 A New Moon (and Supermoon) in Cancer tonight! Such a powerful connection to The Mother archetype — the Great Creatrix — and to our own… Continue reading New Moon Supermoon in Cancer: Authentic Self (Re)Born

Rituals and Ceremonies

Rituals for the Pisces New Moon

Wisdom from Seanmháthair Gealach (Grandmother Moon) Day 1, 🌚🌑 Dark Moon / New Moon in Pisces AND a Solar Eclipse Sunday, February 26 at 6:58 AM Pacific Time (14:58 UTC) 🌙 We have another powerful start to the lunar month, with a Solar Eclipse (visible in parts of South America and Africa). An auspicious time… Continue reading Rituals for the Pisces New Moon

Wheel of the Year

Restoring with the Balsamic Moon

Wisdom from Seanmháthair Gealach (Grandmother Moon) Day 25, Balsamic Moon  🌘  🌒 There are just a few more days until our next new journey with the Moon begins. The New Moon phase begins on Sunday, February 26th at 6:58 AM Pacific Time, and will be in Pisces. . . an emotional time -- especially in… Continue reading Restoring with the Balsamic Moon