Wheel of the Year

Ginko, a new tree ally

It's that time of year . . .  Samhain is coming! Many think of it as a witchy time of year, and I suppose it is. But for me Samhain is also about getting ready for Winter, for embracing the darker days and harvest,  for connecting with my ancestors and for honouring those who have… Continue reading Ginko, a new tree ally

Rituals and Ceremonies

Celebrate Mothers’ Night on Winter Solstice Eve (and/or Christmas Eve)

Honour the mothers of blood, bone and spirit:  the women in your lineage, the daughters of Eve and Danú, the mother goddesses such as Danú, Frigg, and the goddesses known as the Matres, Matronae, the Asynjur... and the women who have inspired you. On Mothers’ Night, our pagan ancestors honoured the goddesses protecting and guarding… Continue reading Celebrate Mothers’ Night on Winter Solstice Eve (and/or Christmas Eve)

Earth Medicine, Wheel of the Year

MoonDay Musings: Ancestors

“If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see your parents and all generations of your ancestors. All of them are alive in this moment. Each is present in your body. You are the continuation of each of these people.” — Thich Nhat Hanh As we in the Northern Hemisphere approach… Continue reading MoonDay Musings: Ancestors

Wheel of the Year

Remembrance Day 2018: a richer dust

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War 1, then called The Great War. No one imagined that another war of such devastation would start just two decades later.... or the rise of so many conflicts, wars and terrorism across our planet to this day. While I deplore the “culture of war”,… Continue reading Remembrance Day 2018: a richer dust

Lunar Cycles, Wheel of the Year

Moonday Musings: What will survive of us is love

As we approach Samhain here in the Northern Hemisphere — a time to honour our ancestors and those who have passed in this turn of the Wheel of the Year — I like to give gratitude for what my ancestors have given me: their resilience, their DNA, their gifts, their histories, their talents, their culture,… Continue reading Moonday Musings: What will survive of us is love

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

Rituals and Ceremonies, Wheel of the Year

Honouring the Ancestors at Samhain

At sunset on October 31st, many of us in the Northern Hemisphere celebrate Samhain (SOW-en), the Celtic New Year and one of the most significant dates in the Celtic Wheel of the Year. For the Celts, the day began at sunset so the celebration continued through to sunset on November 1st. However, Samhain was not… Continue reading Honouring the Ancestors at Samhain