For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, this day marks the astronomical start of the Spring season, whilst for those in the Southern Hemisphere, it marks the beginning of astronomical Autumn. At the twice-yearly Equinox, we share a moment of global balance, when the days and nights are of (roughly) equal length everywhere. I… Continue reading Blessings at Equinox, a time of balance and commonality
What do you call the Autumn Equinox? It is known in Irish as Fómhar or Cónocht an Fhómhair, as Alban Elfed ("Light of the Water") by the Druids, and very recently (1970s) as Mabon in other traditions. Some call it Harvest or Harvest Home. For me, it is also the beginning of gratitude season, as… Continue reading Harvesting wisdom at the Autumn Equinox
Our Autumn Equinox Season course begins Friday, September 18th! I love Autumn… stepping into the rich waning energies of this season and flowing with its Water-y intuitive influences as we ready for the coming season of Samhain on November 1st, marking the first season celebration in the Celtic new year. Pictured above is a preview… Continue reading Let’s get this party started!
We are approaching an Equinox on September 22nd, a time when there is a momentary balance of Light and Dark around the world. At this Equinox, the Light Half of the Year tips toward the Dark Half (north of the Tropic of Cancer, the Autumn Equinox) and from the Dark Half to the Light Half (south… Continue reading MoonDay Musings: Equinox Balance
September’s Equinox arrives today at 07:50 UTC, marking the start of Spring in the Southern Hemisphere (SH) and for us in the Northern Hemisphere (NH) the first day of Autumn. There are many different naming traditions for the Equinox: Autumn Equinox is also known as Fall Equinox, Alban Elfed, Cónacht An Fómhar, Méan Fómhar, Mabon,… Continue reading Equinox Blessings
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 Connecting with Mama Earth in liminal times