Wheel of the Year

Creativity: the Brighid – Lugh connection

On February 1st (the traditional date), we celebrate the fire festival of Imbolg (aka Imbolc) in the Northern Hemisphere and Lúnasa (aka Lughnasadh aka Lammas) in the Southern Hemisphere.  Rather than looking at these as different events, let us consider the commonality of these two festivals and how they might complement each other — perhaps… Continue reading Creativity: the Brighid – Lugh connection

Wisdom from the Bards

Wisdom from the Bards: Leadership

What is a bard, you may ask? For my Celtic ancestors, a bard was a story teller (also known as a seanchaí in Irish, meaning "custodian of tradition, reciter of ancient lore), a magician of words (a poet) and song; an historian, chronicler and genealogist who shared the ancestral bloodlines and history of the tribe,… Continue reading Wisdom from the Bards: Leadership

Moonday Musings

MoonDay Musings: Poetry of the Earth

Greek philosopher Plutarch said that "Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks." Chilean poet Pablo Neruda spoke to this too, "... my poetry was born between the hill and the river, it took its voice from the rain, and like the timber, it steeped itself in the forests." We each have poetry… Continue reading MoonDay Musings: Poetry of the Earth