Wheel of the Year

Equinox Blessings

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

Wheel of the Year

Equinox and Alchemy

This month's lunar theme was inspired by the wisdom and energies of The Sorceress, our companion for the September Equinox, and our focus in this month's lesson in our "13 Moons, 13 Goddesses" course. The Sorceress embodies transformation and alchemy, especially at this time of shifting elements: Earth to Air in the Southern Hemisphere, and… Continue reading Equinox and Alchemy

Wheel of the Year

Wisdom of the Equinox

At the Equinox, a point of balance of light and dark around the world, I meditate on the balance in my life and look to the connections between the hemispheres and how that manifests in my life. For although the eight paired festivals of the Celtic Wheel of the Year (Winter Solstice & Summer Solstice,… Continue reading Wisdom of the Equinox

Rituals and Ceremonies, Wheel of the Year

The Magic of the Equinox: a transformative step in the Spiral Dance of the Year

The Equinox arrives today, on September 22nd at 1:02 PM Pacific Time / 20:02 UTC. For those in the Northern Hemisphere, this Equinox marks the astronomical start of Autumn and is known by many in the Pagan or Wiccan communities as Mabon, as Alban Elfed (Light of the Water) in Druid communities, and as Cónacht Fómhair (or Meán Fómhair) in Irish Gaelic For those… Continue reading The Magic of the Equinox: a transformative step in the Spiral Dance of the Year

Lunar Cycles, Soul Work

Soul Work for the New Moon in Virgo… Balance, Balance, Balance

Wisdom from Seanmháthair Gealach (Grandmother Moon) New Moon in Virgo (Earth Element, Mutable) Tuesday, September 19th @ 10:29 PM PT / Wednesday, September 20th @ 5:30 UTC Theme for this lunar journey: Balance Entraining and Balancing with Grandmother Moon and Mama Earth Such a glorious week and such a glorious colourful time of the year… Continue reading Soul Work for the New Moon in Virgo… Balance, Balance, Balance

Wheel of the Year

Solstice Blessings: celebrating the light and the dark

Solstice Blessings to all! This picture was taken at last year's Solstice, at Spanish Banks beach in Vancouver. I'm heading to the beach now for my Solstice celebration... and hopefully another Solstice pic! The Winter and Summer Solstices mark turning points in the year and each contains the seed of the opposite Solstice... each the… Continue reading Solstice Blessings: celebrating the light and the dark

Rituals and Ceremonies, Spirituality, Witchy Ways

Balancing with the Full Pink Moon in Libra

Wisdom from Seanmháthair Gealach (Grandmother Moon) Full Moon in Libra, known by some as The Pink Moon (first Full Moon of springtime) April 10th at 11:08 PM Pacific Time  / April 11th at 06:08 UTC 🌝🌕 Ah, the Pink Moon... named as such by First Nations people in some parts of North America because of… Continue reading Balancing with the Full Pink Moon in Libra