Courses & Workshops

Bealtaine: Leap into Summer

Our latest course in the Wheel of the Year series  — Bealtaine: Leap into Summer — is NOW LIVE! I somehow managed to pack even more into the Bealtaine season course than originally planned, and it is now LIVE on the Ruzuku platform. If you haven't yet registered, click here to join now! Here's some… Continue reading Bealtaine: Leap into Summer

Wheel of the Year

Bealtaine Blessings

If you observe the Solar/Astronomical date for Beltainne, today's the day! It officially arrived May 6th at 06:56 UTC. A blessing for you on Bealtainne: May you always walk in sunshine May you never want for more May faeries rest their wings Right beside your door My Celtic ancestors marked Bealtainne in both spiritual and… Continue reading Bealtaine Blessings

Lunar Cycles, Wheel of the Year

Lunar Month Theme, 04-May to 03-June: Embracing Potential

I had an interesting conversation recently with my father-in-law, a man of science and a former professor, now retired.  He asked me how my writing was coming along with respect to this course. I mentioned that I was struggling somewhat with this month's theme.  "Why?" he asked. I shared that in previous courses, virtually all… Continue reading Lunar Month Theme, 04-May to 03-June: Embracing Potential

Rituals and Ceremonies, Wheel of the Year

Nine ways to celebrate Bealtainne for my Southern Hemisphere friends

I love creating my own celebrations and rituals for the Wheel of the Year, but I always start by looking to the past, to how my ancestors celebrated, to local traditions in my community, and how best to align those with how I connect with Mama Earth and her shifting energies. For instance, at Bealtainne we… Continue reading Nine ways to celebrate Bealtainne for my Southern Hemisphere friends

Wheel of the Year

Bealtaine Blessings for my Southern Hemisphere friends

The first day of May — or a few days later, if we observe “true” Beltaine —  has been celebrated by many cultures in Europe as the first day of Summer, especially by early pagan cultures — from the Romans and their Festival of Flora on April 27th to my Celtic ancestors who celebrated Beltaine… Continue reading Bealtaine Blessings for my Southern Hemisphere friends

Earth Medicine, Lunar Cycles, Wheel of the Year

Incense for Bealtainne for my Southern Hemisphere friends

While we in the Northern Hemisphere will be celebrating Samhain in the coming week, my friends in the Southern Hemisphere will be welcoming the Light Half of the Year: Bealtainne and the start of Summer. One of my passions is creating loose incense for the celebrations in the Wheel of the Year, and I share… Continue reading Incense for Bealtainne for my Southern Hemisphere friends

Lunar Cycles

Full Moon in Scorpio & Lunar Beltaine

  With all the focus on Beltaine, it may be easy to overlook the Full Moon in Scorpio . . . or is it? Many celebrate Lunar Beltaine on the Full Moon in Scorpio. And I like to celebrate the Full Moon each month. This year, the Full Moon in Scorpio  falls on Sunday April… Continue reading Full Moon in Scorpio & Lunar Beltaine

Wheel of the Year

Beltaine… a ritual, a man, a dog, a miracle

Yesterday I went to a nearby river for my Beltaine celebration and ritual. It was a profound experience on many levels but even more so because of an extraordinary moment with a man and his dog. The experience started before I left home, as I prepared my offerings for the ritual. Then, several times, I… Continue reading Beltaine… a ritual, a man, a dog, a miracle

Wheel of the Year

Beltaine (and Samhain!) Blessings

Whatever you celebrate on May 1st — May Day, Walpurgisnacht or Beltaine — blessings for this magickal day. And for those south of the equator, Samhain Blessings !!! May 1st is now considered the traditional date for Beltaine for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere (and Samhain for those in the Southern Hemisphere), but… Continue reading Beltaine (and Samhain!) Blessings

Lunar Cycles, Soul Work

Passionate Transformation with the New Moon in Taurus

Wisdom from Seanmháthair Gealach (Grandmother Moon) New Moon in Taurus arrived at 5:16 AM Pacific Time Day 1 of the lunar journey Our Theme for this month: Passionate Transformation. Love Your Self New Moon Wisdom: first, pause & reflect We are in that wonderful time of new beginnings... a New Moon today and Beltaine (the… Continue reading Passionate Transformation with the New Moon in Taurus