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

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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

Bealtainne 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 Bealtainne 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