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

Lunar Cycles, Wheel of the Year

On Imbolg Eve, let Brighid inspire your creativity

Imbolg and Lá Fhéile Bríde (St Brigid’s Day) will soon be here, celebrating early spring, and the goddess Brighid and St Brigid. Brighid lights the fires of the hearth, inspiration, and the forge, and is the patron of both the healing arts (and childbirth), the creative arts and the sacred wells. Let Brighid inspire your… Continue reading On Imbolg Eve, let Brighid inspire your creativity

Divination Techniques & Tools, Soul Work

MoonDay Musings: Creativity

What does creativity mean in your life? How does it manifest? Often, when I am working with clients — or talking with friends — I hear folks denigrate their own creative abilities.... denying that they have them... feeling hemmed in by traditional definitions of creativity.... afraid to consider that they might be creative at all.… Continue reading MoonDay Musings: Creativity

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

Earth Medicine, Lunar Cycles, Witchy Ways

Find your coeur-age with the New Moon in Leo

Another month, another new journey with Grandmother Moon! The New Moon in Leo arrived today, Tuesday, August 2nd at 20:44 UTC (1:44 PM Pacific Time here in Vancouver). Leo is a sign of courage and the heart (“coeur"-age), which is my personal theme for the month. Hopefully you will find something that resonates on your… Continue reading Find your coeur-age with the New Moon in Leo

Earth Medicine, Rituals and Ceremonies, Wheel of the Year

Imbolc blessings from Brigid

Yesterday we celebrated the first day of the Celtic Spring, honouring both Imbolc and the goddess Brigid. I share with you now Brigid's Fire Blessing, which you can use in any of your ritual work this week: May there be Fire in your Belly May there be Passion in your Heart May you burn with… Continue reading Imbolc blessings from Brigid

Divination Techniques & Tools, Lunar Cycles, Rituals and Ceremonies

How to use the Fire element in your new moon ritual

  For last month's new moon – which was also a blue moon – I wrote about creating your own ritual for each new moon (also known as a Dark Moon). How did that work for you? What elements did you add that made it unique, your own special ceremony? What new things did you start?… Continue reading How to use the Fire element in your new moon ritual

Earth Medicine, Journeys, Rituals and Ceremonies

Birthing the Rose Moon

Today's new moon marks the start of the moon cycle, the "birthing" of its journey around the Earth.... precisely at 1:24 AM Universal Time (UTC), which is 6:24 PM here in Vancouver Canada, on July 16th. Do you have a new moon ritual that you observe? If not, think of this as an opportunity to… Continue reading Birthing the Rose Moon

Wheel of the Year

The Law of Attraction: ask, believe, receive 

  A friend of mine (thank you, Hannah Dixon) just posted her affirmations/law of attraction goals for the year on her Facebook page.... What a wonderful idea! It inspired me to do the same. When we transform our thoughts, wishes, desires and goals into words, we put energy and vibration against them and let the… Continue reading The Law of Attraction: ask, believe, receive