Wheel of the Year

12 Days of Solstice: Holly and the Divine Masculine

Yesterday we explored Ivy, the Solstice green associated with the Divine Feminine. And today, Holly, for the Divine Masculine. Together they represent our Divine Whole Self. The elements of Holly and Ivy are symbiotic, as the Ivy very often grows within the Holly Bush. Holly and the Ivy together are a powerful team, representing the… Continue reading 12 Days of Solstice: Holly and the Divine Masculine

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

Coeur-age My Love: First Quarter Moon in Scorpio

There is something of beauty about the First Quarter Moon, hanging in the south-western sky in early evening just above the horizon, finally setting just past the Midnight hour. Tonight, LaLuna forms a triangle with the planet Jupiter (in the constellation Virgo) shining brightly to its right (West), with Arcturus above them both, one of… Continue reading Coeur-age My Love: First Quarter Moon in Scorpio

Wheel of the Year

Transforming your Shadow with the Third Quarter Moon

Wisdom from Seanmháthair Gealach (Grandmother Moon) Day 24, Third Quarter Moon in Scorpio 🌓🌗 Throughout all the social media that I've been reading yesterday and today, many have written about the intensity of this Third Quarter Moon in Scorpio. I definitely felt it yesterday, so today consulted my iLuna app from Lunarium UK, who had… Continue reading Transforming your Shadow with the Third Quarter Moon

Spirituality

Celebrating and Honouring All The Stages In Our lives

  Several friends and colleagues recently have had milestone birthdays, anywhere from 21 to 70 and everything in-between. Each approached their milestone differently — some with curiosity, some with trepidation, some with celebration... and some by planning their first cosmetic "tweak"! At this point in my life, I have embraced my ageing process, the changes… Continue reading Celebrating and Honouring All The Stages In Our lives

Spirituality

Dancing with the energy of our Souls

As we approach the Equinox on September 22nd, the theme for our monthly journey with Grandmother Moon is Balance and Harmony. Someone recently suggested to me that this was an impossible task. He asked, "How can we humans have perfect balance when the Earth itself achieves it only twice a year?" That may be true...… Continue reading Dancing with the energy of our Souls

Rituals and Ceremonies, Wheel of the Year

Celebrating Lughnasadh, the first Celtic harvest

Lughnasadh — also known as Lammas — is coming very soon. It is one of four cross-quarter days in the Celtic Wheel of the Year (the others are Samhain, Imbolc and Beltaine) and is normally celebrated on August 1st in the Northern Hemisphere. In Celtic traditions, the day starts at sunset so the festivities typically… Continue reading Celebrating Lughnasadh, the first Celtic harvest