Lunar Cycles

Reclaiming Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th and a Full Moon? WOW, there are so many posts about this, the "unlucky" energies, what to watch out for. But, to be honest, Friday the 13th is not something I normally notice but its conjunction with the Full Harvest Moon has raised the awareness of many people. I’ve never aligned with the… Continue reading Reclaiming Friday the 13th

Divine Feminine, Rituals and Ceremonies

A Full Moon celebration for goddess Diana

This year, 2019, the August Full Moon in Aquarius arrives on August 15th at 12:29 UTC, on a day that many also celebrate the Roman goddess/priestess Diana, or her Greek counterpart Artemis. Consider working with goddess-priestess Diana on this Full Moon; she is a strong ally to women, fertility and childbirth. I first made a… Continue reading A Full Moon celebration for goddess Diana

Lunar Cycles, Rituals and Ceremonies

Ritual: Drawing Down the Moon

I originally shared this well-known ritual (and there are many variations) in a post a couple of years ago, but decided it needed to be shared again all on its own! DRAWING DOWN THE MOON This rite can be done during the Full Moon OR New Moon energy, alone or in Circle, and can be… Continue reading Ritual: Drawing Down the Moon

Divination Techniques & Tools, Lunar Cycles

Wisdom from Grandmother Moon for the Full Moon in Capricorn

The Full Moon in Capricorn arrived 16-July at 21:38 UTC, accompanied by a partial lunar eclipse. The Full Moon marked the midpoint in this month’s lunar journey, and we will be in the energy of last night’s Full Moon (and the partial lunar eclipse) for the next couple of days as Seanmháthair Gealach (Grandmother Moon,… Continue reading Wisdom from Grandmother Moon for the Full Moon in Capricorn

Lunar Cycles, Rituals and Ceremonies

Super Full Blood Moon Eclipse in Leo

Are you looking forward to the 20-21 January Super Full Blood Moon Total Eclipse? And isn't that almost too many adjectives!? And how could I let this event pass without offering some thoughts . . . a little ritual? An Eclipse (lunar or solar) is a powerful prompt for change, for leaving behind... for release.… Continue reading Super Full Blood Moon Eclipse in Leo

Lunar Cycles, Wheel of the Year

Solstitial Full Moon in Cancer

WISDOM FROM GRANDMOTHER MOON Such a powerful solstitial Full Moon tonight, a rare conjunction of the December solstice paired with a Full Moon. According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, this has happened just ten times at the December Solstice since 1793 and will not happen again until 2094. Not sure I’ll be around then so… Continue reading Solstitial Full Moon in Cancer

Divine Feminine, Lunar Cycles

Full Moon in Gemini

This is most certainly an energetic day. Not only are my friends and colleagues in the US (and around the world) celebrating their Thanksgiving holiday, but the Sun has moved into Sagittarius and Grandmother Moon is now half-way through her lunar journey, and is fully illuminated, manifesting as a Full Moon in Gemini. Sun enters… Continue reading Full Moon in Gemini

Divination Techniques & Tools, Divine Feminine

Card Layout: Diana’s Bow

I first heard of this spread — so fitting for us at the August Full Moon when we celebrate the goddess Diana — several years ago. It is known by several names including the Seven-Card Ellipse, Diana’s Crescent and Seven Stars. I like the simplicity of the Diana’s Bow seven-card spread and have used it… Continue reading Card Layout: Diana’s Bow

Earth Medicine, Lunar Cycles

Craft: Make a Full Moon Tea

Have you ever made Solar Tea? It is essentially an infusion of tea or other herbs but uses fresh cool water and is left out in the sunshine to brew. Some call this a cold brew tea. This tea is kind to the environment as no additional energy is used. When the infusion looks sufficiently… Continue reading Craft: Make a Full Moon Tea

Lunar Cycles, Rituals and Ceremonies, Soul Work, Witchy Ways

Blessings on the Full Moon Super Moon in Gemini

Wisdom from Seanmháthair Gealach (Grandmother Moon) Full Moon Super Moon in Gemini Sunday December 3 @ 7:47 am PT / 15:47 UTC Gemini energy: Air (the mind, thoughts and dreams), Mutable (preparing us for what is coming next) Theme for this lunar month: Deep Wisdom Ah. . .  our last Full Moon of the calendar… Continue reading Blessings on the Full Moon Super Moon in Gemini