Starting at dusk tonight, July 31st, in the Northern Hemisphere, we celebrate the first of the three harvest festivals: Lúnasa, aka Lughnasadh (pronounced LOO-nah-suh), and Lammas. In the Celtic/Neopagan Wheel of the Year, we celebrate not just one Autumn Festival but three: the First Harvest (aka First Fruit) of Lúnasa on the traditional date of August 1st, the Second Harvest… Continue reading Blessings on Lúnasa, Imbolg and Pachamama Raymi
The image to the left is "Brigid Swan Maiden" by Wendy Andrew, PaintingDreams.co.uk. The words below accompany the image. Brigid Swan Maiden wakes the sleeping winter world. Her flame sparks new beginnings and inspiration. A time to make plans. Over time, Imbolg and the goddess Brighid have become associated with the Swan (Eala in Irish). Was that… Continue reading Brighid and her birds
Each year at this time, I use the abundant corn husks for crafting items for my Lúnasa altar (corn dolls, etc), and often save and dry the excess husks to have on hand for Imbolg celebrations too. I much prefer this to buying husks at craft stores, as I have no idea if they have… Continue reading Corn husks and silk: crafting and tea for Lúnasa
Blessings to all on the Fire Festivals of Lúnasa and Imbolg! Traditional Lúnasa arrives at sunset tonight in the Northern Hemisphere, as does Imbolg for those in the Southern Hemisphere! In Celtic traditions, the day begins at sunset … so these fire festivals begin this evening and continue through to sunset on August 1st! In… Continue reading Blessings on Lúnasa and Imbolg
Join us for Imbolg season to celebrate the first wave of Spring energy in 2021, and honour the goddess Brighid who we celebrate at Imbolg. Imbolg arrives around 01-February in the Northern Hemisphere, and we will be in that Imbolg energy until Spring Equinox arrives. You may know Brighid as a triple goddess, with aspects… Continue reading Imbolg & Brighid’s Realms course: register now
Mark Your Calendar for the coming Imbolg (NH) and Lúnasa (SH) celebrations in the Wheel of the Year, the first celebration within the 2021 calendar year. I like to think of Imbolg aka Imbolc as a continuing celebration of the waxing light that ignited and inspired us at Winter Solstice — and, of course, its… Continue reading Imbolg and Lúnasa: When will YOU celebrate?
Ah, the Full Moon. I look forward to this each lunar month even though it is the New Moon that often resonates more strongly for me. Perhaps it's the new moon association with deep intuitive energy that captures my imagination. Full Moons are action moons. Manifesting moons. Releasing moons. And each has a place in… Continue reading Connect to your Inspiration at the Leo Full Moon at Imbolg
This weekend many of us celebrated Imbolg, which is rooted in old traditions from Northern Europe honouring the shift from deep winter to early spring, that time when seeds are awakened by the magic of light and the turning of the seasons, and start to push through the soil into the light. And so it… Continue reading MoonDay Musings: What seeds are you planting?
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
Jump into this course in our new Wheel of the Year series, and learn how to create your own celebrations, ceremonies, incenses and craft sacred objects for Imbolc 2020, and journey to Brighid's Forge where you will connect with your Inner Cauldrons and their wisdom, receive a spirit gift from Brighid, and (in a separate… Continue reading Early Bird ends today 16-JAN for Imbolc Course