Wheel of the Year

Autumn Incense

I have started to gather and dry some ingredients for my planned Fall Equinox loose incense blend, for using in my celebrations and rituals throughout Autumn. I'm using ethically foraged ingredients and, so far have, oak leaves and moss, pine needles, wild hops, a few pine cones (under the leaves!), Rowan berries, Rosemary and Sage.… Continue reading Autumn Incense

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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

Earth Medicine, Wheel of the Year, Witchy Ways

(Wild)Craft a loose incense for Lughnasadh

For your Lughnasadh (aka Lammas) rituals, consider crafting your own loose incense for burning in your altar cauldron or in an outdoor bonfire. Scott Cunningham suggested this classic recipe in his 1986 book The Complete Book of Incense, Oils and Brews: 2 parts* Frankincense resin (see note on PARTS below) 1 part Heather 1 part… Continue reading (Wild)Craft a loose incense for Lughnasadh

Wheel of the Year, Witchy Ways

25 Ways to Celebrate Summer Solstice Celtic-style

The Wheel of the Year is turning. It feels like Beltaine was just yesterday, and yet this week in the Northern Hemisphere we welcome the Summer Solstice, also known as MidSummer or Litha. The Solstice — from the Latin for “standing sun” — arrives on Wednesday, June 21st at 4:24 UTC (Universal Time), which is… Continue reading 25 Ways to Celebrate Summer Solstice Celtic-style

Divine Feminine, Earth Medicine, Rituals and Ceremonies, Wheel of the Year

Celebrating the Quickening Full Moon in Virgo

Full Moon Blessings! Our First Nations sisters and brothers have many names for this full moon including the Full Snow Moon and the Bone Moon, alluding to both the typical heaviness of February snows as well as the shortage of food as winter draws to a close. Yet some call it the Quickening Moon, and… Continue reading Celebrating the Quickening Full Moon in Virgo

Rituals and Ceremonies, Wheel of the Year

How to make a fresh loose incense for Samhain

I love making fresh loose incense... So fresh and aromatic, and easy to make, and you can guarantee the purity of the elements! This is one of my favourite formulations, especially at Samhain: a mixture of frankincense and myrrh resins plus the fresh woody aromatic scents of cedar, rosemary and juniper. And if you prefer… Continue reading How to make a fresh loose incense for Samhain

Rituals and Ceremonies

How to start creating Ritual in your daily life

Anyone who knows me or has attended one of my workshops, knows how important I believe ritual to be in our daily lives, in our spiritual practice and in the work we do as healers, readers, shamanic practitioners and lightworkers. When we create ritual, we create sacred space. We give form to our work and our… Continue reading How to start creating Ritual in your daily life