Wheel of the Year

Lúnasa Season Course: register now

To our kin in the Southern Hemisphere, I invite you to join us to celebrate Lúnasa Season. Explore the season from Lúnasa — also known as First Harvest, Lammas and Lughnasadh, traditionally celebrated on February 1st in the Southrn Hemisphere and August 1st in the Northern Hemisphere — through to the Autumn Equinox: celebrations and soul work… Continue reading Lúnasa Season Course: register now

Rituals and Ceremonies, Wheel of the Year

Lughnasadh Ritual and Magick: Abundance, Rebirth and Coeur-age

I love this quote from Henry David Thoreau, which – for me  – perfectly captures my thoughts about Lughnasadh (aka Lammas) and other harvest festivals: that true abundance is intangible and that we are a speck in the immense cosmos around us, a piece of star dust in the human form. Each year at Lughnasadh, I… Continue reading Lughnasadh Ritual and Magick: Abundance, Rebirth and Coeur-age

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

Rituals and Ceremonies, Wheel of the Year, Witchy Ways

A Lughnasadh ritual for Abundance and Rebirth

I love this quote from Henry David Thoreau, which - for me at least - perfectly captures my thoughts about Lughnasadh and other harvest festivals... that true abundance is intangible and that we are a speck in the immense cosmos around us, a piece of stardust in the human form. “The true harvest of my life… Continue reading A Lughnasadh ritual for Abundance and Rebirth

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

Rituals and Ceremonies, 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 on your altar or in a bonfire. Scott Cunningham suggested this recipe in his book The Complete Book of Incense, Oils and Brews: 🌿 2 parts* Frankincense resin 🌿 1 part Heather 🌿 1 part Apple blossoms (or dried Apple pieces)… Continue reading (Wild)Craft a loose incense for Lughnasadh

Earth Medicine, Lunar Cycles, Witchy Ways

Third Quarter in Taurus: Harvest, Homecoming, Gratitude and Reflection

The Third Quarter of the Moon arrived today, July 26th, at 4:02 PM Pacific Time, putting us firmly on the return path of our monthly journey with Grandmother Moon. In many ways, the lunar Third Quarter is akin to Autumn in the solar year. We planted our new seeds at the new waxing moon, grew… Continue reading Third Quarter in Taurus: Harvest, Homecoming, Gratitude and Reflection

Wheel of the Year

Lughnasadh Blessings

Today we celebrate the first of the three Celtic - Wiccan - Pagan harvest festivals: Lughnasadh, also known as Lammas. Today as I visited our local farmers market, I revelled in the bounty around me...the fresh berries, vegetables, tree fruits and herbs. And I was reminded of this quote by Henry David Thoreau: “The true… Continue reading Lughnasadh Blessings

Rituals and Ceremonies

Are you ready for the Blue Moon?

Are you ready for today's Blue Moon? Astronomically, it really isn't that special, or rare. A "blue moon" simply refers to a second full moon in a calendar month...and with 13 moon cycles in a calendar year, the odds are that we will experience a blue moon every 2.5 years. The next ones are January… Continue reading Are you ready for the Blue Moon?

Courses & Workshops

Celebrate Mabon on September 22nd

Come and celebrate Mabon with Della and Sharron on Sun., SEPT 22 at 6 PM at the Oasis Wellness Centre, Coquitlam. Pay only $22 when you register and prepay by September 15th ($33 afterwards). Click here to register or for more info. Click here for a Google map. Eat, drink, journey, meditate! The Autumn Equinox… Continue reading Celebrate Mabon on September 22nd