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
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
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
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?