Wheel of the Year

Creativity: the Brighid – Lugh connection

On February 1st (the traditional date), we celebrate the fire festival of Imbolg (aka Imbolc) in the Northern Hemisphere and Lúnasa (aka Lughnasadh aka Lammas) in the Southern Hemisphere.  Rather than looking at these as different events, let us consider the commonality of these two festivals and how they might complement each other — perhaps… Continue reading Creativity: the Brighid – Lugh connection

Wheel of the Year

Blessings on Lúnasa, Imbolg and Pachamama Raymi

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

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Lúnasa Origins and Lore

Image sourced via Canva Pro I'm so looking forward to celebrating Lúnasa, and will be celebrating on the traditional date of August 1st . . . and likely on "true" Lúnasa too, the precise midpoint between the Summer Solstice and the Autumn Equinox, which this year falls on August 7th at 12:36 UTC (per archaeoastronomy.com).… Continue reading Lúnasa Origins and Lore

Wheel of the Year

Corn husks and silk: crafting and tea for Lúnasa

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

Wheel of the Year

Blessings on Lúnasa and Imbolg

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

Courses & Workshops, Wheel of the Year

Join me for Lúnasa Season

Those of us in the Northern Hemisphere will soon be celebrating Lúnasa (also the Irish word for the month of August) and those in the Southern Hemisphere will be celebrating Imbolg. Many celebrate on the traditional date of August 1st, the closest Full Moon or on the "true" date of August 7th, or simply when it feels that… Continue reading Join me for Lúnasa Season

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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

Wheel of the Year

Imbolg and Lúnasa: When will YOU celebrate?

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?

Divination Techniques & Tools, Soul Work

Lion’s Gate 8:8 Portal

This year (2019), the Sun entered Leo on July 23rd and we began tuning into the 8:8 Lion's Gate power portal which peaks on 8/8/2019 and ends (closes) when the Sun moves into Virgo on August 23rd.  You may see various dates for when the portal opens and closes, but all agree that the peak… Continue reading Lion’s Gate 8:8 Portal

Wheel of the Year

Blessings on “true” Lughnasadh and Imbolc

For those who celebrate Lughnasadh (Northern Hemisphere) and Imbolc (Southern Hemisphere) on the “true” day (i.e. the precise mid-point between the June Solstice and the September Equinox), today’s the day!  That mid-point arrived at 11:52 UTC August 7. I love celebrating on the traditional day (August 1st) as well as the “true” day, and others choose… Continue reading Blessings on “true” Lughnasadh and Imbolc