Divine Feminine, Wheel of the Year

12 Days of Solstice: Honouring the Great Mother

We are midway through the 12 Days of Solstice aka 12 Days of Yule. Numbering the days can become confusing as it varies by tradition: some number from Mother’s Night (the day before Solstice) whilst other number from Solstice itself... and, of course, in some cultures the day begins at sunset the day before. So,… Continue reading 12 Days of Solstice: Honouring the Great Mother

Lunar Cycles

Taking Action in the First Quarter Capricorn Moon

All the indicators say this is a week of action. Ah, but what action will you take? How will these energies manifest for you? As you journey with La Luna through the Wheel of the “Moonth”, be aware of other natural cycles, entraining your energies and awareness not just with Grandmother Moon but also with… Continue reading Taking Action in the First Quarter Capricorn Moon

Rituals and Ceremonies, Wheel of the Year

The Magic of the Equinox: a transformative step in the Spiral Dance of the Year

The Equinox arrives today, on September 22nd at 1:02 PM Pacific Time / 20:02 UTC. For those in the Northern Hemisphere, this Equinox marks the astronomical start of Autumn and is known by many in the Pagan or Wiccan communities as Mabon, as Alban Elfed (Light of the Water) in Druid communities, and as Cónacht Fómhair (or Meán Fómhair) in Irish Gaelic For those… Continue reading The Magic of the Equinox: a transformative step in the Spiral Dance of the Year

Wheel of the Year

Connecting​ with Mama Earth in liminal times

This weekend in Canada — and many other countries — we celebrate the Labour Day long weekend. For me, especially in my school years, that weekend marked the end of summer and the return to school the day after Labour Day. In many ways, it also marked a new year... new school clothes, new books,… Continue reading Connecting​ with Mama Earth in liminal times

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

Divine Feminine, Earth Medicine, Rituals and Ceremonies

A Ritual and a Prayer on World Oceans Day 

On  World Oceans Day, I am reminded of the importance of this Kenyan proverb: "Treat the Earth well. She was not given to you by your parents. She was loaned to you by your children." So, today, on World Oceans Day, I will go to the sea and offer a healing ritual and blessing to… Continue reading A Ritual and a Prayer on World Oceans Day 

Earth Medicine, Soul Work, Witchy Ways

Connect with Mama Earth in April’s Third Quarter Moon

Wisdom from Seanmháthair Gealach (Grandmother Moon) Third Quarter Moon, In Capricorn Arrives around 2:56 AM Pacific Time / 10:56 UTC on April 19th Day 24 of the lunar journey Wisdom: Connect with your Intuition and with Mama Earth When I verify the arrival times for the various lunar phases - New Moon, First Quarter, Full… Continue reading Connect with Mama Earth in April’s Third Quarter Moon