Lunar Cycles

MoonDay Musings: Wisdom from Ivy 

In the Celtic Tree Month calendar, September 30 to October 27 is the Ivy Moon, the final moon before Samhain. Although I personally do not follow the Celtic Tree Month Calendar — a 13-month lunar calendar inspired by the Ogham tree symbols and popularized by Robert Graves (and largely debunked by Celtic scholars) — it… Continue reading MoonDay Musings: Wisdom from Ivy 

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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

Earth Medicine, Journeys, Rituals and Ceremonies

Birthing the Rose Moon

Today's new moon marks the start of the moon cycle, the "birthing" of its journey around the Earth.... precisely at 1:24 AM Universal Time (UTC), which is 6:24 PM here in Vancouver Canada, on July 16th. Do you have a new moon ritual that you observe? If not, think of this as an opportunity to… Continue reading Birthing the Rose Moon