Lunar Cycles, Wheel of the Year

Twelve Days of Solstice: the Gift of Choice

image source, Canva Pro As we close our 12 Days Of Solstice for 2021, I share with you now these words from Gary Zukav on what he sees as one of the gifts — the Medicine — of Solstice: choice. Zukav said it so well: "Each solstice shows us that we can choose. We cannot… Continue reading Twelve Days of Solstice: the Gift of Choice

Wheel of the Year

Twelve Days of Solsice: Winter’s Cloak

This year —  more than any recent year — I so need this soul-stice time of reflection and renewal. Much is still churning within me... fermenting, grieving, questioning, finding new paths.   Like Joyce Rupp in her poem Winters Cloak, “This year I do not want the dark to leave me.” I too need its… Continue reading Twelve Days of Solsice: Winter’s Cloak

Wheel of the Year

Twelve Days of Solstice: an Elemental Blessing

During the Solstice celebrations, I feel even closer to the classical four Elements — Earth, Fire, Air and Water — and love to evoke this Blessing of the Elements at this time of year: As the earth grows colder, the winds blow faster, the fire dwindles smaller, and the rains fall harder, let the light… Continue reading Twelve Days of Solstice: an Elemental Blessing

Wheel of the Year

Twelve Days of Solstice: the Cauldron of Regeneration

Today I honour the Cauldron of Regeneration, honouring the rebirth of the Sun, and the Divine Union between the Divine Masculine and Divine Feminine. In our previous post, I wrote of the illumination that the shaft of Solstice light ignited at Newgrange. That light is now held in the cauldron as the transformations begin.  In… Continue reading Twelve Days of Solstice: the Cauldron of Regeneration

Wheel of the Year

Twelve Days of Solstice: the Deer Mother

Saule, Lithuanian Sun Goddess, gouache on paper by Judith Shaw (Image Source) Even though Sun energy is typically considered masculine, many celebrate the Winter Solstice — the longest night — as the Mother Night, honouring the earth goddesses who nurtured the seeds deep within their dark wombs for birthing in the coming spring. They remind… Continue reading Twelve Days of Solstice: the Deer Mother

Lunar Cycles, Sky Medicine

New Moon in Gemini: Embrace your inner dualities

This is a significant month, from an astronomical perspective, but also from a spiritual perspective. By the end of June, our journey through the calendar year reaches its half-way point. Depending on our locale and hemisphere, the energetic significance of that can be both aligned and complementary to the wisdom in both parts of the… Continue reading New Moon in Gemini: Embrace your inner dualities

Wheel of the Year

Reflections on the #12DaysOfSolstice2019: Choice

Now that the 12 Days of Solstice are complete, I share some thoughts on the magic and Wisdom of Solstice: Choice. Throughout the 12 Days, I focus on meditation and release (and usually with a closing Fire Ritual a Release to honour Father Sun) to complete the calendar year and create a fertile ground for… Continue reading Reflections on the #12DaysOfSolstice2019: Choice

Lunar Cycles, Wheel of the Year

June Energetic Roots

The New Moon in Gemini has just passed and we are now firmly in the waxing rising energy of this Lunar Month, bringing us closer to the Solstice, which arrives June 21st at 15:54 UTC. The Solstice marks the arrival of astronomical Summer in the Northern Hemisphere and astronomical Winter in the Southern Hemisphere.  But… Continue reading June Energetic Roots

Wheel of the Year

The Wisdom of Solstice: Choice

Now that the 12 Days of Solstice are complete (see our previous post for a ritual on closing the 12 days), I share one more thought on the Wisdom of Solstice: Choice. This comes from today's meditation and practice. In addition to my closing ritual, I am contemplating the rhythm of life, and how necessary… Continue reading The Wisdom of Solstice: Choice

Wheel of the Year

12 Days of Solstice: Working with the Elements

Throughout the 12 Days of Solstice (a Fire celebration), I feel a profound connection not just to the Fire and Light of Father Sun but to all the Elements — Earth, Fire, Air and Water — and I use these in one final ritual for my 12 Days of Solstice, both a release and a… Continue reading 12 Days of Solstice: Working with the Elements