Earth Medicine

New Year for the Trees 2021

Pomegranate bud image by 18986 from Pixabay  Around our precious planet, our ancestors were tied to the cycles of Mama Earth, essential for those who depended on the land for food, shelter and sustenance. These cycles were celebrated through rituals and festivals, and evolved over time as their culture changed too. Many of these celebrations of our pagan… Continue reading New Year for the Trees 2021

Rituals and Ceremonies, Wheel of the Year

Happy New Year to the Trees

I love how so many cultures and faiths celebrate the seasons of Mama Earth and Father Sky in their religious and spiritual holidays. Many have holy days and festivals associated with the Spring and Autumn Equinoxes, the Summer and Winter Solstices, and many of these are rooted in the practices of their ancestors, some grown… Continue reading Happy New Year to the Trees

Wheel of the Year

Tu B’Shevat: New Year for the Trees

I love how so many cultures celebrate Spring and New Year in their religious and spiritual holidays. Those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, and who follow the Wheel of the Year, will be celebrating Imbolc around February 1st. This holiday marked the first of three Spring celebrations in the Celtic Wheel of the Year:… Continue reading Tu B’Shevat: New Year for the Trees

Earth Medicine, Rituals and Ceremonies, Spirituality, Wheel of the Year

Happy New Year to the Trees!

I love how so many cultures celebrate the Spring and New Year in their religious and spiritual holidays. Our Western calendars mark March 21st – the Spring Equinox - as the start of Spring in the northern hemisphere (and Autumn below the Equator). But our pagan and earth-conscious ancestors recognized different stages of spring and, in… Continue reading Happy New Year to the Trees!