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

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

Lunar Cycles, Witchy Ways

Casting with the Moon

In my Wisdom from Grandmother Moon posts, I often talk about the energies of the Moon, the Soul Questions for the lunar journey, and the Rituals one might use, for instance, at the Waxing Moon or the New Moon, such as releases in the Waning phase and setting goals or intentions or starting new projects… Continue reading Casting with the Moon

Wheel of the Year, Witchy Ways

25 Ways to Celebrate Summer Solstice Celtic-style

The Wheel of the Year is turning. It feels like Beltaine was just yesterday, and yet this week in the Northern Hemisphere we welcome the Summer Solstice, also known as MidSummer or Litha. The Solstice — from the Latin for “standing sun” — arrives on Wednesday, June 21st at 4:24 UTC (Universal Time), which is… Continue reading 25 Ways to Celebrate Summer Solstice Celtic-style

Divine Feminine, Rituals and Ceremonies, Witchy Ways

Honouring our Great Mother on Mother’s Day

This Sunday in Canada (May 14th) - and in many countries around the world - we celebrate Mother’s Day. For some of us, this is a joyful day when we can spend some time with our mother… honour her… laugh with her…. share memories (and cake!). And for those of us who are mothers or… Continue reading Honouring our Great Mother on Mother’s 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

Lunar Cycles, Soul Work, Wheel of the Year, Witchy Ways

Call on The Creatrix in the Full Moon

Wisdom from Seanmháthair Gealach (Grandmother Moon) Day 16, Full Moon in Cancer at 3:33 AM Pacific Time 🌕 🌿 It’s that time again… A beautiful Full Moon rising in the East. For me, it arrived at 3:30 AM today (Thursday, January 12th), but on the 11th for many of you, in this lovely global community.… Continue reading Call on The Creatrix in the Full Moon

Witchy Ways

Celebrate your Animal Allies in our November Instagram Challenge

I'm so excited! We start the #animalearthmedicine Photo Challenge today on Instagram! Are you drawn to Shamanism, Paganism or perhaps love connecting to the wisdom of animals? And are you on Instagram? If so, you are going to fall in love 😍with the NOVEMBER photo challenge that I am co-hosting from @innerjourneyevents with my longtime… Continue reading Celebrate your Animal Allies in our November Instagram Challenge

Divination Techniques & Tools, Divine Feminine, Rituals and Ceremonies, Wheel of the Year, Witchy Ways

Samhain: A time of Remembrance and Renewal

Samhain Blessings! Starting at sunset on October 31st, many of us in the Northern Hemisphere celebrate Samhain (SOW-en), while for others it arrives on the “true” cross-quarter date of November 7th (see Footnote 1, below). Whenever you celebrate Samhain, it is a sacred time, a time to honour our Wise Elders, Ancestors, and those who… Continue reading Samhain: A time of Remembrance and Renewal

Divine Feminine, Rituals and Ceremonies, Witchy Ways

Third Quarter Moon: Goddess Empowerment and Stone Ritual Release

Today Grandmother Moon moves into her Third Quarter at 12:13 PM Pacific Time. For some, this is the time of The Enchantress, and the goddess energies of The Morrigan, Lilith and Kali. In other traditions, it is the time of The Matriarch and the goddess energies of Mab, Demeter, Hera and Yemaya. But the commonality… Continue reading Third Quarter Moon: Goddess Empowerment and Stone Ritual Release