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

Rituals and Ceremonies, Wheel of the Year

12 Days of Solstice 2019: Awaken the Magic

May something magical happen to you today...... And if you haven't found the magic, create your own! A RITUAL / CEREMONY FOR WINTER SOLSTICE DAYS Here is a simple magical ceremony for the Winter Solstice period (and/or during the peak or waning energy of the Moon), for releasing what you no longer need, and accepting… Continue reading 12 Days of Solstice 2019: Awaken the Magic

Wheel of the Year

Celebrating Solstice and Visioning 2020

Solstice is coming! Yes! The December Solstice arrives December 22 @ 4:19 UTC, which for me is December 21st at 8:19 PM PST. Solstice is a magical time of year for me, whether I'm celebrating Winter Solstice or Summer Solstice. Both are an opportunity to reflect, recharge and (perhaps) set a new direction as we… Continue reading Celebrating Solstice and Visioning 2020

Lunar Cycles, Wheel of the Year

To make and end is to make a beginning

How are you feeling at this start of a new cycle in the Wheel of the Year? Does it feel like a new beginning . . .  or, perhaps a return to familiar territory, to familiar energies? For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, Samhain has just passed, marking a new turn in the… Continue reading To make and end is to make a beginning

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

12 Days of Solstice: the Divine Union between the Divine Masculine and Divine Feminine

In many cultures, Winter Solstice has been associated with the birth/rebirth of the gods of the Sun and Light, such as Mithras, the Oak King, Lugh, Frey, Heracles, Osiris. And even before the Divine Masculine association, goddesses such as the Roman Anastasia were celebrated (the alleged origins of Mother Night, aka “Matrum Noctem” in Latin)… Continue reading 12 Days of Solstice: the Divine Union between the Divine Masculine and Divine Feminine

Rituals and Ceremonies

Celebrate Mothers’ Night on Winter Solstice Eve (and/or Christmas Eve)

Honour the mothers of blood, bone and spirit:  the women in your lineage, the daughters of Eve and Danú, the mother goddesses such as Danú, Frigg, and the goddesses known as the Matres, Matronae, the Asynjur... and the women who have inspired you. On Mothers’ Night, our pagan ancestors honoured the goddesses protecting and guarding… Continue reading Celebrate Mothers’ Night on Winter Solstice Eve (and/or Christmas Eve)