Arriving April 26th @ 8:30 PM PDT / April 27th @ 03:30 UTC What will you call this Full Moon? Some call it the Pink Moon, named for the abundance of ground phlox in North America that blooms around the time of April’s full moon. For me, this is definitely a Pink Moon as we… Continue reading Full Moon in Scorpio and Lunar Bealtaine
In this time of the Waning Moon, I feel so close to the Grandmothers, the Ancestors. In the Waning Moon, Yin energy increases and deepens, turning inward towards our Wise Inner Self, making it even easier to hear the Wisdom Whispers of the Grandmothers. At this point in our lunar journey, we are in the… Continue reading Waning Moon: Listen to the whispers of the Grandmothers
Blessings on the New Moon in Aquarius... which is lunar Imbolc or Lughnasadh for some! My personal theme for this lunar month was inspired by the archetypes we are exploring in this new lunar month in our 13 Moons 13 Goddesses course: The Blood Sister and The Priestess, both strong archetypes for sororal solidarity, as… Continue reading New Moon, New Theme: Forging Sisterhood
As I was writing the previous post about the Wisdom of the Crone and the Winter goddess An Cailleach, I came across this beautiful poem by Joyce Rudd on what is for me the true essence of Winter Solstice . . . the deep reflection of Winter, our connection to its stillness, the solace and rest… Continue reading 12 Days of Solstice: Winter Wisdom
It is said that the final three days of the #12DaysOfSolstice, in Celtic traditions, are dedicated to The Crone aspect of a woman’s life and to The Crone goddesses such as An Cailleach. This is the Winter goddess with whom I connect most strongly. The Crone represents so many aspects of our life, including our… Continue reading 12 Days of Solstice: Crone Wisdom
Hekate / Hecate is a Greek goddess associated with magic, witchcraft, necromancy, the underworld, childbirth and crossroads. Her time is that of the Dark Moon, the time of release and renewal. She is honoured at the 30th (always her special day!) of each month, at the Dark Moon and at the beginning at sunset… Continue reading See all paths with the wisdom of Hekate
Blessings on “true” Samhain! Many of us in the Northern Hemisphere celebrated Samhain (SOW-en), the Celtic New Year and one of the most significant dates in the Celtic Wheel of the Year, starting at sunset on October 31st and ending at sunset November 1st. However, Samhain was not always celebrated on that specific day, now… Continue reading Ancestral Card Layout for Samhain
And know this: even though one may be in the waning years,
the journey still has far to go.
And if you are in the waxing years, know that there is still much to learn and experience, and that spending time with the Mothers and Crones can illuminate your journey in ways you might not have imagined.
Last night I joined in a teleseminar led by Jean Shinoda Bolen, on the Goddess(es) in every woman after 50…. fascinating! During the event, she talked about the “C” word… yep, Crone! A word many of us are reclaiming, just as many of us are also reclaiming the word witch, both with wise and sacred traditions… Continue reading Embracing our Crone Wisdom
Join Jackie Ladouceur and Della Ratcliffe on the Tuesday, November 29th at 10 AM Pacific Time (yes, it's the New Moon!) for an on-line exploration of the Women's Wisdom Wheel, a new spread using your favourite oracle or tarot cards. Each month, Grandmother Moon starts a new journey, giving us an opportunity for new beginnings… Continue reading Explore the Women’s Wisdom Wheel Spread with us on November 29th