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 Energy of the Winter Solstice

Away from the Herd, by Eva Kosmos on Deviant Art Winter Solstice aka MidWinter, Jul/Yule and Alban Arthan Here in the Northern Hemisphere, the time between Samhain and Winter Solstice is the darkest time of the year, the midnight of the year, and is the true Winter in the Celtic Wheel of the Year.  The days… Continue reading The Energy of the Winter Solstice

Rituals and Ceremonies, Wheel of the Year

21 Ways to Celebrate Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice - also known as Yule - is one of my favourite times of the year…. okay, my absolute favourite time of year. But maybe I say that for all holidays! And while I love the major celebrations of Samhain (the start of the Dark Half of the year in the Celtic Wheel of… Continue reading 21 Ways to Celebrate Winter Solstice

Rituals and Ceremonies

Winter Solstice Five-Day Advent Ritual and Meditation 

Do you have any special traditions for Solstice? Each year I add — or modify  — my rituals, staying present with the changes in my life, where my life is going . . . and what is happening in the world. I'm gathering materials now for my 5-day Solstice Advent blessing candle ring, and haven't… Continue reading Winter Solstice Five-Day Advent Ritual and Meditation 

Wheel of the Year

Day 4 of Solstice: The Holly and The Ivy

On Day 4 of the Twelve Days of Solstice, we celebrate the strength and beauty of the union of The Holly and The Ivy. "O the Ivy O, she's the Queen of Old and the Holly he is red. Hang 'em high in the farm, and us won't come to no harm Till the Christmas… Continue reading Day 4 of Solstice: The Holly and The Ivy

Rituals and Ceremonies, Wheel of the Year

Celebrating the 1st Day of Solstice

A Solstice Blessing for you on Day 1 of the Twelve Days of Solstice. On this first day of Solstice, our ancestors celebrated the return of the Sun with feasts, music and art, rituals, greenery, camaraderie and - most importantly - symbols of the Sun such as bonfires and candles. On this 1st day of… Continue reading Celebrating the 1st Day of Solstice

Wheel of the Year

Winter is a’comin

Winter is a'comin'.... Yes, it arrives tonight at 8:49 PM Pacific Time, bringing with it one of my favourite times of the year: The Winter Solstice (for those of us north of the equator) and Yule! And for my friends in the Southern Hemisphere, enjoy Litha, your Summer Solstice! I look forward to all the… Continue reading Winter is a’comin

Courses & Workshops, Journeys

Prosperity Workshop 08-DEC: journeys, crafts and spells for 2015

Create prosperity and abundance for 2015 in this two-hour workshop. Della will take you on a guided meditative journey to create a personal vision for prosperity and abundance in 2015, followed by a special clearing ceremony to eliminate any blockages or self-limiting beliefs. You will then use your vision and inspiration to handcraft your personal… Continue reading Prosperity Workshop 08-DEC: journeys, crafts and spells for 2015