Spring Equinox and The Solar Eclipse

In the words of Bob Dylan… “I feel like I’ve been through a kind of thing, man” As ever, the poet is succinct and on task. These past few weeks have been FULL of an un-precedented amount of clearing; letting go of old and out-worn identities, habits, relationships – you name it! Lots of colds … Continue reading

Brigid’s Belly is Buckling!

There’s fire within and once again the stirring of the season is making the yearning for life known to us all. Brigid is tending the forge and though the crust is cool and the winds can be bitter, the life within is palpable. New shoots, true signs that our season of slumber is drawing to … Continue reading

Samhain- The Veiled Door and That Which Abides

Samhain- The Veiled Door and That Which Abides

Here we are hurtling forth, in descent, into darkness, into chaos and into the unknown of the underworld of long nights. There is no turning back, the harvest is gathered…the crops are in and the herds have been culled. Time now to examine our inner resources, to account for the growth of this last cycle … Continue reading

Fair Harvest – Just Desserts

And so the Wheel turns and we approach Mabon, Autumn Equinox and the second of the harvest festivals in the year. It is the sacrifice of the animal, just as Lammas marks the harvest of the vegetative God, here we are confronted with the hard decisions that need to be made in terms of the … Continue reading

Lammas, Insurance Policies and Fear

Lammas, Insurance Policies and Fear

Lammas, as all of the other holidays, demarcates the tipping point and heralds the movement and changes that will characterize the coming weeks. Traditionally, Lammas, one of the cross-quarter festivals is associated with Fire, sacrifice and blood. It finds its place opposite Imbolc on the wheel of the year. As Imbolc is the time of … Continue reading

Litha -This is IT

Summer Solstice – The Summit Solstices are the crisis points of the year. The darkest and the lightest, containing the seeds of each within the other. Today we stand at the very top of the Light. The sun will grace us and create the longest day of the year. No more anticipation, hope, preparation or … Continue reading

Spring into Clean!

We find ourselves answering an inner urge at this time of year, the return of sunny days enjoining us to clean the windows and to let in the fresh brisk air; the riot of new growth in the garden has us hustling for our shears and trowels in preparation for the promise of the next … Continue reading

What is Emerging?

Y’know when you know something in your head but somehow the reality of it, the truth of it gets a little waylaid? That’s how I have been experiencing the lead up to this Equinox. I’ve seen the days dropping in the count-down on the calendar, been aware of that recent full moon in Libra and … Continue reading