January

Stirrings. January takes its name from Janus, the Roman god of beginnings and endings. Winter light. Naked trees and Moons. Dark skies and stars. Quieten, draw in, Ice and snow swirl and whirlbreathe slow. Settle. Cwtch in.blankets and candles.journals and books.lamplight and shadows.Fire Drop. the seeds are held deep in the earthRest in mystery. place of all Read more about January[…]

Winter

Early Winter. midway between Samhain and winter solstice end nov 26th or beginning of advent Slow down, release grip, let go, make space, fall into arms of earth  – savasana  Drawing in. Turning in. lie fallow – land ploughed and harrowed left for a period without being sown in order to restore its fertilitymulch Rest in the Read more about Winter[…]

Shadows

Everyone knows the great energies running amok castterrible shadows, that each of the so-calledsenseless acts has its thread loopingback through the world and into a human heart.And meanwhilethe gold-trimmed thunderwanders the sky; the rivermay be filling the cellars of the sleeping town.Cyclone, fire, and their merry cousinsbring us to grief—but these are the hourswith the Read more about Shadows[…]

Thoreau – On Walden

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living Read more about Thoreau – On Walden[…]

Autumn

Lammas – 3pm August First harvest Virgo new moon September  September, or Hāligmonath, meaning “holy month,” when celebrations and religious festivals would be held to celebrate a successful summer’s crop. Holy, wood, harvest or barley month. Celtic- Singing moon Medieval- Barley moon Native American- Corn moon Harvest moon Fruit moon Cherokee – Nut moon Hydrangea blooming Read more about Autumn[…]