Early Summer

From Beltane 1st May, or shortly after as the heat waves catch up with the increased light waves (14th May), until Lammas 1st August, we move into early summer. ”In the western world, we are familiar with the four seasons – spring, summer, autumn and winter. However, in the Taoist understanding of time and change Read more about Early Summer[…]

Beltane or Calan Mai Union of the divine goddess and the green man

Calan Mai ([ˈkalan ˈmaɪ̯] “Calend (first day) of May”) or Calan Haf ([ˈkalan ˈhaːv] “Calend of Summer”) is a May Day holiday of Wales held on 1 May. Celebrations start on the evening before, known as May Eve, with bonfires; as with Calan Gaeaf or November 1, the night before (Welsh: Nos Galan Haf) is considered an Ysbrydnos or “spirit night” when spirits are out and about divination is possible. The tradition of lighting Read more about Beltane or Calan Mai Union of the divine goddess and the green man[…]

April moon gardening

Aries lunation 1st New moon Dream plan. 3rd – 10th Waxing crescent Sew crops that develop below ground, potatoes, parsnips, carrots, radish, beetroot. 10- 16th waxing gibbous Sew crops that develop above ground lettuce, salad, cucumber, tomatoes & chillies, Peas, leeks, spinach, sprouts, pak choi, onions, chard, parsley & chives And annual flowers. Saturday 16th Read more about April moon gardening[…]

Vernal Equinox – Ostara

The time of the year equivalent to 6am The liminal space as we wake from winter sleep The full moon rises high above me. as cloud tips are blushed pink by the setting sun. And Branch tips bud all around us.A frog croaks gloriously. Later, our first garden fire of the year sends sparks up Read more about Vernal Equinox – Ostara[…]

March

1st St David’s day Wales 1st Shrove Tuesday Pancake day 2nd Ash Wednesday Lent Spring clean  2nd New Moon in Pisces – Pisces new moonDreams, liminality, the place between sleep and waking. The time of reawakening, stirring out of hibernation bringing the dreams of winter to the shore of consciousness. The final sign of the zodiac, Read more about March[…]