Sun

Summer sunAutumn sunWinter sunSpring sunRising, floating, descending, disappearing. Illuminating, shadow casting Compass.Source of warmth and light,energy and power.Glowing throbbing heartbeating the pulse of life weaving a prayer of love.marking the rhythm of the Dance.Circles, Cycles, Spirals

Heatwave

An early morning stroll through the woods. before the heatwave crashes in on us. the shimmer and glimmer of light. bouncing through the trees It is hot in the garden alreadybut the cooling sound of water trickling offers some respite. Light reflects off the surface of the waterSending flickering flames up the bark. A breeze Read more about Heatwave[…]

Lammas – Lughnasa

The Festival Sabbat of Lammas  Lughnassadh, Lugnasad August 1st/2nd It is now high summer and the union of Sun and Earth, of God and Goddess, has produced the First Harvest. Lammas is the celebration of this first, Grain Harvest, a time for gathering in and giving thanks for abundance. We work with the cycle that Mabon or Read more about Lammas – Lughnasa[…]

Late Summer

Late summer (Earth element) is the most humid time of year. It’s that time when the days are still long and hot but the intensity of the summer heat has started to back off a little. In many of the tropical countries it gives rise to the monsoon season. This time of year is closely Read more about Late Summer[…]

Goddess of the dry spell – Danna Faulds

This spring and early summer were unusually wet in our part of the Shenandoah Valley. It rained and rained, resulting in lush lawns and uncommon garden growth through the first part of August. Now though, we are in a dry spell. I spend the first part of every morning out in our vegetable garden with Read more about Goddess of the dry spell – Danna Faulds[…]

First harvest Yoga

July Shipway – Yoga through the year https://www.yogathroughtheyear.com/blog?fbclid=IwAR1Xa1XdHS_YDzKrhW1oLlsrpSpQ2fTVADW-0Zx3tifeAo9UMQKfONG_vGA The Celtic festival of gratitude and first seeds, Lammas, is on August 2nd this year. It’s the time of first harvest, and in this newsletter we’ll be looking at ways that we can acknowledge and celebrate our own personal harvest, as well as remembering to say thank you Read more about First harvest Yoga[…]

Witch Reclamation

Lisa Lester – Witch five pointed pointed pentagram the universal symbol of The witch and one you’ll find when you cut through the centre of an apple the fruit that eve was banished from Eden for eating and at each point of pentagram, she calls in A powerful witch archetype Guidess the force of nature, Read more about Witch Reclamation[…]

Purple and Orange

Here is midsummer. The time of purple and orange. Out of a Jurassic forest of foliage rise the polemonium spears. holding aloft their beautiful-blue purple flower clusters. While pink-purple rockets burst forth on the buddleia bush. And Orange hawkbit waft their devil’s paintbrushes highamong the tall spears of lucifers Crosimia and the low snaking tendrils Read more about Purple and Orange[…]