Imbolc (pronounced ee-molc) is one of the four Gaelic traditional fire festivals, and it marks the conception of Spring. It falls on February 2nd, halfway between the winter solstice and the Spring equinox. Imbolc brings the stirrings of new life, it even means ‘in the belly’, referring to the fertility of the Earth. It is… Continue reading Imbolc: The Awakening
An altar by definition is a table used as the focus for a religious ritual. I began consciously keeping one in my teens after reading a handful of books on Buddhism. I say consciously because I feel like we all have altars set about our houses whether intentional or not. The fireplace mantel… Continue reading The 2017 Altar
The full moon that falls in January is known as the Wolf Moon to the Native Americans. Deep into winter by now, the wolves howl out in hunger. They weren’t the only ones who were hard pressed to find food during the cold months. Our ancestors found hunting and staying nourished much more… Continue reading January Wolf Moon
January has come to be one of my favorite months. This is the period where we look back at the year we’ve left behind and reflect on all that happened, while also looking forward to the year to come and all that is in store for us. It is during this time that… Continue reading Bless It
For so many of us 2016 was a challenging year. At times it felt like it was all uphill and never a break. For my family it was a year of intense emotions, as I prepared myself for open heart surgery in September. A surgery that would repair a hole in my heart. 2016 put… Continue reading A New Year, A New Blog – Hello 2017!