If you go down to the woods today…

Beltane is the Spring festival when summer traditionally begins. It represents the comming together of the masculine and feminine principles to create new life. Suddenly, after the long haul of winter, Spring bursts out in glorious green. Herbs also represent the masculine and the feminine energies of nature. These two represent the fiery, stimulating, masculineContinue reading “If you go down to the woods today…”

Full Moon in Pisces: Divine Homesickness

The Full Moon yesterday, was the February Snow Moon, when it is coldest, in the Northern hemisphere and yet signs of Spring are gathering pace. Moving forwards and frozen cold, like the two fishes of Pisces swimming in opposite directions. The dichotomy of Pisces, to be here and there simultaneously. Not in a frenetic fieryContinue reading “Full Moon in Pisces: Divine Homesickness”

Mercury retro and its teachings

Imbolc Greetings Mercury, planet of the lower mind went retrorade on the 30th of January. This happens around three times a year, and lasts around three weeks.I don’t personally fear the troubles retrograde Mercury is said to bring in its wake. Instead I see these times as an opportunity to stop, take stock and re-assess.Continue reading “Mercury retro and its teachings”

why we are here…

I read this beautiful poem today and felt it summarises Samhain for me. Samhain lasts until the 3rd of November at midnight, and during this liminal time we have the opportunity to make peace with our dead and also contemplate our mortality. I Think This is What We Came Here For I think it isContinue reading “why we are here…”

Lammas – first harvest

In the Pagan tradition, Lammas is the first of three harvest celebrations, followed by Autumn equinox and the final gathering at Samhain.Lammas is a fire festival and usually we sit around a fire at nightime and celebrate our literal harvest, what we have grown and wild crafted since Midsummer. Lammas also gives us an opportunityContinue reading “Lammas – first harvest”

As the weather warms up…

On Monday, when lockdown restrictions eased, it felt like Sleeping Beauty awakening from her 100 year sleep. People emerged blinking from their homes and smiled shyly at one another. Everyone seemed a little kinder and friendlier and peaceful. Here in London it will be 22 degrees later today, late spring is merging, as it alwaysContinue reading “As the weather warms up…”