This post is the second in a series. Click here to read the first post, Preparing For Descent. My circle is cast, the Quarters have been called, Ereshkigal is here with me, her presence is strong. A dedicated candle burns on the altar, representing the torch of Hekate, my guide, my friend. The most precious parts... Continue Reading →
The Fire Festival of Beltane marks the lengthening of days and beginning of Summer. Beltane is fire and sexual heat, growth, vines and leaves, the bloom of a rose. It is blue skies and electrical storms, warm days and cool nights. Beltane is the scent of summer in the air, lush gardens and petals. It... Continue Reading →
Spring has come as a burst of light and fresh air for me this year. As alongside the rise of the waxing sun, have I too made my ascent. In the months leading up to Samhain, my life had taken a downturn. My marriage was crumbling, my self-worth alongside of it. The strong flow of... Continue Reading →
Ostara celebrates the high point of Spring and the perfect balance of night and day, dark and light. From here on in, the days get longer, leading us out into the Summer months. The earth has awakened from her winter slumber and is now in full bloom, cloaked in petals, a riot of color.... Continue Reading →
In the depths of winter does the earth begin to stir. Imbolc celebrates the gradual awakening of the earth, as the light of the sun strengthens. This is Imbolc through my lens, in country Australia...
The Sabbat of Imbolc is celebrated at the height of winter, but in contrast to the cold and dreary days, this is a celebration of the early signs of spring. Imbolc (or Imbolg), translates to 'In the belly', a reference to the potential for life, held within the belly of the Great Mother, our earth.... Continue Reading →