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 →
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...
I held my Imbolc ritual during last night's full moon. It was a beautiful ritual, made even more special by this being a watery blue moon. Imbolc is such a lovely observance, lit brightly by many candles to welcome back the reborn sun. In the depth of winter, such a brightly lit circle and an... Continue Reading →
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 →
This is my Samhain: