Categories for Wheel of the Year

Connecting With the Archetype of Death for Samhain

October 21, 2021 9:46 pm Published by

Samhain ushers in the third and final harvest and shifts us into the darker half of the year. Samhain is situated in between the Autumn Equinox and the Winter Solstice. This season is our annual invitation to explore and honor not only the need for death and decay but acceptance of death and decay. As we embark on the season of the dead, the crone, and returning to the cauldron to be transformed, we’re faced with the fact that no person, animal, or plant can depart from the inevitability of the death and rebirth cycle. We see the flow of this... Continue Reading

The Second Harvest // Honoring the Autumn Equinox with Apples

September 21, 2021 10:45 pm Published by

We started our triplicity of harvests with Lughnasadh, and the harvest season continues with the Autumn Equinox. The Autumn Equinox is our sacred portal into the darker half of the year. The amount of sunlight and night we experience will be in equilibrium for a moment before darkness begins to rule each day and call us more deeply inward. In this share, we’ll discuss the layered energies of the Autumn Equinox, a few ways to tune into and honor its energy, and some sacred correspondences, specifically apples. I’d also like to discuss the name Mabon often associated with this season.  Listen... Continue Reading

Harvest Season Begins // How to Honor Lughnasadh and Your Gifts

July 28, 2021 6:38 pm Published by

Lughnasadh is the first harvest and the first celebration to honor the waning phase of the year. Just like the waning gibbous, this season is a time to reflect, harvest, gather, reap, and allow yourself to come to fruition. The flurry of growth has happened. The peak of summer has come and gone. Though it may still be hot where you are, some “crops” are ready to be harvested, both physically and metaphorically. So, what does this season mean for you, and what does it call you to explore and reflect upon? This post will discuss the intersection of the... Continue Reading

Fae, Faeries, and Fair folk! Who are They & 3 Ways to Connect with Them

April 30, 2021 7:55 pm Published by

The fae go by a variety of names, including but not limited to fae, fair folk, faeries, and fairies. The size and appearance of faeries will vary depending on your location and personal beliefs. Some see faeries as human-sized, while others see them as smaller beings. Faeries are a magical species of human-like beings. They live in a spirit realm alongside, but separate, from our physical world. This realm is referred to as otherworld or underworld. In my practice, I refer to this space as otherworld and will refer to it as such throughout the rest of this post. Similar... Continue Reading

Egg History & Rituals for Ostara + The Spring Equinox

March 19, 2021 8:14 pm Published by

  Ostara, also known as the Spring or Vernal Equinox, is the dawn of the fertile season on the Wheel of the Year. Light and dark are in equal balance and moving forward, the light of the sun will outshine the dark of night, pushing nature into a flurry of growth and expansion.  This season corresponds to growth, fertility, manifesting, and the maiden aspect of the Triple Goddess. The energy of this season calls you to begin taking concerted actions towards your desires. Eggs and hares are common symbols associated with this season, but their associations may not be as ancient... Continue Reading