Reflections on Beltane: Preparing for Our Soul Flame Retreat

Beltane is the time of the Bright Fire, the gateway into Summer with heightened activity and long days. The Beltane Season (Calendar: May 1 and Lunar: Full Moon in Taurus) is still a few months away, but it’s never too early to feel the songs of youth awakening into the lover’s realm. We make space in our hearts, minds and bodies to remember the times of youth.

First Breath of Spring & Imbolc Blessings

Imbolc, like each of the cross-quarter days, is a sacred time in the turning of the wheel. The Cailleach cedes place to Brighid. The Cailleach is the crone of winter - she who watches behind her veil. And Brighid, she is the protector of mothers and children - she who casts her mantle across the land to bless and shelter all.

Magical Ally for the Capricorn New Moon: Garlic

Let’s welcome our Capricorn New Moon magical ally, Garlic. Garlic is also called the stinking rose. In this way, s/he bridges the power of Eros with Thanatos - Life, Love and Death - blooming  and rotting - activating and transmuting. S/he is a potent ally to be enjoyed daily during the winter season (especially raw).

Winter Solstice: Darkness Gives Way to Hygge and Light

Before the Roman calendar there was the Wheel of the Year - cycles guided by Sun and Moon. There are 8 primary points or gateways on the wheel. In the Northern Hemisphere, the Winter Solstice marks the northern gate, ushering us into the realm of magic governed by the element of earth. Earth is the power of manifestation and the wisdom of the ancestors. Earth is the enduring memory in bones, trees, ice and stones. Earth is the coziness and love shared in physical connection with one another.