Imbolc – Feb 1-2

Imbolc or Imbolg, also called Saint Brigid’s Day, is a Gaelic traditional festival. It marks the beginning of spring, celebrating light and fertility, honouring the first stirrings of life. It is held from February 1st and goes until sundown on February 2nd, which is about halfway between the winter solstice and the spring equinox. The earliest mentions of Imbolc in Irish literature date back to the 10th century.

Imbolc represents purification, renewal, reflection, fertility and illumination. As the days begin to grow longer and with the return of the Sun, Imbolc is the time to visualize life flourishing with abundance, creativity and renewed strength.

To celebrate Imbolc, focus on celebrating the Goddess Brigid. For Christians, it is the feast day of Saint Brigid. To celebrate this time, you can set up an altar with the symbols of Brigid, like a corn husk or straw doll, white flowers, a bowl of milk, and candles. It is a perfect time to plants seeds or bake. Have a nice feast. Light candles or turn lights on in every room after sunset to celebrate the return of the light. Imbolc is a Fire Festival and fire of all kinds is associated with Brigid – the fire of creativity, the protective hearth fire, and her fire wheel – the Brigid Cross, which heralds her as a Sun Goddess.

Some altar items for inspiration:

  • Incense. Myrrh, frankincense, and musk are good for creating a ritual space. Basil, rosemary, and cinnamon are good for uplifting energy
  • White, red, or orange candles
  • Sun symbols
  • Snowdrops (first flower of spring) or daffodils
  • A tabletop fountain
  • Something woolen or a sheep figure
  • A triskele or other triple goddess symbol
  • Early greens like wild garlic
  • A blue cloth representing flowing water
  • Crystals with solar or passionate associations: citrine, garnet, amber, sunstone

Foods:

  • Bannock – A traditional skillet bread
  • Butter – In some traditions butter was churned the same day of the festival
  • Milk – You can drink it, or use it in a spiritual bath. Milk and butter are associated with Brigid’s healing and protective powers
  • Pancakes – Whether plain or with berries, the shape of pancakes evokes the sun
  • Cheese – Rich sheep’s cheeses harken back to Imbolc’s origins
  • Colcannon – A traditional Irish dish made with potatoes and greens
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Happy Diwali – November 4, 2021

Happy Diwali and New Moon! 🌑✨🙏💫🪔

Diwali, the Festival of Lights, is a Hindu celebration that occurs on the New Moon called Amavaysa, known as the darkest night. Diwali symbolizes the triumph of light over dark, goodness over evil. It is a time to celebrate our freedom and the end of the summer harvest season. The lights illuminate the path forward. Lakshmi, the Hindu Goddess of wealth is celebrated during this time. Houses are cleaned, lit up, and decorated. Traditional food dishes are prepared. Gifts and sweets are exchanged.

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Full Blue Hunter’s Moon in Taurus – October 31, 2020

We have a Full Halloween Blue Moon in Taurus peaking on October 31 at 8:49am MDT here in Alberta, Canada. 🌕♉️ This is a micromoon, which means it’s further from the Earth than usual. This Full Moon is exactly conjunct (beside) Uranus. Uranus is the Planet of breakthroughs and breakdowns, limitlessness, and being an outsider. Uranus seeks to push past limitations.

The energy is rare and powerful. There are definitely some difficult aspects, but the rewards are there for those who work hard. Expect big headlines. We can no longer turn a blind eye to things we’ve been avoiding. Things are going to come to light, and they might shock you. We may be taken by surprise, but if we reflect, we will realize the signs were there all along.

What are we going to do about it now? Your power is held in what you choose each moment. Are we going to let ourselves get pulled into negativity? Or are we going to take the high road? Release the expectations you have of how everything should go. Great things are coming if you are willing to stay positive and put yourself out there to rise to the challenge.

If you aren’t sure where you are at with someone, this Full Moon should bring that clarity. We are getting the information we need to start moving forward on our path. We might not be able to let go of everything today… but over the next month there will definitely be changes and releasing to be done.

Emotions can be heightened, so be aware of how you are feeling. There is good potential for outbursts and relationship issues, so try to find patience as you navigate those challenges. You may need to step away and be alone for a while. We may be feeling unsettled and restless. We also may feel frustrated, sad, and alone.

Make sure you are doing what you can to spin the energy in a positive direction. Find support from like minded friends. Get a reading or healing treatment. Stay proactive and ahead of the issues. When you start feeling anxiety or frustration, try to do something that can turn it around. Go take a hot bath or go workout. We really need to focus on ourselves and keeping ourselves happy.

We are leading the charge to our destiny. You can stay small if you want, but then you might never have a chance to get where you want to be. If you are brave and face your fears for your own betterment, I guarantee you will be on the receiving end of positive surprises and news.

Of course, with this amplified double Full Moon Halloween energy, it is the perfect time to celebrate and connect to the Spirit realm. If we can make death a beautiful thing, there is nothing to be afraid of. Love death so much… love the pain.. and let yourself be reborn. (See my weekly Angel Card for October 25! The Circle of Life card told us to celebrate death and see it as a never-ending cycle to be honoured. I also got the Ceremony card, so we should really celebrate and do some sort of ritual or sign of gratitude).

Stay positive and harness the beautiful, magical, and abundant energy of this Full Moon! Make sure to connect to your Spiritual Self, and thank the Universe for this beautiful gift of life. 🌕🙏✨

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Full Worm Super Moon in Virgo – March 9, 2020

We have a Full Moon in Virgo coming up tomorrow! 🌕🐛 It is called the Worm Moon because it is a time when the temperature begins to warm and the ground begins to thaw. Earthworm casts appear, heralding the return of the robins. The 1st of 3 Super Moons, this Virgo Full Moon is full of energy and emotion. This Full Moon is cleansing us with it’s powerful light and drawing out the things we are ready to let go of. Feel all the emotions that are wanting to be expressed and let them out. Come to full acceptance of your past and what has happened, and let it go. Move forward with a clean slate and fresh energy. It is the perfect time, with Spring Equinox approaching on March 19th. Mercury Retrograde ends on March 10th, the day after the Full Moon. This is illuminating and bringing awareness of what needs to be seen. What is being shown to you? When you are feeling fearful, find reasons to have faith. Keep practicing shifting your energy and making it work better for you. Virgo is all about being practical, logical and systematic. How can you make your life work for you? How can you change old patterns of thinking? How can you change your habits to benefit you? You are in control of your life. Take the lessons from your past and use them to propel you forward on your journey. Focus on turning your energy inward to find clarity and awareness. Clean out your life in every aspect over the next few weeks. Wishing you all a wonderful Full Moon! 💗🙏✨

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