Yule: The Rebirth of the Sun

The winter solstice is a time of optimism, celebration and joy. In the movement of the annual cycle, the shortest day of the year and the longest night are a clear signpost that all is moving toward brightness and ease. Though there will still be cold, challenging days ahead, there is (quite literally) light at… Continue Reading


Samhain/Beltane

It is Samhain (Halloween) in the Northern Hemisphere and it is Beltane in the Southern Hemisphere.  This Sabbat (High Holy Day) shared and celebrated in shared traditions passed down from the old days and ancient ways. When I see the commercials about tracing your ancestral roots back to whenever and from wherever they sailed here… Continue Reading


Equinox Mabon/Ostara

“Equal night” the equinox.  In the northern hemisphere it is the Autumnal equinox and the Spring equinox below the equator.  The sun now moves into the sign of Libra and is directly above the Earth’s equator.  From this day on in the northern hemisphere, the night will begin to slowly outlast the daylight hours.  We move from warmth… Continue Reading


moons

In my practice, I find the moons to be of particular importance in that the whole world experiences the same phase of the moon no matter what part of the world you live in, no matter what time zone. The sabbats vary depending on if you are in the Northern or Southern hemisphere and while… Continue Reading