Today is Astrological Beltane

Beltane is a cross-quarter celebration, meaning it’s halfway between an Equinox and a Solstice (the other cross-quarters are Samhain, Imbolc, and Lughnasadh or Lammas). As such, it is marked by astrological features rather than calendrical ones. People note its passing on the calendar because it’s easier for most people to think that way, but Beltane…

Looking forward to May 2020

(This post is a combination of two articles from my May 2020 newsletter) Blessed Beltane! Beltane (falls on 5/5/20) is the midway point between the Vernal Equinox and Summer Solstice (in the Northern half of the globe) and is also one of the two times a year when the veil is at its thinnest. In…

Register for a Solar Observance Goddess Ritual

These online solar observance goddess rituals are open to members of the public of all genders. Please see their individual calendar listings for descriptions of each. Please check back to confirm any dates that are marked with a question mark. Each ritual is $33 for the general public. Which one(s)? 2/4 Imbolc Goddess Ritual 3/18…

Astrological dates to be aware of in 2019

All dates and times are Pacific Time Zone 1/5 (well, we missed that, but it’s on my list,so I’m including it): Solar Eclipse in Capricorn (Magnified New Moon) 1/20: Lunar Eclipse in Leo (Magnified Full Moon 10:16pm – Full Wolf Moon), Supermoon 1/22: Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter 2/3: Astrological Imbolc 2/4: New Moon in…

Lughnasadh is August 7th

August 7th marks the festival of Lughnasadh – this is the mid point between Summer Solstice and Fall Equinox.

Full Moon in Scorpio

This really is one of the more introverted Full Moons. Spend time journaling, go sit under a tree and listen to what your heart has to say, and/or clean out your closet.

Astrological Imbolc

It’s a high holy day in many pagan traditions. Ayamanatara explores some of the lore, energies, and meaning that you may be less familiar with, and also talks a little about the current energies in general.

Empower Your Calendar

I noticed that my calendar was telling me the the Ides of May were this upcoming weekend, and I couldn’t remember why I’d made a note of it, so I went puttering around the internet, like ya do, in search of more information. I still don’t know why I made a note of it, but…

As I Was Wandering Around The Web, What did I See?

I spend a fair amount of time on the Internet. Sometimes I find interesting things. Here are some of them: Change your appearance spell Setting up your altar for Beltaine Healer kitty Things to do before 10am Living Tradition Akhilandeshvari: the Hindi goddess of laying in a broken pile on your bedroom floor PTSD sufferers…

Celebrate Lemuralia

Thursday night/Friday Morning this week marks the celebration of the annual clearing out of the dead and old energies, according to the Roman calendar, known as Lemuralia. Why not take the opportunity to exorcise your own demons? According to Ovid, this is done by having the head of the household walk barefoot through the house…

May Newsletter

Apologies for the tardiness of this newsletter. April was eventful… Hopefully we’re back on track now. In the Northern Hemisphere, Beltane is here (or nigh, depending on how you calculate)! It is a time of fertility, a time when nature blatantly displays her beauty to being about the conception of life. Flowers and trees are…