Beltane and Flower Moon 2020

This past Beltane I shared an online ritual with my coven, which definitely has its unique quirks, but it was nice to connect with everyone. Afterwards we had a fire outside and enjoyed the warm air and gentle rain. I even jumped over the fire for good luck – or at least tried 😉 ForContinue reading “Beltane and Flower Moon 2020”

Beltane / May Day

May Day, May Eve, Lady Day, Walpurgis/Valpurgis Night, Roodmas, Gŵyl Galan/Calan Mai (Welsh) April 30th Eve to May 1st Beltane is a fertility festival that celebrates the return of spring, the sun’s warmth and nature’s abundance.  It is a cross-quarter festival, celebrated approximately halfway between vernal (spring) equinox (Ostara) and the summer solstice (Litha). Literally, Beltane isContinue reading “Beltane / May Day”

Ostara / Spring Equinox

Ēostre, Oestara, Lady Day, Festival of Trees, Bacchanalia, Earrach, Gŵyl Ganol y Gwanwyn (Welsh), Alban Eilir/Eiler (Druid, ‘Light of the Earth’), Ostarablot (Norse) ~March 20-23 Ostara is the celebration of the vernal, or spring, equinox. It is a time to prepare for the beginnings of new life.  The hours of day and night are ofContinue reading “Ostara / Spring Equinox”


Candlemas, Brigid’s Day, Brigantia (Caledonni), Lupercalia (Roman), Feast of Nut (Egyptian), Feast of Pan, Snowdrop Festival, Gŵyl Fair y Canhwyllau (Welsh), Disablot (Norse) February 2 Imbolc is a festival of fire and light, and in many Neopagan traditions, celebrates the goddess Brigid.  It falls around the midpoint between the winter solstice and the spring equinox,Continue reading “Imbolc”

June’s Sun Moon

Strong Sun Moon, Dyad Moon, Lovers Moon, Mead Moon, Honey Moon, Rose Moon, Strawberry Moon The days are long and the earth is bountiful with flowers and the first fruits. Enjoy time outdoors, and nurture your garden, your relationships and yourself! Nature Spirits: sylphs, zephyrsHerbs: skullcap, meadowsweet, vervain, tansy, dog grass, parsley, mossesColors: orange, golden-greenFlowers:Continue reading “June’s Sun Moon”

May’s Flower Moon

Flower Moon, Merry Moon, Dyad Moon, Bright Moon, Hare Moon, Corn Planting Moon, Milk Moon Now that the weather is warming up, this is the time for planting.  Put the fertility of spring to good use and sow your seeds of good intentions! Nature Spirits: faeries, elvesHerbs: dittany of Crete, elder, mint, rose, mugwort, thyme,Continue reading “May’s Flower Moon”

April’s Wind Moon

Wind Moon, Seed Moon, Planting Moon, Seed Moon, Growing Moon, Pink Moon, Hare Moon, Sprouting Grass Moon, Egg Moon, Fish Moon Nature Spirits: faeriesHerbs: basil, chives, dragon’s blood, geranium, thistleColors: crimson red, goldFlowers: daisy, sweet peaScents: pine, bay, bergamot, patchouliStones: ruby, garnetTrees: pine, bay, hazelAnimals: bear, wolfBirds: hawk, magpieDeities: Kali, Hathor, Ceres, Ishtar, Venus, BastContinue reading “April’s Wind Moon”

March’s Storm Moon

Storm Moon, Chaste Moon, Plow Moon, Seed Moon, Crow Moon, Lenting/Lenten Moon, Faery Moon, Crust Moon, Worm Moon, Sap Moon Nature Spirits: Air and water beings, connected with spring rains and storms Herbs: High John root, yellow dock, wood betony, Irish moss Colors: pale green, violet Flowers: daffodil, violet Scents: honeysuckle, apple blossom Stones: aquamarine, bloodstoneContinue reading “March’s Storm Moon”

Ēostre, Goddess of Spring

Ēostre (Ostara, Ēastre) is an obscure Germanic and Anglo-Saxon goddess of spring and dawn, and is thought to be the namesake of the Christian holiday Easter.  Her festival is celebrated on the Vernal Equinox, the first day of Spring. The cleric Bede first described Ēostre in his book De Temporum Ratione in the 8th century.  However materialContinue reading “Ēostre, Goddess of Spring”