Samhain: a Lineage of Spirit

All Hallows Eve, Samhain, All Saints Day, Day of the Dead, Halloween. Today has many different names in many different traditions, but they all have something essential in common. Today, we honor the cycle. Today, we embrace the dark. Today, we celebrate the dead. I revere today as Samhain (pronounced sow-in), the ancient Celtic festival … Continue reading Samhain: a Lineage of Spirit

Harvest Moon in Aries: Make Space for the Light

On the heels of the autumn equinox, tonight’s full moon in the pioneering sign of Aries helps us step into the dark months equipped with a torch. This Harvest Moon is intrinsically linked to the change of seasons, to the last push of gathering crops before the winter (read more about that in my last … Continue reading Harvest Moon in Aries: Make Space for the Light

Autumn Equinox (Mabon): seeds of the harvest

Happy equinox, friends! Today, the hours of day and night are balanced. The northern and southern hemispheres receive equal sunlight as the Sun traces directly over the equator, perpendicular to the Earth. This is a time of balance, of the harmony of light and dark, Sun and Moon, outer and inner. (There's a reason that … Continue reading Autumn Equinox (Mabon): seeds of the harvest