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April 30th – Celebration of Samhain also known as

All Hallows Eve in the Southern Hemisphere

Recognized by the ancient Druids as the night to communicate with the Ancestors. It represented the final harvest, when the crops were safely stored for the coming Winter. As the veil between the worlds of life and death is thin on this night, we take this time to remember those who have past into the spiritual realms.  Samhain is a time to complete any unfinished business of the summer.  One of the 8 days of power known as the Sabbat celebrations, and the most magickal of times revered by the ancient ones.  All Hallow’s Eve marks a time when the veil that separates the world of the dead from the world of the living is thought to be thin, allowing for visits from the spirits of our departed ones.  I have posted a sacred ritual for opening the gateway to magick on this night and to honor our loved ones.  For those who are members of our online subscription series please click here.

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May 1st – Celebration of Beltane in the Northern Hemisphere

A Fire Ceremony of Purification

 This is the third of three ceremonies performed to invite the Sun’s return. The first began with Imbolc followed by the Spring Equinox also known as Ostara and now Beltane to ensure the power of the sun would be at its fullest at the time of the Summer Solstice when there was the greatest amount of light on the earth. In the ancient times the druids would walk their animals and families between two bon fires symbolizing purification and cleansing.  They would call in the guardian spirits for protection for the rest of the year believing the sacred smoke created a magick layer of protection. Beltane is when the cares and fears of winter are purified giving way to youth, exuberance, innocence, playfulness and sexuality.  Inevitably life is about change.  By celebrating the seasons as they change on the cosmic wheel we celebrate the next chapter of our personal journey.  The Path of the Rose is a path for the soul that can help you find your heart song and the joy we all seek.  The ancient ones did not just celebrate a holiday at the time of Beltane; it was a cosmic opening for a specific energy.  It is a time known as the “no time” when the veil between worlds is lifted and one of the spirit nights when faeries can be seen.  The first flowers of summer are gathered and love is in the air.    For those who are members of our online subscription series please click here for the Beltane ritual.

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New Moon in Taurus –  May 15/16th

 A night to get quiet and look within, as Taurus provides a steady and peaceful time. Taurus is an earth sign and will support one in finding stability and solutions to situations that have made us feel out of balance on an earth walk.   A time to create a healthy relationship to the physical world as we honor our earth mother and enjoy the gifts that nature shares with us, tools and teachers for our journey.  A time to reevaluate our relationship to money, to discover what makes us happy as we share our energy in service.  A time to reflect that we are all connected to the golden web that weaves us together.  Taurus is about the senses, touch, smell, sound, taste, seeing the beauty.  A time to receive guidance for our journey.  As new inspired thought arises in the Taurus new moon we have an opportunity to solidify our dreams and wishes in the physical realm. I will be adding a ritual for this special night within the next few days.

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Tuesday, May 29th/30th 

The May Full Moon is dedicated to the sacred Rose

The Full moon moves into the sign of Sagittarius encouraging us to look beyond the dogma of religion and to define our truth.  The rose accepted in all cultures and religions as a symbol of love encourages us to love ourselves and accept everyone as children of the Goddess.  A time when the world is being blessed by a return of the The Buddha in a sacred water blessing as the Goddess purifies the holy water with her tears nurturing the rose that lives within our heart. Celebrate this night with a ceremony dedicated to universal love through sacred ritual that unifies all beliefs into the vibration of love.   As we join together around our beautiful water planet this is a night to set focused intention for global harmony and prayer for leaders of all nations to make right choice and right decision.  Let this be a night that you fall in love with the sacred sovereign being that you are, activating the dragon heart for greater clarity and direction.  For those who are members of our online subscription series I will  be posting an ancient  ritual to celebrate the rose and a guided audio meditation to assist you in awakening to the Path of the Rose.

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