Herbal Teas For Autumn And Winter

The cool, dry winds, unsettled weather, and decreasing daylight hours that we experience as the season transitions into autumn and winter can be difficult for our bodies and minds. While some of us welcome this rhythmic seasonal change and the downward movement of energy back to the earth and others dread it, we can all … Continue reading Herbal Teas For Autumn And Winter

A Herbalist’s Guide to a Healthy Fall and Winter

Ready or not, fall is here and winter is fast approaching.  Daylight is beginning to dwindle in the northern hemisphere and there is an accompanying nip in the air.  Hopefully, you’ve had the opportunity to burn brightly alongside the carefree summer sun for the past few months and are ready to begin slowing down. Making … Continue reading A Herbalist’s Guide to a Healthy Fall and Winter

Autumn Equinox

The Autumn Equinox is a time of harvesting and preparation. It is a time to reflect on your life and to start making plans for the future. Autumn Equinox, also known as 'Mabon', is the midpoint between the Summer and Winter Solstices. As at Spring Equinox, days and nights are of equal length, but from … Continue reading Autumn Equinox

Three Ayurvedic Practices for Fall

The peak of pitta dosha — one of Ayurveda’s three mind-body types — happens in the fall. To harness the season’s energies and benefits, here are three Ayurvedic strategies that anyone can try. One of my favorite things about living Ayurveda is how the strategies for finding harmony with nature change throughout the year. I … Continue reading Three Ayurvedic Practices for Fall

Wisdom from Grandmother Moon – Inner Journey Events

Such a glorious week and such a glorious colorful time of the year (sorry, my Northern Hemisphere entrainment is showing!) as we approach astrological Autumn… a New Moon on Tuesday followed by the Autumn (Spring in the SH) Equinox on Thursday, September 22nd. The Equinox has inspired my theme for this lunar month: Balance. If this theme works for you, wonderful! … Continue reading Wisdom from Grandmother Moon – Inner Journey Events

New Moon in Virgo 2017 Energy Report for the Blood Moon Cycle — Spirit de la Lune

Happy New Moon!  Happy New Moon in Virgo!The seasons are changing, and we are preparing for fall and winter here in the Northern Hemisphere. As the seasons change, we too may be feeling drawn inward towards our own personal shifts and transformation.This New Moon in Virgo supports both i Source: New Moon in Virgo 2017 … Continue reading New Moon in Virgo 2017 Energy Report for the Blood Moon Cycle — Spirit de la Lune

Handfasting {More Thoughts}

We came across this dialogue that intrigued us immensely. We did not correct the spelling so it is in its original form. More thoughts about handfasting: These articles were posted on the Celtic Christian Mailing List From: Father Sean, written in March 1988 and re-posted May 1999: Hand-fasting is a symbol used in Celtic and other cultures to … Continue reading Handfasting {More Thoughts}

Celtic Wedding Ceremony

The wedding ceremony in modern western traditions tends to have more in common from one nation to another than there are differences. Even most of the prevalent customs such as the bride’s white dress, rings, wedding cake, flowers, and attendants as well as the feast and pranks played on the couple as they make their final … Continue reading Celtic Wedding Ceremony

How To Make A Wedding Broom

The wedding broom is popular amongst both the Celtic and the African ceremonies. Brooms are often stored by the front or back door of the home, and thus a broom can symbolize a threshold, leaping from your old single life into your new married life. This is similar to the tradition of carrying the bride across the … Continue reading How To Make A Wedding Broom

Fall Foods & Spices ~ Spices

Our autumn foods and seasonal spices are delicious, time - honored traditions. Full of nourishing vitamins and minerals, they also contain some savory and surprising returns on health. Cinnamon {Cinnamomum spp.} As autumn nears, it's hard not to get excited about cinnamon. One of the most beloved spices, its sweet, warm aroma and a fiery … Continue reading Fall Foods & Spices ~ Spices