The dark of Easter

The dark of Easter

    Easter has just passed. What do you make of it, the way this spring festival of resurrection lands in the southern hemisphere season of dying?   Of course, if you are in the northern hemisphere, you will be in high spring right now, and fully...
Rebalancing at Equinox

Rebalancing at Equinox

  How do you rebalance and return to equilibrium after the shock of devastating events? You may be wondering, can I ever find peace again? Or trust? Or safety?   To restore balance at Equinox following the recent events in Christchurch, your inner world may...
First Light/Imbolc/Brigid

First Light/Imbolc/Brigid

  On a wild ironsand beach I prepare to welcome First Light, which in the southern hemisphere falls on August 2 .   This festival falls half-way between winter solstice and spring equinox. It was known to my Celtic ancestors as the festival of Imbolc or...

Lighting the inner fire

  Do you find yourself huddling against the cold, the rain or the howling wintry wind? Do you walk through the elements with a grimace on your face and resentment in your heart, thinking, ‘This is a sod of a season’? Do you even start thinking with envy of your...
Transitions & Rituals

Transitions & Rituals

I smiled when I heard the radio announcer declaring on March 1: ‘Today is the first day of autumn.’ When March began the sun was blazing and it felt as if summer had just rediscovered itself after an uncertain February. You and I know that the start of any...