Opening to First Light

Opening to First Light

    Are you noticing a shift? — subtle but unmistakeable?   It happens every year around six weeks after winter solstice. Yes! The returning light (despite kickbacks of chill) begins to bring warmth with it. It can feel like a long wait for this relief....
Equinox, royalty and rituals

Equinox, royalty and rituals

    Did you notice the elaborate protocols set in place for the ten days following the death of Queen Elizabeth? Every step has been prescribed, within an hour of her death, from the different locations for her body to lie in state, to precise timing, and...

When light turns to warmth

  At winter solstice the light began to return. And yet we plunged, as always, into the coldest part of winter. And we must wait for relief. If you are in the heat of the northern hemisphere summer, maybe you too are waiting for relief, only in this case it will...