The Spring Equinox on 21st March is leaping and bounding towards us.
I’ve been researching and dreaming with Hare and the Dawn Goddess. She has many names. One theory is that ‘Easter’ comes from the name of the Spring Goddess, ‘Eostre’.
There’s a story I love about a lonely fisherman who waits on the sea all night for a Goddess he calls ‘Zora Djvojega’ – she’s clearly a dawn Goddess of great power – but rarely referenced other than in this story from the Balkans.
What does a new Dawn hold for us both personally and collectively?
And how can Hare help us if we call her as an Allie?
There have been hare’s on this land since before the Ice Age, they’ve been here for at least 200,000 years. Hare’s are matrifocal and the females fiercely defend their right to choose their own mates. She’s connected to the corn and to the Moon. She runs fast (40mph) and she knows how to change direction in the blink of an eye. Changing, changing, changing woman.
Join me in an exploration of Hare as Allie, through storytelling, sharing and ritual. As we prepare to meet the new Dawn, of life in these changing times.
Sunday 21st March 2021 – 6.30-8pm – on Zoom – £10
I want to keep the group to a maximum of 10 women, but could possibly run two groups.
Please let me know as soon as possible if you’d like to come.
There’s a lot of evidence now, that gratitude is very good for our brains – and it clearly supports our mental health.
So tonight I”m offering you my gratitude for your time and your trust in listening to my recordings.
And inviting you to work with gratitude in your life generally. You could try the practise taught to me by my 16year old daughter; every night she writes down 5 things that she is grateful for – easy to begin with but you are not allowed to write the same things twice! If you keep following this practise it will change your outlook on life (and possibly your brain).
For this final night, I’m also offering a recording from ‘Thoughts of the Earth’ a Navajo Indian chant.
Today’s image is an unusual depiction of Brigit by Judith Shaw. The bees in my hive were flying today, they seemed excited to see the sun – and of course the Goddess Brigit is a Solar Goddess.
In the recording I take you on a guided visualisation to meet with and become a bee! What would you like to be harvesting in your life by the summer? I’m sure the bees will have some wisdom to share with you if you journey to ask them.
Tonight is Brigit’s night, Candlemas in the Christian calendar. It is a night which has long marked the very beginnings of Spring.
Traditionally shawls or cloaks were left outside on this night for the Goddess to bless as she passed by. These then became objects imbude with healing energy. Farmers would use them to heal their cows and lambs. This is a time when the first calves and the first lambs were born.
In the recording we work with some hand reflexology, working very gently
with the area of the heart. If emotions rises for you here remember to smile, to know that as we feel our hearts, our hearts open. Tears are medicine.
The image is a bowl of milk – symbol of kindness and nourishment.IMG_1978.JPG
Opening my heart as Spring emerges, so slowly, through the silver mist of new creation.
Tonight Im thinking about Brighid’s Cat.
‘On Brighid’s Day, the cats will bring home the brushwood’ – Traditonal Scottish saying.
It is said that Cat was Brighid’s companion. I”m wondering why. To me these expressions and fragments of folklore are all clues.
In the recording I explore the clue of Cat. What is the medicine that Cat can bring us at this time of year?
Im taking my inspiration and image from ‘The Druid Animal Oracle’ by Philip and Stephanie Carr-Gomm.
Hope you’ve gathered up your brushwood ready for a fire tomorrow on Brigit’s night!
Tonight the element is Fire! We are nearly at Imbolc, the Celtic festival of early Spring, new beginnings or the Christian festival of ‘Candlemass’.
In the recording I invite you to dream with the element of Fire – what does fire have to teach you at this time? And I tell a story about the
Fairy Lord of Gorias and his Firery city in the East.
I’m continuing the trend of letting go, release of the ‘old stuff’ that we started with the Lord of Falias yesterday. This is a very practical sequence.
In the recording I first do a little hand reflexology before moving onto the ‘Karmic Dump’ sequence, which involves acupressure points shown on the
We have one more of the elements, Fire – and the Fairy city, to visit. We’ll go there in the next few days!
Are you ready to visit the Magical City of Air? This is the place where the Fairy Lord of Falias rules. It is a place of duality, of both in and out, of both rebirth and death. As with all the fairy cities it is concerned with the Heart. If you have the courage, go up into the mountains and meet with the formidable ruler of this place….
In the recording today I guide you through the city and introduce you to the Lord of Falias. There is a task and you will need a candle, a bowl, some paper and a pen…Oh and a bath ( a shower will do!) to cleanse and clean yourself, in preparation for rebirth.
Image by Danuta Mayer in Claire Nahmad’s book, ‘The Fairy book’.
The Element of Earth is sometimes placed in the West on the Medicine Wheel, sometimes in the North. Within this system, Earth is in the West. The Fairy Lady of Murias, from the Celtic traditions, is associated with fallen leaves and the season of autumn.
In the recording I read a short section from Claire Nahmad’s book, ‘The Fairy Book’ about the Lady of Murias. Then I introduce dowsing with a pendulum and invite you to choose a crystal, stone, shell, pebble (something of the earth) to meditate with and carry around with you. You could also place it near your bed and ask it to guide your dreams.
It’s always a good idea to cleanse crystals before and after working with them. Just hold under running water for a minute or two. As you are doing this speak or pray for the crystal to be cleansed and blessed.
Crystals love the rain, I might take mine out on a walk now!
Today I reached a bit of a stopping point…where to go now?
I sensed a transition. Maybe this is what happens on a journey, when you are getting close to the destination. Just a week to go now and we will be at the Cross quarter between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox.
The fairy lady of Finias was calling me but I wasn’t sure why. What has come out is a powerful guided mediation. I love it when things take me by surprise and this evening the fairy lady did that. I hope you feel as much love from her as I did when I spoke this out.
It may help to have a cup or bowl of water close to you as you listen.