“When winter comes to a woman’s soul, she withdraws into her inner self, her deepest spaces. She refuses all connection, refutes all arguments that she should engage in the world. She may say she is resting, but she is more than resting: She is creating a new universe within herself, examining and breaking old patterns, destroying what should not be revived, feeding in secret what needs to thrive.
Winter women are those who bring into the next cycle what should be saved. They are the deep conservators of knowledge and of power. Not for nothing did ancient peoples honor the Grandmother. In her calm deliberateness, she winters over truth, she breezes out falseheartedness.
Look into her eyes, this winter woman.In their gray spaciousness you can see the future. Look out of your own winter eyes. You too can see the future.”
~ Patricia Monaghan, Seasons of the Witch
Hello My Lunar Lovelies and Blessings of this intense Full Moon Penumbral Lunar Eclipse in Gemini! Our Moon will be Full and Eclipsed at 4:30am eastern time and while many of us will be snoozing, the effects of this Moon will be potent and far-reaching. Eclipse energies can bring unexpected occurrences, sudden beginnings and endings, and also reveal information that we need to move forward and break old patterns.
Add the eclipse chaos to Gemini’s busy, mental, and oh-so-airy energies and we may be feeling a bit overwhelmed or spend way too much time overthinking. Mercury in Scorpio is not much help but will be changing into Sagittarius on 12/1. This is the first eclipse of the Winter season AND … drum roll and excited noises please … the first of the Gemini/Sagittarius axis. Yes. YES. We have transitioned out of the Cancer/Capricorn axis!
There are several very potent Cosmic happenings in December like the Great Conjunction that coincides with Winter Solstice. Listen to the podcast that I did with Mary Lomando on the end of 2020 Astrology and stay tuned to our posts highlighting everything you need to know!
Be gentle with yourselves over the next few weeks. The pandemic fatigue weighs heavy as does the rising death toll, the election drama continues to add anxiety, AND we are in the holiday season and in the midst of eclipses. While the holidays may not look the same as other years, it is an opportunity to make new traditions or find new ways to connect.
Wishing you ALL the blessings of the season! We will be rolling out the info for our Winter Solstice free call honoring Sulis Minerva soon. The Altars have been very busy here at MotherHouse. Each morning I chant and pray and send out blessings and energy for our Community and beyond. For those who are victims of the pandemic physically or have lost a loved one, for those who suffering and feeling alone, the Goddesses are gathered, the candles are lit, and my chants and prayers are being offered for all of you every single day.
**PLEASE JOIN ME for my Priestess Program: Priestess Practical 2021 starting 1/10/2021
“Drum the heartbeat of Gaia with Rhea. Focus on end of year organizing with Athena. Dance like a Dakini. Sink into the Throne of Creation with Ix Chel. Open to lunar healing and the silver light of Arianrhod. Honor Guadalupe with red roses and a prayer. Embrace the light with Santa Lucia and Juno Lucina. Offer some milk and honey under your favorite tree for the Faery Queens. Harness the energy of Epona to propel you forward in conscious action. Sit vigil for Modranecht. Gather in Joy and Light for Winter Solstice! Weave prayers and intentions into your food with Annapurna. Open to your place of knowing and prophecy for the New Year with Freya. Dive deep with Olokun. Keep a fire lit in honor of Sekhmet.” ~ Kimberly Moore, Goddess Intentions for December, Goddess Planner
December 1 – Red Tara Day
December 3 – Ancient Greek Festival of the Goddess Rhea
December 3 – Roman Festival of Bona Dea – The Good Goddess
December 4 – Feast Day of Santa Barbara who syncretizes to Orisha Chango in Lukumi Tradition
December 4 – Pallas Athena Feast Day
December 4 – Roman Festival of Goddess Minerva
December 5, 2020 – Day of Marian Devotion
December 5 – Dakinis’ Day – Day Tantric Buddhists make offerings to the Dakinis (female embodiments of enlightened energy)
December 6 – Birthday of Occultist Dion Fortune (see article here)
December 7 – Haloia – Mourning of the Goddess Demeter for Persephone (approximate)
December 8 – Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary (Mother Mary articles)
December 8 – Feast Day of Vodoun Goddess and lwa Aida Wedo
December 8 – Celebration of the Mayan Goddess Ix Chel in Southern Mexico (Ix Chel Activation)
December 8 – Day of Egyptian Goddess Neith
December 8 – Tara Day
December 10 – 18, 2020 – Hanukkah
December 10 – Feast Day for Vodoun Lwa of the Forest Gran Bois
December 10 – Lux Mundi – Light of the World – Feast Day for the Roman Goddess Libertas
December 11 – Day of the Welsh Goddess Arianrhod
December 12 – Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe & the Aztec Goddess Tonantzin – Join the free Winter Solstice Goddess Meditation with Guadalupe
December 13 – Feast of Santa Lucia and Juno Lucina
December 13 – Runic half month of Jera (Harvest, Season, Cycle, Year)
December 14, 2020 – NEW MOON SOLAR ECLIPSE IN SAGITTARIUS AT 11:17am eastern
December 15 – Dedication of the Altar for Fortuna Redux – Fortuna as the Home Bringer
December 15 – Halcyon Days Begin – Dedicated to the Greek Goddess Alcyone (approximately 2 weeks)
December 16 – Fairy Queen Eve
December 16 – Day for the Gnostic Goddess Sophia
December 16 – Day of the Irish Goddess Morrighan
December 17, 2020 – Saturn Enters Aquarius
December 17 – Feast Day of St. Lazarus who is the Orisha Babalu Aye in Lukumi Tradition
December 18 – Feast of Celtic Goddess Epona
December 19, 2020 – Jupiter Enters Aquarius
December 20 – Mother Night (Norse)
December 21, 2020– HAPPY YULE! Winter Solstice at 5:02am eastern time
December 21, 2020 – Saturn Jupiter Great Conjunction at first degree of Aquarius
December 21, 2020 – Sun enters Capricorn a 5:02am eastern time
December 21, 2020 – Soyal – Hopi Winter Festival
December 21 – Feast of Egyptian Goddess Aset – Isis
December 21 – Day of Frau Holle
December 22 – Shinto day of honoring the Sun Goddess Amaterasu
December 24 – Vigil for Mother Mary (Christmas article for Mary)
December 24 – Mothers Night (Old English)
December 24 – January 20 – Celtic Tree Month for Beth (Birch)
December 25 – Merry Christmas!
December 26 – Feast Day of Horus (son of Isis)
December 27 – Birthday of the Norse Goddess Freya
December 28 – Runic half month of Eihwaz (Yew Tree)
December 29, 2020 – Happy Birthday to the Goddess Annapurna!
December 29, 2020 – Happy Birthday to the Mahavidya Tripura Bhairavi Sundari!
December 31, 2020 – New Year’s Eve
December 31 – Feast of St. Sylvester syncretizes to the Orisha Osain
December 31 – Candomble Celebration of Yemonja (Orisha Yemaya) in Brazil
December 31 – Feast Day of Orisha Goddess Olokun
December 31 – Feast of Sekhmet