Goddess Feast Days and Celebrations for February 2017

“The Sun’s path has returned to where it was at Samhain. Take some time to notice the quality of the light, for it is the same now as that shimmering magical glow of late October. But instead of the season of dark and silence before us, in the Northern Hemisphere, the season of light and growth lies ahead. And so we prepare ourselves with rites of renewal, cleansing, and commitment. We celebrate the first stirrings of Spring.” […] Read more »

Feast Day of the Orisha Goddess OYA – February 2

OYA smaller Orisha Goddess from Pinterest

The promise of Spring, the quickening, and the fire of Goddess also inspires other Goddess festivals. Oya is a Yoruban Orisha and Goddess who has been syncretized into Afro-Caribbean traditions.   February 2 is the Feast Day of the Orisha Goddess OYA, as well as her Saint, Candelaria. We did a teleconference on this powerful Warrior Goddess in the Goddess Full Moon Group for January (archive available). OYA is the Ruler of the Wind and […] Read more »

Celebrating Imbolc and the Goddess Brigid on Her Day

“The Sun’s path has returned to where it was at Samhain. Take some time to notice the quality of the light, for it is the same now as that shimmering magical glow of late October. But instead of the season of dark and silence before us, in the Northern Hemisphere, the season of light and growth lies ahead. And so we prepare ourselves with rites of renewal, cleansing, and commitment. We celebrate the first stirrings of Spring.” […] Read more »

Blessings of Vasant Panchami – Happy Birthday Saraswati – February 1!

Rivers of power flowing everywhere. Fields of magnetism relating everything. This is your origin. This is your lineage. The current of creation is right here, Coursing through subtle channels, Animating this very form. Follow the gentle touch of life, Soft as the footprint of an ant, As tiny sensations open to vastness. Power sings as it flows, Electrifies the organs of sensing, Becomes liquid light, Nourishes your entire being. Celebrate the boundary Where streams join […] Read more »

Connecting the Dots: Awakening to Our Intimacy with All That Lives – 3 Day Retreat with Sandy Boucher and Martha Boesing {February 2017 Retreat}

“All things are connected, like the blood that unites one family. All things share the same breath,” Chief Seattle. In this weekend nonresidential retreat, we are invited to slow down, breathe and relax as we explore the joy of knowing our connectedness with all beings including our loved ones, our enemies, all who suffer, trees, birds and animals. We will ask the questions: How can we heal our separation from all creatures who breathe the […] Read more »

Goddess Feast Days and Celebrations for January 2017

Happy New Year and Welcome 2017! I think many of us are breathing a collective sigh of relief to leave 2016 firmly in the rearview mirror. While the past year may have brought challenges, I encourage you to count the blessings as well and bring as much of that energy as possible into the New Year. We enter 2017 still under Mercury’s retrograde influence and it will finally go direct on January 8. Take advantage […] Read more »

Celebrating January 2017 Full Moon with the Orisha Goddess OYA {Goddess Full Moon Group}

Join the Goddess Full Moon Group for a powerful first Full Moon of the New Year celebrating the Orisha Goddess OYA on Thursday, January 12 at 8pm eastern. The Moon is Full in Cancer on 1/12/17. Brandi Auset and I lead the Goddess Full Moon Group every month, as well as some special Goddess Wheel celebrations, and it includes discussion of the featured Goddess, a guided meditation, and a chat with Q&A after the meditation.   […] Read more »

MotherRoot – The Depths of Her Soul – Winter Digest 2016

Welcome to MotherRoot Winter! This evening is the “dark moon” of the year. It is the night that invites us to explore the depths of the Soul of Goddess and our Selves as well. We turn to the Goddesses of Winter who are contracting in preparation for the expansion of new growth in the Spring. The Goddesses who are about to birth the Sun/Son. And the Crones who stand watch, poking at the coals of […] Read more »