Celtic Fire Festival: Lammas Symbols and Rituals

Give thanks to the gods of the grain at Lammas and understand the significance of the Earth Mother’s symbols, to bring understanding and comfort in the cycle of life and death. The significance of the corn sheaf Nothing can be more symbolic of Lammas than a sheaf of corn. At harvest, fields were scattered with … Read moreCeltic Fire Festival: Lammas Symbols and Rituals

Summer Solstice Symbols and Rituals

You don’t need to find an organised celebration to enjoy the Summer Solstice – you can celebrate Midsummer just as easily in your own home. Summer folklore Northern European tradition holds the washing your face in the morning Midsummer dew, will give you a clear complexion and equally clear eyesight. According to folklore, if you … Read moreSummer Solstice Symbols and Rituals

Harnessing the Magic of Trees

Trees are fundamental to the life of the planet. They are referred to as ‘the lungs of the world’, for they breathe fresh oxygen into the atmosphere, taking away carbon dioxide waste. Trees have a powerful effect on our climate – as the removal of large tracts of rain forest has shown. A vital resource … Read moreHarnessing the Magic of Trees

Celtic Fire Festival: Beltane Symbols and Rituals

Celebrate Beltane with traditional festive rituals that welcome in the summer season and help your wishes for the new season come true. Understand the meaning behind the ancient celebrations of Beltane and learn how you too can participate in all of the festivities. The dance of the Maypole The most well-known symbol of Beltane, or … Read moreCeltic Fire Festival: Beltane Symbols and Rituals

Astrology: Understanding Moon Phases

Following the path of the Moon through the sky unveils many wonders about the Solar System, and it can reveal just as many about your personality. The Moon’s constantly changing relationship to the Sun causes it to go through several different phases. There are eight Moon cycles, dividing the circle into eight 45 degree angles. … Read moreAstrology: Understanding Moon Phases

Astrology: Understanding the secrets of the Moon

The Moon has been worshipped for centuries. Its powerful effect on the natural world is seen as proof of its energetic powers. The Moon is more than just a light in the night sky. It affects weather patterns, creates tides, and influences earthquakes. Ancient astronomers were quick to pick up on the phases of the … Read moreAstrology: Understanding the secrets of the Moon

Astrology: Understanding the Sun, Moon and Earth

Astrology is not recognised as a science but there is no denying that the ancients’ knowledge of the cosmos eventually gave rise to the understanding of the Solar System in modern astronomy. The Earth, Sun and planets orbit the centre mass of the Solar System. ‘Orbit’ describes the path of one celestial body around another. … Read moreAstrology: Understanding the Sun, Moon and Earth

Astrology: Understanding the Solar System

As astrology is dependent on the movement of the planets, it is essential that all serious astrologers fully understand how the Solar System works. The Human race has lived on Earth for tens of thousands of years, and our ancestors could find no explanation for the thunder, lightening, droughts, and eclipses that plagued them. Life … Read moreAstrology: Understanding the Solar System

Astrology: Understanding the Zodiac Wheel

Prior to the Zodiac the night sky was mapped by star lists and astrolabes, which were drawn to show which stars were visible and to identify their paths across the heavens Today’s Zodiac Wheel appeared around the 6th century BC and is thought to be a Babylonian invention, though Greek sources suggest a parallel development … Read moreAstrology: Understanding the Zodiac Wheel

The Magic of Astrology

Astrology is the ancient art of reading our destiny through the position of the stars and planets. You can use it to understand your inner drives, actions, and desires. Astrology has been popular for centuries as a way of analysing situations, predicting the future and understanding not only yourself, but also your friends and family. … Read moreThe Magic of Astrology