Second Moon – New Moon

Last night found me beginning a new lunar cycle with my weekly retreat.  Although my decision to avoid social networking, games, and the usual entertainment kind of annoys my husband (simply because he wants to enjoy those things with me), I find the escape refreshing.  I accomplish much during those hours – including catching upContinue reading “Second Moon – New Moon”

Changing Behavior

Part of why I started the Nine Moons is because my focus needed more, well, focus.  I saw definite improvement last month.  I also discovered some habits that really needed changing, especially with my husband’s new work schedule. I used to do my evening devotional before bed.  My husband now retires earlier than I doContinue reading “Changing Behavior”

First Moon – Last Quarter

As I’ve mentioned before, I started doing Ian Corrigan’s Nine Moons.  It’s a lot of work, and I still have a long way to go, but I really like it so far.  Making it work amidst my already busy schedule is a challenge, but I feel very driven to do it.  My last retreat dayContinue reading “First Moon – Last Quarter”

Springtime Reflections

On Saturday I joined my grovies at Muin Mound for our Vernal Equinox celebration and ritual.  My husband took some photos that I will be posting to the grove blog soon, so I won’t get into too much detail, but I wanted to mention a few things about my own experiences that evening.  I’m proudContinue reading “Springtime Reflections”

First Moon – 6th Night Retreat

I decided to do my 6th Night retreat day on Sunday – a day after most people did theirs.  I wanted to dedicate a full day to it unlike the week before where everything felt rushed and half-assed.  I removed the usual distractions from my life and focused on my spiritual studies.  It was difficultContinue reading “First Moon – 6th Night Retreat”

Nine Moons – First Retreat

On Saturday I started the Nine Moons program authored by Ian Corrigan.  I might have mentioned this before, but a group of us volunteered to be his human guinea pigs.  It’s designed to compliment the Initiate Program – its more magical aspects in particular. Saturday was the New Moon retreat and it was a learningContinue reading “Nine Moons – First Retreat”

Celtic Rituals – A Book Review

Last night, while attempting to do my Nine Moons Retreat, I took some time to focus on my studies and finished a book I’ve been reading in bits and pieces for months – Celtic Rituals An Authentic Guide to Ancient Celtic Spirituality by Alexei Kondratiev.  While I’m always wary of anything claiming authenticity, Kondratiev hasContinue reading “Celtic Rituals – A Book Review”

Back from Ireland

I’m back from Ireland, readers!  Weretoad and I returned to the US Friday evening and have been recovering ever since.  Although my husband became ill, we had a fun time and it was a bit hard to return from a green isle with blossoming flowers to a snow storm in Update NY.  I must admit,Continue reading “Back from Ireland”