Wheel Of The Year
The wheel of the year is an ancient Celtic calendar based on festivals that celebrated our connection with the land. The calendar revolves around eight festivals, from Imbolc to Yule – each one signalling a shift in the season and the natural world around us.
On these dates, the beginning and end of the seasons are celebrated, such as the equinoxes and the solstices. Yet we often see these as a tide of time rather than just a day!!
Celebrating these seasonal shifts with festivities is intended to help us to connect with the spirit of our ancestors, a connection that leads directly to Mother Earth and the wisdom of the land itself.
The Celts had four great festivals: Samhain, Imbolc, Beltane, and Lughnasadh, these are called the “major sabbats”, which are celebrated at the midpoint between each solstice and equinox, the year divided into two: half-light and half-dark.
Seasonal Ceremonies & Earth Journeys
Community tending and care is Ancestral and it's timeless. We have been led away, it's been almost colonialised: controlled, divided and broken apart.
There’s a grind culture that we have lived within, that triggered collective fight and flight, many families working every hour god sends, and some turning to food banks... alongside energy companies reporting profits like never before, there is nothing right or normal about that, surely? I am not sure that we can work any harder or any longer, or even be able to work our way out of this engineered cost of living crisis that glamorises busyness.
It claims that working overtime and sleeping in the office means you’re passionate, dedicated and driven. The statement is sometimes spoken with a hint of pride because in our culture “being over-busy” means “being important.” Yet many feel they have no other choice?
The act of ritual is a common thread that has linked humanity throughout the ages, regardless of ethnicity, culture or religion, but what role does it have to play in our modern lives?
Rituals motivate and move us. Through ritual we build families and community, we make transitions and mark important events in our lives, we express ourselves in joy and sorrow, and perhaps, most importantly, we create and sustain identity.
I feel the power of keeping the rites and rituals relevant in a modern world, which doesn’t lie in changing their meaning, diluting, distilling them into contemporary purposes, but in finding how their layers of meaning still apply to everyday life, in the here and now.
Gathering in Circles, we have the power to transform ourselves and each other. It has deep medicine and its potency for healing, awakening and growth.
It is raw. It is courageous. It is inspiring. It allows us to come together in a safe and supported space, to do sacred ceremony and ritual, to journey deep within ourselves to connect to our innermost wisdom, knowledge and light, connecting to each other and to the Innate. If you are feeling the call….
We humbly welcome you to come and sit as we weave our circle back into the centre, as we continue to move from harm to healing and Journey deeply through the wheel of the year!!
We love to weave ceremony together out on the land around the time of the seasonal shifts and changes, together weaving a sacred space a deep honouring for all that is good and great in this world.
We often hold our Earth Journeys around these liminal times, you are so welcome to join us, or if you wish to create a bespoke ceremony for you or your community, then please do feel free to get in touch