Bran reconciled at last

Bran reconciled at last

This has been a funny year. I’m not the only one to have said so – other friends have also mentioned that they have found it difficult to make progress this year. Loss, grief and illness. They set you back no matter what your beliefs. So it was that I found myself unable to prevent myself from going out, and feeling that I needed to go and work on my quest for this time of the year, which was “Find the bosom of the winds“. Only two issues with that: I had no idea what it was about, and there wasn’t a breath of wind on this stifling hot July day. Undeterred, with Kal‘s spirit of reckless adventure in my mind I set off following whatever direction I felt I should go in. Surely, I would be guided if it was the correct thing to be...

Moon kissed Earth – Lammas 6

Moon kissed Earth – Lammas 6

We were early, by a long chalk. Having rested and supped for the evening we had set out to continue our pilgrimage within the Vale of Kilmartin. Our goal was the sacred site known as the Moon Temple. We were also lucky in that the Moon had been full only the day before and thus its energies were very abundant. However as I said, we were early. Not only that but the moon was going to rise over a significant hill, which meant that more time had to be included for that to occur. It seems, patience was going to be the order of the evening or indeed night. Given the time we had spare, we decided to walk into the vale from the village and not only that but go for a long stroll along the river that bounds the vale. We had a small adventure on that stroll which I will...

The Green Lady and the Copper Dragon

The Green Lady and the Copper Dragon

Having flown and tumbled with the Mountain Wind down Corndon Hill I was in a state of exhilaration. How, then, to come down from that? Why, with a simple spot of meditation inside a fantastic stone circle, of course. Kal also had some work to do at the circle (he hadn’t really wanted to needed to go up the hill), and so we walked the half mile span back along the gravel track and across to the circle with the stunning views. The Goddess UnFolds at Mitchell’s Fold As has become usual my approach to the circle was measured and peripheral. Kal walked directly into the circle from the King Stone, but I had to wait until I was returned back to a sympathetic vibration before I could move on. Once I felt I was ready I was taken by a path which initially...

Cards by Caileach

Cards by Caileach

When Caileach deals the Tarot you had better pay attention! It was the summer solstice of 2015 and I was at the Hill of Tara. Caileach had appeared and dealt these cards…the whole tale is told here. But what was their meaning? Here is my interpretation, with the help of Bridget of www.biddytarot.com. The Magician Here are some interesting aspects of the Magician card: The Magician is associated with the planet, Mercury – interesting because Mercury is in Gemini (for my birth sign) The number of the Magician is one, the number of beginnings. – which was one of things that came up as in the shattering of the spiral that Caileach did. A time in your life when you have the creative power and energy to create a new life cycle for yourself –...

Summer 2015 – P7 – The Light of Brighid

Summer 2015 – P7 – The Light of Brighid

In the last of my Summer Solstice posts (can you believe we’ve generated so much from one weekend?) we are taken on an escorted tour of a sacred site. We have left David at Fourknocks, but Regina has stayed with us to show us one more site: The Shrine of Brigid at Faughart. We arrived at the shrine site and parked alongside a bus and another car. Throughout the period we visited the car park would get busier, and the site more populous. Regina mentioned that most of the visitors were from the traveller community. The site was quite unusual – a mixture of ancient stones with healing properties and a clutter of modern …. stuff… that seemed to be aimed at… er, informing the visitor and guiding them on their sacred journey in praise of...

Tara: Caileach smashes the Spiral p8 Solstice 2015

Tara: Caileach smashes the Spiral p8 Solstice 2015

I knew it was going to be big right from the outset. It’s like seeing the tornado on the horizon and knowing it’s heading your way. You can run but you can’t hide was actually a thought that sprang to mind a few days ago. So here I was, having just been dealt a hand by the Goddess Caileach I wondered what this “big” thing was going to be. Although the Hill of Tara was well populated the church-yard was empty. Whether this was by design (of Caileach) or otherwise was unclear to me. Still it afforded me the chance to work in peace and solitude. I followed the rods to the road-side side of the church and they stopped by one of the walls. As is often the case, it was an innocuous place. Asking whether there was any preparation needed the...