Women of Wisdom

Marking the Passage into the Crone Years

Lammas 2013

Lammas, or Lughnasad, is the cross-quarter holyday which celebrates the first harvest of the grain. The first is the greatest harvest, and is significant to our physical, emotional and spiritual selves.  It is a time to honor not only what we harvest, but what is still on the vine and what we intend to do […]

Summer Solstice 2013

Summer Solstice blessings to you! Also known as midsummer’s eve, this solstice marks the longest day and thus shortest night of the year, when the tilt of the Earth’s axis is most inclined towards the Sun, our source of light. It is a time of passion, bounty and life. Let the ideas below inspire your […]

Beltane 2013

Welcome to the merry, merry month of May! Here’s a special May Day message and poem (The Masque of May, below) from Melody Lee: May is a season for lovers and also for remembering the loves and passions of one’s youth. The second stanza of the poem is in the past tense. I like that […]

Imbolc 2013

In celebration of our new community we offer this poem as a gift to you. The poet offers a powerful image in celebration of Imbolc, the Old Irish name for the halfway point between Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox, usually celebrated around February 2. In some Christian cultures, this day is celebrated as Candlemas, and […]