Celtic Tree Month of Holly

Holly~Unicorn Zodiac Sign 8th July-4th AugustThe Holly is a symbol of life as it remains evergreen and is also a plant of protection. It represents the dark part of the year (the Holly King). The Unicorn’s spiral horn is a symbol of the sun’s power or a flaming spear which corresponds to the hottest part […]

Happy Summer Solstice

The Summer Solstice, also known as Midsummer and Litha, has been celebrated by various cultures all around the world for millennia. The longest day and the shortest night of the year is a celebration of the sun. In the Northern hemisphere everything is green and growing as we await a fruitful harvest. Wishing everyone a […]

Celtic Tree Month of Oak

10th June – 7th July Birthdays Oak Tree/White Horse The Oak is the most sacred tree of the Druids and rules the light part of the year (the Oak King). The Oak represents wisdom, strength, longevity and protection. The Summer Solstice (Alban Hefin) occurs in this month and as the longest day marks a turning […]

Beltaine, The Rites of Spring

The celebration of Beltaine is the symbolic union of the male and female principles of creation.  The God and Goddess are united in sacred marriage; the consummation of  their relationship symbolically fertilises the crops and animals for the coming year.  It is a celebration of the continued renewal of life. Symbols of rebirth, renewal and […]

A Prayer for Spring

Disease and disaster do not consider race, religion, country or political beliefs. If there is any good to come out of this pandemic it will be that humanity finally realises we are all related. In the Northern Hemisphere we are celebrating the first day of Spring. On the Vernal Equinox, day and night are of […]

Wishing Everyone a Joyful Imbolc!

Here in the Northern Hemisphere we are celebrating Imbolc. Imbolc celebrates the Goddess in her incarnation as the Bride of the returning Sun God. For the celebration of Imbolc, many candles are lit to symbolise the return of light and heat represented by the Sun God. Grain dollies made from the sheaves of the last […]

Limerick #5

There was an old man from Kent A rather mysterious gent The legend was told He turned lead into gold And gave alms wherever he went. Merlin wasn’t from Kent but I thought this illustration went well with the limerick 🙂 The Wizard Merlin Print is available in two sizes here: magickmermaid.com

An Exciting Honour

In October I was contacted by Below The Radar TV ,the award-winning current affairs/documentary/film programme from Northern Ireland on the BBC.  Their I Lár an Aonaigh Series presents a wide range of topics in the Irish language (with English subtitles). In Series 8-Episode 3, one of the segments is about Irish folk cures. They asked […]

Wheel of the Year

As this year draws to a close, we often think about the year ahead. A good time to contemplate how to make the coming year better.Happy New Year! Eight solar festivals derived from the ancient Celts and Norse commonly celebrated today.   (Northern Hemisphere) WINTER SOLSTICE 20th, 21st or 22nd of DecemberAlso known as Midwinter and […]

Wishing Everyone a Joyful Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice, Yule, Mid-Winter or Alban Arthan is the celebration of the rebirth of the sun after the longest night of the year.  It is one of the eight solar festivals comprising the Wheel of the Year.  Nourished in the womb of the Goddess during the dark time of the year, the sun symbolises the […]