Tag Archives: Turning

Mourning the Loss of the Year

This devastatingly, heart-achingly beautiful song strikes a profound, resonant chord with me in this moment. In the Northern Hemisphere, as the darkness takes over and the light retreats, as winter weather arrives, as plants die off from cold or are harvested, as many animals find the same fate, we find ourselves in close communion with death. […]

Midsummer Love!

Today, in the Northern Hemisphere, we’ve reached the point at which the Sun is the furthest North it will travel in our sky. After another day or so of apparent stillness (the word Solstice means still sun), and then we will observe it traveling further and further south until we reach Midwinter, and come back […]

The Year Is Beginning To Grow Up!

This weekend brings one of the cross quarters of the year. For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, we now find ourselves halfway between Midwinter Solstice and Spring Equinox! If you’re on the South side, you’re between Midsummer Solstice and Autumn Equinox. Either way, this turning of the year offers a gentle reminder to […]

Dancing into the Dark

  Equinox is upon us   The time has come   To savor the slanted rays of Autumn’s Sun To reap what we have sown To harvest abundance to carry us through the spare season To gather To celebrate To pull on our furry, wooly layers, and stave off the coming cold To sit in […]

The Earth is Fully Awake!

So here we are again, at the beginning of Early Summer…  In the Northern Hemisphere, today marks the midpoint between the Vernal Equinox and the Midsummer Solstice… and the Earth is Fully Awake! Flowers are budding and blooming, bees are buzzing, worms and creepy crawlies are munching their way through the softening soil. We’ve been watching seedlings sprout, […]

Midwinter Morning

This morning we climbed up the Northern hills of our valley to welcome back the Sun… We got to watch the sun peek over the ridge line into a clear blue sky, a welcome sight after weeks of haze and little sunshine. As the sky grew lighter, and the dawn’s rosy glow swept across the […]