Through the choices we make about how we spend our time, the habits we take on, the work we do, the words we speak, and the actions we take we build our deaths daily. Our legacy, the trace we left, the lives we touched. You are the creator of the present moment, the trace you leave behind.
The Morrigan challenges us to know what is most important. And then holds us accountable to have the wisdom and courage to build our death around that answer.
Throughout the myths and lore, The Goddess always presents herself at a time of choice. She stands beside you calling your highest-self fourth. Are your ships coming or going? Are you present in your power?
In March, we set the stage to meet her. In April, sow the seeds we intend to reap.
Below is a teaser listing each of the individual subscription themes for April!
Ritual Tea - Holy Cacao
Monthly Meditation – The fire that stirs you
Crystal Alchemy - Awen
Spring Series Large Box - The Keeper
By the end of the Spring Series, we will have built a complete altar dedicated to The Morrigan. The April ritual (The Keeper) in the large box matches The Mirror from March and the "Thing" for May!
If you are not able to get everything offered throughout these series I hope you do what you can, feel good about that and take a minute to record the information and tools from the rituals you missed out on!
Our knowledge of the Celtic cosmology is likened to a shining, multi-hued cloak whose strands have not yet been woven together into a unified whole, a garment with potentially threadbare places due to information that has been lost over time. Attempting to reconstruct the ideology from a patchwork of sources requires an awareness of the potential alterations that may have taken place over time. We need to examine each thread carefully as Irish myth is interwoven with a variety of biblical and medieval materials.
nem, talam, ocus muir
(old Irish for sky, earth and sea)
Irish Filid, or trained seer-poets describe the Celtic otherworlds as being triune in nature. They spoke of the divine realms as Sky, Earth & Sea/Underworld or celestial, actual & chthonic. These otherworld’s or realms were believed to be parallel to the actual world in which we exist and are located underneath hills, beneath lakes or under the sea, on islands or in halls or buildings that disappear at dawn. The powers and blessings of this cosmic trinity are invoked throughout the centuries by men, women and deities. This triune perception of existence is much different than that the dualistic heaven/earth view and was rejected by early Christians. For this reason, we can see a great amount of altered literature over time that presents itself with more of the Christian concept of good/evil & heaven/hell. I believe this to be a heavy influence on why The Morrigan in the modern world is perceived mainly as a dark goddess. This is also why I want to spend the Spring embracing her.
The aspects of The Morrigan as well as all Celtic mythology is likened to a three dimensional Celtic knot, interwoven without beginning or ending. For many, it is important to identify and understand the facets of the Morrigan. Many question, Is Neiman a sister or a face? Is Danu the Morrigan as a whole? What is the difference between theThe Morrigu and Morrigan? But more importantly, how do we figure it out? And is it really that important to define? Does the Morrigan require form to be understood?
Along with the vertical three-fold understanding of the universe (Sky, Earth & Sea), the Irish also believed in a horizontal structure. This information is given throughout many texts. For example, in the Suidigud Tellaig Temra or The Settling of the Manor of Tara it states, ‘Knowledge in the west, battle in the north, prosperity in the east, music in the south and kinship in the center”. When we piece together all the attributes and associations within all the texts we can perceive a general agreement as to what this horizontal structure Celtic knot of belief systems looks like. Then, when we hear an old Irish proverb like this “In every land, hardness is in the north of it, softness in the south, industry in the east and fire and inspiration in the west” we begin to understand the knot as a whole. This is true for The Morrigan as well. The directions have associated winds, colors, deities, special powers, magickal tools and elements. To keep this brief, you will find part of The Morrigan intertwined in all of them.
The most ancient Celtic divinity of whom we have any knowledge is Danu herself, the goddess from whom the whole hierarchy of gods received its name of Tuatha Dé Danann or “The people of the Goddess Danu”. She was the universal mother. Danu is commonly considered the first Great Mother of Ireland, divine creator aspect of the goddess who birthed all things into being. She is an earth goddess, associated with fertility, growth, plenty, abundance, agriculture, cultivation and with nurturing of the land. Rivers, flowing water and the sea are also Danu’s domain. Within this water form she wields the magic of divine flow.
The further you examine the roots of the words, the meaning of the proverbs and tales, the thicker into the mist you will go. The ancient stories are a life line in and around the mists surrounding this Divine Ancestresses, but the only way out is to know her directly.
Over the Spring Season I will be curating unique rituals so we may connect with this Divine Ancestress and come full circle in our understanding of the Great Queen, The Morrigan.
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Time is everything isn’t it? We are in our last month of winter…last month and a half in the dark half of the year! While I appreciate all that came to be, I am eager to get this new chapter started!
As the living waters from the celestial urn of Aquarius are poured in the mouth of the Great Fish (Pisces Mother), we replenish. The Fall & Winter Series were rich in soul changing rituals that required much time and energy. As curator and practitioner, hats off to all those who completed the rituals, especially those with the largest box! To practice and exercise that much energy month in and month out is truly impressive! It takes an extraordinary witch to be able to sustain that level of witchcraft!
I understand all too well how keeping up with the wheel in our busy schedules can be daunting. Skipping or half-assing a spell leaves us feeling overwhelmed, out of touch or worse, it results in unsuccessful spells (oh my). Going into the Spring & Summer Series, my goal as curator is to shift gears a little bit and give you multi-use, safe and simple yet magickal items that can be put to use in a variety of ways. Rituals that won’t leave you feeling like you are too busy to complete or layered in a way that is too complicated.
I’m also drastically reducing, if not eliminating my use of plastic in the kits. Single use plastics for the teas & herbs have weighed on me heavily. The new packaging will include plant based compostable bags, less plastic labeling and more reusable sachets! Yay!
The last set of kits in the Odes to Family ends in Pisces. It is here that we replenish our wells before the big adventures of Spring and Summer. In the meditation kit we focus on patience, in the crystal alchemy we focus on peace, and in the Ritual Tea we focus on trust in the hidden processes. The large box will enhance the echo of our ancestors, activate our intuitive energy, connect our roots with our aspirations then close the winter with a ritual of replenishing for everyone in the home. It feels like a closing prayer!
Once we close out the dark half, we will start the Spring Series in March with ‘Pure Joy” where it’s all about the lovely things we hold dear. Its going to be a fun 3 months of magickal highness! Without getting ahead of myself too much, the Spring and Summer Series will be filled with the lighter aspects of the Morrighan! I hope to introduce you to all the things she holds dear so that you see what she fights for, and ultimately, when or if the times comes, you too have the same fierceness of the Great Queen.
Ritual Tea – Crescent Moons
Meditation Kit - Imbolc
Crystal Alchemy - Brigid
Winter Series 2 of 3 – Odes to Family, “Spiders Silk” a specially curated box for healing emotional ties within the family.