By S.F. Skyheart - May 15, 2024
The Celtic month of Holly, May 16 - June 12, is associated with: Symbol: Green Man Green Man, as he is depicted in the modern day, is a relatively new symbol of ecology and divine masculine energy, stemming from the New Age and modern paganism movements of the 1960s, often drawing meaning from a Jungian archetype. He is sometimes an amalgamation of the deities Cernunnos (Celtic), and Pan (Greek).In the 16th century, "Green Man" was usually a man dressed in green foliage and moss, often at the head of a parade or celebration, clearing the way for the procession through the ...
By S.F. Skyheart - May 15, 2024
According to the Celtic Tree Calendar, the period from May 16 - June 12 is Holly.Holly is a genus of over 500 species of flowering plants in the family Aquifoliaceae, and is found in temperate and tropical areas worldwide. The associated Latin word for English holly is acrifolium, which means "sharp leaf." The holly trees that we find in Europe and North America (winterberry) have prickly green leaves, white flowers that become red berries, and are associated with Yule and Christmas decorations.Some other well-known types of holly are yerba mate (South America), and guayusa (Amazon rainforest), which are both brewed into ...
By S.F. Skyheart - May 15, 2024
Each of the Celtic trees correlates with an animal symbol. The Celtic month of Holly, May 16 - June 12, is associated with: Animal: Oyster According to The Wild Unknown Animal Spirit deck, Oyster represents unmatched focus and determination. Anything an oyster personality puts their mind to, they achieve with grace and charm. They are very patient, generous, and wonderful confidants who will keep your secrets. Sometimes oyster types can take their gifts for granted, doubt themselves or feel imposter syndrome, which can lead to withdrawing or protecting their deepest desires and life's work. Oyster reminds us that it ...
By S.F. Skyheart - May 15, 2024
Each of the Celtic trees correlates with a crystal or stone. The Celtic month of Holly, May 16- June 12, is associated with: Stone: Carnelian This crystal is a form of chalcedony and is usually red, orange, or red-brown. It is known to promote courage, healthy sexuality, confidence, letting go of fear and taking action. It stimulates analytical ability, awakens inherent talents, and stimulates creativity, compassion, physical energy, and personal power. It is a lovely stone for actors to carry, as it supports allowing oneself to fully embrace the role. Like Holly, carnelian is known for its protection qualities, especially against ...
By S.F. Skyheart - May 15, 2024
Each of the Celtic trees correlates with a Rune. Runes are a twenty-four letter alphabet, originating with Germanic tribes as early as the 2nd century. Runic glyphs were carved or etched into bone, wood, leather, jewelry, tools, weapons, and stone. Norse and Viking runic artifacts dating as far back as the 9th century have been found in several Northern European and Scandinavian countries, Russia, Turkey and North America. Notably, runes found in Canada and the United States pre-date Columbus by several hundred years, so he was definitely not the first visitor.The Celtic month of Holly, May 16 - June 12, ...
By S.F. Skyheart - May 15, 2024
The names of the Celtic tree months come from some of the letters of the Ogham. The Ogham is an ancient alphabet believed to have originated in the 4th century (possibly as early as the 1st) in what is now the southwest region of Ireland. The Celtic month of Holly, May 16 - June 12, is associated with:Ogham: Tinne – (CHIN-yuh) represents balance, duality, opposites of a whole, justice, paternal lineage, divine masculine.The energy of Tinne is balanced leadership and action, especially for social justice that results in a united community. It's active participation in organizations and efforts for equity, equality, inclusivity, parity, ...
By S.F. Skyheart - May 7, 2024
May's new moon is in Taurus, exact today at 10:24 PM CT. The Taurus new moon supports intentions, goals, and aspirations that manifest tangibly, especially for finances. It's an opportunity for evaluating and organizing your budget, and for calling in a new income source. Above all, the new moon in Taurus brings clarity about anything and everything you're attracting into your life so that you can make choices that are in alignment with you, and release any stagnant habits.It's a beautiful moment to catch your breath from the pace of life and to savor what you've accomplished. Sometimes we forget to ...
By S.F. Skyheart - May 1, 2024
Beltane tidings, friends!Beltane bonfires and May Day festivals are held on this day (in the Northern Hemisphere) to mark the halfway point between the Spring Equinox and the Summer Solstice. Among the many Beltane traditions, perhaps the most common is the May Pole. Celebrants attach red and white ribbons to the top of a pole or a straight growing tree. Dancers circle the tree, weaving the ribbons around and to the ground as a symbol of fertility. I've previously mentioned that I have my grandma’s recipe for goat’s milk cream pie, which she made every year for May 1, along ...
By S.F. Skyheart - April 30, 2024
Happy Birthday, Taurus readers! Taurus friends are known for their practical, earthy, steady nature, and often apply creativity to elevate the mundane, such as interior design, fashion, baking/cooking, or music/art education.TAURUS SUN: Your life purpose is to savor the moment and to step out of your comfort zone regularly. You’re often so immersed in your experience that those around you stop to appreciate it too. You work hard, but you require consistent time off to enjoy your world. You’re naturally tenacious and resourceful, which sometimes leads to stubbornness, getting stuck in routines, or unnecessary penny pinching. Remember that appreciation for things ...
By S.F. Skyheart - April 23, 2024
April's full moon is in Scorpio today, exact at 6:51 PM CT. The full moon is the midpoint in the lunar cycle, which makes it a good time to release energies that no longer feel in alignment with us, allowing them to fade away as the moon darkens towards the new moon. The full moon can also function like a spotlight on things previously unknown or hidden, especially when it is in Scorpio. This may be an emotionally intense period, potentially shedding light on situations that need more attention or clarity, especially relationships and finances. It is for the best, as ...

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