Day 32. Ascending to Imbolc. Reflecting on a whole year of magic

2021 was a lot of things. When I try and look back, it doesn’t really feel possible to sum it up… a mix of beautiful things, hard moments, laughing, crying, grace and grief… 

And one of the things that has helped me through is also one of my biggest ever creations: working with the moon and a new creature guide/guides each month and then turning that process into a magical online course so you can journey this way too. 

Here’s what I’ve learnt from moving through the year like this:

  • Working with the cycles of the moon gives me a great sense of peace and connection.
  • There’s something markedly different about a lunar month vs a calendar month: new moon is a new beginning that I can watch and feel.
  • Tuning into the shifting seasons more deeply, even when there are seasons I find more challenging, is amazing for mental health and seasonal affective disorder.
  • Allowing, slowing, noticing, learning…remembering that I am an animal and I’m not meant to be the same all year is PROFOUND.
  • Tuning into other creatures eases loneliness, helps find creative new ways to work through challenges, and just brings me so much joy.
  • I’m not Wiccan, I’m very loosely pagan, but The Wheel of the Year is a really helpful tool for moving through and celebrating the turning of the seasons, whatever your personal spirituality or practice.
  • Tuning into wonder, magic and enchantment is the best form of self care I have ever found. It’s impossible to feel awe and despair at the same time. 

If you would like to make 2022 your most magical year yet, come and join me for a Year of Wild Wisdom.