Summer Folk Ritual

By Phoenix the Elder – Summer Solstice is soon upon us and we move into different rituals in the Season of Fire (spring and summer) than we do in the Season of Night (autumn and winter). Women and their hair have a lifelong relationship throughout their life, the stages of youth or maiden, woman or […]

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First Moon of Summer 2022

By Phoenix the Elder – Dear Dreamers, we begin our summer moons in the light of the summer solstice week! The First Moon of Summer begins Tuesday, the 28th of June (at 7° Cancer). We enter the Element of Water, which is home to our very personal emotional life, our physical home, ancestral home, mother […]

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First Moon of Summer 2021

By Phoenix the Elder – Greetings Dreamers, we’ve finally finished our three moons of Spring with more insight and some joyfulness (I hope). Time goes so fast!  We now stand at the doorsteps of our First Moon of Summer on Thursday, June 10, 2021 which includes a Ring of Fire Solar Eclipse. The Summer Solstice […]

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Slavic Summer Rituals – A Rusalki Summer Solstice

By Phoenix the Elder – Learning to live by the Moon cycles, all thirteen of them, we embrace that the year is divided into four seasonal moons and each of the four seasons have rituals that are attached to them. In Slavic traditions there are the remains of pagan traditions that are celebrated and carry […]

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Archaic Pre-Pagan Goddesses: Dziewanna and Marzanna

By Phoenix the Elder – Dziewanna is the Slavic Summer Solstice Goddess and Mother Earth herself. She is closely related to Virgo and Demeter.  Dziewanna (pronounced gee-vanna), has filled many roles in our rich culture and in later pagan times she is the daughter of Perun (the lightning God) and Dodola (a fertile Moist Goddess […]

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Summer Solstice Water Rites & Magical Flower Crowns – Slavic Folk Healing

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – This weekend we did a ceremony of our ancestral Polish Midsummer (Ivana Kupala and Noc Kupala) and made our flower “Crowns” and did our “Water Rites.” We started off by gathering local wildflowers on our hike and bringing them to life with a sacred ritual. I have a great […]

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