Wheel of the Year
This year-long program is an invitation to observe and celebrate the solar cycle. As humans, we are extensions of Gaia: our bodies are formed of the Earth and sunlight, starlight. Celebrating the solar cycle brings us closer to patterns of nature that influence our experience of embodiment.
The solar cycle is marked by eight alignments referred to as the wheel of the year: solstices, equinoxes and the four “cross-quarter” ceremonies that are between the solstices and equinoxes.
Each of the eight wheel of the year ceremonies will have a different plant "guide”, supporting us through the eight transition times, metaphors for our personal journey.
Each participant will also be asked to consciously relate to one plant of their choice through the year, observing its changes through the seasons. This will help to ground the experience of embodied nature through the year.
Celebrating the Wheel of the Year honors the solar cycle and also acts as something of a realignment. The Gregorian calendar which most of the world is now synched to (though many other calendars exist and are adhered to, simultaneously: the Jewish calendar, Islamic, Chinese, Buddhist, Navajo, Hawai’ian, Mayan, etc…) is a variation of the Roman calendar, which was placed out of synch with the natural world, partially for reasons of taxation, and partially for political and religious reasons. This “overlay” of the Roman Empire’s perspective of time has perpetuated a disconnection from the wisdom of the natural world, and from ourselves as nature-al beings.
How much does this cost:
$13 a month for the full year-long series (12 months, from December 2021 to November 2022)
What will you receive:
8 newsletters, one for each point of the wheel
3 75-minute group gatherings, via zoom
Dates of the 8 points of the wheel:
Newsletters will be sent out a few days before the alignment. The dates refer to the Northern hemisphere timings, though the approach will be globally holistic. Participants from both North and South are welcome.
Winter Solstice December 21
Imbolc February 3
Spring Equinox March 20
Bealtaine May 5
Summer Solstice June 21
Lughnasadh August 7
Autumn Equinox September 22
Samhain November 7
Timing of the Zoom gatherings:
Each gathering will be part meditation, part workshop.
Winter Solstice: Sunday December 19 at 5pm CT
Bealtaine: (timing tbd 6 weeks prior)
Samhain: (timing tbd 6 weeks prior)
Praise for my previous Lunar Grove membership, focussing on the lunar cycle.
"This writing is profound."
"Holy moly that's a good read!"
"Absolutely wonderful post!"
"They're great reads, thank you so much for this."
"So lovely, thank you."
"A lot of food for thought."
"What a pleasure to receive this meditation from you last night!"
"I’ve been wanting to tell you your last lunar Grove was so beautiful, very special. Thank you for putting so much care and love into all of those writings. They’re a real treat and never fail to shed light and bring joy to my awareness of the plant world."
Sign up the whole series, or just for the December Solstice
Sign up for the whole year-long series:
Sign up for the December Solstice: Receive 1 newsletter and attend the Solstice Zoom meeting on Sunday December 19th at 5pm CT (USA) , for $27 dollars. If you choose to sign up for the whole series by the end of December, your monthly rate will be $12 for 11 months.
What if you change your mind?
If you change your mind, you can disenroll from future payments at any time. All sales are final and non-refundable.