Lakshmi Wheel of the Year
Embody and navigate ancient memories in modern times…
Ritual invokes the sacred, restores balance, and ignites our innermost wisdom embarking on the soul’s journey to inner harmony, wholeness and purpose. Through ritual, we are able to amplify and activate healing & positive change into the world. Beginning with 2018 Autumn Equinox, Lakshmi is celebrating each Solar and Fire holy day.
Autumn Equinox, (the last wheel of the year celebration) is Sunday September 22, 4-6pm. Join us as we gather to honor this holy day syncing with the rhythm of the Earth, the cycles of nature. Embody the wisdom of the holy masculine and feminine for balance withus us and balance on the planet. Autumn Equinox centers around the appreciation of the life-giving solar energy as well as the transition into the dominance of the dark earth energy. The sun sets and the tides turn in, as externally focused growth begins to be replaced by reflective, internally creative energy. This is a powerful time and we will ring it in together around the fires at Lakshmi!
We’ve been gathering to celebrate the Wheel of the Year holy days for all of 2019 and are so grateful for this experience, we will update this page with the 2019-2020 dates for the Holy Days and may gather for some of them but not all, please check back for more information and we encourage you to know the dates and to be in tune with these cycles of nature, there is so much to be learned from tuning in with the Earth in this way. Thank you to all who have gathered with us, we’ll be in touch!
2018-2019 Dates we gathered for:
Samhein: Wed. 10/31 6-8pm, by donation – Samhein in many cultures is considered the beginning of the year. Honoring our ancestors when the veil is thin, learn to receive guidance and insight from those who have gone before us and setting heart and mind to the upcoming year. Take a breath, go in and honor the potency of the dark part of the year.
Winter Solstice: Sat. 12/22 3-5pm – full moon – Winter Solstice is one of the most powerful times to go inward and connect to the teachings and to the Self.
The sun stands still for 3 days. The Wheel stops and starts again. The sun is reborn. From Samhein to Winter Solstice, the season has been deepening into the cave of silence and the stillness that is winter. The life force energy of nature has retreated into the womb of the earth herself, fertilizing the seeds of last years harvest. At the Winter Solstice, we experience both the return of the sun and the renewal of the dreams that have been sleeping in our bellies.
Join Anne, Julie, Lissa and Denise for a walking fire / drumming meditation and indoor drumming and guided meditation for rebirth, renewal and rejoicing.
Imbolc: Fri. 2/1 Imbolc is a sacred time to spend with Self. Take the time to silently welcome this gateway of time halfway between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox. Imbolc is the time to nurture the newness of our dreams by holding them close. Light a candle, light a fire and renew your visions and dreams while they are beginning to awaken.
Spring Equinox: Wednesday 3/20 6pm for celebration, at the Spring Equinox, the fortitude of masculine and the receptivity of feminine comes into rare balance, and with it; illumination and enthusiasm. The forces of nature are always in harmony, but only twice a year are they in genuine balance offering deep medicine after the long dark cold winter’s sleep. Join us for the Lakshmi celebrations Wednesday, March 20th 6-8 pm for the inherent sense of ecstasy that comes when this balance of opposites manifests, and the mystery of Resurrection reveals itself. We’ll pause and notice what’s awakening and birthing from the Earth and from ourselves.
Beltane: Wed. 5/1 – Honoring this sacred day with ancient ceremony that applies to our daily lives.
Beltane is the longest celebrated holy day on the Wheel of the Year. It sits directly across from Samhein in late October/early November, we again find the veil between the physical and spirit world to be thin, a magical time when Faeries walk in our world and our ancestors are more accessible.
Beltane is a fire holiday, often celebrated with bonfires of purification honoring the beauty of spring. It is the gateway to summer as the light and warmth of the sun return, gaining strength and vibrancy asking the earth to bloom! It is a time of virility and passion.
We encourage you, in the coming days, and on May 1 to tune into these energies of this cross quarter holy day, to ignite passion and fertility in your own life. Light a fire, take time to pause, and listen, as the earth comes alive.
The light of summer solstice illuminates all the things in life that we love. It illuminates our inner world, our inner wisdom and leads us to Self knowledge. During this time, we can bridge our inner and outer worlds and find motivation to walk with integrity and take action on behalf of ourselves and our values. Summer Solstice is a fire festival that celebrates all that we have in our lives. In recognition of our abundance we are able to let go of that which we no longer need and experience supreme peace through the full expression of opposites of the solstices.