Archive for 'namnsdags'

Polestar of Consciousness

January 28th, 2011 – 8:16 pm

The moon aligns with Antares tonight. You will see them in the early morning if you are up while it is still dark and the skies are clear. Antares is a warm coloured star just south of the ecliptic, it rises here around 4am, Venus follows just a little later. All three will be very […]

Impeccable integrity

September 29th, 2010 – 12:02 am

Namnsdag Mikael, Mikkel, Michael, Mihkkil…
Impeccable integrity, unbreakable strength, Mihkkil is one of the strongest lyls or ley-lines on the planet, an energy which is ours to use now, if we choose.

Painting: Coming From the Forest
watercolour, lacquer on paper

Soft Radiance

September 21st, 2010 – 12:57 am

21 September
Namndsdag Ellen

Light into dark
Dark into light
Ellen : soft radiance. In ancient myth she is the veiled one who guides those who are ready along Hel’s path. On 21 September she carries the light into the underground and holds it safe through the darkest days as she would her unborn. She will return on the […]


May 19th, 2010 – 8:50 pm

Today is the Eldi day - day of the Elder tree.  The Elder tree was a portal faeries used to move freely between earth and magic realms.
Recent times have been strange for many, me included. Over the past few months I have been remembering the wisdom of my grandparents. They  would say, “Walk  in the […]

mid-summer nights

June 19th, 2008 – 9:45 pm

20 June midsommarafton
Namnsdag Linda
from lind, linen
Linda in Swedish means bandage, or twine. Lind has an ancient meaning rooted in the myths as the wedding veil. The story goes that on mid summer night the faeries celebrate the Golden Wedding. It is the night when the work of the faeries and devas of […]

Faerie gate

May 19th, 2008 – 12:12 am

19 may
Namnsdag: Majken, May- light
Alrik, very powerful, soul gift

Spring Murmurs


Under the elder tree lies the faerie portal.
A passage for those who are able
to enter the out-of-time.


Full moon on Alrik seems especially fitting.


April 30th, 2008 – 3:56 pm

30 April
namnsdag Marianna
the (left) hand of creativity
Valborgsmässoafton - tonight the bonfires are lit .
This last night of April celebrates Spring’s arrival, cattle are moved to the paturelands, bonfires are lit, young men and women join hands, we relax into the outward breath of life.

creek in my veins

April 28th, 2008 – 5:56 pm

29 April | 6 sumar day
Namnsdag Kennet
kenneth, Kent
Rune Ken: inner wisdom
Ignites the fire within us

Laugh and call of spring is splashing down from the mountains a gold and silver music threading through the forest.
can you hear
the creek running
in your veins?
Sunlight in water washes over the land carrying the message everywhere….

first summer-day

April 24th, 2008 – 6:58 pm

By the old count today is the first day of summer. The light is ascendant and the feminine is exalted.
24 April
Namnsdag Vega Viveka
mend what is broken,
We mend fences both literally and figuratively, so we may move into the next cycle caring for earth, planting, tending, mending in a nicely balanced life.

binding space : stones : lives

April 17th, 2008 – 10:27 pm

Time is different for everyone
how we sense it
mark it

I have been poking around in the very old Eddas, finding pieces which seem to correlate to the stonedances or stone circles from several thousand years ago. Bits of it you have heard in the winter Namnsdag cycle. Interestingly, my ancestors from circumpolar Scandinavia share many similarities […]