Cleansing, Deities, Moon, Personal

Supermoon Healing Ritual

Today was a big day for me. It was a supermoon, meaning the moon was brighter and larger in the sky, as well as this moon being the closest to the Earth until 2026. That means big moon energy to work with! I can always feel moon energy, it's what started my interest in paganism… Continue reading Supermoon Healing Ritual

Cleansing, Matsuri, Sabbats, Seasonal, Shinto

Leaving Behind the Dark

In many faiths and cultures February marks a time of change and renewal. The 1st of February is Imbolc, a Celtic fire festival in which many pagans and agricultural communities celebrate the coming of spring and new life, as well as cleansing ourselves of the physical and mental clutter of a long, dark winter. This… Continue reading Leaving Behind the Dark

Cleansing, Kami, Moon, Personal, Prayer, Shinto

Solitary Shinto

Hello everyone! I am back from hiatus and will be updating this blog twice a week on Wednesdays and Fridays! To start, I am going to continue the '30 Days of Shinto' series, this week: Solitary Shinto. Many Shinto practitioners are from outside of Japan and may not have access to a local shrine or… Continue reading Solitary Shinto

Cleansing, Equinox, Matsuri, Sabbats

秋分の日 – Shūbun no Hi

Shūbun no Hi is the Autumn equinox - at this time, light and dark are equal. This is an important time of year in which we can restore balance in our lives. It is the perfect time for self-reflection, gratitude and to give offerings to O-Kami. In the Pagan calender, this event is known as… Continue reading 秋分の日 – Shūbun no Hi

Cleansing, Prayer, Shinto

Purity and Impurity in Shinto

The Concept of Purity in Shinto Purity is an important concept in Shinto. It is believed that humans are not inherently bad and are born pure. We pick up impurities throughout life in various ways. This pollution is caused by physical pollution, disease, negative energies, people, events and things associated with death.It can also be… Continue reading Purity and Impurity in Shinto