Your Guide

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Della Ratcliffe

Celebrating women’s wisdom and spirituality as a Hedgewitch, Bean Gealach, shamanic practitioner, writer, teacher, mentor, coach, artist, healer, advanced PSYCH-K® and certified Moon Mná Women's Circle Facilitator and, yes, a Badass Crone! I travel with you on this journey, holding the light for you.

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About this course


Join us to explore and celebrate Winter Solstice Season


Step into the energy of Winter Solstice Season from Winter Solstice to the festival of Imbolg.

This is a season of reflection and new beginnings heralded by the beginning of longer days, and the incubation of our dreams and plans for the coming year. We begin the season grounded in the energies of Mama Earth, and supported by our Ancestral guides. As we approach Imbolg, we will start to feel  the energies of the goddess Brighid, new beginnings, and the promises of new growth.

In this self-guided course,  browse the course content and dip into the activities that call to you. Some of them are tied to specific calendar days — such as Solstice, the 12 Omens practice — but all are designed to open up the Solstice season for you, creating a unique personal experience for you.

In this course, you will explore:

  • the energies of Winter Solstice
  • Solstice inspirations found in song, poetry and imagery
  • your personal theme for Winter Solstice season
  • the lore, traditions and celebrations of the season
  • the pagan spirit of Solstice, including the Deer Mothers and Reindeer Women
  • Soul-stice Soul Work including working with your Old Stories, to release and transform them into New Stories for the coming year
  • Crafting and Storytelling including tea as a ritual, recipes for winter teas & decoctions, formulations for essential oil blends, divination tools and practices, crafting  Solstice Wishes Pinecones and a Solstice Dream Globe, and an invitation to write your own herstory  
  • the energies of Land, Sea and Sky: visioning with Sky, connecting with winter spirits in Sea, and finding inspiration from winter plants in Land.
  • Divination with the 12 Omens ritual and several card layouts for the seasons
  • bonus mini-course: how to celebrate our herstories on Nollaig na mBan (aka Women's Little Christmas)

Each lesson and activity has prompts for you to reflect on or to deepen the process. Many participants use the course as their personal journal to capture their thoughts and experiences as they move through the season.

Course content available upon registration, and follow at your own pace.


Refund Policy, for our self-directed seasonal Wheel of the Year courses:

Please note that refunds are not available once a course has started, as you have had access to the materials.

Visit our website Refund and Cancellations page  for more information.