Derbyshire Megalithic Tour 2016

Derbyshire Megalithic Tour 2016

The outings that I particularly look forward to are my megalithic tour days. This started last year with the trip to Anglesey, and this year I selected a date in October and invited people who are in my Spirit In Nature Meetup group to come along. I got ten people along for the day. There was an agenda of some six sites to visit, but as with most things like this we added a couple of extras in, then didn’t get to visit the last one – which is fine because technically it’s in Cheshire! The sun was shining brightly all day long and with joy in our hearts and a tingling sense of anticipation we went to these special places:- Five Wells barrow Arbor Low henge Nine Ladies stone circle Doll Tor stone circle Robin Hood’s Stride Nine Stones Close...

Samhain, Nine Ladies, Fay, Goddess and a Wand

It began with me dowsing for what needed to be taken on an outing. My destination was the Nine Ladies sacred site in Derbyshire. It has to be said that it draws both Chris and I every samhain. This time however it was to be a lone trip as Chris was leaping up the slopes of Kilimanjaro. My dowsing created an unusual bundle of items. Tarot cards (their first outing) Candles (with glass case – for wind resistance) Incense A heart-shaped quartz crystal Gold coin (which was imbued with heart opening energy in Carnac by The Fay) An impressive list, usually it is just incense. Still with this kit in tow, I set off for the fabled Nine Ladies. Even with the days drawing to a close, I arrived in the daylight. Which is another rarity for this site as we are often here...

Breath of the Seasons

Breath of the Seasons

Nine Ladies stone circle, Stanton in the Peak, Derbyshire. The Harvest Moon has arisen. As it now customary, Kal and I try to get out whenever the moon is full in order to make the maximum use of the strong female energies which reflect down onto the Earth at this time of the month. When we discussed a possible site we laughed that Nine Ladies was the front-runner. We recognise that this is the site that we pick when it comes to the end of Summer. There must be something in the way that the energies form at this time of year which attracts us. Again Kal and I split up and go our separate ways. I find myself drawn to a nearby rowan tree, and I can feel the pull of The Watcher – that otherworldly presence which seems to inhabit the Nine Ladies woodland in a...

The Watcher’s Portal

This dramatic story begins one late May evening, when the sun is out. Oh, and it’s the month’s full moon too. It’s a long story, but it really is worth the reading effort. The drama is in the detail, to paraphrase a saying. The decision is made by Kal – we are heading to Nine Ladies stone circle at Stanton Moor in Derbyshire. Why? Well, he might have a clue, but I’m going to “tag along”. Maybe something interesting will happen if I let it? It’s always good to go with a purpose, but this year I’ve been a bit more laissez-faire about such things, and the events have come to me. Well, boy did they happen to me this time! As we arrive I check with the dowsing rods whether there is anything for me to do here...

A dance in the full moon at Nine Ladies

No, not a naked dance! It was the full moon and Gwas and I decided on what better a place to visit than the Nine Ladies in Derbyshire. An early evening start and a clear run had us there quite some time before the moons arrival. Upon reaching the outskirts of the site, I asked whether there was anything to do for the site and was given a negative response. Following this up with a question of learning, I was told, Yes.   I asked for the most energetic way to enter the site and was taken through a young silver birch. As I passed through, I thought to myself, gateway. I could probably count on one hand the number of times a tree has been used as a gateway. Indeed, the number of times that passage to a site has been through a gateway has been few too. Still,...