Next Stage Celtic Wheel
Become the FORCE OF NATURE you were born to be
We are in a crucible moment. It's a wild edge of evolution moment. The ancients predicted it. You know it in your belly and in your bones.
The Patriarchal systems that have been leading the world are in the final throws of death. In the indigenous wisdom of Ireland, women held the power of sovereignty and cyclical wisdom.
Next Stage Celtic Wheel is a year-long journey of remembering and reweaving ancient wisdom with new knowledge, for modern medicine women who want to birth a new, more beautiful world together.
Celtic Calendar Cycles
Virtual Campfire Ceremonies
Have you been feeling OVERWHELMED and POWERLESS in this INTENSE time of change?
Do you feel torn between two worlds? One foot still in the old world that is collapsing and one tentative foot in the possibility of a new more soulful world
But you often feel helpless to external forces that are threatening areas if your life and the planet.
It feels like everything is being shaken up, so many moving parts.
You are done with the hustle, 'always on' culture - but you don’t know how to get off that hamster wheel.
You struggle with never having enough time, joy or ease.
You have a longing to do your bit, to be the change.
You are drawn to nature, Celtic wisdom, cyclical awareness, and the sacred work of the Feminine.
I know that place intimately, from my own life and from working with women over the last 15 years.
So let me tell you a few things I've learned...
Not only can you handle the intensity of now - you can trust it to reshape you into a shameless, wise and powerful Sovereign woman.
Being a mess, feeling lost and alone is all part of the path of flourishing.
What you are feeling is the creative force of evolution. Its your fierce 'forbidden' Feminine nudging, prodding and screaming at you to take up your place as a Force of Nature.
You have what you need inside.
You have instinctual wisdom, innate power and untapped magic just waiting to be reactivated. It’s in your bones, your DNA and in your ancestral lineage.
You hold a unique piece of the puzzle that nobody else has. In the Celtic tradition that is called your Dán, your life's poem, your gifts.
The ancestors of this land of Ireland honoured the in-between, liminal spaces, the unmapped. They trusted the interconnection of everything.
This wisdom can resource you now.
NEXT STAGE CELTIC WHEEL
A year long journey of ritual, practice and tribe for women who want to live more deeply, claim their sovereignty and usher in a new way together.
Here are some of our touchstones on that journey.
a map for Next Stage
Imagine having a map and guidance through the next 12 months, to help you play with becoming more yourself, living from your sovereign centre.
Deepen into your depths, negotiate this turbulent time and gently learn to live as a wild intuitive force of nature, born with unique gifts for this time.
the SACRED WORK of the FEMININE
Our work now is to unravel and reweave.
Unravel and undo the unhealthy masculine patterns that are leaving us hard, depleted and powerless. Reweave the soft, fierce, intuitive feminine ways back into our lives so that we embody a radically new harmony between our inner feminine and masculine.
a new relationship to NATURE, CYCLES + TIME
As we travel around the Wheel, attuning to nature's cadence and the ritual rhythms of our ancestors, our perception of time changes.
We stop living exclusively as slaves to the scarcity consciousness of linear time. We find ourselves in the creative consciousness and ease of cyclical time.
ROOTED in PLACE
No matter where you are on the planet, the Celtic Wheel connects you to the land you find yourself on and to your place in the "family of things."
The ancients of Ireland honoured the land as feminine and they deeply understood the interconnectedness of all things. We remember that we are all indigenous to this planet.
We are more powerful in a tribe. As we share our stories in sisterhood a new more beautiful collective story comes to life through us.
Come sit in circle around our virtual hearthstone, in an evolved sisterhood of modern medicine women on the same path, all over the planet.
next stage MANIFESTING + MAGIC
The journey through the seasons is the sacred cycle of birth, death and rebirth. It is the creative process of the cosmos.
Women have always held knowledge of this sacred cycle in our bones. We are magical creative beings in a quantum field. This is a time of manifesting from the frequency of your Soul.
“If you are thinking about signing up for the Celtic Wheel, do it.”
It brings you into an amazing world of sisterhood, self discovery, finding a beautiful rhythm with mother nature, and best of all there are always plenty of laughs along the way.
- Áine Ireland 2021/22/23 cycle
“Mari and the Sisterhood helped me relocate my feminine and recalibrate my inner being."
Spiralling in and out of control never felt better! Just as nature intended, it all intertwines.”
- Abbey, Ireland 2021/22 cycle
“I was unprepared for the immense depth the Celtic Wheel has offered my experience of life...”
The transformation and remembrance through the Wheel is utterly astounding. As a perpetual student and mystical seeker of ancient wisdom and belief systems, I was unprepared for the immense depth the Celtic Wheel has offered my experience of life. Mari guides and teaches with grace, knowledge, wisdom and authentic powerful service. The Wheel is the tether and vessel from which my entire spiritual life is now held and experienced through. So deeply and abundantly grateful to Mari and her team for the awakening and offering of my soul's remembrance."
– Stephanie, USA, 19/20 and 20/21 Cycle
“The Celtic Wheel has changed my life.”
It is a blueprint for navigating both the inner and outer terrain. I see myself in the myths and stories of the Celtic people. I feel a reverence for nature and her passage of time. The sisterhood and community in the Celtic Wheel is unlike anything I have experienced. It's all things. It's laughter and tears. It's joyousness and sitting with what's painful. It is the divine feminine in all her beauty and all her chaos. My journey on the Wheel has changed my life. How I organize time. How I understand my own shifting tides. The ways I give myself grace and the ways I challenge myself. I truly cannot wait to sign up for another trip around the Wheel.
– Morgan Rose, USA, 21/22 and 22/23 Cycle
So let's break this down...
Everything you’ll get with Next Stage Celtic Wheel
- 10 x LIVE RITUAL CALLS + ACTIVATIONS with me on Zoom, all recorded (two hour calls). We share, we create ritual together and you will receive an energetic activation every 6-7 weeks at each Celtic festival
- 11 x monthly TRIBE LIVES (one hour) on our community platform with me on the last Friday of every month
- A FESTIVAL GUIDEBOOK one week before each sacred festival to prepare for the festival.
- 3 x VIDEOS (+ audios) one week before each festival. I bring you onto the land to the power places and sacred sites for each festival. I also share how to live into the ancient wisdom for our modern lives.
- 2 x WISDOM WEAVES short worksheets exploring the themes we work with in each seasons. You receive them every two weeks between each festival (16 in total)
- Worksheets, meditations, wisdom maps, ritual preparations, wisdom practices and resources
- Access to a TRIBE MEMBERSHIP PORTAL until 21st October 2024
- Access to the TRIBE COMMUNITY platform for connecting with me and the sisterhood until 21st October 2024
Plus 2 Extra Bonuses:
- 4 x Live Seasonal FORCES OF NATURE WORKSHOPS throughout the year
- The EIGHT CELTIC FESTIVALS eBOOK - a 29 page 'at a glance' guide to the sacred festivals with all the 2023/24 festival dates.
- Check out our 23/24 call dates: Live Call Schedule
I'm Mari Kennedy,
I will be your guide.
The Celtic Wheel found its way to me in 2011, when I was in a very challenging and desolate place. For the preceding five years, my life had been in a constant state of flux, uncertainty and loss.
In April that year, my father was dying. I now know that the Celtic Wheel was his passing gift to me. It happened in a mythic moment in the auspicious Hazel Wood forest in Sligo, on the west coast of Ireland.
A month later I met my teacher in this tradition - Dolores Whelan - who has been a Carrier of the Flame of Celtic Consciousness for the past 30 years.
I had taken Celtic Studies as an Archaeology undergraduate at university, but it was years later, through the Celtic Wheel, that I entered a soul apprenticeship to the Celtic tradition.
The Celtic Wheel is the ritual calendar handed down to us from the indigenous Celtic and Pre-Celtic ancestors of this land. They were rooted in the rhythms of nature and the cosmos. The feminine and masculine were both honoured and they deeply understood the interconnectedness of all things.
Reconnecting with the wisdom of the Celtic Wheel profoundly changed how I approached my life. It helped me to make sense of my challenges and losses. It showed me the value and beauty of the ebbs and flows, the fallow and the fertile times.
It taught me to trust the falling apart, the dark and death.
It continues to demand that I own my radiant power as a woman and live unapologetically aligned to my Soul. It showed me the PATH OF EVOLVED SOVEREIGNTY.
It offered me a map of how to reclaim and lead from my inner feminine - through rhythms, cycles and nature and in so doing, find a gentler, wiser and more fierce way to live.
It connected me to the mystical in a very practical way.
This is why I created this body of work. This is why I lead women.My Story
Are you hearing the call?
Here’s a look at the journey we will take...
Fáilte Isteach - Welcome in
Orient: Welcome yourself onto this Sovereign journey around the Wheel and meet your tribe.
Pre-call material: Welcome workbook
Post call: Call Recording
Death and Darkness
Samhain circle and ritual to celebrate the Celtic new year and the ceremonial threshold of winter and the Giamos (dark) half of the year.
Reclaiming: Dark feminine powers of shedding, surrendering and sacrifice.
Pre-call material: Samhain festival guide
Post call material: Call recording + Samhain Wisdom Weaves + Samhain practices
The Void and Desires
Winter Solstice circle and ritual to celebrate the alchemy of the dark void and the threshold of midwinter.
Reclaiming: The dark feminine powers of receptivity, rooting and dreaming.
Pre-call material: Winter Solstice festival guide
Post call material: Call recording + Winter Solstice Wisdom Weaves + Wisdom practices
The Fiery Arrows
Awaken and Emergence
Ritual call to celebrate new beginnings at the threshold of Spring.
Reclaiming The feminine powers of the creatrix and masculine powers of 'one-pointed focus' and discernment.
Pre-call material: Imbolc festival guide
Post call material: Call recording + Imbolc Wisdom Weaves + Imbolc practices
The Vesica Pisces
The Dance of Opposites
Spring Equinox circle and ritual to celebrate equal day, equal night and the ritual threshold of mid Spring.
Reclaiming the feminine power of magnetic potency and the masculine power of discipline and commitment.
Pre-call material: Spring Equinox festival guide
Post call material: Call recording + Spring Equinox Wisdom Weaves + Spring Equinox practices.
The Sacred Marriage
Roots and Blossoms
Bealtaine circle and ritual to celebrate fertility and protection at the threshold of Summer and the Samos (bright) half of the year.
Reclaiming our sovereign Queen and the masculine power of boldness and risk taking.
Pre-call material: Bealtaine festival guide
Post call material: Call recording + Bealtaine Wisdom Weaves + Bealtaine practices
The Shining Ones
Power and Pleasure
Summer Solstice circle and ritual to celebrate the growth and eros at the ritual threshold of midsummer.
Reclaiming the feminine power of fullness and radiance and the masculine power of taking up space, in service to the feminine.
Pre-call material: Summer Solstice festival guide
Post call material: Call recording + Summer Solstice Wisdom Weaves + Summer Solstice practices
Ripeness and Joy
Tribe circle and ritual to celebrate the abundance of the harvest at the ritual threshold of Autumn.
Reclaiming the feminine capacity for celebration, joy and visibility tempering the over-masculine tendency of burnout and excess.
Pre-call material: Lughnasa festival guide
Post call material: Call recording + Lughnasa Wisdom Weaves + Lughnasa practices
The integration of opposites
Tribe circle and ritual to celebrate the final harvest and the ritual threshold of mid Autumn.
Reclaiming the feminine intelligence of pausing to complete, tempering the over-masculine tendency to by pass intentional endings.
Pre-call material: A. Equinox festival guide
Post call material: Call recording + A.Equinox Wisdom Weaves + A. Equinox practices
Circle into Spirals
Tribe closing circle and ritual to complete our mythical journey together and to prepare to drop into a deeper spiral of the next cycle.
Pre-call material: Preparation for the ritual.
The theme of the 23/24 cycle:
UISCE: Women and Water
Bodies of water were honoured as sacred and connected to mythical goddesses by the ancients of this land of Ireland.
Holy wells, rivers, lakes and the sea were portals into the Otherworld, places of healing, wisdom and power. Women gathered at wells and water was connected to liminality and the lunar mysteries.
In 2024 astrologically we are stepping deeper into the Age of Aquarius - The Water Carrier.
Throughout this 23/24 cycle, each woman in TRIBE will be invited to be a Water Carrier. We will each connect and become stewards of a body of water in our particular corner of the planet. We will also come into relationship with the water in our own bodies.
Together we will return to a sacred honouring of living water on our land and in our bodies.
Expect some special Water Wisdom Holders popping in during the year.
All this plus...
TWO FABULOUS BONUSES
FREE BONUS 1:
Next Stage Celtic Wheel FORCES OF NATURE
(Dates to follow)
Join me for 4 live online Forces of Nature Workshops, one in each of the four seasons. The intention is to dive deeply into the ancient and modern wisdom of the season, so that we can apply it to our lives with insight and ease.
Included with The Celtic Wheel TRIBE (Worth €200)
FREE BONUS 2:
The EIGHT CELTIC FESTIVALS eBook
A beautifully designed, 28 page eBook detailing the themes, mythology, symbols, gifts and wisdom of each Celtic festival and season. It includes the 2023 / 2024 dates for each sacred threshold.
Doors closing in
How It All Works
Receive your welcome pack and watch the introduction video. Take some time to orient yourself in the membership area. Set your intention and consider the intentional power word you will work with for the full cycle.
Meet me and your Tribe
Join me for the Opening Circle live welcome call on Wednesday 1 November 2023. If you miss this call, you will receive the recording.
Prepare for the Celtic new year.
Step onto the Wheel
Together we will step onto the Wheel of the Year at the Festival of Samhain.
Join us for the ritual call on Tuesday 7th November 2023.
"This is my third time going around the wheel. I have had profound experiences each time."
The community that is led by Mari brings wise, raw, gentle, strong, curious, compassionate, wild and vulnerable women together from different countries. The work has opened me up by going back to my Celtic roots, and being in the present moment! The similarities are so profound, and our the different textures and fabric as women make it so beautiful! Go Raibh Maith Agat!
- Patricia. USA 19/20/21 cycles
“An amazing world of sisterhood and self-discovery”
If you are thinking about signing up for the Celtic Wheel, do it. It brings you into an amazing world of sisterhood, self discovery, finding a beautiful rhythm with mother nature, and best of all - there are always plenty of laughs along the way.
– Aine, 2021/22 Cycle
“Mari is a teacher of this time”
Mari is a teacher of this time - embodied, earthbound and real - I can't recommend her work enough to any woman looking to (re)connect to a somewhat forgotten and deeply nurturing way of being, and true medicine for the world right now!
– Nina, 21/22 and 22/23 Cycle
“The Celtic Wheel changed my life in the most profound way.”
The Celtic Wheel changed my life in the most profound way. Learning how to live through the cycles, to surrender, allow, trust and navigate the energy allowed me to connect with my own inner wisdom to live the life I’m here to live, in alignment with the universal energy. The best investment in myself I’ve ever made.
– Annmarie, 2021/22 Cycle
“I have been craving a held space like this”
To me, the Celtic Wheel is a journey back into alignment with my own rhythmand nature's rhythm. Mari masterfully guides us toward remembering how to access our own wisdom and sovereignty.
– Simone, USA, 2021/22 Cycle
"The Celtic Wheel journey has allowed me to unlock wisdom & connection within myself."
This has guided me towards a fuller, deeper, more loving and soulful life than if I had not taken this course. I am so incredibly grateful!
Breena 2021/22 cycle