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Dec
28

Mercury Retrograde 2017

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“Solstice” comes from two Latin words: sol meaning “sun” and sistere meaning “to stand still” because it appeared as though the sun and moon had stopped moving across the sky. This

 longest night of the year, followed by a renewal of the sun, demonstrates the cyclical order of the cosmos. In this way, celebrating the solstice can be a beautiful remembrance that our lives are part of a larger order, always changing, always renewing.

If we look around us we can see that the rest of nature has quieted down, slowed down, or at least taken its activity underground into its roots or burrows. Since we are a part of nature, So this is the gift of the season: a pause to appreciate and to nurture our roots, our connections that support us so well all year long.

Winter Solstice is one of our oldest celebrations, dating back to the dawn of modern civilization some 30,000 years ago. For ancient people, the winter solstice was an awesome, mysterious, and powerful phenomenon tap into this magical time with ritual, intention and meditation.

A couple of suggestions for rituals for the winter solstice

  • Make a Christmas wreath which is an ancient tradition made of evergreens, holly, and ivy. The wreath’s circle symbolizes the wheel of the year and the completion of another cycle.
  • Light a candle on the solstice and shine the light and reflect and meditate on your teachings and wisdom from the year gone by.
  • Cleanse your home with some sage or bells.
  • Cleanse your own energy field with some sage, rose water, or a nice cleansing salt bath
  • Decorating the tree with objects resembling fruits, nuts, berries, to acknowledge
  • the gifts of abundance from Mother eart
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Feng Shui is all about having the most supportive, inspiring and healthiest home. One of the first steps to achieving these Feng Shui goals is to give your home a really good cleaning.  But because Feng Shui also means living in harmony with the earth, your cleaning should use natural organic products that honor and nurture that relationship.

Using natural home cleaning products supports the sense of smell. Many cleaning products include natural essential oils, and thus will make your home smell nice by offering an “aromatherapy” effect. Lavender is a natural disinfectant. Imagine getting your home clean while enjoying that beautiful relaxing aroma. You can even add a few drops to your clothes before they go into the dryer or a few drops in the vacuum.

Lemon is another magical essential oil. You can use a few drops on stains on your clothes, or add a few drops to a gallon of water when mopping your white tile floors.

Tea tree essential oil offers antibacterial, antiseptic and antifungal properties. It works especially well to get rid of mildew and mold around the house.

By contrast, bleach and other chemicals in non-natural cleaning products can create smells and even toxic odors that are unbearable.

Simple Ingredients needed for making your own cleaning products include:

  • Baking soda
  • Citrus seed extract: Usually made from grapefruit seed, this natural preservative is a powerful antimicrobial agent. It is often sold as grapefruit seed extract
  • Essential oils: lavender, sweet orange; bergamot, rosemary, eucalyptus or tea tree; thyme; lemon or lemongrass; and peppermint or citronella
  • Cider Vinegar

And here are some great recipes for making your own natural cleaning products:

All purpose cleaner

9 parts water to 1 part white vinegar

For the Bathroo

10 drops of tea tree oil and three cups of white vinegar. Add  to your toilet bowl and let sit for 15 minutes.

Fill a spray bottle with half water and half vinegar for a  shower or bathtub cleaner. leave for 30 minutes before rinsing off.

 

Glass Cleaner

Mix two cups water, 1/2 cup white or cider vinegar, and 1 to 2 drops of lemon essential oil.

Tile Grout Cleaner

Mix 1 part water and 3 parts baking soda mixed into a paste. Apply to grout and let sit; and then scrub.

Cookware

Use sea salt with a little lemon juice or essential oil and scrub. Also, try baking soda and water made into a paste.

If you decide to purchase natural cleaning products instead of making them at home, there are  just a couple of qualities to look out for:

  • Nontoxic
  • Fragrance free
  • Biobased
  • Reduced and recyclable packaging
  • No VOCs
  • Pesticide Free
  • Biodegradable

Feng Shui principals are becoming so widespread, you can get some great natural brands at the local health food store. Noweven grocery stores carry them.

 

 

 

 

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Dearest Amanda,

A moment in time to thank you deeply from my heart for the wonderful gift you have shared with us at the most amazing training, you shared your being, your sage knowledge, your wise soul and gave us so much of your love, it was truly fulfilling.

I really had no idea taking the course that my life would begin again, not without some uncomfortable steps but all managed by you in a deep cocoon of love, everyone felt safe.

I now understand what happened, and what birthed from all we experienced and for me it was ‘empowerment’…..and with some tweaks along away I do now realise all I have is ‘within’ and together with an amazing toolkit courtesy of the great masters, I feel gifted and amazed!

I had seen changes in my daughter after she took the course and her knowledge seemed boundless, she urged me to join (she must have known) and I thought gosh, I think this is something very special. I imagine everyone receives something a little different that is in perfect harmony with their needs.

In closing, thank you to your family for all the peace and nourishment they afford you and please let me know when we can once again hear your beautiful singing voice, I have an iTunes account at the ready.

Grace, love and blessing to you Amanda and all your family.

JeanneMarie Hamer

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Mar
28

Feng Shui and Energy Chi

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Science has proven that everything is made up of energy. In the Chinese art and science of Feng

Shui we call energy Chi. The Egyptians call it Ka, the Hebrew have Ruach, the Japanese have Ki,

Chi is condensed and dispersed in alternative cycles of positive (Sheng Chi) and negative (Sha

Chi) energy, and it manifests in various forms. Chi can not be destroyed; however, it can be

transformed. Energy can be blocked and build up negatively, or it can flow freely, which is what

we want in our homes. Feng Shui supports the energy flow in your environment, which directly

impacts the energy flow in your body and thus can unleash more of your energy and vitality.

As you read this article, realize that the magazine is comprised of particles of energy; the

computer you may be reading this on is exactly the same. The grass, the sun: it’s all energy.

Feng Shui translates to wind and water. When we consider the chi of water, we know we drink it,

wash with it, we cannot survive without it and we see this as positive energy. However a tsunami

can destroy an entire town. Wind is similar. It can feel amazing and caressing on a warm day. It

can be harnessed to create electricity. Yet too much wind can destroy cities. The key is balance.

In Feng Shui we differentiate three kinds of chi.

First we have heavenly chi, our destiny energy. This is the energy we are born with, the soul

agreements we have decided to have before we come into human form. Soul agreements are

made with your children, your lover, your mother and so on. When we bring Feng Shui into our

lives it does not change these pre-destined forces and experiences, but it makes what we would

perceive as a bad experiences less painful, more graceful.

Then there is human chi. This is your physical, emotional and mental chi. Feng Shui really

supports balance and alignment in your body, feelings and mind. Imagine living in a home that is

off-balance. You try self care, perhaps by seeing an acupunturist who brings your body into

balance. But when you return home to a cluttered and imbalanced environment you will likely

throw your body, mind and spirit out of alignment again.

Lastly we have earth chi. Earth chi includes mountains, water, the climate, and where we are

located in this earthly energy. Each of us is unique and has different needs; some people do well

in hot weather as others in cool. Feng Shui absolutely supports by connecting us with nature. We

spend 80% of our time inside our home or car or office and back again. Many of us have lost that

deep connection to Nature and the natural rhythms of the earth. Hundreds of years ago people

did not have clocks and calenders to tell them when to do things; they would just look up to the

sun and the moon and know when to plant their crops. They would speak to the land and

intuitively know what herbs would heal various ailments.

Feng Shui invites us to connect with Mother Earth, to commune with her, bring her elements

inside with plants, water fountains and crystals that harmonize our bodies and ground our enegy.

We are spiritual beings having human experiences and Feng Shui invites us to create a space

that connects the inside and the outside, bringing the colors of nature inside, soft browns, healing

greens and blues that remind us of nature’s abundant gifts.

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Apr
16

Feng Shui Affirmations

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Intentional Feng Shui Affirmations

 Affirmations for your home. In intentional Feng Shui each direction and area of your home is related with an area of your life. I suggest writing affirmations that get placed in each of the directions of your home. Affirmation are to be written in present tense and positive. Affirmations like writing a letter straight to the universe for you to open fully into receiving and experiencing. They are also a wonderful opportunity for you to become clear on what you want in life, you are planting seeds.

The affirmations can be anywhere from 2 lines to 2 pages however much you feel like writing, they can be expanded and evolved at anytime.

The affirmations get placed in the specific area of your home they do not need to be seen they may get placed in a drawer or under something. Just writing them you are making it clear to the universe what you are ready to fully open up to in your life. What you will accept and know that you deserve in your life. I suggest writing them knowing they are done and then detaching and trusting in the divine process of life and know that what manifests will be for your highest good and the highest good of all. Your affirmations are private and so not need to be shared with everyone that enters your home, give the seeds a chance to root deeply, get strong first before sharing too much.

Affirmations for South How you share your light with the world, Reputation & Fame and Recognition

  • I  am respected, admired and appreciated for the work that I do.  My clients and I have wonderful relationships And for this I am truly grateful.
  • I am recognized for my skills, talents, and accomplishments.    And for this I am truly grateful.
  • I am acknowledged by other for being a loving and caring wife/husband.  And for this I am truly grateful.
  • I am grateful I share my light, gifts, talents and passion with the world and earn an abundant living doing so.

I am radiant, magnificent, brilliant, successful, blissful, peaceful, worthy.

I love myself and am truly grateful for al that is.

Affirmation for Southwest Love Relationships & Partnerships and Self love

  • I experience happy, healthy, loving relationships.  My perfect partner is kind, patient, loving….. you are the perfect partner for me.
  • My partner and I are experiencing a deeply loving and mutually respectful relationship, filled with good communication, passion and joy
  • I accept that which I choose to experience in my life, which is having the perfect romantic partner. He/she is loving, playful, passionate, respectful and loyal.  My love partner and I are connected in our minds, hearts, and spirits.
  • I attract only loving, healthy relationships into my life….all my relationships are healthy, healed and whole and I now experience an abundance of love within my life”.
  • I accept that which I choose to experience in my life, which is having a healthy, balanced, profitable business relationship with my partner.
  • I am a radiant being filled with light and love.
    * I love and accept myself exactly as I am.
    * I now express love to all those I meet.
    * Divine love is working through me now.
    * Love radiates from me at all times.
    * I love myself completely.
    * As I give love, I am instantly supplied with more.
    * I radiate love to all persons and places and things.
    * People are just waiting to love me, and I allow them.
    * I breathe in universal love.
    * I attract loving, beautiful people into my life.
    * I always deserve love.
    * I am attracting loving relationships into my life.
    * I project love to everyone I meet.
    * I love and approve of myself.

Finish with:

  • I trust that my perfect partner comes to me in a balanced and  harmonious manner, for my highest good and the highest good of  all concerned.  And for this I am truly grateful.
  •  I am truly grateful for the loving relationship

Business

  •   I am grateful for the business relationship that is trusting, successful, abundant and a joy to be united with .

Affirmations for the West Children & Creativity and fertility and New Beginnings

New Beginnings

  • I welcome new beginnings and trust in the divine process of life

Children

  • I see my child(ren) living their lives to their fullest potential, being healthy, creative, and expressing their natural talents and skills.  And for this I am truly grateful.

Fertility

  • I allow new beginnings in my life.
  • I am fertile
  • I trust my body.
  • My body knows how to conceive a healthy baby.
  • I surrender to the power of nature as I celebrate a new cycle of birth within myself
  • I accept the gift of life within myself
  • My life is a blessing.
  • I love myself.
  • My body is a fertile place worthy for conception.
  • My womb is a health place that will nourish my baby.
  • My Eggs are healthy and developing perfectly.
  • I have the ability to heal myself.
  • I am safe and I am loved.
  • I support and love my husband/partner through our fertility journey.
  • I am supported in life
  • I choose a healthy life style that enhances my fertility.
  • I design my own destiny.
  • The most perfect egg is preparing to be released by my ovary and the most perfect sperm is preparing to fertilize it.
  • I visualize a bright white light cleansing away all my fears and negative thoughts.
  • I see myself having a child and experiencing the joys of motherhood.  And for this I am truly grateful.

Creativity

  • I see myself easily expressing my creativity in many ways.  And for this I am truly grateful.
  • I see myself opening to experience my creative energies in new and exciting ways.  And for this I am truly grateful.
  • I trust that I am a creative being and I allow the divine process to work through me
  • An endless reservoir of creativity lies within me.
  • Being creative is one of my great joys in life.
  • Being creative makes me feel so alive and I honor it daily
  • Brilliant ideas come through me and to me all the time.
  • Creative energy flows through me at all times.
  • Creative inspiration follows me
  • Creativity flows through every cell in my body.
  • Divine inspiration blesses every day of my life.
  • Every creative thought I express provides me with great joy.
  • Every day I become more creative and inventive.
  • Every day I let my imagination soar to new heights.
  • Every moment of every day I am becoming more and more inventive.
  • Everything I create is inventive and unique.
  • I allow my creative energy to flow freely at all times.
  • I am a brilliant and successful artist.
  • I am a magnet for innovative ideas.
  • I am a naturally artistic individual.
  • I am a powerful and resourceful creator.

Affirmations for Northwest , Journeying through life, Helpful People & Travel

  • I accept that which I choose to experience in my life, which is having an abundance of Helpful People to help me whenever the need arises.  And for this I am truly grateful.
  • I have an abundance of supported people in my life
  • The right people come to me at the right time to help me get to my next step in an easy graceful and jouyful manner
  • I am divinely guided by my guides and Angels
  • I am full connected to my highself and have guidance and follow my intuition in every moment of my life

Travel

  • I gracefully travel as I choose, and live the life of my dreams.
  • I have the means to travel abroad whenever I choose
  • I  happily travel where I choose and have unlimited resources to do so
  • I consciously embark on an amazing sentient journey.
  • I am blissful as I travel and explore the planet
  • I travel safely and in the style I choose to every exciting destination.
  •  I see myself traveling to ________ and enjoying myself completely.  And for this I am truly grateful.

Affirmation for North / Career and life’s Journey

  • I am using my unique skills and gifts to work in my perfect career to be of service, joy and abundance
  • I now have clarity and excitement about my fulfilling career path as I am passionate about helping others live the life they deserve while earning an abundance while doing so.
  • I always have good honest and supportive relationships with my co-workers, bosses, employees
  • I have excellent relationships with everyone who works for me.
  • I have excellent relationships with everyone who works with me.
  • I attract all the right clients, students, and employees for an abundant, fulfilling, rewarding and successful career
  • I am confident that I earn a wonderful living doing work and service that is important to me using my skills and talents that I am grateful for
  • I accept that which I choose to experience in my life, which is advancing in my career/job.
  • I am grateful that I am attracting the perfect opportunities and circumstances to have the career/job that I love and that is financially rewarding.

I trust in the journey of lie, everything happens exactly as it is meant too.

I trust that the opportunities for success are coming to me in a balanced and harmonious manner, for my highest good and the highest good of all concerned.  And for this I am truly grateful.

 Affirmations for Northeast Knowledge & Self-cultivation, Intuition, Inner knowing

Intuition

  • I am intuitive.
  • I am alive in the now.
  • I am connected to my own inner vision.
  • I am listening to my intuitive self.
  • I trust and follow my intuition
  • I am connected to my true path and purpose.
  • I am true to myself.
  • I am seeing the possibilities and bringing them into my reality.
  • I am clear.
  • I follow my own intuition.
  • I always listening to my  intuition before I make a decisions
  • I AM completely in tune with the “I AM” presence of the Divine within me.
  • I trust my intuition with a deep sense of security.
  • I follow my intuition where it leads and I always find gifts that evolve my soul
  • I see myself constantly learning, which is easy and enjoyable.  And for this I am truly grateful.
  • I see myself continually growing in greater self-awareness and expanding my consciousness.  And for this I am truly grateful.
  • I have an abundance of time and abundance to learn and expand in all the ways I choose
  • I trust my intuition and follow spirit without hesitation
  • I am mastering new skills that bring me confidence, fulfillment and joy
  • Every day I am realizing new abilities and talents.
  • I have time, space and the finances to feed my mind with new ideas and understanding.
  • Everything I read brings me new and wonderful insights.

Affirmations for East Family and Community

  • I am blessed with a beautiful well balanced family
  • I nurture and am nurtured with wonderful family and friends with love and kindness, patience and goodwill.
  • I have a happy, extended family filled with health, respect and love
  • My family is healthy, happy, safe and full of love!
  • I am a source of love and inspiration for my family and friends as they are for me.
  • My family and friends are a beautiful reflection of the Divines love.
  • I accept that which I choose to experience in my life, which is      perfect health in mind, body and spirit for myself.  I see my family healthy and happy.  And for this I am truly grateful.
  • I accept that which I choose to experience in my life, which is a happy, harmonious, healthy relationship with my family.  And for this I am truly grateful.
  • I know that I am experiencing greater health in all areas of my life in a balanced and harmonious manner for my highest good.  And for this I am truly grateful.
  • I am grateful for my loving community of like minded souls. I feel supported, connected and loved.

Affirmations for Southeast  Wealth & Abundance

•      I accept that which I choose to experience in my life, which is wealth, prosperity and an abundance of every good thing.  I now see myself having financial security.  I see myself in a position to help and be of service to others.

I am grateful and blessed for all the wealth that flows to me and allows me to live such an incredible life of bliss and freedom

•      Wealth enables me to more fully express my creative potential

•      Expressing my creativity allows me to be wealthy

•      Money and prosperity help me to help others

•      I am willing to receive money for my pleasure

•      I am willing to allow my life to be fun and easy

•      I am a trust fund baby of the universe

•      I am a magnet to money

Money is attracted to me just as naturally as a bee to honey.”

I am one with the Power that created me and my abundance is a reflection of that

I am totally open and receptive to the abundant flow of prosperity that the Universe offers

I love to witness others abundance and knowing and trusting there is plenty for us all.


Affirmations for Center
Unity, Health and Well Being

  •  I accept that which I choose to experience in my life, which is balance and harmony in all areas of my life, including my perfect health, mentally, physically, and spiritually.  And for this I am truly grateful.
  • I see everyone getting along with each other, being happy and productive.  And for this I am truly grateful.
  • * I am perfectly healthy in body, mind and spirit.
    * I am well, I am whole, and I am strong and healthy.
    * I am healthy, and full of energy and vitality.
    * All the cells of my body are daily bathed in the perfection of my divine being.
    * I am healthy, happy and radiant.
    * I radiate good health.
    * My body is a safe and pleasurable place for me to be.
    * My sleep is relaxed and refreshing.
    * I have all the energy I need to accomplish my goals and to fulfill my desires.

 

 

 

 


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Today is a magical day of celestial alignment, magic, rebirth, renewal and regeneration and invite you to harness the gifts and energy of this day. There is a powerful portal opening up with a Total Solar Eclipse, a Super New Moon and celebrating Spring Equinox! Take sometime to set some intentions, to dream, visualize, engage in ceremony, light a candle, dance your dance, sing your song. Speak your truth to those you have been meaning to for a while, go for what your heart and soul knows to be true and do what you need to do to create the life and world you wish to experience.

As we heal and open to our very best most amazing selves we give other permission to do the same

 

 

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“Solstice” comes from two Latin

 words: sol meaning “sun” and sistere meaning “to stand still” because it appeared as though the sun and moon had stopped moving across the sky. This longest night of the year, followed by a renewal of the sun, demonstrates the cyclical order of the cosmos. In this way, celebrating the solstice c

an be a beautiful remembrance that our lives are part of a larger order, always changing, always renewing.

If we look around us we can see that the rest of nature has quieted down, slowed down, or at least taken its activity underground into its roots or burrows. Since we are a part of nature, So this is the gift of the season: a pause to appreciate and to nurture our roots, our connections that support us so well all year long.

Winter Solstice is one of our oldest celebrations, datin

g back to the dawn of modern civilization some 30,000 years ago. For ancient people, the winter solstice was an awesome, mysterious, and powerful phenomenon tap into this magical time with ritual, intention and meditation.

A couple of suggestions for rituals for the winter solstice

  • Make a Christmas wreath which is an ancient tradition made of evergreens, holly, and ivy. The wreath’s circle symbolizes the wheel of the year and the completion of another cycle.
  • Light a candle on the solstice and shine the light and reflect and meditate on your teachings and wisdom from the year gone by.
  • Cleanse your home with some sage or bells.
  • Cleanse your own energy field with some sage, rose water, or a nice cleansing salt bath
  • Decorating the tree with objects resembling fruits, nuts, berries, to acknowledge
  • the gifts of abundance from Mother earth
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Creating a Sacred Altar in your home

 An altar invites us to reconnect with the deepest parts of ourselves, for an altar is a window to the Divine. It opens the channels of communication to the world of Spirit. An altar offers us a space where we can ask for guidance and strength, express gratitude, tap our inner magic, set intentions, offer blessings and meditate. By creating an altar, we connect the physical and the spiritual worlds. A home altar is not a necessity, though it does remind us to connect with Source throughout the day.

 To locate your altar, find a space in your home that is private and where you will be comfortable spending time each day. You can place it in a meditation or yoga room, but I do not recommend placing it in the bedroom for this is the place for rest and romance. If it must go in the bedroom, place a screen around it as it can be disrespectful to have sacred items facing towards your bed.

If your home has no private area, your altar can be placed in a special cabinet that can be enclosed. Your garden could also become the site for your altar, thus inviting you outdoors to spend more time with Mother Earth. While sitting at your altar, it is best to face East, the direction of the sun’s rise, which signals new beginnings.

When creating your Altar, set an intention as to the purpose of the altar. It may be for connecting with your higher self, for abundance, love or healing, or it may be an altar related to all of the above. As you create your altar, keep in mind the left side is the feminine side, the receiving side, and the right is the masculine and the giving.

If you love to travel and like the comfort of having some of your sacred items with you, you can also create a traveling altar. Simply pack up a few ritual items in a small bag. You can also create an altar as you travel by adding special things that you find on your journey such as rocks, feathers, leaves, and tokens you purchase.

When assembling items for your altar, consider a table and table cloth, spiritually symbolic spiritual things, candles, charms, incense, a magic wand, sacred texts or pictures that inspire you, and perhaps oracle cards to draw from when you are looking for guidance Also important are the five elements:

For Earth, add crystals, stones, sand, dirt from a site sacred to you, cornmeal, or tobacco.

For Wood, add flowers, greens.

For Fire, include a candle or incense.

For Water, add purified water, blessed water in a bowl.

For Metal, try metal items such as a statue, singing bowl, bells.

For Air, use incense, sage or sweetgrass, a feather.

Remember not to overcrowd the altar as this can create a cluttered mind, just as an altar that is too bare can represent a lack in your life.

To keep the vibration high and clear on your altar, include only items that you love and that feel in alignment with you. Changing the arrangement of items weekly and adding fresh flowers will keep the energy flowing.

Dust and wipe down the area around your altar, and use fresh candles, for burnt out candles could reflect that your energy feels that way in your life. Light your candles, incense or sage regularly to keep the passion alive and flowing in your life as you visit your altar daily—and with love.

 

 

 

 

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Bunús na Gaeilge – Basic Irish Language

There is no other way to revive Irish than for a crowd of people to spread it.
- Douglas Hyde

Note: The spellings and pronunciations used are based on Aideen’s own natural use of Connemara Irish but they have been kept simple, so as to be understood where there are differences in the language.
For example, the word ‘feicfidh’ is used only in Connemara Irish; in Leinster, Ulster and Munster the word is ‘cífidh’. There are two pronunciations; Leinster/Munster – kee-fee; Ulster – chee-fee.

The biggest problem for people whose native language is English is that the soft ‘t’ and ‘d’ are in Irish, but not in English; it’s difficult to ‘reproduce’ them in writing. Where I use ‘th’ and ‘dh’ here, they are best achieved by putting your tongue gently behind your front upper teeth.”

Click here for our words & phrases Index.

Lesson 5
The Language of Love – in Irish

This is a revised and updated version of our St. Valentine”s Day offering. The difference is that some of the following words and phrases can be used at any time of the year, whenever romance is in the air.

Phrase: St Valentine’s Day
Irish: Lá Fhéle Vailintín
Pronunciation: law ay-leh val-in-theen

Phrase: Happy St Valentine’s Day
Beannachtaí na Fhéle Vailintín
Pronunciation: Ban-ochth-thee na Fay-leh val-in-theen
Literally, Blessings of St. Valentine

Word: Card
Irish: cárta
Pronunciation: cawrth-ah

Word: Anonymously (without signature)
Irish: gan ainm ar bith or gan síne
Pronunciation: gahn an-im err bih or gan sheen-eh

Word: Love
Irish: grá
Pronunciation: graw

Phrase: My love
Irish: A grá
Pronunciation: ah ghraw

Word: Lover
Irish: Leannán
Pronunciation: lih-ahn-awn

Word: Darling
Irish: a stór
Pronunciation: ah sthohr

Phrase: Soul mate
Irish: Anam Cara
Pronunciation: ah-nahm khara

Phrase: I love you
Irish: Tá cion agam ort
Pronunciation: thaw kiuhn ag-gum urth

Phrase: My love to you
Irish: Mo grá thú
Pronunciation: muh ghraw hoo

Word: Darling
Irish: a stór
Pronunciation: ah sthohr

Phrase: Love of my heart
Irish: a stór mo chroí
Pronunciation: ah sthohr muh khree

Word: Heart
Irish: croí
Pronunciation: kree

Word: Rose
Irish: rós
Pronunciation: rose

Phrase: My love/My dear
Irish: A ghrá
Pronunciation: Ah ghraw

Phrase: My sweetheart
Irish: Mo mhuirnín
Pronunciation: Muh voor-neen

Phrase: Kiss me
Irish: Póg mé
Pronunciation: Pogue may

Phrase: Hugs and kisses
Irish: Barróga agus póga
Pronunciation: Bahrogue-ah ah-guss pogue-ah

Phrase: I’d give you the blood of my heart
Irish: Thabharfainn fuil mo chroí duit
Pronunciation: hohr-hinn fwill muh khree gwitch

Phrase: Will you marry me?
Irish: An bpósfaidh tú mé?
Pronunciation: on bohs-ee thoo may?

Phrase: Yes, I will marry you
Irish: Cinnte (certainly), pósfaidh mé thú
Pronunciation: kinn-tcheh, pohs-hee may hoo

Phrase: I think I’m in love
Irish: Ceapaim go bhfuilim i ngrá
Pronunciation: kih-ahp-im guh will-im ih ngraw

Phrase:
Would you like to go out with me?
Irish: Ar mian leat siúl amach liom?
Pronunciation: err veen lih-ath shool ah-mahkh lih-um?
(literally: would you like to walk out with me)

Phrase: I adore you
Irish: Ádhraím thú
Pronunciation: aw-reem hoo

Phrase: She is (He is) the love of my life
Irish: Is grá mo shaol í (é).
Pronunciation: iss graw muh heel ee (ay)

Connemara pickup line: I prefer you to a hundred milk cows!
Irish: B’fhearr liom thú nó céad bó bainne!
Pronunciation: Barr lum hoo no kaydh boh bahn-nyah

Phrase: I got four anonymous Valentine cards
Irish: Fuair mé ceithre chártaí Vailintín gan ainm ar bith orthu
Pronunciation: foo-ir may keh-reh cawr-thee val-in-theen gahn an-im err bih ur-hoo

Phrase: He sent me a bouquet of a dozen red roses
Irish: Chuir sé crobhaing de dhosaen rósanna dearga chugam
Pronunciation: khuir shay kruv-eng djeh gus-ayn rose-ahnah djahr-gah hug-ahm

Phrase: I love you
Irish: Tá cion agam ort
Pronunciation: thaw kiuhn ag-gum urth

Image: First Kiss by Kim Anderson from All Posters

Lesson #6
Sending a card for a birthday or other occasion? These phrases will come in handy. According to Aideen, they are generally written rather than spoken; apparently Irish speakers are not this formal in everyday conversation. So use these when you want to write a special greeting.
Phrase: Happy Birthday
Irish: Lá Breithe Shona
Pronunciation: Law breh-heh huna

Phrase: Happy Anniversary
Irish: Comhgáirdeas bhur gceiliúradh
Pronuniation: koh-gawr-jeas wur gel-oor-ah*
* This is not specifically ‘anniversary’ but ‘celebration’ and could be used for many such occasions. In the singular it would be:
do cheiliúradh, pronounced dhuh chel-oor-ah

Phrase: Happy St. Patrick’s Day
Irish:Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig
Pronunciation: Ban-ochth-thee na Fay-leh Paw-drig

Phrase: Good luck and best wishes
Irish: Sláinte agus Saol Agat (Agaibh*)
Pronunciation: Slaw-intche agus seel ah-guth (ah-geev*)
Literally means ‘(good) health and life to you’ *plural

Phrase: Happy Easter
Irish: Beannachtaí na Cásca
Pronunciation: Ban-ochth-thee na caws-ca

Phrase: Merry Christmas
Irish: Nollaig Shona
Pronunciation: Null-ig huna

Phrase: Happy New Year
Irish: Athbhlian faoi mhaise
Pronunciation: Ah-vleen fwee wash-eh

According to Aideen, one of the easiest and nicest catch-all phrases, suitable for any occasion would be:

Irish: Sláinte agus saol agat* – Health (good implied) and life (long implied) to you
Prounciation: Slaw-in-che ah-gus seel ah-guth
*agaibh (plural) ah-giv

but with one ‘amendment’ – in the case of a new baby the blessing would be to the parents for the child and would be:
Irish: Sláinte agus saol ar bhur leanbh nua
Pronunciation: Slaw-in-che ah-gus seel er wur lan-iv noo-ah

Lesson #7 – Basic Irish: A selection of toasts
From the classic Slainte and how to pronounce it to a few other not so common ones and how to pronounce those, too, you’re sure to impress family and friends at the next social event when you toast the gathering in the Irish!

Toast: May God not weaken your hand
Irish: Nár laga Dia do lámh
Pronunciation: Nar lah-ga Djee-ah dhu lawv
Toast: May we be alive at this same time again
Irish: Go mbeirimíd beo ar an am seo arís
Pronunciation: Guh mer-i-meedh bee-oh er an am shu areesh

Toast: May you live and may you wear it out
Irish: Go mairir is go gathair
Pronunciation: Guh mah-rir is guh gah-hir

Toast: Health and life to you
The woman of your choice for you
A child every year for you
And may you die in Ireland

Irish: Sláinte agus saol agat
Bean ar do mhian agat
Leanbh gach blian agat
Agus bás n Éireann

Pronunciation: Slaw-in-tche agus seel ah-guth
Ban er dhuh veen ah-guth
Lan-v goch bleen ah-guth
Agus baws in Ay-run

Toast: Health to the men and may the women live forever
Irish: Sláinte na bhfear agus go maire na mna go deo
Pronunciation: Slaw-in-tche na var agus guh mara na m-naw guh djeo

Toast: Health! (Could be to one or to a crowd)
Irish: Sláinte
Pronunciation: Slaw-in-tche

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