The Cailleach represents the old woman or crone that creates the transition from autumn into winter.
She allows us and the earth to release all that needs to be shed so that we can go into the darkness of this time of year to dream and go deeper into the mystery of life and death. She holds the energy of this cycle until the springtime.
This year of 2021 especially, the Cailleach energy is very present as many old ways, systems, and institutions are crumbling and falling apart.
These ways need to die so that new life and ideas of what can be can come to life.
You are probably very aware of how we must change to be more in alignment with your own core values.
We have also become more aware of our mortality and themes of death, dying, and letting go this year. Some things have been taken, others have been given up willingly.
An Cailleach is here to assist those who wish to be more aligned with the natural flow of the cycles of life and death.
This year has been unlike any other as we all know.... it has shaped and molded us as we became more aware that life as we know it has definitely shifted and changed.