I have always wanted — and searched for on local rocky beaches here in Vancouver — a hag stone. If you’re not familiar with them, they are essentially a small stone (typically something you can hold in your hand), with a naturally formed hole through it. Many consider hag stones to be magical, for use… Continue reading A Gift from An Cailleach
I am currently on vacation in the Canadian Maritimes, and I wanted to share a special moment I experienced in the spot pictured above. I was exploring the ocean floor at low tide on the Bay of Fundy, which has the highest tides in the world. We were on the Nova Scotia side of the… Continue reading Meeting An Cailleach
We began this lunar journey with a lot of activity in that sky of ours, and all I can now say is, “Buckle your seat belts, Moon Child, because this bumpy ride is not yet over!" The Full Moon in Scorpio arrives May 15 @ 9:14 PDT, May 16 @ 12:14 am EDT and May… Continue reading Full Blood Moon in Scorpio
There are some authors who in a single phrase can alter my world, inspire a paradigm shift or even simply elicit an “aaah, yes!” utterance. Sometimes it is John O’Donohue, at other times Mary Oliver, Shakespeare, Thich Nhat Hanh, Yeats, or Marcel Proust…. the list is growing, which is a good thing! Yesterday — coincidentally?… Continue reading Behold a hundred universes
click here for info and registration I am so excited about our new online circle and community, which launched on April 1st. The Bean Gealach Circle, with monthly online gatherings and downloadable resources, is for the Wise Womxn who follow an Earth-based or goddess spirituality path, or are curious about it. Join us to (re)… Continue reading The Bean Gealach Circle is now open!
Arriving at sunset on April 30th in Celtic traditions Inspiration from the bards I love these words from John O'Donohue's poem Beannacht / Blessing: May the nourishment of the earth be yours, may the clarity of light be yours, may the fluency of the ocean be yours, may the protection of the ancestors be yours.… Continue reading Bealtaine and Samhain are coming!
April 22, Earth Day #InvestInOurPlanet “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” - Socrates Wisdom from Grandmother Moon As Wise Women committed to an earth-based spirituality, we are striving to be in right relationship with Mama Earth, defending her and nurturing her… Continue reading Earth Day 2022: Invest in the Planet
Saturday's Full Moon comes at a time when many of us are also celebrating Easter and Passover, so my altar reflects those pascal energies, including an egg as a symbol of the new beginnings / rebirth associated with both Spring and Easter. Full Moon in Libra energies 16-April at 11:54 am PDT / 2:54 pm… Continue reading Full Moon in Libra
Awaken your spirit to adventure; Hold nothing back, learn to find ease in risk; Soon you will be home in a new rhythm, For your soul senses the world that awaits you. John O'Donohue continues to inspire me. The quote above is the last stanza in his poem For a New Beginning, published in To… Continue reading For a new beginning
"Song of a Stone Heart" by bubug/Magdalena on Deviant Art Are you familiar with The Morrígan, a complex and perhaps misunderstood goddess from Irish lore? I love the image above, “Song of a Stone Heart” by bubug on Deviant Art (link in comments). It may not by named for The Morrígan but it certainly embodies her… Continue reading The Morrígan, Phantom Queen or a Celtic Venus?