Wheel of the Year

Autumn Incense

I have started to gather and dry some ingredients for my planned Fall Equinox loose incense blend, for using in my celebrations and rituals throughout Autumn. I'm using ethically foraged ingredients and, so far have, oak leaves and moss, pine needles, wild hops, a few pine cones (under the leaves!), Rowan berries, Rosemary and Sage.… Continue reading Autumn Incense

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Lunar Cycles

Reclaiming Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th and a Full Moon? WOW, there are so many posts about this, the "unlucky" energies, what to watch out for. But, to be honest, Friday the 13th is not something I normally notice but its conjunction with the Full Harvest Moon has raised the awareness of many people. I’ve never aligned with the… Continue reading Reclaiming Friday the 13th

Soul Work

MoonDay Musings: Find your Inner Peace

How do you find your inner peace? For me, it is about connection with my Self... being grounded and aligned with my values and, most importantly, being present and standing in a place of positive intent. If you feel that connection to Self slipping, take a moment and breathe slowly... deeply... connect to your heart...… Continue reading MoonDay Musings: Find your Inner Peace

Wheel of the Year

Equinox and Alchemy

This month's lunar theme was inspired by the wisdom and energies of The Sorceress, our companion for the September Equinox, and our focus in this month's lesson in our "13 Moons, 13 Goddesses" course. The Sorceress embodies transformation and alchemy, especially at this time of shifting elements: Earth to Air in the Southern Hemisphere, and… Continue reading Equinox and Alchemy

Wheel of the Year

Wisdom of the Equinox

At the Equinox, a point of balance of light and dark around the world, I meditate on the balance in my life and look to the connections between the hemispheres and how that manifests in my life. For although the eight paired festivals of the Celtic Wheel of the Year (Winter Solstice & Summer Solstice,… Continue reading Wisdom of the Equinox

Earth Medicine

Be a steward for Mama Earth

I first posted this image and this quote from scientist and environmentalist David Suzuki three years ago, with a call to each of us to balance the elements within us. “We are capable of even greater things, to rediscover our home, to find ways to live in balance with the sacred elements." But in a… Continue reading Be a steward for Mama Earth

Divination Techniques & Tools, Spirituality

Be the wind… Be the wave… Be the stag and hawk

When we consider beauty — of our Self and that of Nature — remember that we are also part of that glorious thing called Nature. Like everything on this planet, we share the same molecules and the need for Air, Water, Fire, Earth... and Spirit. And Love. And Connection. As Maya Angelou said, "We are… Continue reading Be the wind… Be the wave… Be the stag and hawk