Earth Medicine

Scent, a portal to plant communication

“They say that the scent of a flower is its spirit.”from The White Witch by Elizabeth Goudge It was believed that the scents of flowers were messages from angels and saints, from Holy Spirit. I agree that some scents can certainly be heavenly, but others give a distinct message: stay away! I prefer to think… Continue reading Scent, a portal to plant communication

Lunar Cycles

New Moon in Taurus: Touch the Earth

New Moon in Taurus: May 11th @ 18:59 UTC / 11:59 am PDT This past week marked a major shift in the Wheel of the Year. Those of us in the Northern Hemisphere are celebrating or honouring the beginning of Bealtaine season whilst those in the Southern Hemisphere are embracing Samhain season. Both are significant… Continue reading New Moon in Taurus: Touch the Earth

Soul Work

Let’s dance!

Photo by Peter Conlan on Unsplash Today, April 29th, is International Dance Day! There is something wonderful about dancing... moving... connecting to the music and the rhythm... that beautiful sense of letting go of our busy "monkey mind"  and just expressing our Self from that wordless place of emotion in our heart and soul. So, just for today… Continue reading Let’s dance!

Lunar Cycles, Wheel of the Year

Full Moon in Scorpio and Lunar Bealtaine

Arriving April 26th @ 8:30 PM PDT / April 27th @ 03:30 UTC What will you call this Full Moon? Some call it the Pink Moon, named for the abundance of ground phlox in North America that blooms around the time of April’s full moon. For me, this is definitely a Pink Moon as we… Continue reading Full Moon in Scorpio and Lunar Bealtaine

Earth Medicine

Earth Day: an ongoing commitment to old growth forests

Images by award-winning nature and conservation photographer, and forest activist TJ Watt As we celebrate Earth Day and Earth Week, I continue to lobby for sustainability and a range of environmental issues and challenges including an end to logging old growth forests. This is ongoing for me, not just on April 22nd. The preservation of… Continue reading Earth Day: an ongoing commitment to old growth forests

Earth Medicine

Earth Day 2021: Restore and Rewild the Earth and your Self

Each year on April 22, we celebrate Earth Day / Jour de la Terre. For some, every day is Earth Day but this special day can also be an opportunity to reflect on our relationship with the world around us and perhaps renew our commitment to sustainability. For me, it begins with right relationship and… Continue reading Earth Day 2021: Restore and Rewild the Earth and your Self

Earth Medicine

Earth Day 2021: Restore Our Earth

You may already be familiar with Earth Day — which last year celebrated 50 years of commitment to a sustainable planet — and may have already planned how you will celebrate and honour it, perhaps by making changes in your home or work environment. This year's theme is Restore the Earth, and there are many… Continue reading Earth Day 2021: Restore Our Earth

Moonday Musings

MoonDay Musings: Spring Awakening

Oak leaves unfurling The March equinox — vernal or autumnal depending on your locale — is a catalyst for a different relationship between Father Sun and Mama Earth, as the sun’s position shifts in the sky. And it is a catalyst for us too, as we explore how the Equinox manifests in our locale. At… Continue reading MoonDay Musings: Spring Awakening

Lunar Cycles

New Moon in Aries: Passion Ignited

Passion flowers (passiflora) A new moon is a reminder that we can be — and are — reborn each month. We can start afresh, begin new projects, or step into a new perspective. And this new moon is the first of the astrological year, reminding us that we can also look at projects of a… Continue reading New Moon in Aries: Passion Ignited

Earth Medicine, Moonday Musings, Soul Work

MoonDay Musings: Tree Allies

Guides and allies are revealed to us in different ways and in many forms. Amongst my allies are spirits, ancestors, stones, animals, plants and trees. One of my teachers connected to a mountain for guidance.  I often find guidance in my relationship with trees, which some indigenous folks call the Standing People. I am fortunate… Continue reading MoonDay Musings: Tree Allies