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

Lunar Cycles

Soul Work for the Libra Full Moon

Consider how you can bring this month’s theme of Awakening & Blossoming (or the theme you chose) into your Full Moon ritual and practices, such as: Take time to center, to ground with Mama Earth. Libra is already reminding you of the importance of balance. This will help you ready your Self for manifesting your goals… Continue reading Soul Work for the Libra Full Moon

Lunar Cycles

Full Moon in Libra: being in Right Relationship

The Full Moon in Libra, known by some as the Worm Moon or the Pink Moon (first Full Moon of springtime) arrives Sunday, March 28th @11:48 AM PDT / 18:48 UTC. For me it is the Blossom Moon, with the abundance of cherry and plum blossoms in our neighbourhood — and so aligned with our… Continue reading Full Moon in Libra: being in Right Relationship

Wheel of the Year

Blessings at Equinox, a time of balance and commonality

For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, this day marks the astronomical start of the Spring season, whilst for those in the Southern Hemisphere, it marks the beginning of astronomical Autumn. At the twice-yearly Equinox, we share a moment of global balance, when the days and nights are of (roughly) equal length everywhere. I… Continue reading Blessings at Equinox, a time of balance and commonality

Spirituality

Celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day

The feast day celebration of Saint Patrick outside of Ireland has morphed into a curious mix of marketing — green beer? shamrock shakes? Irish tacos? leprechaun jokes? — along with "the wearing of the green" for celebrating one's Irish heritage. And yet Saint Patrick was not Irish, but certainly is recognized now as one of… Continue reading Celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day

Divine Feminine

Honour Síle na Gig and your Self on March 18th

Ancient Síle na Gig carvings (source: Google) On March 18th, celebrate your female sexuality and sensuality and the Divine Feminine on Síle na Gig day. Of course, how you celebrate your sexuality and sensuality is a highly personal choice! But perhaps we should start with a simple question: Who is Síle na Gig? For those… Continue reading Honour Síle na Gig and your Self on March 18th