Alternative & Holistic Health, Earth Medicine, Hedgewitch, Herbalism, Litha

Celebrating the Elder Tree

Each month, new header images are selected for this blog to reflect the activity and changes of Mama Earth around us. Today I honour the Elder tree (Sambucus nigra), which blossoms in many locations from late June into late July. Elder is a powerful tree, considered magical and holy by many cultures, as a source… Continue reading Celebrating the Elder Tree

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Alternative & Holistic Health, Earth Medicine, Grandfather Sun, Lunar Cycles, Solstice

MidSummer & St John’s Day/ Fête de la Saint Jean-Baptiste

In many countries, MidSummer — which I, and others, celebrate on the Summer Solstice — is celebrated not on Solstice but on the feast day of Saint John the Baptist / St Jean-Baptiste, June 24th. Why? Solstice celebrations have infused their way into various faiths around the world, and many have feasts or celebrations of… Continue reading MidSummer & St John’s Day/ Fête de la Saint Jean-Baptiste

Earth Medicine, Hedgewitch, Herbalism

Inspiration from Mugwort

Today I felt the Soulflower Plant Spirit Art “Soulflower Plant Spirit Oracle Deck” calling to me.... and wondered what Medicine it would bring me today. The card I pulled was Mugwort: Integration. Card message: “There is a rhythm and balance to all life —a dance between physical reality and the spiritual world. Mugwort opens and… Continue reading Inspiration from Mugwort

Earth Medicine, Environment, Sacred Land

Take Action: Celebrate Earth Day with sustainable changes at home

Our theme for this lunar month is Love the Earth, Love your Self . . .  inspired by the arrival of Spring at the Vernal Equinox, Earth Day / International Mother Earth Day on April 22nd and the coming of Bealtainne on May 1st. Together all of these honour our relationship with Mama Earth and… Continue reading Take Action: Celebrate Earth Day with sustainable changes at home

Earth Medicine, Equinox, Lunar Cycles

Spring Equinox and the Budding Tree Moon

Across our world there are many ways of creating relationship with Mama Earth and Father Sky, aligning with their energies and connecting with their rhythms. For instance, one way to connect is through the naming the Full Moon or the Lunar Months. Typically these describe the qualities or activities happening at that time each year,… Continue reading Spring Equinox and the Budding Tree Moon

Earth Medicine, Lunar Cycles, Mother Earth, Sacred Land, Sacred Space, Shamanism

We need to remember the songs…

For me, Earth Medicine is about our spiritual relationship with Nature... such as how we synchronize our energy with her, the healing herbs that Mama Earth provides us, protecting and promoting the sustainability of all life and the health of the planet. It's a huge part of my work, and how I interact with the… Continue reading We need to remember the songs…

Earth Medicine, Elements, Lunar Cycles, Personal Development, Personal Growth, Spirituality

Tending Your Inner Flame with the Four Elements

Throughout the world — and across many spiritualities — a candle is a symbol of hope, love, faith, and prayer. For me, it represents the flame of our spirituality, the spark that connects us to Spirit, to the Divine, to our intuition and to our Wise Inner Self. How do you tend that Inner Fire? For… Continue reading Tending Your Inner Flame with the Four Elements