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

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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

Celtic celebrations, Earth Medicine, Goddess, Lunar Cycles, Releases, Rituals and Ceremonies, Samhain

A Cailleach Cairn for your Samhain Release Ritual

In the Spiral of the Wheel of the Year, with tonight's arrival of Samhain, the Celtic New Year, we return to our beginnings, the deep nurturing womb of Mama Earth represented by the end of Harvest and the beginning of Winter. . . a time of deep reflection on our past year, a time of connection with… Continue reading A Cailleach Cairn for your Samhain Release Ritual

Earth Medicine

Wildcrafting Rose Hips in honey and syrups

I love having so much greenery on our city balcony. It's a touch of Mama Earth that also brings in lots of friendly visitors.... bees, spiders, chickadees, flickers, hummingbirds.... I no longer deadhead our single rose bush when it blooms... just a single flower two or three times a year.... Seems a shame to harvest… Continue reading Wildcrafting Rose Hips in honey and syrups

Celtic celebrations, Earth Medicine, Hedgewitch, Lughnasadh

(Wild)Craft a loose incense for Lughnasadh

For your Lughnasadh (aka Lammas) rituals, consider crafting your own loose incense for burning in your altar cauldron or in an outdoor bonfire. Scott Cunningham suggested this classic recipe in his 1986 book The Complete Book of Incense, Oils and Brews: 2 parts* Frankincense resin (see note on PARTS below) 1 part Heather 1 part… Continue reading (Wild)Craft a loose incense for Lughnasadh