Goddess, Hedgewitch, Herbalism

The magick of the Linden tree

I am working diligently on my tree identification skills and this is where the phenology wheels (as discussed in our free Wisdom From Grandmother Moon course) are so useful: I can often identify trees at specific times (such as when they are blossoming or bearing their fruits or berries) but not in winter, etc. I’m hoping… Continue reading The magick of the Linden tree

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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

Celtic Mythology, Herbalism, Magic

Celebrate International Fairy Day on June 24

Yes, June 24th is International Fairy Day!  Some think of a fairy as any magical creature but in the folklore of Britain and Ireland the range is less broad, encompassing various sprites, nature spirits — some with good intentions and some not quite-so-good! For me, International Fairy Day is a day to celebrate that heritage… Continue reading Celebrate International Fairy Day on June 24

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, Healing, Herbalism, Rituals and Ceremonies, Sacred Land

Life is Ceremony

Yesterday I attended a workshop led by The Medicine Collective, a group of Indigenous Elders and Knowledge-Keepers, at the xʷc̓ic̓əsəm Indigenous Health Garden at the UBC Farm. Such a profound and healing experience. We began with ritual… with ceremony… with sharing... standing in Circle, honouring our ancestors and the unceded land of the Musqueam People,… Continue reading Life is Ceremony

Earth Medicine, Hedgewitch, Herbalism, Wise Woman Bean Gealach

Honey Infusions with Herbs and Florals

Growing up in a big city, I can't remember having local raw unpasteurized honey at home. I do remember, however, my first taste of honeycomb as a child, at the Agricultural Building at Toronto's summer CNE (Canadian National Exhibition), both surprised and fascinated by the taste and the glorious beauty of the natural honeycomb. In… Continue reading Honey Infusions with Herbs and Florals

Earth Medicine, Healing, Hedgewitch, Herbalism, Mother Earth, Sacred Land, Shamanism, Spirituality, Witchy Ways

Creating a Relationship with your Plant Allies

A member of our Wise Woman Bean Gealach Circle recently asked about working with Clover as a plant ally, and what that meant.  I responded on a herbal/medicinal level but also suggested I would post separately about what it means to work with our Plant Allies from a shamanic perspective, not just a medicinal one.… Continue reading Creating a Relationship with your Plant Allies