Moonday Musings

MoonDay Musings: make it a good day

One of my favourite places in Vancouver is Kitsilano Pool, nestled beside English Bay with a spectacular view of the North Shore mountains and the city's West End. This weekend — the Victoria Day long weekend — the pool opened for the summer, albeit with very strict COVID protocols in place. Our first swim was… Continue reading MoonDay Musings: make it a good day

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

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MoonDay Musings: Consciousness and Happiness

Photo by Masaaki Komori on Unsplash I often glance back at my Facebook Memories feed to reflect on what was happening on this day in previous years, along with posts I’ve shared from this blog. Most of the time, I still agree with what I wrote then, and sometimes I totally disagree with my Self… Continue reading MoonDay Musings: Consciousness and Happiness

Moonday Musings, Wheel of the Year

MoonDay Musings: Illumination, The Medicine of Solstice

Winter Solstice arrived on December 21st, and I always celebrate that as the first day of the #12DaysOfSolstice and the beginning of Winter Solstice season. (A quick search of this site for "12 Days of Solstice" will reveal many posts over the years.) Newgrange (Sí an Bhrú, in Irish) pictured above is located in Brú na… Continue reading MoonDay Musings: Illumination, The Medicine of Solstice

Moonday Musings, Wheel of the Year

MoonDay Musings: A Solstice Reflection

At Solstice, I am drawn to stillness... to the pause... to connecting deep within to my inner garden. There is something about winter gardens that inspire my soul-stice reflections ... something in their post-harvest resting state that draws me in ... those deep dark purples and browns of seed pods and leaves amongst the fading… Continue reading MoonDay Musings: A Solstice Reflection

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MoonDay Musings: Begin anywhere

For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, Samhain has just passed, marking the end of one journey and the beginning of a new spiral journey in the Wheel of the Year. For many of us, this is a time to look back at where we have been in the last year — what we… Continue reading MoonDay Musings: Begin anywhere

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MoonDay Musings: the magic of storytelling

Photo by Nong Vang on Unsplash We learn history in many ways — from school textbooks, non-fiction scholarly works, novels, television, documentaries and films, the nightly news and more — and some of those sources may even be accurate.  But what of cultural lore and traditions, and family history? In the past, these stories were shared at family… Continue reading MoonDay Musings: the magic of storytelling

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MoonDay Musings: Embracing liminal times

Today I share these beautiful words from poet and novelist Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926), which reflect my feelings and experiences at this time of year. I too embrace the liminal times, and this liminal time — the transition from Autumn Equinox to Winter Solstice that we call Samhain. It is the sunset of the year,… Continue reading MoonDay Musings: Embracing liminal times

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MoonDay Musings: Be like the acorn

When Nature plants an acorn, it yields its potential — its destiny — as a magnificent oak, its growth tempered only by the amount of sun, rain, and nutrients. But what of we humans? What other factors may be in play? Our beliefs — and that of others — can shape who we are, and… Continue reading MoonDay Musings: Be like the acorn