Lunar Cycles, Rituals and Ceremonies

MoonDay Musings: Processing change and release

Personal change can be both rewarding and tumultuous... and not just because of the process itself, but because of the emotions associated with the change. Change in the world around us — natural, social, political — can also be chaotic and unsettling, even when it is positive change. And at this time of the Waning… Continue reading MoonDay Musings: Processing change and release

Divine Feminine, Rituals and Ceremonies

A Full Moon celebration for goddess Diana

The August Full Moon in Aquarius arrives on August 15th at 12:29 UTC, on a day that many also celebrate the Roman goddess/priestess Diana, or her Greek counterpart Artemis. Consider working with goddess-priestess Diana on this Full Moon; she is a strong ally to women, fertility and childbirth. I first made a personal connection with… Continue reading A Full Moon celebration for goddess Diana

Lunar Cycles, Rituals and Ceremonies

Ritual: Drawing Down the Moon

I originally shared this well-known ritual (and there are many variations) in a post a couple of years ago, but decided it needed to be shared again all on its own! DRAWING DOWN THE MOON This rite can be done during the Full Moon OR New Moon energy, alone or in Circle, and can be… Continue reading Ritual: Drawing Down the Moon

Earth Medicine, Rituals and Ceremonies

Healing as Spiritual Kintsugi

It has been said that a shaman can be defined as a wounded healer... although there is more to being a shaman or shamanic practitioner, such as: the process of how that wound is healed and how that wound becomes transformative the relationship between the shaman and their community the relationship between the shaman and… Continue reading Healing as Spiritual Kintsugi

Lunar Cycles, Rituals and Ceremonies

Ritual: Arrows of Release and Intention

  This ritual is inspired by huntress goddesses like Artemis and Diana, who was traditionally celebrated at the Nemoralia of Diana by the ancient Romans on the Ides of August, and for many now at the Full Moon in August. FYI, the Ides referred to the mid-point of the month. Because this ritual has two… Continue reading Ritual: Arrows of Release and Intention

Rituals and Ceremonies

World Oceans Day, June 8

On 8 June each year, we celebrate the ocean, its importance in our lives, and how each of us can protect it, no matter where we live. World Oceans Day raises the profile of the ocean, connects people worldwide, and inspires continuing action year-round to protect and restore this amazing resource that we all depend on.… Continue reading World Oceans Day, June 8

Rituals and Ceremonies, Wheel of the Year

Spring Ritual: Plant a Red Egg for New Intentions

Some rituals are complex with many steps, but I love this simple ritual using an egg and a tree to hold the intentions of birthing new beginnings. I love this for any time of new beginnings, and especially at the Spring Equinox (which this year falls on March 20th) or at a New Moon. For… Continue reading Spring Ritual: Plant a Red Egg for New Intentions