Wheel of the Year

Celebrating Solstice and Visioning 2020

Solstice is coming! Yes! The December Solstice arrives December 22 @ 4:19 UTC, which for me is December 21st at 8:19 PM PST. Solstice is a magical time of year for me, whether I'm celebrating Winter Solstice or Summer Solstice. Both are an opportunity to reflect, recharge and (perhaps) set a new direction as we… Continue reading Celebrating Solstice and Visioning 2020

Moonday Musings

MoonDay Musings: the past is closed, the future is open

Recently I found myself stuck in a situation that I'd found myself in before — and frustrated in finding myself there again! Being an "action" person, a problem-solver, my first instinct was to jump in and do something to change or improve the situation. And that's when my inner alarm bell went off, and a… Continue reading MoonDay Musings: the past is closed, the future is open

Earth Medicine

Christmas-Solstice EO blend: bring the forest inside

  I love the scent of evergreens… perhaps this is why I walk so often in the nearby forests. In winter, I like to bring those scents indoors to freshen up the indoor air — especially if it’s just too cold to throw open the windows. So, each year I make a Solstice/Christmas essential oil… Continue reading Christmas-Solstice EO blend: bring the forest inside

Moonday Musings

Moonday Musings: re-examine all

  This quote by Walt Whitman popped up in my Facebook Memories feed this morning and as I read it, something said “go deeper... there is more here”. “re examine all you have been told ... dismiss whatever insults your own soul” And so I went deeper, looking for a copy of Leaves of Grass… Continue reading Moonday Musings: re-examine all

Lunar Cycles, Wheel of the Year

Pausing to Remember . . . together

As I decolonize my language and spiritual practices, I increasingly look to my cultural past to learn how my Ancestors connected with the land and its changing seasons, and how they celebrated their connection to the energies of Land, Sea and Sky . . . especially at those liminal times when we shift with the… Continue reading Pausing to Remember . . . together

Lunar Cycles, Wheel of the Year

To make and end is to make a beginning

How are you feeling at this start of a new cycle in the Wheel of the Year? Does it feel like a new beginning . . .  or, perhaps a return to familiar territory, to familiar energies? For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, Samhain has just passed, marking a new turn in the… Continue reading To make and end is to make a beginning

Lunar Cycles

MoonDay Musings: Bird Medicine

  “Once upon a time, when women were birds, there was the simple understanding that to sing at dawn and to sing at dusk was to heal the world through joy. The birds still remember what we have forgotten, that the world is meant to be celebrated.” ~ Terry Tempest Williams, from “When Women Were… Continue reading MoonDay Musings: Bird Medicine