Energy

Simplify, Simplify . . . Tilling the Soul

Those of us in the temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere may be feeling the urge for spring cleaning, a sign that we are aligned with the energies of Mama Earth... and the practices of our ancestors. Spring is a time of preparation and readiness for the growing season to come. Our ancestors would have… Continue reading Simplify, Simplify . . . Tilling the Soul

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Lunar Cycles, New Moon

Lunar Theme: We are Mama Earth, Love the Earth, Love the Self

The New Moon in Aries ♈︎ arrived on April 5th at 08:50 UTC, marking a new lunar month and the beginning of the astrological year This lunar month in our free course, 13 Moons, 13 Goddesses, we explore the Mother archetype and her complement, the Crone, which energetically reflect the coming Sabbats of Bealtainne (NH) and… Continue reading Lunar Theme: We are Mama Earth, Love the Earth, Love the Self

Guides, Sacred Land, Sacred Space

The Heart(h) of your home

  I work with my allies daily, sometimes in simple ways — such as connecting with Mama Earth in a walk in Nature at a local greenway or park — and at other times in more complex ways: sitting at my altar, journeying with my ancestors and other allies, performing rituals. One of the thoughts… Continue reading The Heart(h) of your home

Elements, Full Moon, Mother Earth, Rituals and Ceremonies

A healing ritual for the world’s waters

“Treat the Earth well. She was not given to you by your parents. She was loaned to you by your children.” Our connection to Water is profound. Life on this planet came from water and is sustained by water. We are born from the water of our mother's womb and from the waters of Mama… Continue reading A healing ritual for the world’s waters

Equinox, New Moon, Rituals and Ceremonies

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

Celtic Celebrations, Celtic Mythology, Equinox, Wheel of the Year

Equinox in the Celtic Wheel of the Year

There are endless debates on precisely how the Celts celebrated and observed the Wheel of the Year. This is a challenge for archaeologists, anthropologists and those aligned with what we know (or think we know!) of the Earth-based Celtic spirituality. Why? Much of the history of their practices comes through an oral tradition passed through… Continue reading Equinox in the Celtic Wheel of the Year

Divine Feminine

Balance For Better: #IWD2019

This image captures my feelings about International Women’s Day, and is one of my favourite works by Montreal artist Cheryl Braganza. The work, “Peace, Pink, Power”, is from her art activism series and more of her work can be found here. Cheryl Braganza, 1945-2016, was Montreal Woman of the Year 2008, and a Painter, Writer,… Continue reading Balance For Better: #IWD2019