Earth Medicine, Wheel of the Year

MoonDay Musings: Ancestors

“If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see your parents and all generations of your ancestors. All of them are alive in this moment. Each is present in your body. You are the continuation of each of these people.” — Thich Nhat Hanh As we in the Northern Hemisphere approach… Continue reading MoonDay Musings: Ancestors

Lunar Cycles

Quarter Moon Wisdom: How will you BE?

Our beautiful moon, Luna, is in the first quarter of her cycle around the Earth and half-way to the luminous Full Moon coming on July 18th. In the early days of her Cycle each month, in the New Moon, we have an opportunity to start a new journey, to plant new seeds, to manifest and… Continue reading Quarter Moon Wisdom: How will you BE?

Earth Medicine, Witchy Ways

Getting closer to Mother Earth – why I forage

Foraging in the urban environment in which I live can be challenging.... but so rewarding! Besides the treats I bring home for use in the kitchen or in herbal earth medicine preparations, foraging activities bring me closer to Mother Earth and her cycles of birth, growth, death and regeneration. It also connects me with my… Continue reading Getting closer to Mother Earth – why I forage

Earth Medicine

An orchard for a dome

In our busy lives, it's important to create balance ... taking time for quiet or solitude, for rest or meditation, to renew our connection to Source, to sustain our energies. Some do this by observing the Sabbath... For others, it's staying at home but surrounded by Nature, as in these words from poet Emily Dickinson.… Continue reading An orchard for a dome

Divination Techniques & Tools, Witchy Ways

Is it time to come out of the broom closet?

Is it time to reclaim the word "witch"? Is it time for practitioners of this ancient ancestral practice to "come out of the broom closet"? It's a word — and belief — that has been embraced by some... yet mocked, feared, ridiculed, and worse, by others. But for many practitioners, it simply represents an earth-based… Continue reading Is it time to come out of the broom closet?

Lunar Cycles, Rituals and Ceremonies

Rewild your Self on the Taurus New Moon

Today Grandmother Moon started another new journey at precisely 12:31 PM, May 6th, Pacific Time. Such a powerful week - a New Moon, a Super Moon, meteor showers and Beltaine! The New Moon in Taurus This New Moon in Taurus, an Earth Sign, is strongly associated with the energy of Spring and fertility, the Divine… Continue reading Rewild your Self on the Taurus New Moon

Earth Medicine, Spirituality

My wildness, my sanctuary

Today, our #EarthPrayer group is contemplating wildness. Wildness comes in many forms... the wildness of Nature and the wildness in our hearts and souls... I've always felt I was a wild woman at heart... trekking the world, experiencing its beauty and wisdom, connecting with the Standing People and our animal allies... walking in the mountains… Continue reading My wildness, my sanctuary