Lunar Cycles

Earth-friendly Bathroom Freshener

This morning's new batch of bathroom air freshener using an essential oil blend of Pink Grapefruit, Bergamot, Lemon and Lime There are have been some tips circulating lately on social media about adding laundry soap or softener to one’s toilet tank in order to create a fresh bathroom smell. There have also been posts noting… Continue reading Earth-friendly Bathroom Freshener

Rituals and Ceremonies

Start the new calendar year with a Spiritual Cleanse

Sharing one of my favourite post-Solstice / New Year practices (and yes, I share this every year!!!) Many of us have cleansing rituals (both sacred and secular) associated with the new calendar year. For some it’s a simple clean sweep throughout the home, after all the holiday celebrations. For others, it’s a thorough decluttering of… Continue reading Start the new calendar year with a Spiritual Cleanse

Divine Feminine, Lunar Cycles

Full Moon in Gemini

This is most certainly an energetic day. Not only are my friends and colleagues in the US (and around the world) celebrating their Thanksgiving holiday, but the Sun has moved into Sagittarius and Grandmother Moon is now half-way through her lunar journey, and is fully illuminated, manifesting as a Full Moon in Gemini. Sun enters… Continue reading Full Moon in Gemini

Soul Work

Coeur-ageous Transformation with the New Moon in Leo

Wisdom from Seanmháthair Gealach (Grandmother Moon) New Moon in Leo (Fire, Fixed) at 23-July @ 02:45 AM Pacific Time / 09:45 UTC Moon Mansion Al-Jabhah until 3:36 PM PT (Essence: Recovery. Benevolence. Help against enemies.) Theme for this Lunar Journey: Coeur-ageous transformation PART ONE: MOON ENERGIES This New Moon in July is always one near… Continue reading Coeur-ageous Transformation with the New Moon in Leo

Wheel of the Year, Witchy Ways

25 Ways to Celebrate Summer Solstice Celtic-style

The Wheel of the Year is turning. It feels like Beltaine was just yesterday, and yet this week in the Northern Hemisphere we welcome the Summer Solstice, also known as MidSummer or Litha. The Solstice — from the Latin for “standing sun” — arrives on Wednesday, June 21st at 4:24 UTC (Universal Time), which is… Continue reading 25 Ways to Celebrate Summer Solstice Celtic-style

Rituals and Ceremonies, Wheel of the Year, Witchy Ways

(Wild)Craft a loose incense for Lughnasadh

For your Lughnasadh (aka Lammas) rituals, consider crafting your own loose incense for burning on your altar or in a bonfire. Scott Cunningham suggested this recipe in his book The Complete Book of Incense, Oils and Brews: 🌿 2 parts* Frankincense resin 🌿 1 part Heather 🌿 1 part Apple blossoms (or dried Apple pieces)… Continue reading (Wild)Craft a loose incense for Lughnasadh

Wheel of the Year

Bug bites? Soothe with all natural DIY anti-itch cream

   I was out walking after sunset at the beach last night and forgot to spray on my DIY yarrow bug repellant (it's very effective). Very frustrating, as there were quite a few mosquitos! And even more so this morning, when the mosquito bites on my arms, lower legs, and behind my knees started to… Continue reading Bug bites? Soothe with all natural DIY anti-itch cream

Wheel of the Year

Greening your home during Earth Day week

If you want to make a DIY spray cleaner/disinfectant using all natural ingredients - and don't have a handy stock of essential oils - try this very simple cleanser with just two ingredients: orange peels and household vinegar. You'll need to be a little patient, as it takes a couple of weeks for the orange… Continue reading Greening your home during Earth Day week

Earth Medicine, Lunar Cycles, Rituals and Ceremonies, Spirituality

Holding Space on the Crow Full Moon

l love Full Moons ... and Full Moons with an eclipse are even more amazing and powerful! The eclipse peaked this morning at 4:47 AM PST just as the first Full Moon of Spring — also called the Crow Moon, Sap Moon or Easter Moon — was reaching her fullness at 5:01 AM PST. The… Continue reading Holding Space on the Crow Full Moon

Earth Medicine, Rituals and Ceremonies, Spirituality

Keep your Inner Candle lit

Throughout the world — and across many religions — a candle is a symbol of hope, love, faith and prayer. It represents the flame of our spirituality, the spark that connects us to Spirit, to the Divine, and to our intuition. We tend that fire with our spiritual practices, so that we can also keep… Continue reading Keep your Inner Candle lit