Earth Medicine

The Heart and Summer Fire

I love the changing of the seasons and what each brings to us in this beautiful cycle of life throughout the year . . .  from Spring's growth and fertility through to Summer's abundance, to Autumn's harvest and release, to Winter's rest, followed by the renewal of Spring again.. Summer is with us now and… Continue reading The Heart and Summer Fire

Earth Medicine, Lunar Cycles, Wheel of the Year

MidSummer & St John’s Day/ Fête de la Saint Jean-Baptiste

In many countries, MidSummer — which I, and others, celebrate on the Summer Solstice — is celebrated not on Solstice but on the feast day of Saint John the Baptist / St Jean-Baptiste, June 24th. Why? Solstice celebrations have infused their way into various faiths around the world, and many have feasts or celebrations of… Continue reading MidSummer & St John’s Day/ Fête de la Saint Jean-Baptiste

Lunar Cycles

Taking Action in the First Quarter Capricorn Moon

All the indicators say this is a week of action. Ah, but what action will you take? How will these energies manifest for you? As you journey with La Luna through the Wheel of the “Moonth”, be aware of other natural cycles, entraining your energies and awareness not just with Grandmother Moon but also with… Continue reading Taking Action in the First Quarter Capricorn Moon

Rituals and Ceremonies, Wheel of the Year

The Magic of the Equinox: a transformative step in the Spiral Dance of the Year

The Equinox arrives today, on September 22nd at 1:02 PM Pacific Time / 20:02 UTC. For those in the Northern Hemisphere, this Equinox marks the astronomical start of Autumn and is known by many in the Pagan or Wiccan communities as Mabon, as Alban Elfed (Light of the Water) in Druid communities, and as Cónacht Fómhair (or Meán Fómhair) in Irish Gaelic For those… Continue reading The Magic of the Equinox: a transformative step in the Spiral Dance of the Year

Divination Techniques & Tools, Rituals and Ceremonies

A RITUAL FOR THE SOLAR ECLIPSE AND NEW MOON IN LEO

As with any ritual I offer here, feel free to change this up... add, delete, modify in any way that best suits you. Or do something totally different! This ritual can be done at a Solar Eclipse or Lunar Eclipse. It can be done indoors or outdoors, preferably in a place of quiet and tranquility.… Continue reading A RITUAL FOR THE SOLAR ECLIPSE AND NEW MOON IN LEO

Lunar Cycles

Soul Work for the Solar Eclipse​, Part 1

Such a busy and significant astronomical month.... a New Moon in Leo, the Lions Gate Portal, a Lunar Eclipse, the Perseid Meteor Shower and now a Solar Eclipse in a second New Moon in Leo. Bring it on! We're ready! PART 1: SOLAR & LUNAR ENERGIES   So let's talk about this Solar Eclipse... and… Continue reading Soul Work for the Solar Eclipse​, Part 1

Wheel of the Year

Solstice Blessings: celebrating the light and the dark

Solstice Blessings to all! This picture was taken at last year's Solstice, at Spanish Banks beach in Vancouver. I'm heading to the beach now for my Solstice celebration... and hopefully another Solstice pic! The Winter and Summer Solstices mark turning points in the year and each contains the seed of the opposite Solstice... each the… Continue reading Solstice Blessings: celebrating the light and the dark

Rituals and Ceremonies, Wheel of the Year

Mistletoe and the Feast of Potentials​

Celebrating Mistletoe on the 3rd Day of Winter Solstice 🌿 The origins of Mistletoe as a Christmas decoration go far back into our Pagan origins. Druids considered the Mistletoe — a parasitic plant that grows on willow and apple, and other species — to be both sacred (and sacred to the Sun) and healing ...… Continue reading Mistletoe and the Feast of Potentials​

Rituals and Ceremonies, Wheel of the Year

21 Ways to Celebrate Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice - also known as Yule - is one of my favourite times of the year…. okay, my absolute favourite time of year. But maybe I say that for all holidays! And while I love the major celebrations of Samhain (the start of the Dark Half of the year in the Celtic Wheel of… Continue reading 21 Ways to Celebrate Winter Solstice

Earth Medicine, Rituals and Ceremonies, Wheel of the Year

Your invitation to the Wise Woman Bean Gealach Circle

I love sharing my practice with you through this blog, through my Facebook page and through other social media... but I also love learning from you all, hearing what you are doing in your practice, what rituals you follow, and interacting on a deeper level. I believe one of the best ways to do that… Continue reading Your invitation to the Wise Woman Bean Gealach Circle