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MoonDay Musings: Mindfulness & Happiness

What are you mindful of today? "Mindfulness helps you go home to the present. And every time you go there and recognize a condition of happiness that you have, happiness comes." — Thich Nhat Hanh As I ponder today on this past weekend, when I encouraged women to celebrate their HerStories for Nollaig na mBan (Irish… Continue reading MoonDay Musings: Mindfulness & Happiness

Rituals and Ceremonies, Soul Work

Full Moon in Aquarius, Part 2: Release with Air

SOUL WORK The Full Moon marks both the point of fullness in the monthly lunar cycle but also the start of the waning cycle, as the Moon’s energy shifts from Yang energy back to Yin energy, decreasing in brightness as LaLuna moves towards the end of her cycle. This is a time of healing and… Continue reading Full Moon in Aquarius, Part 2: Release with Air

Lunar Cycles

Coeur-age My Love: First Quarter Moon in Scorpio

There is something of beauty about the First Quarter Moon, hanging in the south-western sky in early evening just above the horizon, finally setting just past the Midnight hour. Tonight, LaLuna forms a triangle with the planet Jupiter (in the constellation Virgo) shining brightly to its right (West), with Arcturus above them both, one of… Continue reading Coeur-age My Love: First Quarter Moon in Scorpio

Rituals and Ceremonies, Wheel of the Year, Witchy Ways

A Lughnasadh ritual for Abundance and Rebirth

I love this quote from Henry David Thoreau, which - for me at least - perfectly captures my thoughts about Lughnasadh and other harvest festivals... that true abundance is intangible and that we are a speck in the immense cosmos around us, a piece of stardust in the human form. “The true harvest of my life… Continue reading A Lughnasadh ritual for Abundance and Rebirth

Earth Medicine, Lunar Cycles, Witchy Ways

Third Quarter in Taurus: Harvest, Homecoming, Gratitude and Reflection

The Third Quarter of the Moon arrived today, July 26th, at 4:02 PM Pacific Time, putting us firmly on the return path of our monthly journey with Grandmother Moon. In many ways, the lunar Third Quarter is akin to Autumn in the solar year. We planted our new seeds at the new waxing moon, grew… Continue reading Third Quarter in Taurus: Harvest, Homecoming, Gratitude and Reflection

Earth Medicine

Magic moments: The joy of connecting

Meditating at Spanish Banks beach in Vancouver yesterday, I felt drawn to birth a small 🌀 spiral in the sand from beach stones and shells. Afterwards I started to gather the stones up to take home. An elderly couple walking by asked me why I was putting the stones in my bag. I replied that… Continue reading Magic moments: The joy of connecting

Lunar Cycles, Wheel of the Year

Giving Gratitude in the Waning Moon

I love that we always have the opportunity to start again in this life - every day, every month, every year. We can start a new journey with each New Moon, moving through cycles very similar to the cycles of our Sun year, the seasons from Spring through to Winter... entraining with the Lunar energy… Continue reading Giving Gratitude in the Waning Moon