Moonday Musings

MoonDay Musings: Begin anywhere

For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, Samhain has just passed, marking the end of one journey and the beginning of a new spiral journey in the Wheel of the Year. For many of us, this is a time to look back at where we have been in the last year — what we… Continue reading MoonDay Musings: Begin anywhere

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MOONDay Musings: Sharing Happiness

Inspiration can strike us anywhere and anytime. For instance, a few years ago, I was waiting in line at a coffee shop at SFU (Simon Fraser University, in Burnaby BC) feeling very happy and feeling the joy of life. As I picked up my coffee, I noticed a poster in the café with these beautiful… Continue reading MOONDay Musings: Sharing Happiness

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

Divine Feminine, Rituals and Ceremonies

Ivy is the Queen of Old 

Day 4, 🌿 12 Days of Solstice 🌿 Of the three greens associated with Yule — Holly, Ivy and Mistletoe — the Ivy is most strongly associated female energy, the Divine Feminine, and is ruled by Grandmother Moon. My female Celtic ancestors used the Ivy vines to weave necklaces, bracelets and crowns to adorn themselves… Continue reading Ivy is the Queen of Old 

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​

Earth Medicine, Journeys

Making The Darkness Conscious

The journey of spiritual enlightenment is not necessarily a direct or straight line. It is more like a spiral, coming back to what may feel like the beginning but with all the knowledge and experience from the journey. You are starting afresh, but with a new view of the world, with your newly acquired wisdom.… Continue reading Making The Darkness Conscious

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Praying Peace… and speaking out

Today many countries observe Remembrance Day, in honour of those who we lost... those who have fallen... in service of others, in service of freedom. In these troubled times, many of us have loved ones engaged in active conflicts... in warfare... fighting terrorism... and aiding in the humanitarian efforts to support the injured and the… Continue reading Praying Peace… and speaking out

Earth Medicine

Use your Inner “Soulstice” to chase the storms

We often hear advice to "stay present", to find our inner stillness, to be "in the now" as a way of finding peace and tranquility, or for reducing anxiety. But being present or still can also help us find our inner strength. Lately, I have been drawn to the concept of inner strength — what it… Continue reading Use your Inner “Soulstice” to chase the storms

Earth Medicine, Spirituality

Changing the story of our Soul

"Our bodies are made of stardust; our souls are made of stories." - Rev. Thomas Rhodes So many of us are shocked and saddened by the current state of our planet and its people — the violence, fear, inequality, non-sustainability — and speak of their despair, that they feel powerless to change it. But what… Continue reading Changing the story of our Soul

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?