Earth Medicine

Reinventing the human

A sacred space for me, the pond at Jericho Beach, Vancouver, BC These words from Thomas Berry, from his 1999 classic The Great Work, really resonated with me — again — today. “The historical mission of our times is to reinvent the human – at the species level, with critical reflection, within the community of… Continue reading Reinventing the human

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

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

An Offering Bag for Ayni with Mama Earth

Wisdom from Seanmháthair Gealach (Grandmother Moon) Day 18, Waning Gibbous Moon 🌖 5 days to Winter Solstice As we approach Winter Solstice — The North in the Medicine Wheel, home of Mama Earth — this is a natural time for introspection, to dig deeper into our Selves, and a good time to examine our relationship… Continue reading An Offering Bag for Ayni with Mama Earth

Rituals and Ceremonies, Wheel of the Year

Balancing at The Equinox: a transforming step in the Spiral Dance of the Year

The September 22nd Equinox celebration is very special. Several of us have banded together in support of YOUR Equinox Journey, offering new spreads; info on how to work with the Colours of Autumn; tips on working with your Inner Cauldron;  new additions for your Art Journal;  creative writing tips; working with Lilith; the journey of… Continue reading Balancing at The Equinox: a transforming step in the Spiral Dance of the Year

Earth Medicine, Lunar Cycles, Witchy Ways

Shine On, Harvest Moon Child

What is it about a Harvest Moon that inspires songwriters and lovers… from the old vaudevilles songs such as “Shine On Harvest Moon” to our own Neil Young’s “Harvest Moon”? I know that I love gazing at the night sky when the moon if full… so warm, inviting and powerful. Our beautiful Luna is almost… Continue reading Shine On, Harvest Moon Child

Spirituality

Dancing with the energy of our Souls

As we approach the Equinox on September 22nd, the theme for our monthly journey with Grandmother Moon is Balance and Harmony. Someone recently suggested to me that this was an impossible task. He asked, "How can we humans have perfect balance when the Earth itself achieves it only twice a year?" That may be true...… Continue reading Dancing with the energy of our Souls

Earth Medicine, Rituals and Ceremonies, Wheel of the Year

Shifts in your Seasonal Self

As we move from Summer to Autumn north of the Equator (and from Winter to Spring in the Southern Hemisphere), Mama Earth’s energy is shifting…. as is ours. At the Summer Solstice, Father Sun's Yin energy is at its peak and at the Winter Solstice, it's at its lowest.... Yang energy takes dominance. At the… Continue reading Shifts in your Seasonal Self

Earth Medicine, Lunar Cycles, Rituals and Ceremonies

Releasing with Fire in the Blackberry Moon

There are so many names for the Full Moon in August ranging from the names of First Nations people — Fruit Moon (Cherokee) and Sturgeon Moon (Algonquian) — to those of England (the Grain Moon and the Corn Moon), and the Lightning Moon as named by some Neopagans. Whatever we call it, I love these… Continue reading Releasing with Fire in the Blackberry Moon

Earth Medicine, Wheel of the Year

Tend your Summer Heart Fire

☀️🌞❤️ 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 fresh growth and fertility through to Winter's rest, followed by the renewal of Spring again. Summer is with us now and although my Celtic body does not… Continue reading Tend your Summer Heart Fire