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
I love making fresh loose incense... So fresh and aromatic, and easy to make, and you can guarantee the purity of the elements! This is one of my favourite formulations, especially at Samhain: a mixture of frankincense and myrrh resins plus the fresh woody aromatic scents of cedar, rosemary and juniper. And if you prefer… Continue reading How to make a fresh loose incense for Samhain
A week ago, on the New Moon, I pulled five oracle cards for a New Moon Medicine Wheel Reading, a practice introduced to me by poet-coach-artist Karen D. Crane. One can use either oracle or tarot cards, whatever resonates best with you. I love this layout, as it's a great way to regularly - and with intention… Continue reading Message from The Mountain: Week 2 of my New Moon reading
For those of you who did not pull any cards on the New Moon for the Medicine Wheel Oracle/Tarot reading, I invite you to take this journey with me. As you read the interpretation of the cards, think about the question for this week, what is happening in your life, and how this card may… Continue reading Week One: What is Beginning? The Dragon’s Lair card tells us.
There are many ways of honouring the past and thanking our ancestors on Samhain. Many of these rituals and traditions now show up as part of Halloween celebrations, but they are rooted in the ancient religions. Here are just a few ways: Carve the initials of the recently departed into a candle, and light it… Continue reading Honour your ancestors at Samhain