Earth Medicine

Earth Medicine: Fire Cider

One of my autumnal herbal rituals is collecting seeds, berries, nuts and roots for making medicines for my home apothecary and for culinary treats and gifts. Mama Earth provides us with what we need when we need it: the seasonal availability of the various parts of local plants typically support the dis-eases or ailments of… Continue reading Earth Medicine: Fire Cider

Rituals and Ceremonies

Rituals for the Pisces New Moon

Wisdom from Seanmháthair Gealach (Grandmother Moon) Day 1, 🌚🌑 Dark Moon / New Moon in Pisces AND a Solar Eclipse Sunday, February 26 at 6:58 AM Pacific Time (14:58 UTC) 🌙 We have another powerful start to the lunar month, with a Solar Eclipse (visible in parts of South America and Africa). An auspicious time… Continue reading Rituals for the Pisces New Moon

Earth Medicine

When life gives you weeds, make tea!

I ended up foraging in an unexpected spot yesterday — my in-laws' front garden! As we approached their front door, I detected a lovely lemon fragrance so asked my father-in-law what he had growing. His reply, "Oh, those are just weeds... I can't get rid of them!" So with my handy secateurs (always in the trunk… Continue reading When life gives you weeds, make tea!