Divination Techniques & Tools, Lunar Cycles

Lunar theme for August: Everyday Sacred

The New Moon in Leo ♌︎ arrives on August 1st at 03:12 UTC, which for me here in Vancouver Canada is July 31st at 8:12 PM. For those of us in North America (and elsewhere), this is a Black Moon, i.e. the second New Moon in a single calendar month (i.e. July). For the rest… Continue reading Lunar theme for August: Everyday Sacred

Wheel of the Year

The Heart(h) of your home

  I work with my allies daily, sometimes in simple ways — such as connecting with Mama Earth in a walk in Nature at a local greenway or park — and at other times in more complex ways: sitting at my altar, journeying with my ancestors and other allies, performing rituals. One of the thoughts… Continue reading The Heart(h) of your home

Wheel of the Year

Tu B’Shevat: New Year for the Trees

I love how so many cultures celebrate Spring and New Year in their religious and spiritual holidays. Those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, and who follow the Wheel of the Year, will be celebrating Imbolc around February 1st. This holiday marked the first of three Spring celebrations in the Celtic Wheel of the Year:… Continue reading Tu B’Shevat: New Year for the Trees

Earth Medicine

Take Action: Celebrate Earth Day with sustainable changes at home

My theme for this lunar month is Love the Earth, Love your Self . . .  inspired by the arrival of Spring at the Vernal Equinox, Earth Day / International Mother Earth Day on April 22nd and the coming of Bealtaine on May 1st. Together all of these honour our relationship with Mama Earth and… Continue reading Take Action: Celebrate Earth Day with sustainable changes at home

Earth Medicine, Lunar Cycles

We need to remember the songs…

For me, Earth Medicine is about our spiritual relationship with Nature... such as how we synchronize our energy with her, the healing herbs that Mama Earth provides us, protecting and promoting the sustainability of all life and the health of the planet. It's a huge part of my work, and how I interact with the… Continue reading We need to remember the songs…

Rituals and Ceremonies


Summer Holidays! YES! This week I'm taking a staycation here in beautiful Vancouver with my husband, so I'm also trying to take a social media vacation and will be active once again on Monday July 24th.🌞 This pic of the Gathering of the Canoes was taken Friday on English Bay here in Vancouver. Such a… Continue reading Staycation!

Earth Medicine, Rituals and Ceremonies

Life is Ceremony

Yesterday I attended a workshop led by The Medicine Collective, a group of Indigenous Elders and Knowledge-Keepers, at the xʷc̓ic̓əsəm Indigenous Health Garden at the UBC Farm. Such a profound and healing experience. We began with ritual… with ceremony… with sharing... standing in Circle, honouring our ancestors and the unceded land of the Musqueam People,… Continue reading Life is Ceremony

Earth Medicine, Rituals and Ceremonies

Praying Rain and Cooling Green Freshness

UPDATE: This meditation was scheduled as a virtual group event for 8 PM Pacific Time on Monday, July 10th and it has now been spread across social media. People across North America - and beyond - have been participating at their own time, in their own place. Thank you for your energy. The organizer, L… Continue reading Praying Rain and Cooling Green Freshness

Earth Medicine, Spirituality, Witchy Ways

Creating a Relationship with your Plant Allies

A member of our Wise Woman Bean Gealach Circle recently asked about working with Clover as a plant ally, and what that meant.  I responded on a herbal/medicinal level but also suggested I would post separately about what it means to work with our Plant Allies from a shamanic perspective, not just a medicinal one.… Continue reading Creating a Relationship with your Plant Allies

Earth Medicine

Sustainability starts with awareness

We are all stewards of this planet, and the choices we make each day have an impact on its sustainability... or not. This quote by Franklin Roosevelt was a powerful call-to-action during the 1930s, when vast areas of the US and Canadian prairies turned into dust bowls, exacerbated by farming practices based on an insufficient… Continue reading Sustainability starts with awareness