Wheel of the Year

Autumn Incense

I have started to gather and dry some ingredients for my planned Fall Equinox loose incense blend, for using in my celebrations and rituals throughout Autumn. I'm using ethically foraged ingredients and, so far have, oak leaves and moss, pine needles, wild hops, a few pine cones (under the leaves!), Rowan berries, Rosemary and Sage.… Continue reading Autumn Incense

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…

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

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

The Thinning of the Veil at Samhain

Although Samhain has now officially passed (although it does remain as the Irish Gaelic name for the month of November), I still receive questions about Samhain, when it should be celebrated, what it means from an energetic/intuitive perspective, and how to celebrate it. I received a great query through my website last week that I wanted… Continue reading The Thinning of the Veil at Samhain

Divine Feminine, Earth Medicine, Lunar Cycles

Join us in the Wise Woman Bean Gealach Circle

Women of all ages around our world are gathering together to celebrate the Divine Feminine within, to connect with their inner sacredness and wisdom, to connect with other women, to connect with Mother Earth and Grandmother Moon (Seanmháthair Gealach in Irish Gaelic), the Goddess within, and to celebrate the cycles of our life — from… Continue reading Join us in the Wise Woman Bean Gealach Circle

Earth Medicine, Journeys, Rituals and Ceremonies

Fly away little bird

Earlier this week, I returned a little sparrow to Mama Earth, one who had flown into a window at our home ... heartbreaking, yet with a message for me. I'm sure many of you have experienced this... a loud bang on a window, jumping up to see what happened, then seeing a tiny feather. However,… Continue reading Fly away little bird

Witchy Ways

Celebrate your Animal Allies in our November Instagram Challenge

I'm so excited! We start the #animalearthmedicine Photo Challenge today on Instagram! Are you drawn to Shamanism, Paganism or perhaps love connecting to the wisdom of animals? And are you on Instagram? If so, you are going to fall in love 😍with the NOVEMBER photo challenge that I am co-hosting from @innerjourneyevents with my longtime… Continue reading Celebrate your Animal Allies in our November Instagram Challenge

Earth Medicine, Rituals and Ceremonies, Wheel of the Year

Your invitation to the Wise Woman Bean Gealach Circle

I love sharing my practice with you through this blog, through my Facebook page and through other social media... but I also love learning from you all, hearing what you are doing in your practice, what rituals you follow, and interacting on a deeper level. I believe one of the best ways to do that… Continue reading Your invitation to the Wise Woman Bean Gealach Circle

Divine Feminine, Lunar Cycles, Witchy Ways

Aries Full Moon and the Mother Goddesses of Summer

Here in Vancouver, the Full Moon arrives tonight at 9:25 PM Pacific Time and is known to many as the Hunter's Moon. And like all Full Moons, it will rise shortly after sunset in the East. A  glorious spectacle! It rises in the fire sign of Aries and then moves into Taurus the next morning at… Continue reading Aries Full Moon and the Mother Goddesses of Summer