Earth Medicine, Wheel of the Year

Trust in the chaos of transformation

Autumn emerging on Vancouver's Arbutus Greenway Shifting from season to season can be chaotic at times, as the energies transform, at times moving forward and at times clinging or returning to its previous state. And so it has been for us lately in my locale. The summer heat and drought was stubbornly clinging well past… Continue reading Trust in the chaos of transformation

Wheel of the Year

Twelve Days of Solstice: an Elemental Blessing

During the Solstice celebrations, I feel even closer to the classical four Elements — Earth, Fire, Air and Water — and love to evoke this Blessing of the Elements at this time of year: As the earth grows colder, the winds blow faster, the fire dwindles smaller, and the rains fall harder, let the light… Continue reading Twelve Days of Solstice: an Elemental Blessing

Sky Medicine, Wheel of the Year

Pause and Reflect at Solstice

Solstice Sunset at Spanish Banks, Vancouver, Canada Solstice arrives June 21st at 3:32 UTC / 8:32 pm PDT June 20th. This is celebrated as Summer Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, and Winter Solstice in the Southern Hemisphere. For both, it is a time of pause and a shift in energetic waxing and waning. At Summer… Continue reading Pause and Reflect at Solstice

Wheel of the Year

Equinox and Alchemy

This month's lunar theme was inspired by the wisdom and energies of The Sorceress, our companion for the September Equinox, and our focus in this month's lesson in our "13 Moons, 13 Goddesses" course. The Sorceress embodies transformation and alchemy, especially at this time of shifting elements: Earth to Air in the Southern Hemisphere, and… Continue reading Equinox and Alchemy

Lunar Cycles, Wheel of the Year

Moonday Musings: The Veils of Samhain

In a recent blog post (Forgiveness and Release at Samhain), I shared some thoughts on the veils associated with Samhain, which marks the New Year in the Celtic / Pagan Wheel of the Year. We often talk about the veils between the physical world and the Otherworld being so thin at this time, allowing us… Continue reading Moonday Musings: The Veils of Samhain


Divine Imperfection and Repeated “Mistakes”

Last January, I shared my thoughts on Divine Imperfection: the Joy of Making Mistakes, inspired by a Neil Gaiman quote from 2011. The original post resonated with many people, and I received several private messages and emails with thoughts and comments that folks hesitated to post publicly. And that’s okay too! A common thread in these private… Continue reading Divine Imperfection and Repeated “Mistakes”

Earth Medicine

My body is a wilderness

Oh how I love these words from Ojibway author Richard Wagamese, who left us earlier this year to walk with The Ancestors. His words inspire me daily, especially in his book Embers: One Ojibway's Meditations. "My body is a wilderness. To understand that I need to inhabit it. I need to contemplate, meditate, and reflect… Continue reading My body is a wilderness

Lunar Cycles, Soul Work

Passionate Transformation with the New Moon in Taurus

Wisdom from Seanmháthair Gealach (Grandmother Moon) New Moon in Taurus arrived at 5:16 AM Pacific Time Day 1 of the lunar journey Our Theme for this month: Passionate Transformation. Love Your Self New Moon Wisdom: first, pause & reflect We are in that wonderful time of new beginnings... a New Moon today and Beltaine (the… Continue reading Passionate Transformation with the New Moon in Taurus

Earth Medicine

The beauty of transformation

I took a walk this morning, curious to see what the Trees had released in last night's wind and rain storm here in Vancouver. Whenever possible, I collect from windfall rather than collecting directly from the trees... even though I do ask 🌳their permission❤ It was breezy and so invigorating, walking through the fallen leaves… Continue reading The beauty of transformation