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

Earth Medicine, Lunar Cycles, Rituals and Ceremonies, Spirituality

Release with the Full Moon yang energy

Are you feeling the energy from Saturday night's Full Moon in Leo? The Full Moon always packs a punch for me, amplifying everything I'm feeling! When Mother Moon starts her journey each month in the Dark Moon / New Moon, her energy is Yin - receiving, gentle, intuitive, and calm. Her energy waxes (increases) throughout… Continue reading Release with the Full Moon yang energy


Is A “Weakness” Merely The Shadow Side Of A Strength?

Our journey through life presents us with many gates… Some see them as barriers but they are usually opportunities for growth and change and new beginnings. In her book "The Pathwork of Self-Transformation, Eve Pierrakos wrote, "Through the gateway of feeling your weakness lies your strength." Stop for a moment to consider a so-called weakness...… Continue reading Is A “Weakness” Merely The Shadow Side Of A Strength?

Lunar Cycles, Rituals and Ceremonies

Taming the chaos with the New Moon in Virgo 

Such a powerful day, with both a New Moon in Virgo AND a partial solar eclipse! The New Moon is the time to set intentions for the month, to try something new....and break patterns, especially lingering karmic patterns. With the solar eclipse thrown in, this is a New Moon on steroids! Big stuff is happening… Continue reading Taming the chaos with the New Moon in Virgo 

Earth Medicine, Spirituality

Dare to think for yourself

Is there anything more precious than freedom of thought? Or the ability to think, evaluate, analyze, question, probe...? As Voltaire said, “Dare to think for yourself.” The work that we do - especially those of us who are coaches, alternative health or spiritual practitioners - is often misjudged or misunderstood. But do trust and do… Continue reading Dare to think for yourself