The Witch’s New Year: Lunar Samhain

Tomorrow night, just past midnight, it’s the Witch’s New Year, Lunar Samhain. Earlier in the Harvest part of the year, in my second site for ritual I saw a Women’s Mysteries member and I throwing bones. Bone throwing is a form of divination with roots found in numerous different pagan heritages. We came together less…

Final Harvest Blue Moon, All Hallows & Traditional Samhain

Last night the wind managed to tickle my skin indoors, two different times. A cool tickle, it had been a looong day and I was tired, deep bone blood physical kind, and ready to toss hands near my 11th hour of work. The windows open just a bitty bit for the soothe of rain, those…

Dark Moon & Lunar Samhain 2020

We are in the dark moon phase of the lunation this week friends, and my message to us all~ value this, this natural lean inward~right now. Aligning with the Wheel of the Year always helps us recalibrate, always helps us heal. Dark, or balsamic phase, of the moon are those couple few days each month…

Nana Dr. Akosua Akyaa…

“Psychiatrist. Behavioral Scientist. Healer. Author. Activist.…and now Ancestral Warrior for Black Children.” -from the Black Mental Health Alliance Board President, Jonathan Shepherd, MD, yesterday: “These words describe Dr. Patricia A. Newton (better known as Nana Dr. Akosua Akyaa), her tremendous impact on mental health professionals around the world and the field of Black mental health, and…

Second Harvest Moon, 2020.

Tomorrow night is the second Harvest Moon on the earth or Women’s Mysteries path. This is the moon following Mabon. How was your Fall Equinox last week? The energy or themes catalyzed (meaning present and activating) for you then peaks this week under the full light of Mama Luna. Depth or sacred feminine as an…

Mabon. Rites of Fall, Second Harvest.

Happy last day of Summer, dear friends. Tomorrow is Mabon, Fall Equinox, or Second Harvest on the Wheel of the Year. It is the day of equal amount of light and dark. Beginning Wednesday, the balance tips. We lean into the dark half, when the length of nighttime gains longer than day, of the year….

New Moon Overnight

Overnight we hit the pitch of depth of lunar dark for the month~her new lunation, or new moon, comes with the dawn. This is the new moon cycle that brings about the Rites of Fall, known as Mabon or Fall Equinox. Archetypal time of Both, And….Equal balance of daytime and nighttime. Lesson of Being In-Between~Mabon…

“Slippage, a Provocation” by Sharan Strange

To call oneself African (here) means, simply, the rejection of a view of self as mired in double consciousness. It is to imagine (or know—or avow, finally) one’s consciousness as that of the African’s untainted by the European encounter.                                         …

Alchemy Thoughts, on the last week of Summer

We bonfired in person the night of full moon last week, it was the first time that the co-op I founded, and our two different Women’s Mysteries circles, gathered as one this whole fiscal year. The original of course being scheduled for Ostara, or the sabbath Rites of Spring. Which were cancelled because of the…

Dark Moon Clear-Seeing. The Power of the Hag.

Dark Moon is here, time of Mama Earth’s Shadow on Mama Moon. Monthly Time of Shadow-Reflection. This, the year of Collective Dark.  The fog and mists have been here all year.  Here, metaphysically.   And here, in 3-D form, at least along the mid-Atlantic Coast of the US. What the Buddhists would call Maya, the personal…