Shadow Work and Devotion. At Lunar Imbolc.

Devotion. It’s a wrought word, full with personal associations, and so I write it tenderly, for any and all that have been injured by traditions that forced or coerced dogma and rigidity, those direct or indirect punches to the developing, authentic soul. I know about those hits, personally, both from family and culture. I was…

Happy Traditional to Lunar Imbolc: Letting the Tide move you.

Happy traditional Imbolc, friends. I woke up today with a mist in my heart, the kind only satiated by the reliable rhythm languages, the silences and flurries of Mama Earth. It felt like longing, and when I leaned into the feeling I saw myself on a drive around the Tall Pines, this Place where I…

Quickening Full Moon: Lizzie’s Bend in the Road

“The Rowan Moon carries with it the energies and magic of the rowan tree: protection, strength, and success in new ventures. This Moon has deep ties with the goddess Brigid, as she is closely tied to the magic of the rowan…One of the folk names of the rowan is the ‘quicken tree’, as it was…

Small song of incantation, Dreaming Moon

These are mighty mighty times, dear friends. If you have your feet on the street you knew this day would come. Shout Black Feminists 12-13 Twitter underground. Dear birds singing song of change. Riot grl coming through me to write me a thesis to get me here, to follow through with my head and boots…

Winter Solstice. Animism, Ancestor Weekend, the sweet call of Yule Tide.

Backyard just before dawn Wednesday morning, the outlines of bare branches seem almost purple against a heavy gray sky. To the eye all else appears barren, but the intuitive eyes, the heart eyes, the soul eyes–a ripeness of movement motions the air. Some Solstices are deeply still, some you feel the quickening so ripe it…

Wishing Moon for Dark Moon, Dark Season, & Total Solar Eclipse.

Did you know tonight is a wishing moon? The lunation that starts tomorrow is our last one of Autumn. In fact, next Monday when she is 1st quarter, she converges with the Wheel of the Year as the longest night arrives and we welcome the season of Yule…and Return of Light ! Wishing moons, on…

Full Moon of Preparation

This morning’s full moon designates a time on the wheel of the year for preparation. Under this moon, we want to nurture all the details, take note of the areas that we can tend by taking small actions. Small actions. Small can look like endings, or knowing what not to feed with your energy. Small…

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…