All Hallows to Lunar Samhain. 2018.

image, Mama Bones by Tom Kuebler, at the IX International Celebration of Imaginitve Realism in Reading, PA Random things I’m thinking on the start of Lunar Samhain (starts today is one way to see it because the moon becomes last quarter today): The academic field of dom culture professionals–I acknowledge I am part—talks about the…

New Moon to Lunar Lammas, Healing the Feminine in 2017

Ahhhh, friends. What a year, no?  Our first moon cycle in 2017 inaugurated a man as the leader of our metaphoric house who bragged about the exploitation and objectification of the female body.  Our values supported this. The normalization of exploitation in this house is unacceptable. The female body.  The female body.  The female body….

Women’s Mysteries: Winter Solstice and the Dark Moon. Hope.

Today’s New Moon, around 5:30pm in California, marks the end/start of a new cycle. In addition, this evening the sun reaches its furthest point from the earth’s Northern hemisphere, granting the shortest amount of daylight, the longest amount of darkness, and our entry in to winter. We know this as the Winter Solstice. On the…

Women’s Mysteries: Ovulation and The Active Imagination

Dualistic, or Self Verses Other, Thinking We got here to this beautiful earth handed down human from human, parent to parent, earth to foot to heart to head, and back again. We suffer a single wound through which all else arises and which, for centuries, has been largely misunderstood and thus continually misrepresented.  This wound…

Waking UP: Women’s Cycles & Earth Cycles as One.

And it is here: heart of summer, hearth of soul. I am ovulating, or pre-ovulation, which as a woman I know means I am at the height of my vitality. I am sparkling, vivacious, full of energy and ideas and intuitive, big-eyed ideas that seem to naturally connect like a live line of fire sizzling…

Final Harvest Moon and Wisdom of the Feminine

Moon tonight over Laguna Canyon One of the roots for the term harvest moon comes from old european peasant ways.   The season of agriculture and of grazing animals–who lived and feasted in the pastures–followed the growing cycles of the earth.  Now is the time the final harvest is cut and hung, the last of…

Women’s Mysteries: New Moon, before Fall. Roots.

I cried when Jon sang the words to the Traveling Song. Just his voice, the snap-sounds of fire, the circle of ocean below us in a constant shhhhhushhhh.   One of those times noise actually makes you feel quiet.  That’s how big it was, the silence in the night. While you are away    from…

Women’s Mysteries: The Threshold Stage

Last Thursday I felt my body ushering me into my threshold time. Threshold means at the edge.  In this case, I use the word to mean being in-between two different ways of being. One way is active, initiating, directed, this is called the follicular stage, the time of month when our sex energy is ovulatory…