There are two predominant themes for Lughnasadh: one is sacrifice, and the other is nourishment. There have been years when sacrifice has shown up stronger for me, when I’ve had to give up something or become more aware of when I’m being a martyr. This year, however, Goddess is asking me to look harder at…… Continue reading Corn Woman’s Wisdom on Lughnasadh
Midsummer arrives on June 20th, which I greet with equal parts joy and gravity. I suppose that is fitting, as the sun reaches the height of its power here in the Northern Hemisphere and then begins a slow decline in strength until December. I feel like a drunken ballerina, teetering on this fulcrum of 2017.…… Continue reading Midsummer Review: How YOU Doin’?
A SONG of the good green grass! A song no more of the city streets; A song of farms—a song of the soil of fields. A song with the smell of sun-dried hay, where the nimble pitchers handle the pitch-fork; A song tasting of new wheat, and of fresh-husk’d maize. –Walt Whitman, “A Carol of…… Continue reading Lughnasadh: Honoring the Space Between
I have written quite a bit on the Wild Woman, as many of us are reclaiming our wildness in the truest definition of the word: living in a state of nature; not tamed or domesticated. Now that we are on the astrological date of Beltane, my thoughts turned more toward Wild Woman’s counterpart, the Wild…… Continue reading Invitation to the Wild Man
The eve of Imbolc began with an overwhelming need to de-clutter my desk—the surface and every item in every drawer was screaming for attention. I spend quite a lot of time at my desk magical, creative space, so it has a tendency to amass several projects at once. But the message I was getting loud…… Continue reading Three Gifts of Imbolc
Once, in a lucid and ironic season, I looked behind the mask the living wear, Hardly expecting either fiend or angel Under the tarnished brightness of that stare. -John A. Holmes (from “The Mask the Living Wear”) I’ve often felt that the costumes people wear on Halloween show more about their true character than the…… Continue reading “What Are You Going to Be for Halloween?”
The Spring Equinox, a Total Solar Eclipse, and a New Moon all occur on the 20th of March this year. We shift from dreams to action with the transition of the sun from Pisces to Aries. The New Moon also enters the fiery sign of Aries, so the energy will be high, intense, and quite…… Continue reading Ostara Meditation: Into the Labyrinth