Last month my full moon ritual's intention was to seek mercy and justice in terms of those dying from COVID-19. My thinking was mercy for those infected through no fault of their own, and justice for those who were infected due to their own hubris. I was working with the Mórrígan. During the course of … Continue reading Of Mercy & Justice
It's been a busy time for me. Even if you're not seeing a journal entry every day, they're happening. Some are just private. I'm realizing that I need to bite off fewer bits of what I'm working on so I don't burn out. Today was a struggle to get going. In addition to what I'm … Continue reading Staying Busy
Today while working on some coursework with The Irish Pagan School (which I highly recommend, by the by), I had my third recommendation to read Atomic Habits by James Clear. I ordered the damned book. The first recommendation came from one of my best and longest-termed friends, someone who knows me well and someone with … Continue reading Okay, okay, I get it! I’ll read the damned book!
Autumn is my favorite season. I love the beauty of the leaves as they show us how to pass from this world beautifully and with grace. I love the cooler temperatures and the opportunity to bundle up with my favorite scarves, shawls and sweaters. I love when coffee and tea feel like I’m carrying a … Continue reading Finding the Beauty in Change: Autumn Equinox Reflections
from this past Sunday's service at the Pacific Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Astoria, OR: Happy Mother’s Day to those who celebrate. I am privileged to have (and hopefully BE) a mother worthy of celebration. That is not always the case for people, and I’m sensitive to that today. Mother can be a charged word, right? … Continue reading Beltane Reflections
Since the dissolution of my last group, I've been in deep cocoon. I have a lot of thoughts, have had a lot of epiphanies, but the one that is really working me now is that perhaps I have been searching for something I never really needed - a tradition to work with. Recently I had … Continue reading Evolution?
So I picked up a copy of Sasha Graham's 365 Tarot Spreads to give myself some structure in getting to know the cards again AND to pick up some cool new spreads. It came last night, so I got started with today's entry - the Bird's-Eye View Spread. The trick with this spread is that … Continue reading 365 tarot spreads: bird’s-eye view spread
In the Craft, we are often taught that names have power. We choose names to become or to represent who we are. And sometimes there is a big enough life change that names change too. In my case, I've had two names during my 30-ish years as a Witch. The first name I crafted was … Continue reading taking a new name
From my New Order of Druids studies: The Relevance of Druidism Today Stubborn reliance on fossil fuels have led to more ecological disasters than I care to count. Landfills are overflowing with refuse that could largely be recycled or reused, including vast amounts of food waste. Deforestation continues to threaten our world even decades after … Continue reading keeping the hearth fire
Trí labra ata ferr táu: ochán ríg do chath, sreth immais, mola iar lúag. Three speeches better than silence: inciting a king to battle, using alliteration, praise after payment. (M. Daimler, Pagan Portals Brigid)