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Imbolc Season: Clarify

The Wheel of the Year turned past the mid-point between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox in the northern hemisphere and we have entered Imbolc season. Acknowledging the eight...

Shamanic Reiki and Death

Candles are lit for those crossing the veil, including a long-time Shamanic Reiki client. The first time she got on my table she just wanted to relax and release the...

Yule Season: Reflect

The Wheel of the Year is turning towards the Winter Solstice in the northern hemisphere and the corresponding celebration of Yule. Acknowledging the eight “spokes” of the wheel of the...

Charge of the Spirit of Earth

Listen to the words of the Earth, the spirit of all things wild and free, and keeper of ancient secrets that yearn to be known in this new age. I...

Lughnasadh Season: Make It So

The Wheel of the Year has turned to a cross-quarter day, Lughnasadh, beginning the season of manifestation and abundance in the northern hemisphere. Acknowledging and celebrating the eight “spokes” of...

Change and Transformation

Can change as a transformative and healing process? A transformative process may start with an event that shakes you up so much you don’t feel like you will ever be...

Navigating Change with Shamanic Reiki

Years ago, when I was first starting out as a Shamanic Reiki practitioner and teacher, I wrote about change on my “ about me ” page. I recently revisited it...
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World Habitat Day 2022

Today is World Habitat Day which I admit I thought was about wild habitats until I looked it up. The United Nations actually intended World Habitat Day to bring attention...
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Ostara 2022: What We Plant

To create the ritual for my upcoming Ostara ceremony, I revisited my research looking for themes. The vernal equinox marks the beginning of spring in the northern hemisphere, which is...

Moon Magic: New Moon in Pisces

Each New and Full Moon I dig into lunar astrology to write my newsletter and to set the theme for the associated Turtle Journey. I am not an astrologer, but...
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The Land and Me

I have been thinking about ecology, which is the study of how beings interact with each other and their environment, to better understand what terms like “eco-spirituality” and “spiritual ecology”...

Moon Magic: Full Moon in Leo

Each New and Full Moon I dig into lunar astrology to write my newsletter and to set the theme for the associated Turtle Journey. I am not an astrologer, but...