a season for healing

“Can we allow this eclipse to open us up to transforming our feelings into healings?” — Many Moons, 2018 Vol. 2: July – December, Sarah Faith Gottesdiener We are coming into an eclipse season. A time of wonder, a history of confusion and a modern day must-see event. But eclipses are a time of shifts, often big ones. Or opportunities for change, for movement — desired and perhaps less so. I know there is tension in my body at this time. The moment before. The breath before…sometimes relief, sometimes anxiety, sometimes just what-happens-now. Can we heal? Can what was shrouded […]

ready begins in the now

Another month, another moon.  Another opportunity to start, to finish, to believe, to hope, to release, to look forward, to shift. I pulled a card from The Moon Deck today, as I do most Mondays. For guidance, for inspiration, and, sometimes, for courage. I pulled it out and looked at the figure with the moon at her back.  Freedom and flight. There is something in the world today that tries to tell us that we’re never fully prepared. As though this were a bad thing, as though this is a stopping point from which we can not begin again. But […]

a dreaming moon, a yearning moon

The weeks leading up to this full moon have been full of ideas — galloping straight toward me. I could the feel the way the earth moved slightly and how I have been steadying myself for the eventual impact. But it’s all hoof beats. For now. I can be the witness of the alignment of Venus and Jupiter and and Neptune — the sparkling jewels in the sky that have been advancing like chess pieces. Until they are perfectly in order. They are not answers or quests. They are reminders that I already know what’s about to happen. I already […]

craving full .:. hungry for more

Whether it’s the Mercury retrograde or the up/down of the weather, my insides have felt raw. I’m at a loss for words and a loss for actions, stuck between what has been and what could be. This month, I’m creating a spell to remember the fullness of myself, no matter the shape of the moon or the size of my To Do list. They say it’s a Pink Moon, though not in color. Pink for flowers and blossoming and growth. The full moon in Scorpio arrives on Sunday, April 29, and some say it will be a time of unburdening. […]

encountering newness

It’s easy to see that spring is coming. From the rains here in northern California to the way the hills are neon green, the seasons are shifting. The winds are harder in the afternoon, blowing in the warmer air, the drier air. And the moon’s light is waning, as it does. As it does. I want to tell you that it’s easy to remember this is all a cycle of rebirth. I want you to know in your bones that everything that goes will return. That all that grows will fall away too. But in the moments when it’s all […]

prepare, prepare

The time is coming. The time for magick in the woods. A place I haven’t been before. A place I may never see again. The years are funny like that. I can only prepare for what I think might happen. All my tools of my heart. Of my hand. Of my intuition. Packed up, arranged, and folded so they fit. There will be a moment when I feel I’m not ready. When I feel I won’t know enough or know what to do. So I prepare. And not all of it is mystical. Some of it is eating more green […]

new moon // just do it

My bones ached along the waning of the moon. A feeling like wanting to run and not being able to move. Not quite trapped, not quite free. I’m waiting for something. I’m ready for something. This is not a time for mourning, I hear between the rains. This is not a time for falling to pieces and kneeling on the ground. Now is the time to look up, look around, grab the tools you already have, and get started. For me, I need to go beyond words in order to find out what I must call into my life. Words […]

between supermoons: a spell

a ritual for these times for growing for brightness for glowing and flowing and shrinking and hiding and climbing under the covers   ingredients: a clear space / counter / shelf / mind a candle / any color / any size, but big enough to hold your dreams a promise (only you can make this one)   invite the possibility that this spell is already working somewhere between the shifting of tides and the aching of the growing days (or nights) breathe in the probability that everything changes (as it does, as it does)   conjure a feeling that you […]

another aspect

she wasn’t supposed to be there so much we’d had conversations and discussions and plans but she was also always supposed to be there in the underworld / my living room / my heart Ereshkigal the older sister the one who had a place of her own to run to birth the souls of the dead again and again and again *** that night she was insistent that this time  (there had been other times) she was not going to hold back she was going to say the things she always wanted to say to Inanna she would point at […]