grief

red moon ritual

I’ve been doing a lot of spellwork these days. More than I ever have. Maybe it helps me feel more in control. Maybe it reminds me I am always able to do something. Tomorrow’s blood moon / full moon / total lunar eclipse feels ripe with possibility. From what I’ve been seeing among my social media network, folks have been feeling the shift in the shadow, while still nursing bruises of a lot of planets in retrograde. (Including Mercury, starting today.) So, where’s the magick in this madness? Where should my energy be when everything is changing and shifting and […]

pomegranates and veils

the time for thinning veils and the closeness of those departed Samhain, I’ve been warned about you so tonight, i’ll sit with myself with a bowl of pomegranates and remember that there are some pips i decided to eat and some that i didn’t realize i’d swallowed because not every initiation is chosen and many steps just happen because you were already moving in that direction this year, i have lost (so many have) this year, i have grieved (so many have) and this is not the end   the Beloved Dead are not going away they only get closer […]

what is remembered, lives

I’m running out of words to fully express the grief that stands by the door. I’m running out of tears to cleanse the rough wounds that come with each moment I want to hear her voice. I can call it up in my head and I can pull up videos on my phone. But in the end, she is gone. And it is Samhain. The time for remembering. I want to tell you stories about her, but they’re not mythic or complicated. I could tell you about the time she and I went out shopping and got into a fender […]