The Blessed Virgin’s Moon

Hark, the long awaited new moon in Virgo is soon cresting the far horizon. Lifting our weary spirits with the promise of hope and healing, she cannot come fast enough. Our finish lines – yes even the ones we slide over on our face – are also our brand new starting points. This new moon…

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Dark Moon Sailing

As we set sail towards the glimmering new moon horizon, we still have blessed hours in the quiet of the dark. I am a rabid fan of these cauldron spaces and what is always held in the void between. Sinking deeply into their magic and mystery is its own reward. Here we try to tie…

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New Moon Seeding Ritual

Eclipse season is always a long player that ripples along many lines. The moon cycles that mirror this nineteen years previously and nineteen years hence. The six months back to the last pretty pair of eclipses and the influences that take us up to the next in six months time. This moment is akin to…

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Love Spell

Ask any witch or tarot reader and they will confirm that the question most pressing and most vexing always concerns love. Beyond the devotion of art and science to the discovery of its nature, love is revealed to all of us in its many forms throughout our lifetimes. Spells to call in love or to…

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The Mother Moon : Water Ritual

Our first full moon peaks later today in Cancer, the bright lady’s home state and the hallowed realm of nurturing and nourishment. She is the divine feminine supercharged: as close to us as she can be (perigree) as earth too moves as close to the sun as she can (perihelion). These powerful astronomical markers are…

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End of Year Shedding

Around this time of year where I live it is shedding season. Tree bark begins to crack and fall like a beautiful wooden skirt around its trunk. Cicada shells appear everywhere as if by magic, their former tenants heralding their rebirth in deafening chorus. My animals too are surely tossing pawfuls of hair over their…

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Dark Moon Ritual

“Nothing like a good ritualistic burning for letting it go and getting on with the magic. Visit Bohomofo for all your ritual burning, fear purging needs.” Thanks Ronnie, correct you are (and now too soaring towards the Scorpio new moon tomorrow! Huzzah lady!) As any witch worth her salt will tell you, the deepest dark…

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Dark Moon Receiving

As we begin our descent into the deepest of the dark moons, the universal imperative to slow and still is at odds with a world that demands our constant engagement. The balsamic phase is quiet time for a very good reason. It is only once we are out of the fray that we can make…

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Taurus Full Moon : Balm Thyself

In the thick of Scorpio season, the full moon in the Scorpion’s opposite sign tends to take the sting out of the month, if only for a few sweet days. She arrives in her Taurean coat of stars as an earthy balm, anchoring us and grounding us, pulling us out of our messy heads and…

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First Quarter Moon

I love the folklore that is weaved into astrology, mystical and instructive as the old tales tend to be. The first quarter moon was noted as the crisis moon, a square aspect between sun and moon that signals friction, frisson or difficulty. And here she sits in Scorpio on her way to an eclipse date…

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