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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Dear Saturn

Dear Saturn, You bastard. It occurred to me that a pertinent ritual to perform at the time of Saturn’s motion direct would be to write a letter to old Father Time. The first draft (above) was a little less eloquent than I had in mind but it has been an eye rolling week indeed as…

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Planting Ritual for the New Moon

Acquire all that you will need for your new moon ritual during the dark moon. You will require seeds or seedlings, a pot to plant in or a well-nourished garden bed and a fully cleared amethyst crystal. Ideally purchase a new amethyst and bathe it in salt water to clear any residue from its travels…

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Ritual to Cut Cords

All too often we still feel tethered to the energy of something or someone. Yet we know intuitively that it no longer serves us and that it is time to move on. Cord cutting rituals are a wonderful way to energetically sever a connection. Best performed as a meditation in ritual space, they remain a…

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Ritual to Forgive and Move On

Forgiveness is powerful medicine. A full moon  is a wonderful time to let go but this ritual can similarly be enacted on the waning phase of the lunar cycle or at the dark moon. Our life yet to come begs us to make peace with our past. Prior to the ritual, think carefully about who you…

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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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Eclipse Rollercoaster Mid Point

We are approaching the mid point between the eclipse we have had quite enough of already and its pretty partner, at the shimmering new moon in Aquarius next week. Is it just me or is this an arduously glacial gamechanger whose minutes are whizzing past as the days drag by? Mercury already in Aquaria may…

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The Ruby Shadow of the Blood Moon

The ancient tales of eclipsia are shrouded in an uneasiness, as peoples dependent on the sun and moon gods for their very lives were rattled by this cosmic disappearing act. I wonder if very much has changed even in our terribly modern world, jammed with knowledge and short on understanding, as we stand starstruck still….

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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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