Some unsettling energy going on – What to do with it?

Saturn is in Capricorn, which has the effect of forcing us to be present and in the moment. On March 8th, Jupiter went retrograde in Scorpio. Jupiter is generally expansive and is very tied to our beliefs. Scorpio is all about transformation. Also on March 8, the shadow of Mercury Retrograde in Aries began (actual…

A New Video Blog Series

I’ll be trying to post one of these a month. In Light of the World episode 1, Ginger asks me about some of the astrological energies going on, and then we take a look ahead into 2015. There are a few predictions, and some practical, tangible suggestions for how to better support oneself amidst all…

Where in the World is Ayamanatara?

Every year, for the past 13 (this will be my 14th), at the end of the summer I have packed up and headed for the desert. I tend to just tell people I’m going on retreat, because that’s what it is for me. I’m off the grid, dealing with extreme weather conditions, in sacred space….

Weekly Round Up of Web Links

Researchers investigate what it means to ‘hear voices’ 10 Things You Can Learn From A Good Relationship Walden reminds me that when I feel lacking – I don’t need new things, I need new eyes with which to see the things I already have. Natural Pain relief Three tips for building wealth with magic Pope…

Celebrate Lemuralia

Thursday night/Friday Morning this week marks the celebration of the annual clearing out of the dead and old energies, according to the Roman calendar, known as Lemuralia. Why not take the opportunity to exorcise your own demons? According to Ovid, this is done by having the head of the household walk barefoot through the house…

Abundance Assistance: The Money Tin

It seems like the government shutdown hit a lot of people in the pocketbook. When we get hooked by the idea of lack, it sets up a cascade effect, and increases the lack in our lives. News stories about “not enough money” and a “sinking economy” only feed that. In order to turn your finances…

The Gratitude Challenge

I caught myself being negative lately about some things that were going on in my personal life. It wasn’t pretty, I didn’t like it, and I wanted to change it. I didn’t want to be that person who is always complaining, and, more than that, I wanted to feel differently. So I’ve decided to write…

Economics and Paganism

Recent surveys have shown that there .67% of the population self-identifies as “Pagan” when asked about their belief system. That is a slightly higher percentage than Seventh Day Adventists or Unitarian Universalists. I find that many people I encounter, whether they identify as “Pagan” or simply “spiritual,” would love to have a community of people…

Food as a Sacred Act of Community

Eating has always been a strongly social activity in my life. When I have something important to talk about, when I want to download information or decompress with someone after an event, when I want to get to know someone better, when I am working on fostering community, I always want to do it over…