May 2021: The Veil Thins

May 2021: The Veil Thins… Most people don’t think of late spring as the time when the veil thins, but we are at the other side of the wheel from the end of October, and the veil thins here too. While in the autumn, everything is dying, in spring it comes alive, glorious and bursting…

The current energies are bouncing off of each other

We just got whapped by some solar energy over the last few days; scientifically speaking, it was a glancing blow, but the CME was decently sized, so we definitely felt it. For those of you who haven’t been following this blog for a while, the heart of our solar system is a higher manifestation of…

February Cross Quarter Contemplation

This is one of the two Cross Quarters (sometimes known as Imbolc, or First Milk of the Lamb) which offer us the opportunity to get more present and aware of what we have in the here and now. The actual astrological date for the Cross Quarter this year is February 4th. Taking the Wheel of…

A little note about my availability for March and April

I am going on a journey! It’s all very exciting. What this means for you is that I will be out of town at the beginning of April. If you would like an in person session, I recommend scheduling as soon as you can, as my appointments are filling up. This also means that there…

A follow up to Saturday’s blog post about Solar Activity

On Saturday, I posted about an ongoing energy shift due to solar activity. According to SpaceWeather, the Sun is sending bursts of radio energy toward Earth strong enough to make audible noises in the loudspeakers of common shortwave receivers. That’s pretty strong. People are feeling uneasy. I have talked before about how the energy of…

A ritual for Spring

This ritual was originally published in the April newsletter If you, like me, like to set intentions and create abundance in the spring, here is my favorite spring ritual, best done under the New Moon: You’ll need: a dinner roll a nickel a strip of paper pen some honey a smallish candle (I usually use…

Spring Energies (from the March newsletter)

The Spring Equinox (3/20 21:58GMT) is about balance. The days and nights are equal in length right now (depending on where you live), and non-Christians around the world tend to celebrate fertility at this time. Even the secular version of Easter is all about fertility. Eggs! Bunnies! Springtime! To me, Spring is the beginning of…

Lent could be your opportunity for great growth

As a ceremonialist and a shaman, the patterns of how the various celebrations overlap around the world are also of interest to me. Most of the Christian celebrations, for example, are defined by the sun and the solar calendar, with the exception of Easter and its surrounding observations. Easter is a combination of solar and…

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…

Valentine’s Day Symbolism and Power

I am constantly amused at how much our society has invested in disempowering that which is truly powerful; not that their power can be diminished, but if people who need the assistance of the truly powerful don’t know where to look, it maintains the status quo. Examples include the number 13 (completion of the cycle…

What is your health telling you right now?

There’s a flu epidemic, you might have noticed. The flu, when we are talking about the ailment that affects the respiratory system, is about life change. At least in Southern California, there seems to be a potent stomach bug going around as well; that is more about processing and releasing. As I noted in last…