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…

Heart Energy (from the February Newsletter)

The end of January/beginning of February marks the first fertility festival of the year, frequently called Imbolc, which means “milk of the lamb.” In my head, it’s when the snowdrops begin to emerge. Obviously, I didn’t grow up in Southern California, and the weather isn’t what it used to be anywhere, really, so I might…

The Effects of Solar Minimum and Cosmic Rays

Over the weekend, I posted to Facebook that SpaceWeather says “The solar cycle is plunging to its lowest level in years. As sunspots vanish and the sun’s magnetic field weakens, cosmic rays are penetrating the inner Solar System in greater numbers than usual. “ This is called Solar Minimum. Interestingly, I’ve recently been seeing (and…

Full Moon Time Change

A look at how astrology might affect the time change, and some observations about its contribution to the paradigm shift