Sometimes a daily Tarot card pull can be a nice reminder or affirmation of what you already have. No challenge, no drama, no deep concepts to engage. When life seems determined to challenge you in every way, it’s nice to get a gentle acknowledgment that you really are in a good place.
The second part of my personal divination for 2022, where I take a deep dive using a seven-card spread. … More Tarot for the Year, Part 2: The Deep Dive
The Wheel turns, Summer ends, Winter begins. The harvest is gathered as Earth to her rest settles in. We gather ‘round the hearth with friends and kin, For warmth and comfort as darkness closes in. The veil between worlds grows thin, Even those without sight may glimpse within. We remember and honor those who’ve gone … More Nos Calan Gaeaf (Samhuinn)
At 11:32 pm EDT on Sunday, June 20, Earth reached the point in its orbit of the Sun where the Sun appears at its northernmost point. In the northern hemisphere this is the longest day of the year, the time when there is the most light. Because of orbital mechanics and other science-y stuff, the … More Child of the Light: A Reflection on Alban Hefin, the Summer Solstice
There were three men came out of the West, Their fortunes for to try,And these three men made a solemn vow John Barleycorn must die. They’ve ploughed, they’ve sewn, they’ve harrowed him in, Threw clods at Barley’s head,And these three men made a solemn vow John Barleycorn was dead. They’ve let him lie for a … More John Barleycorn Must Die!
What comes to mind when you think of spiritual practice? Prayer? Meditation? Spiritual reading? Journaling? I’ve always approached spiritual practice in these terms and, while I have grown from these practices, they never seem to be as fulfilling as promised. If the goal of spiritual practice is to develop a closer connection to whatever deity … More Creativity as Spiritual Practice
I’ve been working on a set of quarter calls and releases, with the idea of singing them. Today, I’m posting calls for Ostara. You can find it at Ostara Quarter Calls I’ve done a set for Mabon and Yule, which I’ll post soon. I’ve used this process to explore my own creative impulses, as well … More Ritual Words
During March, my Unitarian Universalist congregation has been exploring the idea of Covenant. When I googled the word covenant, I came up with all kinds of definitions centered around contracts and legal agreements, with added notes of religion and sacred use. It is true that we often hear about covenant in a religious context, the … More Singing the Journey
What adventures await you in this new year?
Feel like your hopes and dreams are ashes at your feet following the election? Take heart in the story of the fiery death and rebirth of the Phoenix. … More The Tale of the Phoenix