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Solstice Seed of the New

We’ve been Waiting with the Dark as part of the Descent and Return of the Light seasonal ritual, and as we shift into the return of the light, we invite a Solstice seed of the new to show its first shape to us. The Shining Tribe Tarot‘s version of the Ace of Wands. You can do [...]

Waiting with the Dark: Dark Power

There is no end to death. There is no end to birth. And what has been lost, lives still in the dark, waiting for its moment waiting for its form into which to be re-born. These are the 2015 Guardians from the Dark Goddess Tarot who inspired my poem above   This third week of [...]

Waiting with the Dark: A Week with the Ancestors

“In the dark, every voice could be the voice of an ancestor or a spirit guide. In the darkness, who can tell the living from the dead?” ― Clark Strand, Waking Up to the Dark The ancestors are our biological family, of course, but also those connected to us through choice, place, ideas, and traditions. Like [...]

Descent and Return of the Light: We Begin in the Dark

“Though you live and work in the light, you were conceived and shaped in darkness. Darkness is one of our closest companions. It can never really surprise us; something within us knows the darkness more deeply that it knows the light. The dark is older than the light. In the beginning was the darkness. The [...]

Threshold of the Dark Mini-Retreat

Each season offers different gifts and challenges, flows with its own rhythm and mystery.  When we tune our awareness to the offerings and energy of the season, we can better receive its wisdom and be supported in our spiritual devotions, divinatory seeking, and/or creative vocations. The turning from October to November is a threshold time [...]