Reading of the Death Moonth: The power of the dream

Death comes in the middle.  As we travel year after year with the moon’s cyclical shifting through the consistent solar round, we learn the same lessons in new ways. We are tempered by time and our wisdom deepened.  And so now, as we do each year, we encounter Death—through this Tarot card’s correspondence to the astrological sign of [...] Learn more →

Two poems published on Writing in a Woman’s Voice

The writer Beate Sigriddaughter has a beautiful project of posting a poem every day on her blog Writing in a Woman’s Voice. I am honored that she has posted two of mine this week: First Anniversary Prayers and Language of Ash. I hope you check them out and then keep returning to the site to discover [...] Learn more →

Persephone Mandala on leaves

Persephone Descending: Letters to the Dead

In March 2016, before the Equinox, and as the moon opened to fullness, I had an experience that is basically inexpressible because of its power and because of its commonness. I sensed the moment the seasons shifted as the moon rose over a river filling with spring’s ice floes. To convey a glimpse into the [...] Learn more →

Persephone Rising at Equinoxtide

In mid February of 2016, I stood on the dike along a bend in the Connecticut River watching the ice floes come down from the north. First, there were just the sludgy, half-submerged chunks with their edges clicking together in the surface water. Then whole islands of white snow took their place and set a new [...] Learn more →

Persephone Descending Series 2018

The seasonal shift from summer to fall is a potent time of year for remembering our beloved dead. In October the growth of the natural world recedes and absence becomes a presence. The first days of November bring Mexican Day of the Dead traditions, Catholic masses for All Saints and Soul Days, and secular commemorations [...] Learn more →

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