Waiting with the Dark Week 1: Gratitude

This is the first week of the season-long ritual, Descent and Return of the Light, that takes the Winter Solstice as its hinge. This week we prepare to spend time in the dark of the year and gather materials for our candle wheels; one less candle will be lit each week as we move toward embracing the gifts [...] Learn more →

Waiting with the Dark Gratitude—and Lament—Diary

11/14/20 – Earth It’s the first gratitude day of Waiting with the Dark when we are inspired by the element of earth to appreciate all things physical, natural, solid. Instead of sitting in meditation, I go for a gratitude walk, doing the circuit I did all spring when we were under stay at home orders.  [...] Learn more →

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 →

Dark Moon Release with Maat as our Guide

Before the moon is made new overnight Saturday, the 14th, into Sunday, the 15th (exact at 12:07am on the 15th), it returns to the place on the astrological Wheel where it began its moonthly journey. The energy gathered through the moonth now flows away into moonless nights. What will you send with this energy to [...] Learn more →

Full Moon Revelations: Hidden Healers

They emerge, they emerge, the dark hidden healers, power from secrets, visions from stones. Rachel Pollack The full moon arrives on October 31st sending its light to flow over days of ancestral remembrance—Samhain celebrations to mark when the veil between the worlds is thinnest, Mexican Día de los Muertos traditions, and Catholic masses for All [...] Learn more →

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