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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 [...]

Initiating Lunar Energies for 2019

With astro-Tarot-nature guidance, I pondered the energies of the next new moons arriving in  2019, which aligns with the Chinese lunar year of the Pig, a symbol of abundance, determination, and, in a number of ancient cultures, connected to the Great Mother. I was inspired to give each moonth a theme and to include process [...]

Tending the Returning Light Week 4: Follow the Heart’s Light

Welcome to Tending the Returning Light the second half of our Solstice-hinged ritual and retreat-in-everyday life. To join in the ritual, you may want to find a Solstice Seed of the New (don’t worry selecting this Seed any time after the Solstice). This is the final week of the ritual, but it opens the doorway [...]

Tending Week 3: Emergence

Welcome to Tending the Returning Light, the second half of our Solstice-hinged ritual and retreat-in-everyday life. To join in the ritual, you may want to find a Solstice Seed of the New (don’t worry selecting this Seed any time after the Solstice). You can join the ritual in progress this week or catch up on [...]

Tending Week 2: Root and Reach

Welcome to Tending the Returning Light, the second half of our Solstice-hinged ritual and retreat-in-everyday life. To join in the ritual, you may want to find a Solstice Seed of the New (don’t worry selecting this Seed any time after the Solstice). You can join the ritual in progress this week or catch up on [...]