The tides shift and change, which is how is should be. I am much more grounded this week. I spent last weekend with a lovely group of women I’d never before met in person, at a beautiful house on the water near Gig Harbor. We were artists and teachers and writers and coaches, all devoted ...Continue Reading…

Last Saturday, I hosted my second one-day retreat here in Bellingham. The theme for the day was “Sacred Play” — perfect for Spring and honoring the Young One within each of us, I thought! And indeed it was. The Maidens of Spring came out to play — no matter that we ranged in chronological age ...Continue Reading…

“There may be a concentration of spring energies in the maiden, but she can feel as well the forces of fullness and decline. Women in their prime are maids and crones at once. And every aged woman knows still the wild spring winds.” - Patricia Monaghan, Seasons of the Witch Every spring we have the ...Continue Reading…

I am one grateful woman, to be able to live this extraordinary life. This past weekend, I gathered women once again for a Gaian Soul Retreat at our beloved Aldermarsh Retreat Center on Whidbey Island. I invited them to come away and drink of the sacred well of nature, spirit, creativity, and connection. They came from ...Continue Reading…

(I wrote a blessing that seemed to tumble out of the painting itself. It’s appearing over on the SageWoman blog.) (Brigid speaks:) May you accept this offering of my Sacred Fire. May your heart and hands burn with creative passion. May you bring forth poetry, music, and art! May your head burn with the fire ...Continue Reading…

It seems to me that the New Year unfolds in increments, beginning at All Hallows and continuing through Candlemas. She comes in quietly, like a ghost on All Hallow’s Eve. She unveils Herself a little more each day through the season of darkness, pausing to mark the birth of the Sun at Solstice, feeling the ...Continue Reading…

January 1, 2014 Dear New Year, Let’s keep things simple, shall we? Amid all the conversation about making resolutions or not making resolutions and setting intentions instead — of choosing a word for the year or not choosing a word for the year — of harnessing the energy of this Capricorn New Moon on New ...Continue Reading…

Each year, during the “time out of time” between Solstice and New Year’s, I work on a Life Review. I like to look back at the most significant moments of the year gone by, the creative projects, spiritual practices, work accomplishments, and sorrows and disappointments too. This past year was full of surprises. During the ...Continue Reading…

Yesterday I did my annual New Year’s reading, using this spread from the Gaian Tarot book. I used Ellen Lorenzi-Prince’s Dark Goddess Tarot, and will be doing a comparative reading with the Gaian and the Victorian Fairy decks. I received 3 majors out of 7 cards, plus 3 Fire cards! Love this: What do I ...Continue Reading…

Artwork by Sulamith Wülfing, 1901-1989. May the blessing of Wonder be upon you. May your soul awaken to the glow of the newborn Sun. May you find your life is a fresh page waiting to be written upon. May you begin again, be born again, a new self and a new journey. May you turn ...Continue Reading…

Ahhh. Hear that? It’s the sound of snowfall, of twinkling lights on a Yule tree, of children fast asleep. It’s the hush of Winter Solstice, this quiet, this stillness. Someone asked me how I celebrate the Solstice. My favorite way to mark the holy day is by honoring my own desire to withdraw into quietness. ...Continue Reading…

Today we prepare for our 17th annual St. Lucia Party, in honor of She Who Heralds the Imminent Return of the Sun. It is a joyous and bittersweet time. A few months ago, Craig and I decided this would be the last Lucia Party that we host in our home. It’s time for someone else ...Continue Reading…

(The following piece is the Week 1 Reflection from Gaian Soul Seasonal Practices for Yuletide / Midwinter.) Finally comes the time of withdrawal, the hidden time. It is as though the world sleeps under a gray cloak. Everything is still and silent. It is as though the world sleeps under a gray veil. . . ...Continue Reading…

May the blessing of the Old One be upon you. May you see far into the black night with keen owl eyes. May you pad quietly through the shadowed wood, wolfhound at your side. May you wrap the starry night around you like a cloak. May you breathe in pain and breathe out compassion. May ...Continue Reading…

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