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Category: Rituals

Step back from what’s getting on your nerves

First quarter moon in Scorpio… Isn’t she beautiful and bright in the night sky? Under the sign of the Scorpio, it’s a good time to take a step back from what (or whom) is getting on your nerves.  It is recommended to dive within to find the answers to why certain people and situations irritate you.  You’re very likely to find that the original sting is found within yourself.  Take out your journal or your art supplies, pour yourself a nice green smoothie or a glass of wine, and ask yourself the following…

About Altars

What you place on your ALTAR will energetically ALTER An altar is a special table, bookcase, windowsill, or even the top of the dresser that you use as a point of focus for your energy work. On this surface you place objects which help you connect with the energy of your desire. Colours, figurines, photos, food offerings, plants, incense, candles… design your altar with your end goal in mind. Use objects, colours and scents that make you FEEL in the PRESENT the love and gratitude for that you wish manifested. Once you design your altar, stay with it in…

Spring Equinox 2017

Today has been a wonderful day of meditation, grounding, and magical work.  The sun feasts are to me a great reminder to take a break, celebrate life, and take stock of what is changing within me, and around me. What is the Equinox? It’s the day where daytime is equal to night time.  It’s the first official day of Spring (or Autumn).  From this day until the Summer Solstice, we will experience longer days with more daylight. This is one reason why our ancestors celebrated this day with a feast: it meant the end of winter…

Why I’m tying a ribbon to a tree on February 2nd

What does a ribbon mean to you? Through the ages, ribbons have been tied (pun intended!) to the concept of “remembering”. There’s the old expression of “tying a ribbon on your finger” to remind you of something you said you’d do. There is also the expression of “following the thread” of your thoughts or actions to find the truth or root issue. Then there’s the custom of wearing ribbons of various colours to remind us of a cause. In ancient mythology, ribbons and threads made reference to our lives and our many experiences. Some goddesses would weave…

Why I stay up all night on Winter Solstice

I love the Winter Solstice!  In the past years, I transformed my energy around this time of year from one of disillusion and resentment to bubbling anticipation and gratitude.  I switched my focus from all the consumerism happening at this time of year, from all the “shoulds” and the obligations. I choose instead to take a good look at all my creations of the current year.  I work to release those energies that don’t serve my highest good, and I call in the energy with which I will work and create in the upcoming year.  I…

Making a Magic Mojo Bag

In my Facebook community, I’ve been posting every day since early December and sharing actions and reflections.  The objective is to do an energy cleanse before the Winter Solstice.  This time of year is very special and sacred to me.  I enjoy working on releasing old energy and clearing old karma, to make space for new creations.  As for all spiritual and magical practices, it’s good to follow the seasons and their natural energy.  In the longest nights of the year, I find comfort in self-reflection and healing, and this gives me a good sense…

Harvest Moon 2016

Working with Demeter and Persephone for the Harvest Moon and Lunar Eclipse Happy Friday!  We’re starting the weekend with the Harvest Moon… and a lunar eclipse. It’s the perfect archetype for Demeter & Persephone. What can we learn from this mother-daughter story? Demeter is a Mother Goddess in the stories of Ancient Greece. She is nurturing and lavish. She ensures her children have warmth and an abundance of food. She is prosperous and generous. One day, her most beloved daughter Persephone (Maiden Goddess) catches the eye of Hades, god of the underworld. He bargains…

Working with Artemis & New Moon Energy

New Moon in Virgo Ceremony with Goddess Artemis For many of us, this time of year signifies the last days of summer. Children are going back to school. It’s a return to studies and routine. A new season, a new page turned, a life change, a new pace. As spiritual women, it is important to notice and celebrate this transition. Stopping to take stock of the summer’s activities and focusing on the new projects ahead is essential. It is our connection with Nature and her cycles. Celebrating Moon cycles also brings us greater awareness of our own natural…

5 Steps for a Full Moon Ritual

  I love the Full Moon.  I feel magnetized, softened and strengthened all at once.  Gazing at the Moon, I feel I can stand strong in my power.  I feel I can work more magic. Full Moons have been the marker of rituals for thousands of years.  Whether we label ourselves as “spiritual” or not, most women can feel the pull of the Moon –  in their own monthly cycle or by becoming aware of the crazy kind of energy floating about.  Teachers notice that kids need to play out their active energy and imagination (which is a…

Happy New Year! Intuitive Insights for 2016

In my last article, I talked about the Solstice and a few of the practices I love to do at this time of year.  I take advantage of the long nights to go within and reflect.  I dance, I paint, I read Tarot.  This year, Universe even had the sense of humour to send me the flu to make sure I took time off and rested – gee, thanks Universe! I never know what my paintings will look like, what colours will be prominent, and what the message will be.  I just tune in, pick up my brushes, paint and…