Looking back at my own personal 2016, and forwards to a more connected 2017.
The Wheel of the Year provides a framework for observing the connection (or sometimes disconnection) between my inner life and the world around me.
Karen Clarke explores seasonal messages from the Dark Goddess, and winter's encouragement to delve into our shadow selves.
Andi Grace shares their experiences of using psychedelics alongside tarot cards for personal exploration.
A framework for a ritual I created for saying goodbye to special friends, that you can adapt for your own ceremonies.
I created this tiny oracle to help me though a rough patch. Now, I'd love to share it with you, as part of a lost and found storytelling project.
"I’m no expert, but flower remedies feel a bit like magical potions to me. I make them for myself and for those close to me, like emotional salves to help us through difficult times."
In a queer person's life, there is constant change and 'death', starting with the coming out process. Here are some queer-specific thoughts on interpreting this card.
Change is afoot. My brain is tired, my body is stiff, my heart is happy and filled with anticipation.
If there’s one thing I know about myself, it’s that I’m not afraid of change.
Let this sea wind batter and transform me. Let my fingers be numb and my skin whipped raw and let this tension finally give, and snap, and change.
Though it looks like things are dying, seeds are falling, determining where they will grow next year. Intentions set now, commitments made.
Poet Leah Horlick and I discuss the appearances of specific tarot cards in her book of poems, For Your Own Good.
Checking in with 2015 with a fire, a beach, a tarot card and my love.
It’s a month since my new moon ritual. At the last new moon, feeling strongly the urge to bring more earth into my life and to calm down the internal fire that makes me hyper, sparky, quick to decide/act and generally kinda intense, I gave thanks to the elements that had brought me this far in …
Then I thank death for the luxury of change. I know that fire and air won’t leave my life, but that they will exist in a different way - tempered with earth and water.
This is all about potential. Letting go of what needs to pass, welcoming in a new lunar month, a new phase in your life, and setting intentions for that month.
What if a tarot card represents a trauma you've experienced? Or a perpetrator of abuse? It can be an act of self-care to remove triggering cards from your deck.
The first day of spring, a lunar eclipse and a new moon? That’s a lot. A lot of exciting new energy, a great time to begin something, to launch something, to have a good old clear out and feel some fresh new-start clean-slate energy. Here’s a roundup of resources you might want to use on this most auspicious …
I drew a card for my journey and it was Death. Death. Transformation. Rebirth. The death of the ego. A leaving-behind-so-something-new-can-grow. A letting go. A point of no return. “Kathy I’m lost” I said, though I knew she was sleeping. Leaving behind the deep, familiar-feeling greens of Oregon for Idaho at nightfall, fitful sleep, …
What’s your North Star? By this I mean, what one thing would you know you could hold onto when everything else was falling apart? Not a partner, a lover, a friend, a pet – I’m talking about something deep inside you. An unchanging, untouchable essence of your self. The light of truth you carry within you. For …
Is it too late to share these? What the heck. It’s taken me this long to figure out what mine actually are.
You can make a fresh start any time you like, but there's something about that collective energy, the idea that people all over the world are somehow doing this together, that makes new year's eve incredibly special to me.
I don't know where to begin processing the year that's drawing to a close right now. I know, a list. Here's what happened.