On this autumn equinox, my most precious moment of reflection, I commit to these learnings. I commit to digging deeper, to exploring further, to finding my way towards truly integrating this budding wisdom.
It is a poet's time. And a witch's time. I begin to feel like myself once more. Though I have changed, I recognise myself.
It is possible to hold multiple realities at once. At the apex of the year, this Gemini new moon helps us to explore, embrace and integrate our many contradictions.
Where in your life are you bringing together opposing energies? What magic lies in the tension between these things? Where can we turn friction into electricity?
The water-loving willow tree is associated closely with the moon, intuition, spirituality, emotion, dreams ...all that belongs to the intangible realm of the water element.
What is coming forth for you as spring takes hold? What is emerging with the growing light? What is piercing the surface of your consciousness and taking up space in your life?
For what might emerge from January's darkness. This moment is a pause
before the quickening of the year.
Listen to the seasons. They offer a pathway through the year from intention setting to realisation to integration.
A personal gratitude list for this year of two halves.
Autumn is officially here folks! Join our community discussion about the year so far and your hopes and dreams for the months ahead.
The autumn equinox brings the wheel of the year full circle. It's a bridge from one era of our life into another.
This tree has so many food and medicinal uses, and is central to so much folklore, it is a true witch’s tree. Here's a simple recipe for a nourishing ritual drink!
As the sun wanes, we gather in the fruits of the past six months. What are you harvesting, and what seeds will you save for next year?
Feeling a little fragmented and detached in solstice week.
"Light and dark, sleeping and waking, introspection and action, govern the patterns of our everyday. All things are present always."
"What we seek draws us into the light of greater consciousness, and where there is light there is shadow."
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.
Folk tradition, herbalism, meditations, ancestors, rituals, reflections, a memento mori, how to conduct a seance with tarot, and more wonderful writing for the thinning of the veil.
The rowan tree is one of my favourites, and just now, it’s at its most beautiful. Here are a few thoughts on this magical tree, and how to make a garland from its berries.
Summer solstice is a festival of abundance and personal power. Here are some ideas for celebrating!
Halfway between the Spring Equinox and Summer Solstice, Karen Clark situates us in the fertile feeling of Beltane.
Spring equinox is a festival of fresh air, balance and harmony. Here are some suggestions for how you might observe or celebrate.
This is the quickening of the year. I can feel something building, getting faster, as the sap rises in the bodies of trees.