Holiday Survival as the Family’s Psychedelic Sheep

It’s not easy being the psychedelic sheep of the family–especially during the family-oriented, conformist-rewarding celebration of Christmas. How to cope? Right now, I’m having what I’ll consider the best part of the family holiday. Yesterday I flew from the Midwest to my sister’s house in Seattle, where our family’s psychedelic sheep have gathered together. I’m in town for their dance company’s production of a heavy metal parody of “The Nutcracker.” We’ll eat crab legs and stay up too late and… Read more

Ringing in happy home energies for the holidays

I had everything I needed to clear my home’s energies for the winter holidays. To cleanse the traumatic energies my home has held for the past four months. For an energetic new beginning under the new Sagittarius Moon. Read more

Decluttering for the Samhain Soul 2016: The Ritual

Using the energies of Samhain, we seek answers for clearing the clutter that blocks us, and aid in cutting the cords that hold us back. Read more

Decluttering for the Samhain Soul, Day 4: Seek a Guide

Grey-eyed, grey-cloaked, He stands at the water’s edge. Mist obscures the farthest shore. He lifts his hand to lead us from what was to what is and will be. Hermes, the traveler. Hermes, the light-hearted messenger of the Gods. And Hermes, one of the few who can travel from the halls of the dead to the lands of the living and to the realms of the everlasting Gods. I have seen Him at this shore. I have seen Him walking… Read more

Decluttering for the Samhain Soul 2016, Day 3: Do Something!

Use the Power of One to set yourself up for decluttering success, both above and below. Read more

Decluttering for the Samhain Soul 2016: Day 2

Use an altar or art to create focus and support for our journey. Read more

Decluttering for the Samhain Soul 2016: Day 1

Use Samhain’s energies in a five- day workshop to clear objects and attitudes in the way of where we want to go, and who we want to be. Read more

Making Art of Annual Divination

I was so busy working with my Decluttering for the Samhain Soul challenge that I haven’t yet done my annual Samhain divination project. So, I’ll be saving my big annual Divination Fest for astrological Samhain, which this year is November 6. That is the day the Sun arrives at 15 Scorpio, precisely halfway between the Autumnal Equinox and the Winter Solstice. (I did pull some cards and runes as part of my ancestral journey, but that was for a different… Read more

Decluttering For The Samhain Soul: Day 5. The Ritual

Most of the year, I keep a small, ceramic box of earth sitting near a figure of Kuan Yin. The box of earth holds soil from two places. One, more black, is from the field that is in front of my Grandma and Grandpa Wright’s house. Less than a month after his funeral, I walked into the field and was pulled so strongly towards the earth by the strength of his spirit that my knees buckled. The other is more… Read more

Decluttering for the Samhain Soul, Day 4: Who’s Your Ninshubur?

Who is your Ninshubur? “Ninshubur, my constant support, My sukkal who gives me wise advice, My warrior who fights by my side.” (From one translation of Inanna’s descent.) Ninshubur. She who fights beside me. Queen of the East. Messenger for Inanna and other Gods, perhaps the cousin and forerunner of my beloved Hermes. Today, think about who, or what, is your ally on this journey. In the Sumerian myths, Ninshubur was at the goddess Innana’s side for her two most… Read more

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