Cooking from World of Warcraft: Holiday Spice Blends

Greetings, friends! In the spirit of the coming season (which we’ve been waiting for to bring out new recipes from the World of Warcraft Cookbook by Chelsea Monroe-Cassel), we are preparing for the Pilgrim’s Bounty Feast aka Thanksgiving next week. I’m getting a head start by preparing my spices and herb blends in advance; because it’s…

Friday, October 13th/ Jupiter in Scorpio

Happy Friday the 13th!   Today is a very sacred, super-lucky, goddess-centric kind of day because Friday is the Love Goddess’ day. The English word, Friday, comes from the Norse ‘Freya’s Day’ …and Freya, of course, is the Norse counterpart of Venus / Aphrodite, the Greco-Roman goddess of love and sex and beauty. Freya is…

Between Midsummer and Autumn – Or The Ripening

It’s July. Things are heating up all over. Nights are sultry and steamy. The full (Hay, Blessing, Buck and Thunder) moon is around the corner. The earth is ripening with her fruit, as are we in ourselves. This is a special time of year that is often overlooked as it sits squarely between Litha and…

Rose Goat’s Milk Soap

I generally do most of my soapmaking at Imbolc, in February, because I really like the seasonal energy of emergence, healing and hope that it brings to creative projects. Besides, it’s usually still snowy here in Denver and putting up soap for 6-8 weeks is a decent project at a slower time. It also gives…

Happy Spring! Creating House Magic for Ostara and the Equinox

Happy Ostara/Vernal Equinox! The Vernal Equinox is one of only two such magical times of the year where night and day are precisely balanced. Only on the equinox does the equator, the point of solar termination on Earth, line up with the Sun, and creates a vortex of energy; a point of balance. March is…

I Accept

Have you ever thought about how many times a day you reject your power and gifts? If you are anything like me and the majority of women (and to a lesser extent, men) I have met over the years through one circle/community or another, there are literally dozens of times in a day where we…

Healing Calendula Soap

  This is a luscious, frothy soap with wonderful skin healing and antibacterial properties. Calendula has a long history of use as a wound-healing and skin-soothing herb. This sunny yellow and orange flower is particularly good for cuts, scrapes, bruises, sunburns, irritated skin and acne. Even though Calendula is loaded with powerful skin-healing and anti-inflammatory properties,…

St. Brigid’s Day/Imbolc

St. Brigid’s Day, February 1, marks the start of Celtic spring. Imbolc, also known as the Feast of Brigid and Candlemas, on February 1, celebrates the arrival of longer, warmer days and the early signs of spring. It is one of the four major “fire” festivals (quarter days between a Solstice and an Equinox) and…

Bright blessings for a very Cool Yule!

Yule is when the dark half of the year relinquishes to the light half. Starting the morning of the 21st at sunrise, the sun climbs just a little higher and stays a little longer in the sky each day. Known as Solstice Night, or the longest night of the year, the sun’s “rebirth” was celebrated…

Healing America’s Shadow Self

Today I am sad. I am sad that our Nation is so wounded and divorced from its true nature. Yet I will not judge. Not today. Today I refuse to surrender to thoughts of retribution or hate. Hate, clearly, can summon the powers of the world, but only love can summon the power of God…

Reverent Rosemary

Rosemary or Rosemarinus officinalis – Also known as Dew of the Sea, Sea Dew, Incensier, Rosemarine, Ros Maris, Rosemarie, compass plant and Guardrobe –  is a woodsy perennial with fragrant, evergreen, needle-like leaves and white, pink, purple, or blue flowers, native to the Mediterranean region. It has a proclivity to grow in warmer regions and thus…

Green Magic Sauce

This green magic sauce is just as the title suggests: magic! It is super yummy and it’s so versatile, it can be used on nearly anything. Pasta, veggies, rice, fish, chicken, potatoes, as a salad dressing or marinade, sandwich spread or a dip. My son actually said “I would dip my fries in that!” You…