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…

Dear Pyewacket…Calling/Attracting A New Familiar

By lore and definition, traditionally a familiar is a spiritually attuned creature living near or with a witch/shaman/energy worker or person who helps them have insight into nature and assists in magical work. One doesn’t necessarily “choose” this creature so much as the creature and witch discover each other and the bond that they share….

Mabon: Magic Season of Balance

The coming of Autumn brings a sense of peace and security with its energies. The days are already getting shorter and the nights are longer. The crops have come in, mostly, and our larders and freezers are full of preserves, tomatoes, pickles, sauces. There is a sense of fullness and accomplishment; a welcome end to…

Zucchini-Carrot-Banana Bread, Magic-Style

September is upon us, and so is the coming of Autumn! I couldn’t be happier, honestly, as it’s unquestionably my favorite time of year. (September 1 = Halloween mode initiated!:) ) The leaves are just barely turning, a crisp, chill is in the air as the sun goes down. The garden is finally in it’s…

“Kissing Potion” Lip Balm

I don’t know about ya’ll, but I will stand up and say right now “Hello, my name is Leigh and I am a lippy.” I’m addicted to lip balm, and not just because I have sensitive lips that chap easily and peel constantly. I also love the lush softness of a great lip balm on…

Lemon Balm/Melissa

Lemon Balm or Melissa Officinalis –  (Also known as Melissa, balm, Bee balm) is of the mint family and has oval leaves with slightly scalloped edges and crinkly surface that, when rubbed, have a strong citronella or lemony mint fragrance. Used since ancient Rome, Melissa has a long and successful history as an herb of “good…