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…

Cooking from World of Warcraft: Skewered Peanut Chicken

“Family, friends, food. These are what matter most.” Pandaren saying Yes, Yes! Week three of cooking from the World of Warcraft Official Cookbook is upon us as we work our way, slowly and steadily, through the pages and treats of Azeroth. For the intro and why, see the first post here. Otherwise, let’s move on…

Cooking from World of Warcraft: Chocolate Celebration Cake

Yes! You read that right. I am cooking recipes out of the World of Warcraft Official Cookbook. For a nice introduction to the when, where and why of it all, see my first post here.   This month (March) in our house means a couple of birthdays, mine included. So working this recipe into our…

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…