White History

Robert E Lee statue with protestors

I grew up in South Carolina in the 80’s and I distinctly remember a sense of pride in the room of my junior high American History class when we got to the bit about the rebel soldiers from our beloved port city of Charleston firing the first shots of the Civil War. We Southerners were [...]

New Moon Gathering

New Moon Photograph by Vivek Doshi

I'll be facilitating an online gathering this evening at 6PM PST via Zoom for anyone who would like to join in circle on this Aquarian new moon. We'll go around with personal check-ins. We'll explore making this a recurring gathering and how we'd like it to look. (What would you like to see in this [...]

Good Omens

Nina Simone lyrics Birds flying high you know how I feel

Inauguration comes from the Latin augur: “one who sees favorable omens for success". (The word auspicious comes from this as well.) In Ancient Rome the augur was the official diviner who was called in before important undertakings of the state to determine whether or not the gods approved. He did this by reading the flight [...]

As Above, So Below

Pavel Tchelitchew Spiral Head

The turmoil and uncertainty we’re feeling isn’t just a reaction to what’s happening in the world. It’s a two-way street we're on; a symbiotic, interdependent existence. The world outside is a reflection of the world inside and the problems of the world begin and end within ourselves.  We all know there’s no going back to [...]

Sharon Blackie

Sharon Blackie

I’ve been a member of Dr. Sharon Blackie’s online program, This Mythic Life, for almost a year now. Each month, Sharon writes on mythic themes like alchemy, the archetype of the witch, the “post-heroic journey” and more. She also records guided meditations and there’s a discussion forum to connect with others all around the globe. [...]

New Light

A Ritual for Sun's Return Find a dark place... Somewhere pitch black. A closet, a basement, or just crawl under a heavy blanket. Get yourself into total darkness. (If you've got a lighter, bring it for later.)Settle... Where does your gaze go in the dark? What do you “see” now? When we remove the light (outer awareness, ego), [...]

New Year Planner

New Year Planner Tarot Spread

This is the most in-depth tarot reading that I offer. I call it the New Year Planner - a 90-minute, 18-card session that provides a season-by-season roadmap for your 2021. We discuss how to work with your card-of-the-year, the archetype through which all of the other cards can be interpreted. We pull specific cards that [...]

Wise Elder

Giant Sequoia tree

She told me she was 2300 years old. I told her she didn’t look a day over 2250. She said cool never heard that one before but I’m pretty sure she was being sarcastic and then she said she was actually monoecious and her preferred pronoun was they. I was too embarrassed to say anything [...]

A New Day

Todd Heisler photo

If you voted, phonebanked, textbanked, donated, marched, had those difficult conversations with family, helped register voters, shared resources, or showed up in whatever way you could… thank you. Thank you thank you thank you. No doubt this administration will be doling out more damage before January, but we did good, friends. A new day is [...]

The Haunting of America

Painting by Aron Wiesenfeld

Though Halloween evolved from All Hallows Eve, a Christian holiday honoring the dead saints (hallows), its origins lie in the much older Celtic festival of Samhain. Celebrating the end of the harvest and the earth’s descent into winter’s womb, Samhain was a time of liminality (halfway between the Fall Equinox and the Winter Solstice), when [...]