Equinox Seeds


As I began writing this post for the spring equinox, in keeping with my promise to honor here every turn of the wheel of the year, I was thinking of seeds. I went to sleep last night considering the story of Persephone returning from the underworld, having eaten the pomegranate seeds, leaving behind her role […] Read More

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Brigid Hearth Altar

The Flamekeeper By Brigid’s wick I light my flame. By Brigid’s flame, I light my candle. By my candle, I light my hearth. By my hearth Am I warm, and home, and safe. By Brigid’s brow does Air come to me to inspire me with words and thoughts, in my mind, on the breath from […] Read More

Ursula_Beautiful Houses_Song of the Madrone Lodge

Ursula K. Le Guin has left us. But only her material form has gone. She has left us treasure. She was large, she contained multitudes. Of worlds, of characters, of feelings, of insights. Of books, of poetry, of essays, of words, words, words. She titled one of her last books of essays, Words are my Matter, […] Read More


Midwinter at My Hearth

Solstice_Advent Wreath

Today marks the beginning of the Twelve Days of Christmas. In churches the count begins on Christmas Day, but counting it from December 26 makes six days in the old year, and six in the new. This is how I learned it and practice it now. The twelve days of observance goes back at least to […] Read More