Dark Moon in Capricorn: Struggling to Rest

We’ve travelled for a month through this last lunar cycle, with its New Moon in Capricorn on the 29th of December through to the New Moon in Aquarius on the 28th January. How has it been for you?  What messages have you received? I found each week quite distinct in energy. New/crescent moon:   I spent New Year’s […]

Soul Gardening

This is a photo of our garden, one from eight years ago, one from yesterday.  It really is becoming a lush oasis of green, and of food!  The fruit trees we planted six years ago are producing more and more, and the vege patch my man tends gets bigger and bigger!  It is very satisfying to […]

Birthkeepers Retreat

I’ll be supporting my teacher Jane Hardwicke Collings at the ‘Shamanic Womancraft for Birthkeepers’ Retreat on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada, from July 30-August 1, 2017. We are all birthkeepers, if we care about women having choices in birth, if we value birth as sacred, if we hold our birth experiences as soulful rites of passage, […]

Sacred Sensuality retreat

Sacred Sensuality: Pathways to Presence & Pleasure This nourishing retreat on the Mornington Peninsula offers women a safe space to connect deeply to the wisdom of their living/loving bodies and to remember and reclaim the body as Temple as Sacred as Earth. This is a weekend of singing up bliss, diving deeply into the pleasure […]

From Midwife to Priestess

I wanted to share the story of changing the name of my work from Midwife of the Soul to Priestess Your life, and how this shift arose. A name change, but more than that, the birth of a whole new identity. Seeded in the Void at the end of last year, Midwinter in Canada, when the […]

Underworld Journey

In the very first cycle of the lunar year – the Aries New Moon cycle back in April – my heart took a big hit.  Something happened where I felt both deeply disappointed in myself, as well as judged and painfully unsupported. This Aries cycle, with all its forward movement and fire energy, plunged me […]

Ostara Garden

Happy Spring Equinox for those in the Southern hemisphere!  And ‘Fall’ Equinox for those to the North! This seasonal festival, or sabbat, was also know as Ostara, named after the Great Mother Goddess of the Saxon people of Northern Europe.  You might hear the connection to the word ‘Easter’ there, and, of course, in Northern Hemisphere, Spring […]

Four Seasons Journey: Gift 3

{Inspired by Women’s Health Week I wanted to share some of the gifts I’ve received from participating in the Four Seasons Journey – one of the best things I’ve ever done in terms of my health and power as a woman!} The first thing we do in the Four Seasons Journey is make a drum, ancient […]

Four Seasons Journey: Gift 2

{Inspired by Women’s Health Week I wanted to share some of the gifts I’ve received from participating in the Four Seasons Journey – one of the best things I’ve ever done in terms of my health and power as a woman!} We sit in circle, lighting candles, holding hands, grounding ourselves, feeling the energy flowing around […]

Imbolc Garden

Happy Imbolc/Candlemas for those in the Southern hemisphere! The traditional date for Imbolc is 1st February in the Northern Hemisphere, so we can translate that to 1st August here in Australia, though it’s debatable whether there’s ever been an Imbolc ‘tradition’ here in the Great South Land (though goddess knows, we have enough sheep!)  Astronomically this year, this celebration […]

Honouring Menarche

Recently, on the same night, my 12 year old daughter and I both dreamed she had her first period, her menarche. That morning, out of the blue, my man was struck by this same imminent possibility while meditating. If that’s not a heads-up from the Yoniverse, I don’t know what is! So, I am on […]


May we fall to the ground gently, resting on the earth, exactly where we need to be, brilliant with the seeds within…

2016 Dreaming

Happy New Year! I got inspired today to make a little self-reflection tool, for this reflective time of year! It’s based on applying the gardening metaphor to our own lives and being able to look back over the whole year on one page – the visual part of me loves and needs this clarity! And […]

The New Way: LOVE

I am increasingly witnessing a tussle in our culture between love and fear, in almost every arena of life.  Mainstream/patriarchal culture is fear- and control-based, and this Old Way is drawing us all towards ecocide – obviously not a sustainable way to live. Another possibility is to live a New Way: – trusting the process […]

Beltane Garden

Happy Beltane for those in the Southern hemisphere!  (And while there are no pumpkins in our gardens here, we can say Happy Halloween to the Northern Hemisphere folk!  Have fun trick-or-treating!  We’ll be doing that at the end of April!) The traditional date for Beltane is 31st October, and astrologically this year it’s on the […]

Video: Cycles & Spirals intro

Been wanting to create a video about the Lunar-Solar Journal for a while!  Here’s what I’m discovering about this self-reflective tool and what it can offer! #lunarsolarjournal 2015-08 L-S Journal intro from R F on Vimeo.