New Moon in Aquarius: Rainbow Serpent

(Photo: ready to play!  with Nymh, Sequoia and Jane!) Fittingly for an Aquarian New Moon, I found myself immersed in a colourful tribe at Rainbow Serpent Festival (along with 10,000+ other people), living for a short time an alternative, playful reality! The School of Shamanic Womancraft was hosting a Woman’s Space each morning, along with a ‘Healing […]

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 […]

Spirit Guides for 2017

The Lunar Journal contains an invitation to do a drum journey to ascertain a power animal and spirit guide for 2017. A drum journey is a simple yet potent way to tap into collective wisdom, a experience of symbol and archetype that speaks directly to our soul.  Focusing on the beat of a drum alters […]

Embodied Living

The sacred is not beyond us, but within us, and it is through our bodies, senses and intuition that we commune with divine Mystery. “…along with the other animals, the stones, the trees, and the clouds, we ourselves are characters within a huge story that is visibly unfolding all around us, participants within the vast […]

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, […]

midsummer magic

today i am leaking everywhere spilling down my legs on the floor under my nails day 2 bleeding and my visceral experience is an uncontained pleasure ideas spill out of me ripe, proliferous conversations are fertile ground as i drip fullness under this full moon this bright solstice sky an inner ferment it’s possible i […]

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 […]

Forest Sisters

Forest Sisters – camp for women and girls – is well and truly shaping up!  Sites are fully booked at this stage, although no doubt there’ll be a bit of shuffling and filling in of gaps. And lots of people have suggested activities they’d like to run, like: – story-telling for kinder-aged kids – yoga at 6am […]

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 […]