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DIY Yarrow Bug Repellant Roll On

We are having a really bad year for mosquitoes here in the Pemberton valley this summer, and even though I tend to suffer less from bug bites than my husband does I am covered in them this year. So I’ve had to get serious about applying bug spray whenever I head out to the garden and […]

Full Moon & Solstice Season Tarot Spread

I woke up early this morning, as I often do when the moon is waxing towards full, and I took advantage of the quiet to do a full moon tarot spread, a favourite practice of mine. I will often reach for my tarot deck when I am working through big questions or changes in my life […]

Summertime Sage & Lavender Sugar Scrub

We celebrated the summer solstice here in the Northern Hemisphere yesterday and the kids are almost out of school for the holidays. With the solstice, we celebrate the longest day of the summer, but the hottest days are yet to come. July and August stretch ahead of us and most of us are looking forward […]

Flower Magic: Making Your Own Flower Essences

Flower essences are plant spirit medicine. They capture the ephemeral essence of the plant and work directly on our own subtle bodies. They were made popular by the work of English physician and homeopath Dr Edward Bach in the 1930’s and most people are very familiar with his famous Rescue Remedy, which is a blend […]

Yarrow Bug Spray for Summer Camping

Yarrow is an abundant summer flower that has a long history of medicinal use and mythological folklore surrounding it, as its name, Achillea millefolium suggests. The great Greek warrior Achilles, who learned healing craft from the god Chiron, was said to have used it to help treat the wounds of his soldiers in the battle at […]

Bright Fire: Kitchen Witch Recipes for the Beltane Season

This past weekend we celebrated a gorgeous full moon in Scorpio, followed by the fire festival of Beltane. I taught a few special events during the last week that were dedicated to the spirit of Beltane and thought I’d share some of the recipes I included here. These simple recipes capture the vibrant life force […]

Offerings of Love & Beauty: Simple Earth Honouring Rituals for Beltane

Beltane is the pre-Christian Celtic fire festival that is celebrated near May 1st and marks the crossing of a threshold that takes us firmly into the bright season of late spring and early summer. I wrote about Beltane in a longer article last year, and so this year I wanted to share a few very […]

Women’s Medicine: Motherwort

This article was originally written as part of the curriculum for my Thirteen Moons program from last year, but I wanted to share it here as well. This year I will be creating monthly Plant Ally profiles for the Thirteen Moons group along with KitchenWitching recipes to explore using a variety of seasonal medicines and […]

Awakening Vitality: Yoga For The Spring Season

We have just passed the vernal equinox and spring is officially here, but here where I live in Pemberton BC the snow is still melting, the flowers have yet to bloom and the days are both cold and damp. Early spring is not a particularly lovely season here in the Pacific Northwest and according to […]

Release & Relinquish: Rituals for the Dark Moon

The dark moon phase occurs in the days just prior to the new moon. This is the time when the waning crescent moon rises after midnight and shrinks daily until there is nothing left but a sliver of light around a dark-faced moon. Ritually this is a time for letting go. A time for releasing […]

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