in the garden
December 9, 2020


In this catch all there is encouragement for creating, exercises just for fun, and tarot spreads to assist in contacting your muse (these can also be used as writing prompts if you are not woo-woo inclined). You’ll find a few poems , a love story and even a warning. Thoughts originally generated for my list, […]

May 1, 2022

a may day tarot spread*

May Day or “Beltane honours Life. It represents the peak of Spring and the beginning of Summer. Earth energies are at their strongest and most active. All of life is bursting with potent fertility and at this point in the Wheel of the Year, the potential becomes conception” (click for more about the Goddess and […]

February 8, 2022

first spring spread*

Imbolic is a traditional Gaelic festival one of four Gaelic seasonal festivals (the others being Beltane, Lughnasadh and Samhain). It is celebrated on February 1st, midway between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox, and heralds the beginning of spring. Originally a pagan holiday, it is linked to Brigid, a powerful Celtic goddess who was celebrated for her agricultural knowledge. She […]

November 22, 2021

an autumn equinox spread*

Lammas or Lughnasadh is the first of the three Wiccan harvest festivals, the other two being the autumnal equinox (or Mabon) and Samhain. … Celebrations vary, as not all Pagans are Wiccans. The Irish name Lughnasadh is used in some traditions to designate this holiday. *A spread can also be used as prompts for personal exploration […]

June 15, 2021

what do you value?

How do we make decisions unless we have a strong sense of what we value? We are always either moving toward or away from our values with every action we take. It can be hard to tell which direction we’re moving, unless we know what the principles are we stand on and for. Creating a list […]

May 5, 2021

how to take a journey

a Moon Walk on Water Indigenous Shamans have long taken journeys to access healing and protection for their communities. These journeys are usually performed on behalf of and in service to others. They are soul excursions to non-ordinary reality. With honor and respect for the depth of training and initiation required of indigenous Shamans, I call it simply journey, following […]

March 12, 2021

orthodoxies of a rebel mind and other poems

orthodoxies of a rebel mind don’t apologize for your dream the grand quiet lost just like that to a life’s worth of symptoms as your enneagram twin upends the applecart recounting the joys and pleasures of getting out of moving cars veiled in vagueness, drugged on hospitality the geographic kind of belonging betrayal by explosive thighbone a pilot prays for the doula’s discipline the world […]

March 4, 2021

the disseminating moon

The Moon was so beautiful that the ocean held up a mirror. – Ani DiFranco New MoonWaxing Crescent MoonFirst Quarter MoonWaxing Gibbous MoonFull MoonDisseminating (or Waning Gibbous) MoonThird (or Last) Quarter MoonBalsamic (or Waning Crescent) Moon So it turns out I am a selenophile, maybe you are too. That is, one who has an unexplainable […]

February 16, 2021

what is past is prologue

What could it look like to find uplift even inspiration in the midst of all the confusion and sorrow, not to turn away from the unknown? Unmute. The required reading is daunting: White Fragility, The New Jim Crow, Between the World and Me, How to be an Antiracist, My Grandmother’s Hands, Mindful of Race…YES to truth and reconciliation!   YES to reparations!   In a time of destruction, create something: a […]

February 11, 2021

a new moon

…in response to Patti Digh’s Writing Prompts 2021 – #13: “Write about the hardships of a fairytale wizard.”             The Magician wasn’t sure if he could take one thing more. His life was already perfection and he was so over it. I mean seriously, enough of the blue skies and the freaking blue […]

January 10, 2021

a tarot spread* for Clio

the Muse of History *The questions posed in a Tarot spread can always be used as prompts for personal exploration and free writing and do not need to be used with a Tarot deck.