Autumn New Moon Detox: Fire and Water

The first new moon of fall (this Wednesday, October 6th) couldn’t be a better time to begin a good, cleansing detox both inside and out. The artifices and general busy-ness of modern life make it easy to forget sometimes that our inner and outer worlds reflect each other and often need the same amount of…

Diving Into the Wreck

Working With the Dark Waters of Autumn It is no secret or surprise that fall is probably most people’s favorite season, and it’s easy to see why: the beautiful changing colors of trees and falling leaves, the relief of cooler weather (in many regions), seasonal treats made from pumpkins and apples and, definitely not least…

The Cat’s Eye or Shiva’s Eye?

Reclaiming the Operculum On the last new moon I went to a gem and mineral show that I try to catch every year if I can. I was unwell for most of Labor Day weekend and was very glad to make it to the last day of the show, and appreciated that that fell on…

The Egg Cowrie – Pisces New Moon Oracle Message

This new moon’s oracle message doesn’t come from a Tarot or oracle deck. While I, like many modern pagans and magic practitioners, own several different decks, none of them felt right to use to gain an intuitive message from this Piscean new moon. As much as I appreciate printed decks and cartomancy, I find myself…

The Spring of the Mystic: Pisces New Moon

Though at the end of the zodiac, Pisces, and in particular this new moon in Pisces, is a beautiful, magical sign for new beginnings and for really beginning a new year. I personally put no stock (beyond what I have to in order to interact with the rest of the world that does) in the…