Water Boys: Heimdall

The Watchman Between the Worlds The realms of water, the sea and intuition are by no means dominated by women. Though primarily feminine, to be sure, there are still several masculine deities and energies of water and the ocean. As we are made up of all the elements, though some may be more influential than…

Journeys to Sedna

Here is the original, unedited version of an article I wrote for SageWoman magazine, which was published in the current “Wisdom of Water” issue, sent out at the end of December 2018. She is the fingerless, (hu)man-hating, icy, Inuit goddess of the sea. She is the benthic “Big, Bad Woman” and the transfigured mother of…

Conchomancy: Scotch bonnet, the Pioneer

The Scotch bonnet shell came to me unexpectedly this past summer, in a little bundle of shells that I bought from, of all places, Michael’s craft store. I had chosen this particular bag of shells because it had several perfect moon snail shells, along with a few other good specimens I recognized and wanted to…

Mermaid Medicine: The Sacred Conch Mudra

In recent months I have revisited my interest in mudras, spiritual hand gestures within the practice of yoga. Of the mudras I was researching, one in particular caught my eye and made me laugh with surprise and delight when I read about its meaning and use. It is called the Shankh Mudra; Shankha meaning “divine…

A Misty Autumn Morning

While lying in a sadness deep I was awoken from that sleep by sweetest purrs and softest fur She gently bade me rise and see the magical mist that called to me With all haste I made my way out into the newborn day And to my heavy eyes it seemed that still I wandered…