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…

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…

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…

Welcome, Blessed and Watery Autumn!

Now we have entered autumn, the latter, darker half of the year. The Western Quarter, the Quarter of Water where endings begin. Days grow chillier, nights grow longer, and deep, aqueous contemplation pulls us into reflective silence. Or so it should. Don’t fight it. It is time to slow down, to breathe deep and to…

Conchomancy: Janthina, the Blind Mystic

Janthina janthina is one of my favorite shells and, to my great delight, not only did I receive an actual Janthina shell from my friend and teacher Michelle Hanson, but other representations of the Janthina keep finding their way to me. This, combined with the natural attraction I have always felt to the shell and…