The Energies of June 2020

The energies of June have a flow and depth to them that will take us deep inside ourselves to reflect, integrate and realign. This is powerful, highly transformational energy containing huge potential for positive change and spiritual upliftment. By the third week in June we will have a total of six retrograde planets, including Mercury, … Continue reading The Energies of June 2020

Foxglove: Digitalis and the Faery Realm | Coby Michael Ward

Foxglove, Sentinel of the Faery Realm The Queen of Elphame, the Faery Queen is an important figure in traditional witchcraft. With her consort the King of Elphame they rule over the People of Goda as they are known in the initiatory tradition based on the teachings of Robert Cochrane, the Clan of Tubal Cain. Foxglove or Digitalis purpurea, one … Continue reading Foxglove: Digitalis and the Faery Realm | Coby Michael Ward

Fairy Lore and the Plant Kingdom | Coby Michael Ward

  Plant lore and fairy lore are often intimately connected. The magical provenance of many plants is due to their folkloric association with the fairy realm. Fairies were thought to make their homes in certain plants and were believed to be responsible for tending to their growth. They have also been said to guide the … Continue reading Fairy Lore and the Plant Kingdom | Coby Michael Ward

Favorite Sunflowers for Cutting – Floret Flowers

It’s no wonder that sunflowers have long held the top spot as the most commonly grown cut flower worldwide—they are ridiculously easy to grow, thrive during the dog days of summer and early autumn, bloom abundantly, and require very little attention to thrive. There are two types of sunflowers, branching and non-branching. Branching types get … Continue reading Favorite Sunflowers for Cutting – Floret Flowers

Making Acorn Ink – Instructions and Recipes

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Acorn Ink! (Great color!)

Acorn ink, derived from the mighty oak tree, can be a wonderful addition to your druid practice or art studio.  Inks can be used for all manner of useful things, from drawing and artwork to the creation of sigils, writing in a druid’s journal, or engaging in other magical work.  In this post, I’ll share a method for making an acorn ink as well as a rust garden (that you can use to strengthen the color of this and other natural inks, like walnut).  I’m posting this now because I have found that acorns are best gathered for this not right after they drop, but after they’ve sat on the ground for some time (such as over the winter months).  This is a way for you to use acorns pretty much year-round, connect deeply to the energy of the oak tree, and localize your practice.

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New Moon in Taurus Lunar Report | Entering the Honey Moon Cycle — Spirit de la Lune

  New moons offer us opportunities to refresh and begin again. This new moon gives us a burst of rejuvenating energy to help us get out of the restless slump we have been feeling during the pandemic. You might feel some initiative towards beginning new projects, or a burst of energy towards recommitting to past … Continue reading New Moon in Taurus Lunar Report | Entering the Honey Moon Cycle — Spirit de la Lune

Ancestor Reverence – Urban Moonshine

TEN TIPS FROM ANCESTRAL GUIDANCE FOR STAYING GROUNDED AND UPLIFTED IN TRYING TIMES Guest blog – by Mercedes Miles Mack Working with my ancestors feels like being in the sun. It feels like being in alignment with the person I have always dreamed of being. Plugged into mystery, magic, and play; the real allure of … Continue reading Ancestor Reverence – Urban Moonshine

Are You A Forager? New Forager Course

As herbalists, we have a lot of passions, and foraging is top of the list! With spring in full swing and summer inching closer, we are enjoying our foraging forays and plan for even more time in the fields and forests as the green world bursts into a riot of growth! To make the most … Continue reading Are You A Forager? New Forager Course

Full Moon Flower Essence Ceremony — Spirit de la Lune

We are in the season of blossoming and blooming though it may not feel like we can do this at the moment. The Flower Moon opens your heart to the potential you have no matter what situation you may find yourself in. Under the full Flower Moon, we will teach you how to create a … Continue reading Full Moon Flower Essence Ceremony — Spirit de la Lune

Herb Day, Herb Day Event Date: Saturday, May 2, 2020

The herb day is created and organized by a group of five non-profit organizations to encourage people to learn the importance of herbs. The holiday creates awareness in people to use herbs extensively. The holiday brings together herbal products manufacturers, gardeners, home cooks, herbalists, culinarians, and the general public. The Herb day is an excellent … Continue reading Herb Day, Herb Day Event Date: Saturday, May 2, 2020