On New Year’s Day we headed into the forest to see what treasures the winter weather may have blown onto the trail and to look for symbols of what might be in store for us in 2019. 🔮Read More
Tonight’s new moon is in Scorpio and Scorpio represents the darkest time of autumn, when the Earth is about to sink into dormancy, where we journey to the underworld and in doing so shed all the layers of ourself and explore our deepest depths, dying to our former selves and eventually being reborn like the Babylonian myth of the goddess Inanna. Scorpio is the flaming sword that guards the Secrets of the Universe. Scorpio invites us to be tested and through each test to shed another layer of our ego and open ourselves to Spirit.Read More
We are sinking into the darker half of the year. The season is almost palpable here in the Pacific Northwest. Everything smells of damp earth and woodsmoke. Bright red, yellow, and orange leaves pop against a backdrop of dark evergreen. After a dry and smoky summer, it’s misty and magical in these woods and there are mushrooms…everywhere.
To me mushrooms are the quintessential being of Samhain. They embody so much wonder and mystery. A kingdom that holds the powers of life, sustenance, medicine, and death. An entity containing such magic that it can link entire forests together through its underground networks. An organism that both helps the forest to thrive and also itself flourishes on that same forest’s decay. The parts of a mushroom that we see springing up from the forest floor or the decaying log of an old growth tree are just the fruiting body of the plant. Most of the plant is hidden underground, where vast networks of mycelium run underneath the forest floor. They remind us that there is only a thin veil between our world and another.Read More
Welcome to the inaugural post of the WILD MAGIC blog. My name is Heather and this space is the manifestation of a dream I have had for some time now of both sharing my medicine with the world and of bringing together a wonderful community of artists, healers, and magic makers. Based on the title of this post, you may think that I am talking about the fact that is is OCTOBER. The one month of the year when witches are whole-heartedly embraced by popular culture. However I’d like to shine a light on what I feel is a recent stirring, a transmutation that has picked up in the last decade or so. The coming of the “season of the witch.”Read More