Moon Meditation

Greetings on this Full Pink Moon in Libra! According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, a publication that never fails to inform, April’s full moon is the first supermoon of this year, meaning it is closest to earth and the brightest and biggest of the year. April’s full moon is referred to the “pink,” “Paschal,” or “egg,” for spring’s flowers, Easter and the birth of chicks and many wee animals. I’ve recorded a moon meditation that can be used for any moon phase. I’ve used this meditation in both private and public circles and find it to be a calming journey…

Saturn in Aquarius & Pandemic Musings

This wasn’t meant to be a witch sermon, but an Op-Ed, on Saturn’s entrance into Aquarius and our current state of affairs. Originally written as an Instagram post, but wanted to share here. During times of strife, we as humans desire explanations to process the collective grief, fear and uncertainty we experience. This is where religion and spiritual practices offer guidance and grace to ease us as we trudge on through the unknown. I feel a responsibility as a witch, a priestess, a mother and a fellow human to say it out loud—it’s okay to feel pure rage. It’s not…

Rites of Spring for Homebound Witches

As many of us sit on the edge of our seats, homebound, bordering on stir crazy, it’s almost impossible to feel positive or celebratory with Ostara season just beginning. For me, ritual is intuitively soothing, and while cooped up indoors, bringing a bit of springtime’s beauty inside, is providing a bit of necessary distraction and relief from the endless news cycle. Here is a bit about Ostara, along with some seasonal things to do. On March 19th at 11:50pm EST, we ushered in Ostara, the Spring (or Vernal) Equinox, the astronomical beginning of spring. The word equinox comes from the Latin words…

Badass Bitches Tarot by Cardsy B Podcast

  What a treat to have also been interviewed for Cardsy B. aka Rebecca “Bex” Szymczak’s Badass Bitches Tarot Podcast this past fall! Bex is the creator of Badass Bitches Tarot, reader and fashion designer. Click on the image to listen!

Radio Amenti Podcast

    So thrilled to be featured on Jennifer Sodini’s (author of Amenti Oracle and creator of Evolve & Ascend)  excellent podcast, Radio Amenti. We discussed the art of ritual, The Spells Deck and all things occult. Click on the image above to tune in!

Revolver Magazine Interview with Cristina Scabbia on Tarot, Death and Music.

  Here’s an excerpt of my new piece for Revolver Magazine where I had the pleasure of meeting, reading and interviewing the magical Cristina Scabbia, lead singer of Lacuna Coil. “As Scabbia and I sit down with the 78 cards, I discuss my approach to tarot as I would with any new client. The tarot, I explain to her as she deftly shuffles my worn-out Aquarian Deck, reveals messages from our subconscious through archetypes and shows us the present situation, offering pathways towards decision-making for our future. While I do think tarot can reveal glimpses of our impending fate, I…

Ostara Unfurling

Her glossed lips parted and a tender sigh escaped. The mid-morning light illuminated her face from the subway window. The mysterious stranger couldn’t hide her blush as her lover reached in for another kiss as he stroked her cheek. As we pulled into Canal Street, the young lover said, “more, later,” and dashed off. It…

Heart of Purification

  In the belly of February we lie, existing in a liminal space where sighs of spring and the waxing light blossoms in-between snowflakes. Like goddesses in mythology, our bodies are stretching, awakening limbs, muscles, senses and hearts from underneath the layers of winter’s necessary hibernation. In ancient Roman times, February marked Februalia or Februa,…

The Hermit’s Reckoning

Every morning I forget how it is. I watch the smoke mount In great strides above the city. I belong to no one. Then I remember my shoes, How I have to put them on, How bending over to tie them up I will look into the earth. -Poem by Charles Simic   As I sat on the train, aching to be alone and carrying the news of an old friend’s sudden death in my brain, I remembered to put my Metrocard away and found this poem on the back. Sometimes the universe has a way of finding you out…

Waves of Eclipses

“I am always under direct inspiration. I know just what to do and give instant obedience to my intuitive leads.” According to Florence Scovel Shinn, a turn of the century metaphysical author of affirmations, your word is truly your wand. Witches, seekers and spiritualists alike know the inherent power of words when invoking spells, mantras, or chants. This summer, with its dizzying eclipses, pushes us to match the might of our words with mightier action. Thursday July 12th at 10:48pm EST is the New Moon and Solar Eclipse in Cancer, bringing forth waves of emotional turbulence. The Sun will be…