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Halloween, Day of the Dead and the Death card

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Halloween, Day of the Dead and the Death card

We are well into the dark Season now, today being Halloween and Samhain - feeling like the quintessential fall day: gusty winds blowing leaves off trees, air chilling to the bone (with a side of rain which we can do without, I think!). It's a most perfect time to cozy up, surround yourself with candles, sip piping hot tea, put together tasty sweets for trick-or-treaters. But more than that, it is an excellent time to turn away from the  distractions of the outside world, and turn the focus inward, reflecting on how we feel during this time of year; how we can better...

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Celebrating Mabon BY Vanessa

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Celebrating Mabon    BY Vanessa

As Summer quickly fades, leaves change to shades of vivid red and burnt orange, a crispness in the air follows, and the Wheel of the Year makes its' turn toward the final seasonal celebration known as Mabon, or the Autumn Equinox. For us in the Northern hemisphere, this will occur on September 23rd. The Equinox signifies a point of perfect balance of light and dark in the sky - eventually, darkness will grow leading us into the heart of winter. A time of the Great Harvest, Mabon completes the Wheel's cycle before beginning again at Samhain (Halloween). Traditionally, the last harvesting and...

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Summer Energy Clearing Practices

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Summer Energy Clearing Practices

Energy clearing can be a practical yet spiritual practice we encourage to purify the mind, body/surroundings/objects and spirit. Burning sacred herbs like sage and sweetgrass is a traditional Indigenous practice in purifying and releasing negative energies. Many people cleanse themselves or their homes, but did you know you can also purify your garden, cars, 

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Altar Practice: Honouring the Mother BY Vanessa

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Altar Practice: Honouring the Mother BY Vanessa

Altar Practice: Honouring the Mother by Vanessa 

An altar is a sacred space, which can be a temporary or permanent structure for devotional practice. It is a temple place meant to revere deities/goddesses/gods and leave offerings, it is where one can pay respect to ancestors, celebrate a connection to the elements and earth mother, call in energy to charge intentions, offer prayers, receive inspiration or empowerment. Whether your practice is informal or ritualistic, altars act as a focus point for workings and worship.

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