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The Approach of Autumn

Autumn weather has finally come to North Texas and the blistering heat of Summer seems to have dissipated. In an area of the world where days over 100º F are not only common but expected for what seem like unending stretches of Summer, it’s easy

Sí an Bhrú: Newgrange

I recently took a trip to Ireland and discovered not only does the Guinness really taste better in Dublin, but the fairy folk are alive and well on the Emerald Isle. I was continually told that though an Irishman might not say he believes in

Of Snakes and Journeys

A year ago I began down a path through otherworlds and underworlds, where visions flowed like water from a tap. I met gods and spirits and came to know my disir, my ancestral and  family spirits, who guided my journey as a wolf, shark, and

Teacher

By day I am a teacher, but I’ve begun to realize I’m being called to more.  I’ve struggled with my path for the last year or so, while the other witches in my little circle seemed to be gravitating to a certain area or receiving

Fun with Astronomical and Astrological symbols – Jovian Moons

As a little design challenge, I decided to tinker with some symbols for astronomical bodies that have no assigned glyph. The classical planets, zodiac signs, and other heavenly bodies have symbols dating back to the Renaissance and Byzantine Medieval period. Some date even further back

Inventing a Goddess – How Many?

There are several tangled backstories to this tale.  Many are threads that go back a score or more years (score sounds much more elegant than 20, which just makes me feel old!).  A few are knotted and loop  back around.  So I will begin at