This time of year brings a lot of celebrating, over and above the reasons for the Office Holiday Party and being with family and friends. We celebrate:

  • Yule/Winter Solstice – December 21st
  • Hanukkah – from December 24thto January 1st
  • Christmas Eve/Christmas Day – December 24thand 25th
  • Kwanzaa – December 26thto January 1st

I knew very little about the last, so I looked it up online and thought I’d share what I found here. As we all come together, accept and celebrate our differences and heritages, we’re finding that every culture in the world has similar rituals that honor where we all came from, no matter what the continent, color, creed or religion. Read More

YULE 2016

Happy Winter Solstice!

Happy Yule!

From the Grove of Earth Rising’s Yule ritual:

The Wheel turns. Now we’re at the Winter Solstice, the shortest day and longest night of the year. At sunset on this day, the dark half of the year relinquishes to the light half. At sunrise tomorrow, the Holly King is overtaken as the Oak King, the Sun King, the Giver of Life is born and spreads warmth over the Mother Earth, preparing her to bloom in spring. Read More


Welcome to our last Mercury retrograde of the year. Four out of four. An appropriate way to end such a challenging year, but a pain going into the new one. This retrograde runs from December 19th, 2016 to January 8th, 2017, starting our chronological (not energetic) New Year in confusion with a greater need than ever to be self-aware so we can avoid long-lasting miscommunication repercussions. Read More


With all the upheaval in the world right now, many are imagining the absolute worst coming up for us in the years ahead. But if we understand that this is just part of a very intricate, long-term growth process, we’ll be able to see beyond our fear of change and not having control of our lives into the larger pattern at play for Humankind. Maybe this will help…

We, as human beings, have known for some time, mostly subconsciously or in our Higher Selves, of the great transition of the Piscean Age into the Aquarian Age. All of us were born in this lifetime with that knowledge. It’s why we came, whether or not we are aware of it.
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Last week, with the Dark of the Moon leading into the New Moon (November 28 and 29), some pretty heavy emotions were brought up. For many, it felt (and feels) like we’re dealing with loss, hopelessness and a not-belonging that has lingered much longer than usual, with a healthy dose of “where we aren’t” in our lives. Read More