Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse

Full Beltaine Moon and Lunar Eclipse on Tuesday, and I will be on a thirteen hour flight to Japan!

I hope to see the Moon from the window, but sometimes the staff (very politely) ask one to keep the shutters closed. I shall be inwardly howling like a werewolf if I can’t see it!

If anyone takes photos please post!

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Remembering Rachel

Today is my dear friend Rachel Godart-Brown’s birthday.
She left this physical life last November much too soon.

She is still supporting her friends and family from the dwelling-place of the ancestors.

Blessings to you, Dear One xxx

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Stone Circle at Equinox

The Equinoxes always have a quiet feel to them, no matter what the weather. This morning when the Familiar and I entered my stone circle to honour the day this feeling was so tangible. It quietens the mind, and seems to slow the heart rate.

All of the stones come from sacred sites (not by any illegal or immoral means, as far as I know). The small ones come from a demolished West Country chapel (which always makes me smile), and the others carry the energy of the land where they were assembled in ancient times.

All of the stones are strategically placed to correspond with the solar and lunar phases of the year, and the eight ancient Nature festivals. Each one has an appropriate crystal underneath to enhance the energy.

Equinox alignment from the East

Equinox alignment from the East

This is the central line of stones which sees the sun rise in the East and set in the West.
Equinox line from the South

Equinox line from the South


Avebury stone with Moon-gazing hare and crystal

Spring Equinox 2014 007“Avebury stone with Moon-gazing hare and crystal”
This unusual stone was brought from a garden in Avebury. It has a volcanic-type of structure, and heats up when hands are held over it, as in healing.
When we finished building the circle, about four years ago, we discovered that new ley lines had been created. Almost everyone who visits is drawn to the circle. It brings sweet and loving thoughts of my friends who helped create it – Stuart, Emily, Cassie and Nelson. The Moon-gazing hare is a gift from a beloved friend who left the physical world last November.

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Spring Equinox

Joyous Equinox to all!

The time when the balance between dark and light, night and day may give us cause to reflect on the balance in our own life – physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.

We all forget the importance of taking time to connect with these aspects of ourselves. Sitting quietly, preferably in nature, taking some deep, deep breaths and tuning in to our body. Are we treating it with love? Do we take enough time to feed it properly, stretch our limbs, exercise our joints?

How is our emotional life? Do we love ourselves enough? Do we fall victim to others’ fears at the expense of our own happiness? Do we have the courage to say “no” to emotional pressure?

Do we overtax our brain? Do our thought processes serve us? Are we overcritical of others? Are we kind with our words?

How is our spiritual life? Do we have a deep belief system based on love? Are we brave enough to question dogma? Are we swayed by others’ belief systems without asking if these sit comfortably with us?

The more we take time to ask these questions the stronger and more independent we become. This is our only role in life – to be true to ourselves. Fears are dispelled, and love can grow.

Joyous Equinox!

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Tarot Workshop: Tarot Tribes – A Dance of Thrones


A Dance of Thrones

Sunday 8th June 2014
10am – 5pm

Cost £40

3, Stamford Buildings, Burgh Lane, Firle, East Sussex BN8 6NE

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In this second of two workshops on the Tarot we will be working with the Minor Arcana, looking at their connection with the elements, astrology, the four directions, the wheel of nature and the wheel of life.

We will explore the personalities of the kings, queens, knights/princes, pages/princesses who head each of the four suits. Many Tarot students have a problem connecting with the Court Cards of the Minor Arcana when giving readings. These sixteen Royal characters can appear both enigmatic and elusive. As we deepen our relationship with each individual we will begin to recognise characteristics within ourselves, our friends, family and those who challenge us.

Cards will be provided, although if you have a favourite pack you like to work with please feel free to bring it along.

This workshop is open to anyone with an interest in Tarot. Attendance of the previous workshop – The Fool’s Journey – is not obligatory.

Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a packed lunch. Teas and coffees will be provided. Stamford Buildings is part of a two-hundred-year-old workhouse, and the walls are thick, so rooms may be chilly. You may wish to bring a blanket and socks.

Confirmation of your place on the workshop on receipt of payment. No refunds will be given.

Tarot Tribes – A Dance of Thrones

Sunday 8th June 2014
10am – 5pm


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Please send cheques for £40 per person to:
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No refunds will be given. Places allotted on a first come, first served basis.

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Tsunami Anniversary

Tomorrow, 11th March, is the third anniversary of the devastating Japanese tsunami.

People and animals are still suffering, and will continue to do so for many years to come.

I will be sending healing at 8-30am. Please tune in if you are able.

Thank you x

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Beginning the book!

No, I haven’t started yet, but just in writing notes about what I wish to include I have realised just how much there I to write about!

What really struck me, however, is how much not only The natural world inspires me, together with more eloquent and learned writers than I, but just how much people who are, and were in my life have helped me get to this point.

Not only dear friends and family, but also the ones who have challenged me. There have been bullies (quite a few of those!), energy vampires ( more difficult to spot), controllers and needy people. I hate to admit it, but there have also been envious intruders too.

Witnessing an upsetting scene in the supermarket yesterday ( not Waitrose!) of a mother holding her child by his arm and screaming into his face until he cried, I was reminded of how powerless one can feel if we allow these people to exert their fears, and live them out through our acceptance of their paranoia.

Of course the three-year-old child will have to work out his own way of surviving the onslaught. If we realise that all these archetypes are full of fear we can choose to accept it, and let them carry on; talk to them, and tell them that this behaviour is not conducive to healthy relationships (this often results in a defensive or/and over-emotional response), or we can tell them that WE CHOOSE not to coerce with their machinations.

This last option is the most powerful, I have found. It can be very painful, as you may have to add that these perpetrators are no longer part of your life unless they change, and treat you with respect. What you are doing, though, is giving them the opportunity to be responsible for their own actions.

After all, we are the ones who allow them to control, bully, put upon and drain us. We may make excuses for them, yet to do this is to undervalue ourselves. The envious ones we can do nothing about. Just be aware of them, not disclose too much personal information, and if you feel you might get somewhere, encourage them to fulfil their own aspirations.

I love the words: I CHOOSE!!

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Winter song

Through all the howling winds, pelting rain and stormy grey skies a song thrush perches high on a swaying tree top, singing his trilling winter song.

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Anam Cara

How many of us are blessed with a true soulmate? That word sets such an aspiration in our culture. We say we must find our soulmate before we can settle down and/or procreate. Our soulmate will bring out the best in us, fulfil us emotionally, physically, mentally and spiritually. Our soulmate will nurture us, understand us, respect us, be faithful until death. Our soulmate will be perfect, almost superhuman, yet with the human qualities which will make her/him as vulnerable and sensitive as we are.

What a list to live up to! If there is a soulmate for everyone, as we are told, why do so many people spend their lives alone, searching desperately for this elusive creature, while all the time the body clock is tick-ticking away? Where is the princess in the tower, waiting to be rescued by only you? Where is the knight in shining armour, on his white steed, galloping out of the mist and into your life?

The Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Anderson have a lot to answer to as far as little girls are concerned. “Wait for the rich and handsome prince” they tell us. Maternal and religious conditioning have a lot to answer for as far as little boys are concerned. “Wait for the untouched virgin” they demand.

Anam Cara means “Friend of the Soul”. Friend of the Soul. A soul friend. Not a soul mate. If we are fortunate enough to recognise our Anam Cara we know, without a doubt, that this friend of the soul has been our companion through many lives, in many different guises. They know your soul. The are in tune with it at a very deep level. They may not be the one you choose as your life partner. They may not be the mother or father of your children. They may be on the other side of the world, but still walk by your side. Your Anam Cara knows intuitively when you are thinking of them. You may not even speak very often, and there is not always a need for verbal communication. You tune in psychically. When this physical life ends you know that your Anam Cara waits, or that you will wait for them behind the veil.


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Colette. Born January 28th 1873

Colette was a French author whose descriptions of life during La Belle Epoch in Paris, and of the countryside she loved brings this period vividly to the imagination, much as Samuel Pepys diary does, in a very different way, of 17th century England.

Colette loved animals, and had a special relationship with cats. Her short story “La Chatte” is poignant and evocative. It tells of the relationship of a young man and his cat. His fiancee and the cat vie for his attention like two  18th century duellers, each female willing to risk all in order to obtain the undivided devotion of the object of their desire.

On visiting New York, Colette met a cat in the street. They held an in-depth conversation, after which Colette announced with delight “At last, someone who speaks French!”

Here are a few of her cat quotes:

Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet.

There are no ordinary cats.

Time spent with a cat is never wasted.

My cat does not talk as respectfully to me as I do to her.

I am indebted to the cat for a particular kind of honourable deceit: for a greater control over myself; for a characteristic aversion to brutal sounds, and for the need to keep silent for long periods of time.

Animal trust – undeserved faith; when at last will you turn away from us? Shall we never tire of deceiving, betraying, tormenting animals before they cease to trust us?

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