Pay Attention to the Signs: 10 Omens You May Be a Witch
Elephant Journal, July 2015
Before the United States became a country, there were witch hangings and it’s something I often think about around the Fourth of July.
Summer Solstice & Litha: Midsummer Magic & Merriment
J. Southern Studio, June 2018
Known as Summer Solstice to most, the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere has several names including Litha and Midsummer. It is a day of joy and merriment, as well as major witchiness.
Beltane: Beauty & Bounty
J. Southern Studio, April 2018
If there were a “Sexiest Season” award, then it would definitely go to spring, mostly thanks to Beltane.
Lammas & Lughanasadh: Greeting the Grain
J. Southern, August 2018
Lammas, aka Lughanasadh in Gaelic, marks the beginning of the harvest season in Wiccan and Pagan traditions.
Mabon: Myth & Mysteries
J. Southern Studio, September 2018
Often called the Witches Thanksgiving, Mabon, was the second harvest festival of three each year, the first being Lammas.
Samhaim: Saint & Soul Days
J. Southern Studio, October 2018
Halloween, or All Hallow's Eve, has more meaning than simply a slapstick holiday, cloaked in candy and costumes. The current secular holiday takes it's roots from the Christian celebration of All Saints Day on November 1 for honoring holy people of the past: hallow from Old English meaning "holy."
Yule: Rebirth & Reflection
J. Southern Studio, December 2018
Yule or Yuletide, aka Winter Solstice, in the Northern Hemisphere marks the longest night and shortest day of the year and is one of the oldest celebrations in the world. Like all the Neopagan holidays the date varies between December 20 to December 23 depending on the year.
Winter Solstice 2018: Celebrating the Saturnalia Self
Wanderlust Journal, December 2018
What the heck is your Saturnalia self, and what’s its relationship to the holiday season? Gotchu. Presenting the Solstice: explained.
Imbolc & Candlemas: Flames of Fertility
J Southern Studio, February 2019
Officially celebrated on February 1 at sunset, Imbolc, or Imbolg, signals the halfway point between Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere.
Five Witchy, Feminist Films for Halloween Weekend
The Bold Italic, October 2020
The season of spookiness has arrived, and what better way to get into the spirit(s) than watching some witchy, feminist flicks?
Everything Going Down for International Women's Day in the Bay
Broke-Ass Stuart, March 2018
While not an official holiday in the United States, more than 100 countries around the world celebrate International Women’s Day.
How to Be an Ideal Woman Under Patriarchy
Broke-Ass Stuart, August 2017
For those of you who like rules and structures, like patriarchy, this list is for you.
Miss Representation: What Competing in Beauty Pageants Taught Me About Beauty
Elephant Journal, January 2012
Somewhere along the way, it seems that women choose between wanting to be appreciated for their looks or something else — at least I did.
Why Prop C is Better Than Any Other Homeless Initiative Ever
Broke-Ass Stuart, October 8, 2018
No matter where or how long you have lived here, homelessness can sometimes feel hopeless in San Francisco. However, that could shift with a new Initiative called Proposition C: Our City, Our Home which is aimed at solving homelessness with the only that seems to help it…housing.
Suspira Magazine, Volume II Winter 2018
An exploration the goddess Lilith and feral female sexuality.
Celebrating Your Solar Self
Spirit Guides Magazine, July 2018
elebrating the Summer Solstice has been a tradition as early as the Stone Age, around 2.5 million years ago.
Named for the Goddess of Marriage and Money
Astrology.com, June 2019
What do June, weddings, and money have in common, besides summertime and possible travel? Since ancient times, all of these have been closely linked with Juno, the Roman goddess of love and marriage.
Asteroid Vesta Points to the Sacred Dimension of our Sexuality
Astrology.com, February 2020
While our modern Gregorian calendar begins on January 1, ancient Rome celebrated the new year near the Spring Equinox in March. In this timeline, February was dedicated to new year preparation and rituals that included purification, prayer, and cleansing—especially those related to fire.
Uranus in Taurus
Spirit Guides Magazine, May 2018
Astrologically, this is perhaps the most important week of the year as Uranus moves into Taurus, an event some astrologers have lovingly called “Tauranus.”
Hearing Beethoven's Saturn Return
Academic Paper, January 2011
Ludwig van Beethoven has been considered one of the most popular composers of our time and his name evokes a veil of mystery and darkness wrapping several years of his life - particularly during the time of his Saturn Return.
Uranus: Reawakening Prometheus
Academic Paper, May 2010
This paper examines more thoroughly the Uranus/Prometheus archetype as well as its close ties with the Jungian Puer Aeternus and Trickster archetypes.
How to Work with Your North Node
The Numinous, November 2018
In astrology, our North Node reveals the teachings we need to embrace for emotional evolution. With the collective North Node now shifting from Leo to Cancer, the time is ripe for going back to soul school …
How this Sagittarius New Moon Points You Toward Your North Star
Wanderlust, December 2018
he wise and fiery Archer draws his bow and aims it right to the heart of what moves you and makes you tick—a perfect time to re-evaluate as the year ends.
Connect to Your Commitments with this Capricorn New Moon Eclipse
Wanderlust Journal, January 2019
This new moon and eclipse helps us to ground into our intentions for the year, and align with a commitment to be our best selves.
Aquarian Season in the Age of Aquarius: What You Need to Know
Wanderlust Journal, February 2019
This is the dawning of the age… But what does that mean? Read on, and then connect to Aquarian energy by coming together and catalyzing for change.
Your Total Guide to the 2019 Retrograde Cycles
The Numinous, March 2019
As Mercury stations retro for the first time this year, savor the slow down with a total guide to ALL the 2019 retrograde cycles …
Sobriety and the Stars: Finding Your Cosmic Blueprint
The Temper, March 2019
Astrology is everywhere right now—horoscope books and apps and even “retrograde” memes (I’m looking at you, Mercury).
But although oversimplified or “pop” astrology can be fun, it rarely connects you to your personal astrology chart, which can be an important tool for healing and recovery.
Full Super Moon in Libra to Kick Off the Astrological New Year
Wanderlust Journal, March 2019
The vernal equinox is upon us. A time ripe for new beginnings, the equinox is also a good time to take stock and find balance. Here’s what you need to know.
How Your Natal Venus Can Help Cultivate Connection
Astrology.com, May 2019
And while many of us think about love in terms of romantic relationships, Venus reminds us of the beauty in all our connections—not just the erotically charged ones.
(White)head Over Heels: The Erotic Side of Process Philosophy
Academic Paper, May 2011
The process philosophy of Whitehead offers us a way to experience reality in its fully eroticized brilliance, showing us the consistency we crave in existence is actually found in the continual yearning for more.
Cosmos & Psyche: Empowerment of Desire
Academic Paper, August 2011
By focusing on desires the process enhances the already mutually beneficial relationship between psychology and astrology by placing importance upon the archetypes exposing themselves through psychoanalysis and the birth chart and transits.
Ernst Cassirer: Seeing Through Symbolic Form into the Integral
Academic Paper, December 2011
It is only through a new way of understanding our relationshipto symbolic form that we can move more fully into the Integral era.
Thomas Berry: Universing Through Language
Academic Paper, November 2011
The work of Thomas Berry, a cosmologist and geologian (Earth-knower),who lived between 1914 and 2009, questions our current anthropocentric approach to the natural world.
Joseph Campbell: The Neverending Hero's Journey
Academic Paper, August 2010
The writer, lecturer, and mythologist Joseph Campbell spent most of his life interpreting this magic of myth and dissecting its value in the everyday experience.
Milrepa & Eckhart: The Middle Path Between Effort & Grace
Academic Paper, March 2011
At the heart of many spiritual teachings is the question of effort and grace, the difference of conscious endeavor and exertion.
Mythological Goddesses of Astrology
Goddess Guide: Urania
The Numinous, June 2018
With this month’s Equinox paving the way for cosmic change, it’s the perfect moment to harness the electricity and innovation of the Goddess Urania
Goddess Guide: Maia
The Numinous, May 2018
As we move towards Spring’s peak, it’s time to delight in the playfully creative energies of the Goddess Maia
Goddess Guide: Ostara
The Numinous, April 2018
With the cosmos bursting into Spring bloom, it’s prime time for channeling Ostara.
Goddess Guide: Diana
The Numinous, August 2018
As the heat of Leo Season urges us to sparkle and shine, the myth of the Goddess Diana shows how to stoke the flames of our wildness.
How to Work With Your Lilith Sign
The Numinous, September 2018
In astrology, our Lilith sign connects us deeply to our primal instincts and natural impulses.
Virgo & the Astrology of Virginity
Witchy Wisdoms, August 2018
Recently the Sun has made its annual move into tropical Virgo, the symbol of the woman and refers to the word virgin.
Ceres is All About Self-care and Summertime
Astrology.com, July 2019
Long before summer was about vacations and time off from school, the season was associated with the goddess Ceres, whose joy was said to cause the earth to bloom and grow.
Pallas Athene: Asteroid of Intuition and Information
Astrology.com, June 2020
As the goddess of war, victory, craft, and wisdom, Athena was one of the most important figures in Greece. Sometimes referred to with the surname “Pallas Athene,” she was said to have been born from her father Zeus’ head in full armor.
THESIS // Stargazing: Re-enchantment Through Language
Academic Paper, 2013
My Master's thesis that combines philology, consciousness studies, and enchantment with the stars.
5 Simple Shortcuts for Diving Into Shadow Work
Elephant Journal, April 2018
C.G. Jung coined the term “shadow” to describe the dark side of the psyche and encompasses the denied, disowned, and rejected parts of ourselves. Tips and tricks for going deeper.
Healing the Virgin-Whore Split
Elephant Journal, March 2014
Examination of the virgin (or Madonna) and whore split that occurs in many of our psyches.
Reclaiming my Virginity
Elephant Journal, March 2014
While we think about virginity as meaning never having had sex, the word virgin was not always linked to chastity. In many Greek translations, the word virgin meant “one unto herself.”
Truth be Told, the Whore Scares Me
Elephant Journal, December 2014
Truth be told, the whore scares me.
That part of myself feels hidden, dirty and therefore disowned. Like many of us I associate sexuality with something that is wrong. So, I do my best to hide it.
5 Ways for Uncovering Your Golden Shadow During Eclipse Season
Elephant Journal, January 2019
Eclipses represent a dance of light and dark—similar to our personal psyches and souls. They have rhythms and phases that we can predict, and then at the same time feel chaotic. During an eclipse, as the sun, moon, and Earth play in shadows, we too have the same opportunity.
End of the World and the Beginning of Love
Elephant Journal, December 2012
In two weeks, it will be December 21, 2012—the important day that no one understands.
The Power of Romantic Love Frightens Me
Elephant Journal, January 2013
However, for many of us, the ecstasy of falling in love with someone is the closest understanding we have to a blissful encounter with the divine. Romantic love fills us with feelings of wholeness, ecstasy, and joy—emotions few of us experience on a daily basis. Exactly why it is so scary to me.
10 Books for a More Loving Relationship to Yourself
Elephant Journal, December 2015
Perhaps, if people spent as much time wanting to improve their relationships as their finances or career there would be a lot more happy couples? So while I may not be as skilled in other areas, I am an unofficial, self-taught love expert according to these books.
Omens of Witchhood in the Natal Chart
Bad Witches, May 8, 2019
While it may not always be obvious to spot a witch at first glance in the wild, the astrology natal chart can’t hide the omens.