Month: December 2012

Christmas Time in the UK

9207_10200165863766760_501820899_nChristmas time in the UK can be described simply with just one word.


It’s a time when loved ones gather round for a nice cup of brew, hours are spent discussing where to eat, games and quizzes are played and fond memories are clearly made. Laughter fills every room and traditions are carried out just as they have been passed down for decades and even centuries.

When family gather round… it is never a dull moment. The words exchanged make me giggle every few minutes. If only I could give you a transcript of the conversations I’ve heard and even been a part of over the past few days … you would understand.  The best part of it is that it’s all done with love and care for one another.

My wish for everyone this year is that you find the time to spend with the ones you love. Cherish these moments for they will pass as they always do. Make happy memories to carry with you through the years and keep traditions going for they are the glue that bind you throughout the years to the memories and happy times with those closest to you.


Many Blessings,

Tinsel and light

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Tinsel and light
All things merry and bright

Tis that magical time of year
To spread lots of love and good cheer

Childlike hopes and dreams fill our hearts
Standing beneath the mistletoe with my sweetheart

Cookies in the oven baking with care
Lights and stockings strung everywhere!

Watching close, that mischievous elf
Wondering how on Earth he gets off the shelf!

Family and friends gathering from far and near
Waiting for Santa and his reindeer!

Wishes being sent from me to you
For a Happy Christmas and New Year!

Many Blessings,

Tis the Season

winter berryTis the Season to be stressed to the max with to-do lists a mile long, family and friends stopping by, parties to plan, parties to attend, gifts to make, gifts to purchase, food to prepare, decorating to be done.. etc!

Don’t forget to add some “me time” to your to-do list.  Time to relax and de-stress is definitely something we should all be planning with all the chaos that happens during this festive time of year. Pour yourself a nice glass of wine, relax in a hot tub for a bit, sit in the silence of a clean room, step outside in nature.. whatever it takes to allow yourself some time to regenerate and refuel.

The holidays are no fun at all if you are too tired to enjoy them. So make sure you add “me time” to that list of yours and enjoy!

Many Blessings,

The ReBuild

IMG_6832Throughout our lives we are building. We build relationships, we build a home, we build safety, we build knowledge, we build confidence, we build routine, we build habits, etc.

When it is time for a major change to occur in one of these areas that we have spent years building .. the change can be drastic or at the very least “feel” very drastic. What has been built wasn’t constructed overnight and therefore when that change needs to happen and happen now… it is as if a wrecking ball has come from out of nowhere and knocked you right onto your bum and oh boy can it hurt!

It may feel as though what was once there is now destroyed… well duhhhh! That’s the whole point! Whatever it was that the wrecking ball tore down .. is no longer needed. Now there is room for you to rebuild with new materials, new knowledge and a new set of tools.

I won’t lie… it sure does suck whenever that wrecking ball shows up… but the rebuild will serve you so much better in the end and life will take a much brighter turn once we allow the change to happen. It’s going to happen regardless .. the more we fight it the worse it feels.

Many Blessings,


lone leafThere are many kinds of loss, some that are obvious and others that may not be so obvious to most. With loss comes a time of mourning. No matter the size, context or extent of loss we must allow our selves that time to heal.

The obvious types of loss are associated with the death of people and pets but death can visit us in many ways.

Other not so obvious types of loss:
Death of a job – losing a job can be devastating in more ways than just financial.

Death of a job title – When we are stripped of our job titles (large or small) a piece of us
goes with that title… especially if you took pride in your job.

Loss of a friendship – It is always sad to lose a friend in any way. Someone you trusted, cared for and loved, now not a part of your life.

Loss of an aspect of self  – We grow and we change and with that change often certain aspects  of who we are at one time or another must die so that new growth can take place.

Loss of a home – This happens even when we choose to move. The place we called home .. rather it be for years or months.. this was once a safe place for us and moving on can have more of an impact than you might realize.

This list could go on and on. When something has been a part of your life for any amount of time and then it is no longer with you …. mourning may set in without your realizing that is what is going on. Allow yourself time to heal from this loss. It may seem a bit silly to mourn something such as a job title or position ….  or silly to mourn a home you only lived in for a short time.. but it happens. When we make a connection and then that connection becomes broken… then a time of healing needs to take place to fill the void and loss of that connection.

Many Blessings,

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All About Dreaming

IMG_5261The most important thing to understand about dream interpretation is your own feelings about what is going on in your dream.

Others may open your mind to new possibilities but at the end of the day it only matters how you feel about your particular dream. If it feels right and rings true to your heart then that is the correct answer and interpretation for you.

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Remembering your dreams: Keep a journal next to your bed.. write down everything you can remember even if it is only a hand full of things .. do this before you place your feet on the floor. Once you step out of bed .. your memory about the dreams go quickly.

Meditation – practice meditations before bed. Find a meditation that best fits you and practice as often as you can. The more you meditate the better you become.

When going to bed .. tell yourself many times that your goal is to remember your dreams.. when you do this often you will start remembering your dreams. It may be slow going but you will get there. Don’t give up.

Certain stones and crystals can help you dream, remember your dreams and aid you through dream healing. Moonstones are particularly good at general dream work – remembering and guiding you. Other stones also help depending on your dream needs.


Amethyst – Helps insomnia. Put an amethyst under your pillow to bring about pleasant dreams, or rub it across your forehead to offer relief from a headache.

Clear Quartz -ultimate dream magic stone, spiritual connection, divine guidance, healing dreams, divine dreams, time travel, astral travel.

Diamond – divine inspiration,remembering your dreams, amplifying dream energies, protection, magical dreaming

Moonstone – third eye chakra.  Moonstone is believed to bring good fortune and is reagarded as a sacred stone in India. These phenomenal stones enhance psychic knowing, psychic sight, while increasing intuition.  Soothes and heals the emotions and the mind, aids in spiritual growth and development.  Use in lunar rituals and rights of passage ceremonies.  Moonstone is definatly female in nature and all women can benefit by using it.  Relieve PMS symptoms.

Scolecite – Helps one to realize subtle messages from the inner self and from higher sources – enhances dream state, promotes dream recall, lucid dreaming and restful sleep.

Agate – Offers protection from bad dreams. In ancient times, agates with banded colors were placed at the head of a sleeper to give rich and varied dreams.

Malachite – Emotionally, malachite stimulates inner imagery, making dreams, imagination and memories more alive and real.

Labradorite – For Daydreaming: shows us our real goals and intentions so that we suddenly see their real shape, stimulates the imagination

Dioptase – Encourages vivid dreams

Lepidolite – Bestows calm and helps with sleep disturbances.

Chrysoprase – Alleviates recurring nightmares (particularly for children)

Danburite – Power stone promotes lucid dreaming

There are many other stones that can help with dreaming – do some research and find one that fits your purpose or need.


January: Wolf Moon

The Wolf Moon, also known as the Cold, Snow, or Winter Moon, is a time of protection and strength. While it is the first full Moon of the calendar year, in terms of nature it occurs in the middle of the cold winter season, a season of death and desolation. In these respects, the Wolf Moon can be seen as a time of both beginnings and endings. This is the time to start to consider what you want to plant and plan for the spring. You can do magick so that as the spring approaches your magickal goal will grow close and closer to fruition.

February: Storm Moon

The Storm Moon, also known as the Death or Quickening Moon, is a time to do magick for fertility and strength. For most people in the Northern Hemisphere, February is a time of storms and bleak, short days. In the olden days, it was a time of true hardship.This is a good time to do magick to help you face life’s challenges. You could do a spell to help you with a particularly challenging project at work. Your spell could focus on helping you to accept the challenge, perservere, and make it through. You could concentrate on the idea of weathering the storm and giving yourself the extra stamina to succeed. This is also a time of cleansing both internally and externally. As such, it’s a great time to get rid of physical things you don’t need and any mental or emotional baggage you might be hauling around with you, too.

March: Chaste Moon

Also known as the Seed or Worm Moon, the Chaste Moon is a time to plant mental seeds – thoughts of success and hope. This is also a time of purity and newness. It’s the time to bless the magickal herbs and plants in your garden and to start preparing the soil for the seeds that you will plant. It’s also the time to mentally prepare yourself for new experieces, a new job, pregnancy, taking a trip, or bringing a new animal into your home.

April: Seed Moon

The Seed Moon signals a time of fertility, growth, and wisdom. This Moon is also known as the Egg, Grass, or Wind Moon. This is the time to sow the seeds of Magick. If you are planting a magickal garden, you want to get out there now and put things into the Earth. This is the time to move from the planning phase into action. If you want to get pregnant, this is a great time to go for it. Fertility is in the air. This is also the time to bring that new puppy home, it that is what you have been planning. It’s also a great time to empower some seeds to both help them grow and to do Earth magick.

May: Hare Moon

The Hare Moon, also known as the Flower or Planting Moon, is a time of health, love, romance, and wisdom. This is a great time to plant the seeds that you have empowered. As the seeds begin to grow, the energy you have filled them with will start to manifest in your life. It’s also a great time to rekindle the romantic spark and passion in a relationship. If you’ve been working magick to help your career, now will probably be the time to decide which of your job offers to accept. And you might want to do some divination magick to help you make that decision.

June: Lover’s Moon

Also known as the Strawberry or Rose Moon, the Lover’s Moon brings with it energy for love, marriage, and success. Is it any wonder that in some traditions this Moon is called the Honey Moon? This is a time to nurture your garden and marvel at its beauty and abundance. If you have taken that new job, now is the time to make sure you have everything running smoothly. And you might want to keep your eyes open to see how you can move into a more desirable position.

July: Mead Moon

The Mead Moon, also known as the Blessings, Lightning, or Thunder Moon, is a time of enchantment, health, rebirth, success, and strength. This is the time of the first harvests, when you begin to enjoy the fruits of your labors. This is also a time of celebration and magick. Remember that mead is the nectar of the Gods. Now is the time to gather your magickal herbs and do some prosperity magick so you get that raise you’ve worked so hard for.

August: Wyrt Moon

The Wyrt Moon, also known as the Wort, Barley, Corn, or Red Moon, is a time of abundance, agriculture, and marriage. This is the time to collect your magickal herbs and store them for the winter or share them with others. Remember to give an offering back to the Goddess for her generosity. At this time of the year, you might want to do magick to help someone else reap the benefits of the Earth’s abundance. (With that person’s permission, of course!) This is also a good time to make a move at work for that higher level position. If you have become pregnant, this is the time to concentrate your energies on having a healthy pregnancy.

September: Harvest Moon

Also known as the Barley or Hunter’s Moon, the Harvest Moon is a time of protection, prosperity, and abundance. This is the time of year when the grains are being harvested, and it is a good time for magick involving your prosperity, abundance, and the nurturing of others. If you have had a long illness, this is the time to finally come back to full health again. This is also the time to obtain that higher paying position at work. The energy of the Harvest Moon will help along any magick that is geared to bring you or someone else abundance.

October: Blood Moon

The Blood Moon is sometimes called the Falling Leaf or Hunter’s Moon. It is a Moon of new goals, potection, resolution, and spirituality. The night of the Blood Moon is a great time for divination of any kind. At this time of the year, all of nature is making ready for the winter. Animals that hibernate are gathering the last scraps of food. Birds are heading south. In human societies, this used to be the time when we turned from agriculture to the hunt as our means of sustenance. This is the time to refect on what you did during the year and to evaluate your accomplishments.You also want to check to see how you will survive the coming months. Make sure that you have enough money in the bank. If your work is seasonal, you might want to do some magick to find other ways to support yourself. If you work outdoors, do magick to help you survive the cold months ahead. You also want to check on things that are important to your safety and survival. How are the tires on your car? And what about that smoke alarm in the kitchen? Because the holidays are fast approaching, you also might want to do some work to remove stress and negative energy from your surroundings.

Novemeber: Snow Moon

The Snow Moon is also known as the Beaver, Mourning, or Tree Moon. This is a good time to work with abundance, properity, and the bonds of family and friendship. This is also an excellent time to use divination to get an idea of what is up ahead. Remind yourself that although winter is coming, it will not last forever. Do what you can to reduce your stress and to strengthen your bonds with family and friends. Back before the advent of grocery stores and central heating, people really counted on those bonds, which could be the difference between making it through the winter or perishing. So, know who is really there for you, and count your blessings.

December: Oak Moon

Also known as the Cold or Long Night Moon, the Oak Moon is a time for hope and healing. This time of year the Moon has reign over the Earth, because there are more hours of night than day. Our thoughts turn to the rebirth of the light and the longer days that are promised after the winter solstice. Women who have become pregnant in the spring are about to give birth and will probably want to focus their energies on delivering a healthy baby. This is the time of year to complete something you have worked hard on and to make sure that the task is truly completed, all the details dealt with. It’s also a great time to let go of old patterns or problems and start anew. If something has been eating at you for a long time, work to give it up at this time. Let go of the negative and let the light of longer days shine inside you. Working with children in a nurturing way can be very rewarding and healing.
Many Blessings,

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Magical Monday – Spreading Joy

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Some of my favorite moments in life are those that I can share my own joy with others and watch as they themselves become filled equally with joy, love and excitement. In this day and time people are quick to talk about all the pains, heartache, illness and despair that life has to offer but not so quick to share the more joyous moments in life.

I have to ask … why???

I know that there has to be a balance but the scales seem far too often tilted in the negative direction.  October had Breast Cancer Awareness… and November had Testicular Cancer Awareness… but what now?? What about December?  Are we all suppose to be too busy decorating, partying and buying gifts to raise awareness for anything? I think now…
So here’s a challenge I’d like to offer up through the month of December:

December – the month of deck the halls, falalalalalaaaaaaaa, joy to the world and have a holly jolly …..  My challenge is for everyone to share their joy each day.. I know some days it will be hard … we become overwhelmed with tasks, chores, decorating, buying, entertaining and so on …. that suddenly it is Christmas in xx days and our list is still way too long to cope.

Seek out some joy, some light, some love and some happiness… share it.. share it with as many as you can until it has spread like winter’s first sniffle. Watch as others become filled with that amazing light I like to call PURE JOY. When you see someone without a smile.. give them a reason to laugh…. when you see someone needing a hug … for goodness sake  – HUG THEM!

Share the spirit of love, light and joy through the month of December and I’m sure that you just might witness something far brighter than the Christmas Tree in Rockefeller Center!

Go on now.. get to spreading!

Many Blessings,

Wish Bottles

I have seen these floating around online now for a couple of years and decided to make a few myself this year. I love the thought and sentiment behind these little beauties.

Take a small glass bottle … add some dandelion seeds.. decorate however you like..

Here is a sample of my own.

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Many Blessings,