Vacation Japan Style – Part Ni

This is the second part of the Vacation Japan Style posts, please click here for the first part if you missed it.  After Tokyo we hopped on the train to Kamakura where we visited the Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine where my friend washed her hands and mouth before entering.  It's an interesting custom.  This site explains … Continue reading Vacation Japan Style – Part Ni

Soul Regeneration: From Taker to Giver

For many years I slaved worked in a business that took homes from people who couldn't afford to keep them, sometimes it felt like it was sucking the soul right out of me.  The first few years I actually had a conscience about it.  That faded as the years rolled on and the stories became … Continue reading Soul Regeneration: From Taker to Giver

Week One – Re-Charge

Time to get serious about being happy! With a very self indulgent weekend behind me, (consisting of comfort food that made me feel sick, bloated and spiked my blood sugar, not leaving the apartment for two days, not cleaning up after myself and definitely not exercising AT ALL) it's time to kick start my three … Continue reading Week One – Re-Charge

My May Day

Today, May 1st, is Beltane in Pagan calendars.  This is the day we celebrate fertility, abundance and the longer days of summer among other things.   It is the time in the harvest where we fertilize and nurture the seeds we have planted, shed sunlight on them but tending them so not to dry out. Today, … Continue reading My May Day

Birds of Prey ~ Spiritual Creatures

An unexpected surprise upon moving to Yokosuka are the birds.  Yes I know it's coastal, it's an island!  But, I am used to the Seagulls and Pigeons of California. I was not expecting to see two of my favorite birds constantly in the sky above. The Sea Hawk:  If you know me well you know I am … Continue reading Birds of Prey ~ Spiritual Creatures

My Seed Work

My Seed Work (some of this is borrowed from my friend Shirley) I celebrate the following Sabbats: Yule – December 21, 2013 Imbolc – February 2 Ostara (a/k/a spring equinox or vernal equinox) – March 20, 2013 Beltane (a/k/a May Day) – May 1 Midsummer (a/k/a Litha, summer solstice) – June 21, 2013 Lughnasadh (a/k/a … Continue reading My Seed Work