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Reviewing the Year (2017-18)

Each year I like to look back over the previous year, and then set goals for the coming year. Many people do this on Jan 1st; I prefer to do it on my birthday. I often refine the accomplishments and goals until my new year, Samhain, but the bulk of the work is done on or around my birthday.

Statement of Inclusion

I am very proud to announce that JaguarMoon Coven has produced it’s statement of inclusion. It is no longer acceptable to presume that a magickal group is a safe place. We need standards we can point to, that our students can look at, and we all need to hold one another accountable.I think that all students will be good with …Continue reading →

Beltane Altar

I manage to re-arrange/re-do my altar every Sabbat, and almost every Esbat. Here are some pics from the Beltane altar. The full altar layout. (Its on a shelf in a tall, deep bookshelf.)

Chakra Work: Foundation

This year my coven has decided to quietly embark on a couple of intermediate lessons for ourselves. It’s been a long time since we’ve been able to do more than just teach the class, and it feels really good to get into new things.┬áDaystar is making salves for the wheel of the year; Cynnamon is teaching some of the live …Continue reading →


This year we hosted a Jolabokaflod party, and it will be the genesis for future traditions! We put together a brunch, invited friends, and gave them the rules: bring an anonymously wrapped book the book must be something you loved yourself, or that you feel more people need to know about We’ll all take a number Lowest number goes first …Continue reading →

November Update at Facing North

Greetings to you! We’re moving into the holiday season, and with something like 29 holidays celebrated between now and mid January, that’s probably the most useful designation for a period of time I’m aware of.

October Update at Facing North

Storm season has begun here in the PNW! As I write this we’ve just had several days of rain, a storm front that meandered down into the burning lands of California. I’ve been collecting the rain to send to a friend in the Bay Area so she can do some rain calling to keep the fires away and replenish the …Continue reading →

Coming Out

(I’ve never shared this story publicly.)

Homemade Cleaning Solutions

Tested and used by yours truly. Gathered from all over the InterWebs.

Mabon Musings

I’m spending Mabon literally in the middle of an orchard. I’m in Italy and all around me they are harvesting apples and pears (the peaches were last week, melons the week before). The house we are staying in is 100s of years old and has been in the same family all of that time. There is a pomegranate tree in …Continue reading →