La Bona Dea's Journal of Everyday Magic

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Full Moon          Native American Name
March 28th         Worm Moon
April 26th            Pink Moon
May 26th            Flower Moon
June 24th           Strawberry Moon
July 23rd            Buck Moon
August 22nd      Sturgeon Moon
Sept 20th           Harvest Moon
October 20th      Hunter’s Moon
Nov 19th            Beaver Moon
Dec18th             Cold Moon

Please note the 2021 Full Moon Dates. Time is yet to be determined for each circle. Participation information and the following Zoom link are available near the New Moon to participate in the next Full Moon gathering.
Blessings Great and Small to you and yours! 

 La Bona Dea is Planning an Outdoor event this summer, 2021, and we will keep you posted. Blessed Be!

DECEMBER COLD MOON, December 29th, 2020, the last full moon of 2020

A Dreamtime Journey and Ritual

Coming November 30th, The Grateful Beaver Full Moon Zoom

Why a Beaver Moon, you ask…. Well,

This is a time to fortify our homes, be grateful for what we have, and to prepare for winter. As we get ready for deep winter, we can embrace the attributes of the beaver:

  • Keep Busy
  • Be constructive
  • Work together
  • Be eager
  • Cozy dams
  • Don’t be a stick in the mud
  • Oranges and cloves, by Elbaroda the Wanderer

    Oranges and cloves, by Elbaroda the WandererTo Join, click the Zoom link on 11/30 6pm PST 

La Bona Dea (CM Riddle) is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.


Topic: Grateful Beaver Full Moon

Time: Nov 30, 2020 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)


Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID:    853 6675 9316

Passcode:    5JnUef

The Lavender Labyrinth, a way to release the old, embrace what we learned, and to pave the way for our dreams to come true in 2021

Me on the Lab walkHigh Priestess Tina at the AltarGood witch Bad WitchKaren and Tina at the entrance to the Labrynth

Highlights from the Saturday 10/31/20 SAMHAIN FULL BLUE SHEDDING MOON:

Blue Moon Divination Card

Wheel Tarot SpreadEntrance to the Back GardenOnce in a Blue Moon

The Falling Leaf Full Moon Altar Awaits





The Falling Leaf Full Moon Altar Awaits

Virtual Falling Leaf Full Moon Meditation

Sometimes the best magic is nature. . . this leaf and stick fell in the shape of a magic wand!

                     Sometimes the best magic is nature. . . this leaf and stick fell in the shape of a magic wand!

Thursday, Oct 1, 2020 6:30 PM

Join Zoom Meeting email me at


6:30 pm Log In
The Charge of the Goddess
Call in the Quarters
Light Ritual Candles
Guided Meditation
Sharing, if so desired and time allows
Close the Circle

You will want these items for the ritual and meditation:

A fallen leaf, a sealed container of water, a candle to light, a pen and paper, a clear crystal if you have one

            The next Full Moon is the Blue Moon will be on Samhain! Hope to see you then!

Halloween blue moon

Virtual Full Wine Moon and Persephone’s Departure

Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 7:15 pm – 8 pm Log in at 7pm

Hosted by: Priestess Tina Deason at La Bona Dea  

Online Event…. Zoom will open at 7pm for participants to login

AGENDA Contact me for Zoom log in codes before 9/1/20

For the Full Wine Moon Ritual please have for the ritual:

  • A glass of wine/juice/water for Gratitude Ritual—prepare to state what you are grateful for (Speak for no more than 30-45 seconds, please, we will share at the end if we have time)
  • An apple and knife for turning your worries over to Demeter—define your worry/fear

Our women’s full moon circle will celebrate harvest time, and the note the departure of Persephone. We will share our accomplishments, so I ask that you spend a few minutes before our gathering to think of what you have gained or harvested this year. I will go around the Zoom Room and each person to share. Our time is limited, so please tell us your name, the year’s goal and the outcome/harvest in 30-45 seconds. If you prefer not to speak, simply say “pass.” When all have shared, I will lead you in a Gratitude Rite, followed by a prayer to Demeter

Log in 7-7:10

Charge of The Goddess and Calling in the Quarters

Gratitude Rite

Prayer to Demeter, the Protecting Mother

Talking Stick, Share if we have time

Dismiss the quarters

This is the first in a series of Virtual Moon Circles until we can meet in person. I look forward to checking in, sharing the light, and holding sacred space as we begin the transition toward winter.

Blessed Be!

Priestess Tina

PLEASE Log in to Zoom before 7:15



(The place of transformation)

Virtual Full Moon Gatherings via Zoom will begin in September

Save these dates
Sept 2 Wine Moon
Oct 1 Harvest Moon
Oct 31 Blue Moon and The Witches New Year
Nov 30 Beaver Moon
Dec 29 Cold Moon

email me at for details or follow La Bona Dea on Facebook

WS 2018 Moonlight and Reading with Mona

In-person events will be POSTPONED until it is safe to gather again








Intention Setting with Candle Magic

THURSDAY, MARCH 12 from 5-8 pm Ritual begins at 6 pm.
At my home in Rohnert Park
$20 donation includes all materials and light refreshments will be served

Candle Magic Rebirth Celebration

Spring offers the opportunity for renewal and rebirth. It is a magical time of discovering what wonderful and intuitive gifts we were born with, and how we might tap into them. At this gathering, we will examine how to unblock our gifts and apply them to our daily lives.

Discovering our life-work and sharing our passions are ways to express ourselves and honor Mother Earth.

What will we do at this gathering?

Learn to use candles to set intentions; dressing candles, writing sigils, and selecting proper colors are a part of the preparation.

We will hold s Sacred Circle and listen to a guided meditation focusing on our personal gifts from the universe.

We will pass the talking stick and share if we desire, the images or feelings that come up as well as what may be blocking us during creative times.

We will set our intentions through candle magic and as our candles burn, releasing our intent to the universe, we will partake in light refreshments.

I am proud to announce that two new Priestesses will be assisting us with this year’s first ritual at La Bona Dea

Please contact me with any questions or to reserve your spot! and celebrate the arrival of springtime!
or text to 707 318-8902

Blessed Be! So, Mote, it Be!

Visit this site and read my blog where you will find that every day is filled with magic and wonder.

With Gratitude,
Priestess Tina

Priestess Tina

Did you know I am available to perform a customized ceremony or a ritual at your special event? Contact me for your next event and let’s make it sacred as well as memorable!

  • Engagements
  • Weddings/Commitments
  • Baby Blessing
  • Special Birthdays
  • Home Blessings or House Warming
  • Rites of Passage
  • Memorials/Funerals

To see what I love to do, Please visit the photos page and scroll down to see previous events from La Bona Dea–
Calliope the Muse                Elboroda tells her story and Gramps witnesses it

Apprenticeship has commenced and we have two new Priestesses, Colliape and Elboroda, who will continue to reach out and share the words of the Goddess and help to heal Mother Earth.

Next Apprenticeship will take place in February 2021

It has been a fun-filled camping summer bookended with Sabbats -Summer Solstice and Lughnasadh- but as the Autumn approaches I have some plans for Full Moon Circles Coming up!


Natural Easter Egg Dying Workshop
$5.00 for materials
Thursday, April 18th from 5pm-8pm Kid Friendly!


I love to dye my Easter Eggs with natural dyes, so this year I am inviting everyone to join me at this fun event!
I will prepare the dyes, you can bring your eggs- about a dozen or so- and I will have materials available to create some impressive and creative eggs for your Easter!

Ostara, the Vernal Equinox is March 21, but because Easter comes in April this year, we get to celebrate SPRING twice, and frankly, after all of this rain, I am so glad! Yippee!

Please email me, or use Facebook to RSVP so I know an approximate number of guests to prepare for!
See you soon!
La Bona Dea!


Summer 2019 at the Sonoma County Fair

JULY 14 Copperfieldsin Santa Rosa

APRIL 10th GAIA’S GARDEN then click on literature
Dine With Local Authors! Come listen to us read from our books while you indulge in some yummy organic delights. . . I gotta say, the coffee and desserts rock too! xo See you then! 6:30-8pm

A book is Born!
12/01/2018 AND 02/24/2019 One’s Own Sweet Way was born, all 318 pages of her!
I will be spending some time promoting this novel about anxiety disorder – come meet me!

Book Launch Flyer

Visit my group IN SPITE OF ANXIETY on Facebook

In Spite of Anxiety is a closed group. Tell us about successes in spite of anxiety. Share ideas and support for those who suffer from anxiety and those who care for loved ones with anxiety. Please visit and share positive affirmations and stories- and your accomplishments, no matter how small, and for sure how GREAT!. Intention of this page is to inspire and leave you feeling less stressed, greatly valued, and truly respected. I created this group because YOU ARE PRECIOUS!

Here are special events which are coming up as well as services




Tarot Death Card

Don’t FEAR the Death Card…. it’s just a chance for CHANGE! Come learn a little about the cards and hear your
Wheel of the Year Readings- and much more… RSVP to or

Summer 2018 Path of the Priestess Manual by Nancy Dew
Imbolc 2019,Year Long Priestess Apprenticeship, using the manual by Nancy Dew


MOON CIRCLES 6:30-8:30pm
Friday July 27 FULL
Friday August 17 WAXING
Friday October 26 WAXING/SAMHAIN

NOVEMBER Gratitude Gathering
Sunday November 18th 11am-2pm

DECEMBER Yule Celebration and Winter Solstice
Friday December 21 6:30-8:30pm

JANUARY MERRY MEET for Priestess Apprenticeship, date/time to follow
FEBRUARY Imbolc, first sabbat for initiates, date/time to follow

Hello All!
I have been working on my book, Her Own Sweet Way, my personal story about raising a child with an invisible disability, so I have pulled back on gatherings for now- as I plan to publish in early 2018… Well okay, more like between Lughnasadh and Mabon, but hopefully before Samhain!

I am available for ritual and ceremony upon request, so please feel free to contact me to do this for you!
I will write or perform ritual or ceremony for events at your location. or La Bona Dea on Facebook.

Viola Me

Bright Blessings!

Practical Magic Women’s Sacred Moon Circles!
Sing, Dance, Feast, all in Her Name!
On-going for 2017
First Monday of the month (Moon-day) From 6:30-8:00pm Goddesses gather at 6:15
at Songbird Community Healing Center, upstairs back room
By Donation Only; suggested $5.00-15.00, no one turned away

Check website posts for monthly topics And visit Songbird Center for additional services

May Day Celebration: Come usher in the summertime!

The birds are singing,
the bees are buzzing,
the flowers are blooming and
the fairies are flying.

It’s time to leave winter behind and welcome the long playful days of summer.
Let’s honor the outdoors, new growth, and wanderlust.
Let’s celebrate this magical time of year.

Family Friendly. Finger Food Appetizer Potluck.

Drumming with Sahar and
Circle with Tina Deason

Sunday, May 7, 2pm-6pm
Suggested Donation $10-$20/No RSVP Necessary
Drop-in or stay the entire time.
2-3pm: Gather & Drumming, 3-4:30pm: Circle w/Meditation/4:30-5:30: Drumming/Dancing/Feasting, 5:30-6pm: Closing
Songbird Community Healing Center
8297 Old Redwood Hwy
Cotati, CA 94931

Sahar will encourage you to drum up a storm impassioned with vitality, sweet intimacy, and deep peace. He will also lead you on a meditation journey. Bring drums or contact Sahar if you need one.

Tina Deason will take you on a journey through time, going back to ancient ways including teaching about circle etiquette, gods and goddesses of the season, and how seasons were celebrated with ritual.

Tuesday, October 4th 7pm at Songbird in Cotati— Gratitude and Joy!


Saturday October 15th Witch’s New Year Full Moon Goddess Gathering!

October Full Moon Gathering

As always, there is no charge for (Women’s) Practical Magic Full Moon Ceremonies. Donations are accepted and you are invited to contribute to the Goddess Potluck. (vegetarian & gluten free are suggested, all accepted!)

No cost to participants; donations accepted for rental space and supplies $5-$20 sliding scale

Manifesting with the Divine Series

Manifesting with the Divine Gratitude on Tuesday Oct. 4th!
Songbird Community Healing Center
from 7-9pm; $45.00 fee includes magical craft making materials and refreshments

Manifesting with the Divine Harvesting and Abundance July 5th!
Songbird Community Healing Center
from 7-9pm; $45.00 fee includes magical candle making materials and refreshments

Candle Magic and Keeping Focused Intent Strong at the Fiery time of Year!

Candle magic sigils

A bit about Chaos magic: Chaos magic is a “set it and forget it” magic where we can perform our ritual and so the Universe carries our wish. To do this we must be specific in our intentions and learn to use our intuition to guide us for our best possible outcome. (You can even say “best possible outcome” knowing that you are allowing all things that come to you to be in your best interest.)

We hope to see you there!

Goddess Gatherers come and join me at the Beach on Momnday, June 20 for the longest day of the year’s setting sun and the second Full Moon in Sag. rising! Wowweee! Contact me for details! Blessings All!

July 5th Join me at Songbird Community Healing Center for another session of Manifesting with the Divine!

Full Blue Moon – Celebrate the Seasonal Blue Moon!

Blue Moon

The next Blue Moon will be on May 21, 2016. It’s a seasonal Blue Moon, the third of four full moons between the March equinox and the June solstice of 2016.

Location yet to be determined, but we will gather at dusk. More details to come as well as what to bring!
Hope to see you there!

Manifesting with the Divine
2 Sessions left for this year!
Harvesting Tuesday, July 5 from 7-9pm at Songbird Community Healing Center, Cotati
Gratitude Tuesday, October 4 from 7-9pm at Songbird Community Healing Center, Cotati

Come meet me at Honey Badger Coffee on Saturday, March 12!
The Wellness Fair is from 11am -2pm at 101 Golf Course Drive

2016 Manifesting with the Divine
3 Sessions left!
Tuesdays from 7-9pm in 2016
At Songbird Community Center in Cotati

April 5, Nurturing and Growth/Love and Relationships
July 5, Harvesting and Abundance
October 4, Gratitude and Letting Go

Series will take place on the first Tuesday in Jan/Apr/Jul/Oct 2016 from 7-9pm.

The year long series is $200/$50 per session, ($180 when paid in advance) and will be held at Songbird Community Healing Center in Cotati.

I am partnering with my colleague,Jenni Teague, for this series of workshops. To learn more about Jenni you can visit her website at

February 2016 DELAYED TO SUMMER 2016
Priestess Apprenticeship Begins!
Travel with blessed Mother Earth as completes a full cycle during the Wheel of the Year. Meet the Goddess archetypes, follow the seasons and learn how the ebbs and flows of nature reside in our beings. This journey will introduce you to your personal Priestess-hood.

This is an 8 Sabbat journey identifying your personal power, strengths, challenges, and more as we embark together and bond through sisterhood priestess-ing. We will practice sacred circles; learn about traditional pagan holy days, rituals and goddess archetypes; magical tool crafting and more. Each Sabbat will be from 9am-3pm and the cost is $650 for the yearlong program. Fee includes materials and most supplies. Ordination at the end of the Apprenticeship is optional, additional fee required.

Sabbats will be held primarily in Petaluma.

Other Services offered:

Plan your wedding!


If you are planning a wedding, moving to a new home, naming a newborn babe,  or celebrating a special birthday, I am available to help you celebrate with personal rituals

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