La Bona Dea's Journal of Everyday Magic

Storytelling which touches the heart and awakens the soul

Inspiration

Ostara Salt Bowl

Basil, bay, ginger, nutmeg, thyme, Please accept this Ostara rhyme sage, vanilla, rose, lavender too, cleanse, refresh, and start anew Absorb negativity with crystals of salt, invoking good hoo-doo without fault By the light, of this full moon, honoring springtime in full bloom So Mote It Be & Blessings from the Goddess it is done! […]

It’s All About Risk

Right around the corner, just beyond this dreary NorCal rain and fog, there is a song in the breeze, and it carries the tune of spring. As with all beginnings, spring arrives with the promise of new hope, and with that hope is an invitation to set intentions which require risk. This time of year […]

A Candle for Brigid

THE JOURNEY BEGINS Ignite the Flame Watch it Burn A candle for Bride The Wheel Turns Sunlight flickers Peeking through the Dark She passes- Awakening Mother Earth- Watch Her Magic Spark Wake-up Dear One For Spring is Coming Welcome Warmth and Creativity Listen to Her Gentle Humming As You Wake Remember Your Dreams Imbolc is […]

Persimmons and Robins

According to the book “Animal Speak” by Ted Andrews, the Robin is a symbol of Spring and New Growth And according to Scott Cunningham, “Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs, the persimmon is a symbol of the Feminine, Venus, and Water. Also, Changing Sex, Healing, and Luck. Well, I am not sure what all of this […]

Winter Solstice and the Return of the Light

This is the Winter Solstice Indoor Altar. It remains on my table today, though it was over a week ago. I enjoy the beauty which radiates hope for a new year filled with LIGHT! Prepping the Outdoor Altar for the Spiral Meditation Lighting our Spiral Altar Sometimes it is hard to imagine that the light […]

Making Yuletide Fire Starters

A pine cone A few sentimental flowers crushed to a powder A sprinkle of cassia bark oil Old candle wax brought to a boil And thoughts of warmth and cozy days with you! Bright blessings and joy!

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u o k And I got that message LOUD and CLEAR! Blessed Be and Grateful with Gratitude

Apple Bridge Spell for Samhain

We are experiencing a RED FLAG WARNING, so we will not be doing burning rituals today. . . so. . . Walk to a bridge and with you take: An apple and the choices you make~ Stand at the entrance of the bridge, May it be in the valley, hill, or ridge, This is the […]

One’s Own Sweet Way, or OOSW as I call it for short, is now available!

Writing this book filled my heart and my head. I lived through such uncertain times with my child who suffers from severe anxiety disorders. After the first two years of learning and coping with Mia’s condition I realized I had a story here that needed to be told. I don’t consider myself a victim in […]

A little full moon blessing before the mid-term elections

I wrote this for a friend but realized how perfect is to conjure good choices for the up-coming mid-term elections…… Put something like a piece of jewelry or charm to absorb moonlight on this full moon – Then say out loud: Moonlight charm- By the light of this full moon each moment played out as […]