La Bona Dea

Discovering the Divine within and letting Her out!

Time for Myself in Sagewoman Magazine….

I am so please and honored to be a contributor in this season’s issue (#93) of SageWoman Magazine.
Please check out your local bookstore and markets for this special issue on Sovereignty. It poses a great question for all women who seek and are willing to FIND! Enjoy all the lovely articles, and please feel free to comment to me with your input! Blessed Be!

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SageWoman Cover

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Refreshing Skin Tonic for these hot June days!

I am a delicate flower.
I like the cool shade from a redwood tree
I like to sip on iced lemon water…. or chilled champagne

Refreshing Skin Tonic

Refreshing Skin Tonic

I like cool mornings, but I loath hot days. I am no longer working in an office with A/C, so I need a way too cool down in the afternoon….

I tried sitting outside under the redwoods, and the breeze helps, yet I want to feel refreshed.

I started making lemon water to spray on myself, but got some other ideas online and from what I have around the house…

Clean jar w/ lids if you want to make batches
OR a deep bowl for single use…

2-4 drops Grapefruit essential oil— Natalie turned me on to this lovely item, and I don’t care for grapefruit, but this is AWESOME stuff!

2-4 drops Lemon essential oil— add to the other oils so you don’t smell like you have been dusting with Pledge all day

1-2 drops Rosemary or Eucalyptus essential oil

1 Ts – 1Tbls of Dr. Teals Peppermint Epsom Salt.

Add enough water (If you don’t have a nearby spring, tap is fine) to make a light smelling, nearly clear batch of this refreshing tonic. Add or reduce amounts of oils until it smells right for you.

Chill in the fridge

Place soft washcloths in the bowl, or saturate from the jar. Then wring and drape around your neck, or dab wrists and throat, or use thick paper towels or other paper clothes if you want.

If you sit in a breeze it is extra soothing, or if inside, it feels good by the fan.

It’s gonna smell good enough to sip, but DON’T, for external use only.

Keep cool my Witches! xo
Blessed Be!


About time for peace of mind…

Brigids Holy Water

Brigids Holy Water

The folks I speak with lately are telling me they have reached the end of something, the beginning of something, or at the very least are experiencing movement toward change. No wonder, I say, with this year comes the start of a new cycle. The past, if not left behind, will drag you down… so people are dumping the toxic, the fruitless, and the exhausting.

Welcome arms away the future. Listen to your guides, whether it be a croaking toad, the magnificent Hecate, or even dreams you dare to dream. Go for it!

Everything we are is made from what we once were, embrace your newness and sparkle in the SUN! Summer Solstice is coming, take time to examine what you need before we begin our tilt into the darkness. Listen to the whisper of the Oak King, what is his message before he forfeits ruling the sky to the Holly King.

Listen to his strength, his playfulness, his wit, his mentoring, and his power… I mean, look at an acorn and then an oak tree, right? That is powerful magic! Listen and follow your passion!

Above is a photo of me, presenting Brigid, and offering from her Holy Well. Find a sacred place where you can bathe, swim, or sip from a sacred body of water. Indulge in letting the past be washed away, and then step away, whole, clean, and ready to accept the beauty, love, and riches which are awaiting you!

Blessed Be, Harm None, And So It Is!
xoxoxoxo


When it’s over, it’s over, and so it Begins

The vultures came with the premonition of death, the Vikings warning of new territory and adventure, and the Angels came to support me.

The mailman came with a Certified Letter: the square hit in the forehead by the two-by-four I needed to make this necessary change.

Without all the muck, which boiled over from Cerridwyn’s cauldron, the tar-ish goo, sticking to the side and all, I now report I have been tossed from the fire and left to cool……

Little Red Corvette played on the radio.

The story begins where I quite my job, take on writing for a living and live my life along the Priestess Path…
Blessed Be!


Vikings, Vultures, and Angels summon a Slow start, quick changes

Being awesome has its downfalls. Because you are awesome too, I know you know what I mean!

I have been enjoying so much time last year flitting around holding circles, performing wedding ceremonies, laughing, loving, crying, celebrating, cherishing, (some yelling), and I guess…. just the emotional power of love took me over. Then I fell.

My body said no more for now, dearie, you will just have to recoup. So here I am. I have been working on my book, One’s Own Sweet Way for the past two and a half years, and am in the midst of getting it edited…. I have had 7 delightful Beta Readers take a gander at it, and they gave me wonderful feedback. Thank you Gloria, Christine, Jenni, Apryl, Mona, Linda, and to Tami… who still has to return her copy.

Last year my last child graduated from High School, and since the book is about her journey, those years were long. But the accomplishment is amazing! I am so proud of her and of me and of everyone who supported her during that stressful and frightening time. Now she is employed, still involved with dogs, has a driver’s license to go with her diploma and I could not be happier for her.

The New Year at Samhain I got knocked on my butt. The pain, forgetfulness, and exhaustion of fibromyalgia caught up with me. My sis noticed it really, when she saw the constant pain I was in and she heard me complain about every little thing. When you have fibromyalgia, doing a simple chore like the dishes seems hugely overwhelming. She heard my strife and sent me to the doc. I am taking care of myself now, growing stronger with each day, with the return of the light.

Angel's Gifts

I was worried about the meds taking away my creativity, my dreams, and my abilities to manifest and conjure, but I am pleased to find I have come through and my guides and muses are with me.

With Imbolc right around the corner I have been directly visited by an angel who channeled me for a story, she has left feathers, coins, and a purple stone in my path to announce her presence. I have been visited by images of Vikings, and seen FLOCKS of Vultures… the number 1978 made its appearance and- well- It is gonna be an amazing year for me. I hope you will stick around to see how this year unfolds. All I can say, is good thing I am rested up! It’s gonna start slow, but it is gonna take off! Blessings to you for a bright, joyful, healthy, and peaceful 2018! Blessed Be!


Friday the 13th of October

Friday the 13th

Today is a tough one for me.
The fires in Santa Rosa continue to burn, though they are headed east.
I call upon the Goddess to comfort me, mine, and my communities as we gather strength to get through the next days.
I thought this photo was a good one for today, because I am having a hard time “going with the flow”

I love my practice and believe in my faith, but I really don’t like having to put it into use under such stressful times… My human-ness is showing.

My prayers are for all who have suffered loss and who continue to be in harms way from these fires. May you be graced with peace when you can, may you recognized your blessings, no matter how small, and please, please, please, know it will get better and that we, Sonoma County, are here for you. May better days be in our near future. Blessed Be!

Thanks to the creator of this image and I am grateful to post in on my site.
Blessing one and all


Equinox- The Magic of Completion

fall wand

Autumn has arrived and I am scrambling to tidy everything up. Finishing a series on Netflix, the last row on a crocheted scarf, the last chapter of the book it took me all summer to read, cleaning out clutter and perfecting the calendar, mastering a protection potion and some health elixirs, fine tuning a wedding ceremony, and completing more stages for the book I have WRITTEN! as I head toward Samhain.

Mwahahah!

Like all of that will happen by then! But! There is magic in the air. I noticed the fallen leaf and the branch which landed next to in on my daily constitution. I took the picture because I wanted to remember this natural magical wand. To know I hold the power within myself to create or destruct what ever I need to find my balance at this Equinox is all I really need right now.

Deep breath and deep dive, ready or not, I will strive to go forth with a clean slate for Samhain….. I have so much I wish to do in this next turn of the wheel. Ah, the blessed turn, I feel it, can you?

To help you get ready, take a moment to look back on the year, what did you want or wish for? Did you get it? How was your harvest?

If you did, please be sure to offer thanks and show your gratitude. If you didn’t, re-design a finely detailed plan of what your desires may be, or as the trees which now shed their leaves…. let go of what no longer serves you.

Blessings dear magical ones, be gentle and prepare to enter into the darkness with a light heart!

So Mote it Be!


Gathering the Harvest….

I will be taking a hiatus from Practical Magic Circles as I nearing the completion of my book; Her Own Sweet Way, a story of growing with my daughter while moving through social anxiety, generalized anxiety, PTSD symptoms, and adolescence.

I am also working with my High Priestess on a book for celebrating the wheel of the year…. so look for updates and publication dates in the near future!

(The priestess apprenticeship will use the new book from Ana, High Priestess when we begin!)

The harvest is coming,and like vintners during a hot autumn, I am picking the grapes as fast as I can!

Please let me know if you have any requests as I am available to accommodate rituals and celebrations for you anytime! I have two weddings coming up, and I am so excited to be a part of them.

Thank you dearest ones!
Blessings!