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August 2016

Mabon: A Time to Create Space for New Adventures

August 24th, 2016|Holidays, Rituals|

The Autumnal Equinox The Wheel of the Year is turning – season to season, summer to fall, and even here in LA we can feel it on the air. Mabon, our main harvest and the Autumnal Equinox, is upon us on September 22nd. This is a time of transition and harvest, and a time of [...]

Why Everyone is Wearing Crystal Jewelry, and You Should Too!

August 17th, 2016|Medicine, Stones, Uncategorized|

Why I believe in crystal Jewelry You know I believe in sacred adornment – in the process of choosing each piece of crystal jewelry with care and intention. Which gems you select and why, on which day … these things matter. Because when we wear jewelry, we invoke the elements and metaphysical energies of the [...]

What to Expect When Saturn Goes Direct

August 13th, 2016|Astrology|

Saturn - the karmic ruler Have you enjoyed (wrong word, really) the universal butt-kicking that’s been plaguing many of us the past few months? The great celestial ruler of karma and time - Saturn - has been retrograde since March of this year, and Saturn goes direct on August 13th. Saturn is fascinating to me. [...]

Why I love Mercury Retrograde (yes, you read that right!)

August 4th, 2016|Medicine, Musings|

How Does Mercury Retrograde Affect Us? Mercury is the ruling planet of all communication. From cognition, to speech, to intake. Verbal, written, typed, texted, or recorded. Business partnerships, creative projects, friendships, romance. If you think about it, pretty much everything revolves around communication. So, does Mercury Retrograde mean communication is going to go backward? Not [...]

July 2016

How to Live Like the Goddess You Are

July 27th, 2016|Goddess Guide, Musings, Uncategorized|

Cultivating goddess energy Goddesses across all cultures and civilizations have represented the essential feminine qualities needed to balance the male aspects so we can heal, grow and flourish in every part of our lives. When you cultivate goddess energy in your life you tap into your own inherent strength and wisdom. What is a goddess? [...]

Celebrate the Journey of Sage Goddess

July 23rd, 2016|Goddess Guide, Musings, Uncategorized|

It's been a magical 5 years at Sage Goddess  In April of 2011, I was a professor at the University of San Diego, teaching a university seminar to graduate students on Love and Leadership. The final course assignment was to describe one way you would actively manifest more of what you love in the world. [...]

How to Work with Lemurian Quartz Crystals

July 20th, 2016|Simple Ritual, Stones|

The lost land of Lemuria - A brief history Lemuria is an ancient civilization that existed on Earth before and during the time of Atlantis. It is also sometimes referred to as as Mu, or Motherland. Lemurian legends are very relevant to me, because I believe they connect to my own lifelong explorations. I have [...]

How to Create and Refresh a Sacred Altar for your Magical Practice

July 13th, 2016|Candles, Gem Wisdom, Stones|

Who, what, when, where, and why you need an altar Who needs an altar? You! Just like in any devotional, spiritual, or magical practice, you need a sacred space where you can honor and connect with Source. Think of it as an arena where your intentional work can play out, expand, become. A place where [...]

How to Use Your Sacred Sage Goddess Tools

July 6th, 2016|Candles, Rituals, Stones|

Always go with your intuition So many people ask me HOW to use the sacred Sage Goddess tools they buy and collect. It’s important to use them, and not just put them in a drawer or cabinet where they can’t be appreciated or experienced. Gems, perfumes, candles, and smudges are meant to take the journey [...]

June 2016

Embracing Anger and the Shadow Self

June 30th, 2016|Goddess Guide, Musings|

Anger is a spiritual tool and teacher One of the foremost mistakes that Lightworkers and spiritual folks make, in my experience, is denial of the shadow self. The shadow is the part of ourselves that we repress or deny, the part(s) which have gotten us into trouble, or embarrassed us in front of others. Anger [...]

“Honoring Lammas – The First Harvest”

June 26th, 2016|Holidays, Musings, Rituals, Simple Ritual|

A brief history of Lammas Lammas, also known as Lughnasadh (pronounced Loo-NAS-ah), falls on Monday, August 1 this year. It is a holiday in Earth-based traditions, as old as time itself. In some Wiccan and Pagan traditions, Lammas is also a day of honoring Lugh, the Celtic craftsman god. He is a god of many [...]

Using the Violet Flame in Meditation and Ritual for Healing

June 1st, 2016|Rituals, Simple Ritual|

What is the Violet Flame? The Violet Flame is the quintessence of unique spiritual light. Mystics across time and space have glimpsed a "spiritual spectrum" behind the physical spectrum of light observable by the human eye. Nikola Tesla, one of the greatest scientific minds of the modern age, understood and worked with this higher spectrum [...]

May 2016

How to Read Your Angel Numbers

May 26th, 2016|Astrology, Goddess Guide|

What are angel numbers? Do you repeatedly see the same number or sequence of numbers in your daily life? Perhaps a certain time displayed on a clock, or the license plate numbers of the car driving in front of you. The numbers could even hold a personal meaning, such as the birthday of a loved [...]

How to Celebrate the Summer Solstice

May 15th, 2016|Holidays|

What is Summer Solstice As the passing days grow steadily longer, we prepare to welcome the Summer Solstice - the longest day of the year in the North, and the longest night of the year in the South. In Pagan tradition this day is known as Litha. The Summer Solstice is a Divine midway point; [...]

The Importance of Shamanic Music for Journeying

May 11th, 2016|Goddess Guide|

The shamanic journey To understand the ancient and sacred practice of shamanism is to understand our deep connection with nature and all that is. I define shamanism as having access to the spirit realm and the ability to retrieve information from there to serve as healing and learning in the material realm. In shamanic practice, [...]

How to Invoke the Financial Prosperity and Abundance of May

May 4th, 2016|Rituals|

How the dynamic energy of the number 5 relates to manifestation and money May is here, and if you’ve been sowing the seeds of prosperity, now is when you will begin to see them sprout and flourish. The month of May represents prosperity and abundance. We welcomed in the month with Beltane - a celebration [...]

April 2016

How to Increase Your Psychic Ability

April 16th, 2016|Gem Wisdom, Goddess Guide|

What does it mean to be psychic? We all inherently possess psychic ability - the power to sense and access hidden wisdom about the past, present, and future. This ability lies in a mostly untapped area of the brain, and many people will never realize the full potential of their own unused powers (nor will [...]

A Simple Beltane Ritual

April 14th, 2016|Holidays, Rituals, Simple Ritual|

Beltane, the springtime Portal to Other Realms May 1 is Beltane in the Northern Hemisphere, and on that day we honor nature’s oldest love story. Beltane means bright fire, and in earth-based traditions, it represents the handfasting, or marriage, of the God and Goddess and their eternal embrace. In ancient lore, the two are separated [...]

What to expect from Mars Retrograde

April 3rd, 2016|Astrology|

What does retrograde mean, and what does it mean for Mars to enter this phase? All of the planets in our system go through a period of retrogradation when they appear to move backwards. They aren’t actually moving backwards; it’s an illusion spurred by the slowing of their orbit. As Earth continues its normal pace [...]

March 2016

Spirit Animal Totems: Messages from your Guides

March 16th, 2016|Goddess Guide|

What is your spirit animal? Native American cultures have long revered animals as sacred teachers and keepers of the natural world; they are viewed as sacred and divine guides that appear in our lives to teach us what we need to know. As the Manataka say, “You do not choose a spirit animal as your [...]

The Fundamentals of Crystal Healing and Gemstone Magic

March 9th, 2016|Gem Wisdom|

You may be asking, “Where do I start when incorporating stones into my magical practice?” The first thing you need to be aware of when beginning a practice of working with stones is that each stone carries its own metaphysical properties. They are formed by the efforts of the Earth and time. Gemstones emit powerful [...]

The magic of a solar eclipse

March 4th, 2016|Astrology, Goddess Guide|

Join Me in Welcoming this Powerful Total Solar Eclipse Energy On March 8th, a total solar eclipse will occur, heightening all energies on Earth. You can’t deny the brilliance and magical power of this rare event, as the luminous disc of sunlight appears as a ring of fire in the sky when it is blocked [...]

February 2016

Candle Magic: Invoking the Power of Fire

February 25th, 2016|Goddess Guide|

Come explore the realm of candle magic with me The spark begins Can you remember the intense energy you put into making your wish as you blew out your birthday candles when you were a child? That moment may have been your first practice of candle magic. Have you ever wondered where this tradition comes [...]

Easter – the Holiday of Light and Transcendence

February 22nd, 2016|Holidays|

What Easter means to me I send you blessings of light this coming Easter, dear ones! As many of you know, I was raised in the Christian tradition. I was taught that Easter is a celebration of the rise of Jesus Christ after his crucifixion - his transcendence of the pain of this material world. [...]

Let us Welcome Ostara and the Return of Light

February 17th, 2016|Holidays, Rituals, Simple Ritual|

Intentions of Light on Ostara Our roots to the Earth and our connection to her seasons go deep. Our ancient ancestors knew this and venerated the cycles accordingly. The Vernal Equinox is one of only two such magical times of the year where night and day are precisely balanced; the wheel of the year is [...]

Highlights from the Tucson Gem Show

February 11th, 2016|Musings|

Gem Show Culture, People, and Stories are the Very Best Treasure I am so excited to offer this blog to you - a recording of some of my most treasured memories from the biggest gem show of the year! I am blessed beyond words to travel to Tucson each February, where I connect with vendors, [...]

Join me in Greeting the Year of the Fire Monkey

February 8th, 2016|Holidays|

It’s Chinese New Year Celebrated at the turn of the traditional lunisolar calendar, the Lunar New Year, commonly known as Chinese New Year, is celebrated at the arrival of the second New Moon of the year by the Gregorian calendar, between January 21st and February 20th. As many of us know, the lunisolar calendar is [...]

How to Work With Gemstone Spheres in Ritual and Practice

February 4th, 2016|Gem Wisdom|

The energy and power of the circle Like the all-encompassing nature of the circle, gemstone spheres are the embodiment of the circular energy of all things. Spheres are a wonderful tool to use in many meditations and magical rituals, as they radiate energy in all directions equally - to all four corners, through all seven chakras, [...]

January 2016

Imbolc and My Favorite Springtime Holiday Traditions

January 27th, 2016|Holidays|

The History Behind February 2nd’s Many Magical Holidays Over the centuries, many cultures have celebrated the coming of spring. While there is much wisdom to gain from the stillness of winter, I cannot deny how I welcome this season with open arms. February 2nd has become known as the day to honor this transition, but [...]

Flower of Life Meditation for Universal Love

January 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Channel the Ancient Power of Sacred Geometry for Heart Healing and Forgiveness What inspires my magical practice most is the profound awareness of the interconnectedness of all life. We are, truly, one. Sacred geometry inspires this realization within me, and through this blog I invite you to meditate upon the universal truths contained within these [...]

The Power of Jupiter in Retrograde

January 8th, 2016|Astrology|

The Astrology Behind Jupiter and How it Affects You I have often discussed the notoriously dreaded Mercury in Retrograde the astrological cycle when Mercury visually turns its rotation in the sky, and energetically reverses our flow of communication and progress. Retrogrades often get a bad rap, but I don’t feel that way at all. Knowledge [...]

December 2015

How To Create Your Own Bathing Ritual

December 31st, 2015|Goddess Guide, Rituals|

Everything you need to know about spiritual bathing practices At the new year, I often talk about creating a fresh start - coming clean and washing away any stagnant energy or heaviness that has built up in our spirits from the past. These concepts conjure images of crystal clear, soothing water, and with good reason! [...]

How to Set Intentions for 2016

December 28th, 2015|Goddess Guide|

Navigating New Beginnings, Numerology, and Mercury in Retrograde This Year I love the space between Christmas and the New Year - a beautifully sacred window into the energy of the coming year, a place to find quiet clarity and listen closely for the voice of Spirit. Over the past several days as I’ve sat in [...]

2016: A Year of Goddesses & Archetypes

December 22nd, 2015|Goddess Guide|

I’m so excited about the launch of the 2016 Sage Goddess membership programs. I’ve spent the last two months designing two programs in particular that I think you will love – a Year of Goddesses, which will be the focus of my Full Moon Rituals and Magical Sabbatical program, and a Year of Archetypes, which will be the [...]

The Numerology of 2016

December 21st, 2015|Goddess Guide|

How to use the magic of number nine in the new year As the Great Wheel turns ever closer to the New Year, we find ourselves approaching 2016. There are many perspectives I welcome when exploring the energies of this time of year, but this month I have felt highly connected to the divine power [...]

My Yuletide Blessing For You

December 20th, 2015|Holidays|

A personal invocation to share for Winter Solstice and the holiday season My friends, my peers, and beloveds near and far, This weekend is most special, as it marks the start of the sacred festival of Yule. I hope during this time of rest and reflection you look back upon a year of many blessings. [...]

The Magic and History of Yule

December 10th, 2015|Holidays|

A spiritual and historical look at the roots of our winter holidays Yule is an interesting holiday for me. Here we are, winter hasn’t even begun, and yet on the day our seasons in the North change from fall to winter we celebrate the return of the Light, the victory of the Sun King, and [...]

9 Days of Generators for Giving and Receiving Powerful Magic

December 1st, 2015|Stones|

How to use gemstone generators for gridding and conducting energy Just imagine: Your intentions, goals, dreams, wishes, love, joy, sadness, healing... drawn up from the Earth, from you, through a crystalline funnel that is powerful enough to hold it all, and strong enough to project those energies into the ether, up to Source. That is [...]

November 2015

Thanksgiving Invocation From Sage Goddess

November 25th, 2015|Holidays, Simple Ritual|

This day of Thanksgiving is near and dear to my heart. While I truly believe every day is one to be thankful for, this holiday is a powerful reminder of the bountiful blessings we have each been granted in this lifetime. When I first began walking my spiritual path, the power of gratitude was quickly [...]

11:11 + The Blessings of Angel Numbers

November 11th, 2015|Holidays, Simple Ritual|

The Angels Have Messages For You “Numbers rule the universe.” - Pythagoras Today, November 11th, is a powerful day in the spiritual world. Why? Well, this is the day when our calendar aligns with the divine power of the angel number 1111. In honor of this day, I want to share the significance of angel [...]

Shop for Magic This Season at Sage Goddess

November 10th, 2015|Holidays|

I am so excited to launch the new Gift Guide at! This year we have amazing items for everyone on your holiday list, with separate sections for men, women, kids, and stocking stuffers, as well as holiday decor items. Check back often on our Facebook page and website, because from now until December, we [...]

How to Create a High-Vibe Home for the Holidays

November 4th, 2015|Goddess Guide, Holidays|

Sacred Rituals and Traditions for Making Memories this Winter It’s almost that time of year, when we welcome friends and family into our homes for meals, celebrations, and sacred traditions that are dear to our hearts. While I personally love to host and take part in these seasonal festivities, I also know how stressful it [...]

October 2015

Celebrating Diwali, The Festival of Lights

October 18th, 2015|Holidays|

Open your mind’s eye and imagine… It is one of the darkest new moon nights. Stars sparkle across the black expanse. The golden light of diyas glows like treasure, these lanterns and festive candles radiating across the city as far as the eye can see. Thunderous sound booms as bright, colorful bursts of fireworks illuminate [...]

5 Halloween Rituals to Make Your October More Magical

October 11th, 2015|Holidays, Rituals, Simple Ritual|

October is rich with seasonal celebration and traditions, and for good reason. After a long, laborious summer and fall harvest season, October is an opportunity to reap the many rewards of your year’s hard work. While this is physically symbolized with a harvest feast, in the spiritual sense this bounty presents itself as lessons and [...]

7 Days of Skulls for Manifesting Magic This Halloween

October 5th, 2015|Holidays, Simple Ritual|

A crystal skull ritual to deepen your metaphysical practice this Samhain season Today's newest offering: Hematite skulls for grounding and surrendering to the Universe. I’ve been offering crystal and gemstone skulls at Sage Goddess for years now, and many of you have asked me why - what magic do they hold, how do [...]

September 2015

Working With A Total Lunar Eclipse

September 20th, 2015|Astrology|

What You Need to Know About Eclipse Energy and Manifestation We have returned to the blessed time when the sun and the moon align and send waves of their dual union into the Universe. What is this magic I speak of? The lunar eclipse! The coming lunar eclipse occurs during the full moon phase of [...]

Demystifying Samhain: Everything you need to know about the Celtic New Year

September 15th, 2015|Holidays, Musings, Rituals, Uncategorized|

Samhain. It predates modern Halloween, and yet the word itself carries some negative connotations. When I tell people that I celebrate Samhain, they often ask me whether it's an evil or satanic holiday. The purpose of this post is to demystify Samhain, teach you its sacred and ancient significance, and encourage you to create your [...]

Activating the Power of Gratitude

September 14th, 2015|Goddess Guide|

Gratitude. Appreciation. The simple act of giving thanks, acknowledging to the Universe that you are truly and gratefully surrounded by blessings. It’s such a simple process and yet most of us struggle with gratitude; we get so caught up wishing for things we don’t have, that we lose sight of how much we’ve already been [...]

The Three Faces of Harvest

September 5th, 2015|Holidays, Rituals|

Fall Equinox is upon us, and if you’re an energy worker or magical practitioner you likely feel a quickening of your pulse around this time. The harvest was important to our ancestors who lived in agricultural economies where the years’ crops were literally a matter of life and death; if it was a good year, [...]

August 2015

Clearing gems and crystals

August 31st, 2015|Musings, Rituals, Stones|

Greetings, dear ones! I'm offering a different kind of post this week with a video to show you how to clear your gems and crystals. This is the number one question I'm asked by almost every person I meet! I clear my gems at the full moon, and since we have a full moon tomorrow [...]

My Top Ten Tips for Manifestation

August 28th, 2015|Rituals|

Are you frustrated because you haven’t been able to manifest your dreams and visions? You are not alone. Manifestation is the act of focusing your will and your vision on a desired outcome over an extended period of time; it takes discipline, courage, and faith. Here are my Top 10 tips for manifestation. These have [...]

Shielding your energy with the Bubble of Light

August 5th, 2015|Goddess Guide|

Many of you have asked how to shield your energy from people in your life who may be draining your energy or sending negative vibrations your way, consciously or subconsciously. It’s so important for energy workers to know how to protect your energy field; penetration of your field can result in decreased physical energy and even illness in extreme [...]

July 2015

Leo – The Proud Lioness – The Fixed Fire Sign

July 20th, 2015|Astrology|

It’s finally Leo season! Leos know who they are, and they like to make sure everyone else does, too. They love to be the center of attention and other signs are drawn to their enthusiasm, balance, and command. Since Leos naturally attract other signs with their charisma and leadership skills, it’s likely you have at [...]

Why Venus Retrograde matters to you

July 14th, 2015|Astrology|

Just when we thought we were done with retrograde energies (ha!) the Universe has another trick up its sleeve: Venus retrogrades July 25 and won’t go direct until September 6. What does that mean for you? A lot. I’ll try to be brief and interesting about it. And keep in mind, some of what it means depends on [...]

How to practice moon magic – and why!

July 9th, 2015|Simple Ritual, Stones|

The moon is the closest planet to Earth and literally moves with us – with you, with me – in a sacred dance that unfolds in even, rhythmic cycles mirroring the cycles of your body, the cycles of the harvest and growth of plants and trees, the cycles of life. This intimate dance is what [...]

July Blessings from Sage Goddess

July 1st, 2015|Astrology, Monthly Newsletter|

This month I am exploring the creative power of Kundalini, which translates to “coiled one” in Sanskrit. It is a primal and instinctive life force that lies dormant at the base of your root chakra. As the source of feminine power, Kundalini holds the potential of transformation and spiritual enlightenment. This Divine Feminine force waits [...]

June 2015

Five tips for wellness & sacred healing

June 8th, 2015|Medicine, Musings|

I'm curious about healing. Aren't you? The human body is such a magnificent miracle, capable of carrying and creating life and constantly seeking its own path to wellness without intervention. How do you feel? Have you checked in with your body lately to sense and feel what's happening? I believe that energy work (such as [...]

April 2015

What you need to know about eclipse energy

April 3rd, 2015|Musings, Rituals, Simple Ritual|

Have you been feeling the stress and strain and hidden messages of the solar eclipse or upcoming lunar eclipse? Empaths start feeling the effects weeks in advance of an eclipse; we sense the energies are off, indirect, difficult to read even for a seasoned intuitive. I like to say that working with eclipse energy is [...]

March 2015

Ten ways to use your gemstones

March 4th, 2015|Medicine, Musings, Stones|

So many people ask me HOW to use the gems and crystals they buy and collect. It's important to use them, and not just put them in a drawer or cabinet where they can't be appreciated or experienced. Gems are meant to take the journey with you! Remember gems emit energetic vibrations that impact you [...]

February 2015

How Crystals Work

February 17th, 2015|Goddess Guide, Medicine, Musings, Stones, Uncategorized|

Many people come to me for the gems and minerals I offer at Sage Goddess, sourced from dozens of countries around the world, prized for their rarity, their beauty, and also for their metaphysical and healing properties. I'm a believer and a skeptic. I have a PhD so I'm a smart cookie. When I tell [...]

Simple Ritual for Imbolc

February 1st, 2015|Holidays, Musings, Simple Ritual|

Imbolc is a Greater Sabbat in the pagan and Celtic tradition in the northern hemisphere, the honoring of middle Winter and the imminent return of life to the land coming at the Vernal Equinox, just 7 weeks from now. In the Celtic path, we honor these midpoints in the year. Celtic practice honors a time [...]

January 2015

Erotic Love

January 22nd, 2015|Goddess Guide, Rituals, Simple Ritual|

Have you encountered your soul mate? You’d know it if you have. When the two of you touch, it’s as if centuries and millenia collide in a single moment. When your eyes lock, you lose track of time and space. When you hear your beloved’s voice, your attention is drawn fully into the present moment. [...]

Imbolc: The holiday of hope

January 9th, 2015|Candles, Goddess Guide, Holidays, Musings, Simple Ritual|

Are you ready to celebrate one of my favorite holidays of the year? It's just around the corner on February 1 and this post will get you ready for the magic of Imbolc, which means "in the belly" in Gaelic, a time of early fertility and a holiday of hope. This important pre-Christian holiday (which [...]

New Year 7 Days of Chakra Balancing – Day 7: Crown Chakra

January 7th, 2015|Goddess Guide, Holidays, Rituals, Simple Ritual, Uncategorized|

7 Days of Chakra Balancing I like to reboot at the new year, focus on health and well being, and for me this work begins at the level of energy within my body. We have 7 energy centers (known as chakras, which means “wheel” in Sanskrit) in the body, beginning at the base of your [...]

New Year 7 Days of Chakra Balancing – Day 6: Third Eye Chakra

January 6th, 2015|Goddess Guide, Holidays, Rituals, Simple Ritual|

7 Days of Chakra Balancing I like to reboot at the new year, focus on health and well being, and for me this work begins at the level of energy within my body. We have 7 energy centers (known as chakras, which means “wheel” in Sanskrit) in the body, beginning at the base of your [...]

New Year 7 Days of Chakra Balancing – Day 5: Throat Chakra

January 5th, 2015|Goddess Guide, Holidays, Rituals, Simple Ritual|

7 Days of Chakra Balancing I like to reboot at the new year, focus on health and well being, and for me this work begins at the level of energy within my body. We have 7 energy centers (known as chakras, which means “wheel” in Sanskrit) in the body, beginning at the base of your [...]

New Year 7 Days of Chakra Balancing – Day 4: Heart Chakra

January 4th, 2015|Goddess Guide, Holidays, Rituals, Simple Ritual|

7 Days of Chakra Balancing I like to reboot at the new year, focus on health and well being, and for me this work begins at the level of energy within my body. We have 7 energy centers (known as chakras, which means “wheel” in Sanskrit) in the body, beginning at the base of your [...]

New Year 7 Days of Chakra Balancing – Day 3: Solar Plexus Chakra

January 3rd, 2015|Goddess Guide, Holidays, Rituals, Simple Ritual|

7 Days of Chakra Balancing I like to reboot at the new year, focus on health and well being, and for me this work begins at the level of energy within my body. We have 7 energy centers (known as chakras, which means “wheel” in Sanskrit) in the body, beginning at the base of your [...]

New Year 7 Days of Chakra Balancing – Day 2: Sacral Chakra

January 2nd, 2015|Goddess Guide, Rituals, Simple Ritual|

7 Days of Chakra Balancing I like to reboot at the new year, focus on health and well being, and for me this work begins at the level of energy within my body. We have 7 energy centers (known as chakras, which means “wheel” in Sanskrit) in the body, beginning at the base of your spine and [...]

New Year 7 Days of Chakra Balancing – Day 1: Root Chakra

January 1st, 2015|Uncategorized|

7 Days of Chakra I like to reboot at the new year, focus on health and well being, and for me this work begins at the level of energy within my body. We have 7 energy centers (known as chakras, which means “wheel” in Sanskrit) in the body, beginning at the base of your spine and continuing [...]

Explore your inner wild this New Year’s Eve

January 1st, 2015|Holidays, Musings, Simple Ritual|

New Year’s Eve. It feels different doesn’t it? And not just because tomorrow begins a new year. Today is a magical portal, a tear in the edge of time, a place of unknown and known. The margin between what was and what will be. You stand at the edge, and it’s a potent invitation for you [...]

December 2014

The power of a Solstice New Moon

December 18th, 2014|Guest Posts, Holidays, Musings|

This year, the last New Moon of 2014 lands on the same day, within hours in fact, of the Winter Solstice or change of season from Fall to Winter in the northern hemisphere. Mark your calendars because if you are someone who works with energy or follows lunar events, Sunday is an important day for [...]

November 2014

Simple Ritual: Gratitude Exercise

November 25th, 2014|Holidays, Musings, Simple Ritual|

This week in North America we celebrate Thanksgiving. I always giggle a little at the idea that we save all of our gratitude and mindful practices of thanks-giving for ONE day out of the entire year. Aren't you grateful every day? I am! I look around and see the many people, things, places, experiences, relationships [...]

October 2014

West’s sacred medicine: Going with the flow

October 21st, 2014|Medicine, Musings|

Each of the four cardinal directions (and the fifth direction, Spirit, if you honor it) teaches us lessons about life and spirituality. I create tools to invoke and honor the four directions so that you can work magically with their medicine. The season of autumn brings us to the direction of West on the Wheel [...]

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September 2014

Labor of Love

September 1st, 2014|Musings|

Today in the United States we celebrate Labor Day and the many men and women who worked hard, sacrificed, and fought to create manageable and fair work weeks and raise wages for working people in our country. It's a day when we honor the balance of work and 'life'. I have always been fascinated by [...]

August 2014

Sacred Tools FAQ

August 13th, 2014|Candles, Goddess Guide, Musings, Simple Ritual, Stones|

A number of you have asked me to create a Sage Goddess FAQ for how to work with gemstones and magical tools. Here it is! I'll add to the post every so often so check back occasionally to see what new Qs and As have been offered. You can find all the items you see [...]

How to work with Full Moon energy

August 8th, 2014|Candles, Goddess Guide, Musings, Rituals, Simple Ritual|

One of the most frequent questions I'm asked is HOW to work with full moon energy. We all know that the full moon is special. We try to see it, we take photos of it, but what's the full moon doing to and with us? How are we interacting with it subconsciously and how can [...]

July 2014

Five Energetic Principles of Sex

July 21st, 2014|Goddess Guide, Musings|

I'm going out on a limb here, my friends, to offer what I believe are the five main principles of sex and intimate physical connection, based on my many years of working with individuals and couples on intimacy issues and sexual relationship. I think these principles apply to straight and gay or transgendered relationships and [...]

June 2014

A new way to view the Solstice

June 21st, 2014|Holidays, Musings, Simple Ritual|

I feel the Solstice in my bones and my skin before it comes. A shifting, a renewal. A turning of the Great Wheel that propels us all forward into a future that holds infinite possibility. It's a time of great anticipation, marked and honored by our ancestors since time began. Solstice comes from the Latin [...]

The art of seduction

June 17th, 2014|Goddess Guide, Potions, Stones|

I want to seduce you. No really, I do. In the strictest, sexiest Latin root sense of the word, I want to se-duce you (away-take) you. I consider myself a mistress of the art of seduction, of taking people away from current state, toward a more enlightened, well, blessed and prosperous place. Maybe you're a [...]

Time to get fired up!

June 10th, 2014|Goddess Guide, Musings|

Summer is a heartbeat away here in the northern hemisphere and I don't know about you, but I'm ready. Summer is the season of the Direction of South on the Lakota Medicine Wheel in Native American tradition, associated with the color red and the element of fire. The Earth warms to the touch and all [...]

May 2014

The real secret

May 19th, 2014|Uncategorized|

As I sit pondering The Book I'm writing about ritual and magic, I've been thinking deeply about the questions I'm most often asked by those who follow my work. And perhaps the number 1 question I'm asked is: What can I do if I don't have many resources but really want to see a shift [...]

Magic is real

May 16th, 2014|Musings|

I've been writing more lately, the beginnings of a book that has lived in me and wanted to come through me for many years. I turn 41 this August, and was introduced to 'magic' when I was 13, so I've practiced magic in some form for almost 30 years. And yet much is just now [...]

Simple Ritual: May Money Magic

May 6th, 2014|Candles, Goddess Guide, Medicine, Musings, Simple Ritual|

Well how is May treating you? This is a whole different month than April - different astrological climate, different energy, different element. April's wind energy blew through and created havoc for many of us that earthy Taurus and the grounding energies of May can tidy up. May is the 5th month of the calendar year, [...]

April 2014

What is up with this month? April’s winds of change

April 9th, 2014|Medicine|

I'm often asked what is UP with a particular month. Crazy energy, stress, anxiety. Some months bring more of these intense sensations than others. April 2014 is rocking people's worlds more than usual, it seems. I have a theory. April is a wind month of change and turbulence, a time of movement and intensification of [...]

Simple Ritual: Chakra Altar creation & meditation

April 3rd, 2014|Candles, Goddess Guide, Musings|

I believe in the creation of sacred space as a core part of magical practice. But I also believe in not over-thinking it, going with your intuition, and making mini altars around your home for specific purposes (abundance, for example, health, intimacy and connection, and like this one for chakra alignment). Chakras are the energy [...]

March 2014

How to use your magical tools

March 6th, 2014|Candles, Goddess Guide, Holidays, Medicine, Musings, Potions|

The number one question I'm asked is this: "Sage Goddess, I've bought gems/candles/perfumes and now what do I do with them?" We have this innate sense that our magical tools are meant to be used, displayed, enjoyed, blessed, presented, shared. But how? I am so touched by the reverence with which my clients approach spiritual [...]

February 2014

Imbolc: The Great Return

February 1st, 2014|Goddess Guide, Holidays|

Imbolc Blessings to all of you who live in the Northern Hemisphere! One of my favorite holidays, Imbolc is the unofficial return of Spring, that halfway point between Yule and the Vernal Equinox when we see signs of life return under winter blankets of snow and ice. We honor the Celtic goddess Brigid at this [...]

January 2014

Euphoria Ritual Set Giveaway

January 31st, 2014|Simple Ritual, Smudging, Stones|

I have been craving, seeking, chasing joy. I'm talking beyond happiness to peace, surrender, trust, knowing that all is well. Throwing my arms wide open to the sky and just Yes, that kind of joy. Euphoria, in fact. I crafted this ritual set because many of you also come to me wanting to manifest [...]

The Summoning Toolkit Giveaway

January 10th, 2014|Rituals, Stones|

Happy New Year to you! I hope you have been easing gently into new routines as these first weeks of 2014 unfold. I always urge people to set intentions rather than resolutions because of the subtle connotation of judgment that resolutions carry. When you resolve to do something, you create a boundary or container that [...]

December 2013

Sacred adornment for intention setting in the New Year

December 28th, 2013|Goddess Guide, Medicine, Musings, Stones|

I love these days between Christmas and New Years, don't you? It's a nether-space of not-quite-new-but-not-quite-finished time that summons me to rest and relaxation. Much of the world is dormant now, even nature, above the equator. As we go within, we become reflective about the year almost behind us. What worked, what didn't, what do [...]

Simple and magical holiday rituals

December 21st, 2013|Goddess Guide, Guest Posts, Holidays|

Merry Yule and Happy Holidays to all of you in the Northern Hemisphere! I hope the end of this year finds you well despite the rush of travel, the many demands on your time, and the frenzy of activity around you. Now is the time to find your Center, that space of peace within you [...]

And the winner of the Chakra Dream gemstone set is …

December 9th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Cassandra May! I meditated before reviewing all the entries and Spirit was clear: There are many deserving beloveds out there, so many of you who have struggled, persevered, set your intentions, wished on stars. I want to honor each of you tonight and always. Cassandra, I'm told, is to share this set with some people [...]

Gratitude Giveaway: The Chakra Dream gemstone set

December 6th, 2013|Musings, Stones|

I am in deep gratitude for this work - for the guidance from Spirit that has led to what Sage Goddess is today. I am in gratitude to YOU for your support of my work. Thank you for every note you've sent, every purchase you've made, every moment you've sent good energy my way. I [...]

November 2013

Go beyond gratitude

November 26th, 2013|Goddess Guide, Holidays, Medicine, Musings|

As a magical practitioner, I work with the concepts of manifestation and attraction on a daily basis. Our lives - your life - as we live them right now are a mirror of what we've sent out in the world, both in literal and figurative ways. You are a divine co-creator of your destiny, one [...]

Connecting and listening to the Earth

November 10th, 2013|Goddess Guide, Medicine, Musings|

This weekend I had a the opportunity to travel to the mountains of Sonoma County and be photographed in a day-long shoot with Goddess Photographer Stacy de la Rosa. I drove for two hours, crossing the magnificent Golden Gate bridge on a rare crystal-clear day, reaching the mountain just in time for the sun to [...]

The magic of allowing yourself to be seen

November 8th, 2013|Goddess Guide, Musings|

I do a lot of coaching in my work, and one of the most common questions I'm asked is about my transition from a very private career as a professor and teacher to my public career as a very 'out' magical practitioner and sacred space creator. "What's it like to be so out there? So [...]

October 2013

Guest post by Drucilla Pettibone: Connecting with the Fae at Samhain

October 31st, 2013|Guest Posts, Musings, Rituals, Simple Ritual|

Samhain blessings, dear ones. I am so excited to begin a series of guest blog posts today by drawing upon the wisdom of the deeply magical mistress of faerie wisdom, Drucilla Pettibone from Faeriecology. I asked Drucilla to offer us simple ways to connect with the Fae at this time of year. She works mainly [...]

Sharing my journey North with you

October 23rd, 2013|Bath Salts, Candles, Musings, Potions|

I'm a southern California girl, born in Orange County and raised just outside of Los Angeles for most of my life. In 2011, my husband's job in tech security prompted a relocation to the North, where we now reside, just outside of San Francisco. I've studied magic since I was a teenager, and always had [...]

Color magic 101

October 22nd, 2013|Candles, Medicine, Musings|

In the magical arts, we study the sacred correspondences or connections between colors, numbers, days of the week, signs of the zodiac, phases of the moon and many other mundane facets of life that to others seem unrelated. To us, magic is the intentional use and layering of these correspondences in order to harness energy [...]