Ritual tools, Spiritual Toolbox

Sacred Tree Profile: Juniper’s Medicine, Magic, Mythology and Meanings

The Druid's Garden

Here on the East Coast of the USA, we are still in deep winter. Soon, the maples will be flowing.  Soon, the winter snows will melt.  Soon, spring will return.  But until that time, the conifers, particularly offer strength and wisdom.  One of my favorite conifers is Juniper, also known as Eastern Red Cedar.  It is delightful to come across a wild juniper in the winter months, with her sweet and pine-scented berries and her delightful sprigs that offer friendship and hope through the darkest times.  So come with me today as we explore the sacred Juniper tree.

Juniper here on the land Juniper here on the land

This post is part of my Sacred Trees in the Americas series, where I explore sacred trees within a specifically American context, drawing upon folklore, herbalism, magic, and more!  I think it’s particularly important that US druids and those following other nature-based paths in North America understand…

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Astrology, Spiritual Toolbox

Third Moon of Winter 2019

Elder Mountain Dreaming

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Greetings Moon Lovers, Artists, Dreamers and Empaths, we finally made it to the last Moon of Winter, the last of the seasonal year. It begins Monday, February 4th 2019 as we now prepare for the ending and the beginning in this moon cycle. Winter begins to fade, as this last moon still allows for our important healing work to be done.

I hope your Midwinter was good and for the newbies here, or those working with this practice under two years, please read the directions here. The simpleness of this practice is we set one intention about the self (only) on the new moon and one release intention about the self (only) on the full moon, see the examples at the end. Eventually we flavor our practice with signs, syncronicities and first level dreaming. This work is very slow, very simple and very deep…

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