Messages from my Inner Autumn Woman

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This month I had the spaciousness to fully drop into my Moontime Womb cave for a few days- no children, work, errands!! And the insights kept coming and coming….. I felt deeply connected into the Autumn Woman archetype- I call her the Enchantress or Priestess; she can be the pre-menstrual phase of the cycle, and the peri menopause phase of …

Why “Catch Up Ceremonies” are Important…

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Having taken many, many women through ‘catch up ceremonies’- whether they are birth, mid girl, menarche, leaving home, closing the bones, croning….whatever ceremony or ritual it might be, the response is always “THAT WAS POWERFUL!” ….and then there’s the positive after effects! For women who have taken part in a menarche ceremony and reconnected to their maiden self, its huge! …

The Threshold to Wise Woman

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Gateway to Menopause….Standing at the Threshold to Wise Woman- Rachael Crow As a woman who has been working with my cycle for most of my adult years, with a particular passion for celebrating women- young and old…I was noticing a fear arising in me about menopause….I wasn’t really sure what it would bring, not many women where speaking about it, …

Make yourself your menstrual staff of wisdom!

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In her book, 4 Seasons in 4 Weeks, Suzanne Mathis McQueen talks about tribal wise women holding staffs decorated with their menstrual rags – showing the power in all the years they have cycled and the wisdom of their blood. This inspired me to begin making my own Staff of rags- I decided each month on my Moontime retreat I …

Full Moon Ritual

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Full Moon Ritual In 2012 I was co-running a Full Moon Ritual and Moon Lodge, the ritual has been handed down a line of women from Seneca Elder Grandmother Twyla right down to women in the UK  including my friend Hoppi Wimbush here in West Wales. The ritual itself is simple but the wisdom and healing women bring to each …

Natural Contraception

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Unedited version of the article published in issue 30 of Juno Magazine I feel let down by medical contraception, doctors ‘sell’ it to you as a simple and convenient way to enjoy sex without getting pregnant, well that certainly hasn’t been my experience. If I asked my doctor about ‘Natural Contraception’ her response would be that the dose of hormones …