In this episode I speak with Vicki Noble, co-creator of the Motherpeace Tarot Deck, a set of cards for divination that incorporates images of the sacred feminine from mythology and folklore. The creation of the Motherpeace Tarot in the late 1970s in Berkley California helped to kickstart the so-called Goddess movement, whose influence endures today.
Learn more about using, identifying, preparing and growing herbs for yourself, for your family or to help others on their healing path. Connect with like-spirited women, laugh, sing, dance and be inspired by a great line up of teachers and by each other. Take the day to stretch your mind, enjoy the outdoors and get a rest from day to day stress.
Cramping and pain before and during menstruation are aspects many women just deal with, and are even taught that this is just how it is, to accept it and move on. Often we find ourselves turning to ibuprofen for relief (albeit temporary) just so that we can function, but really all this is doing is masking the pain and discomfort instead of addressing the root cause and offering a chance at a better moon-time quality of life.
As an agriculturalist who lives in the mid-Atlantic, I see Spring Equinox as the time of sowing seeds and Beltane as the season of leaves unfurling and first flowers blooming. Spring Equinox brings the first tinges of excitement, but Beltane is the big hurrah, the time when spring has clearly arrived, the time when we truly feel our energy spiraling outward.
On this episode: Witches, you’ll hear about how an early modern Scottish king literally wrote the book on witchcraft, making Harry Potter possible for future generations, I’ll tell you about the Swedish Queen who is revered to this day for murdering her suitors, and you’ll hear some of the very best folk songs about witches.