Ode to January

January brought foggy mornings, swirling mists, dark shadows

and cold bitter nights as we settled into winter.

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 The colder days and nights made us want to tuck ourselves away   

inside our cozy homes and linger by the hearth…

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 To light candles, to gather friends and family close…

To share stories, laughter, good food and make warm memories. . .

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 Moment to moment, we watched the ever changing colors of the sky…

The shifting light and shadows…Dancing in slow motion

across the wintry landscape…

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 January…is Silence…Reflection…Deep stillness…stark

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Beautiful…Monochromatic…Serene…

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Enchanting…

Wishing all of you many blessings of Harmony, magic, joy and  peace in February!

~ rose arizmendi ~

“Everyday Goddessing  is about sharing magical techniques and sacred wisdom with other
beautiful Goddess women. I believe that within every woman there is a goddess,
a wise woman, beautiful, creative, powerful, with a deep soul, and that everything
we need and are looking for is already inside  each of us.” ~ rose arizmendi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hummingbird

What a beautiful Day! This morning I stepped out onto my patio and began my morning ritual of greeting the sun and prayer. My eyes were closed and towards the end of the prayer, I opened my eyes and found myself staring at a hummingbird suspended two or so inches from my face.

We were literally nose to nose! The hummingbird remained there for what seemed to be minutes and then darted away.

In a word ~ Spellbound ~ by the magic of the moment.

Hummingbirds ~ Watercolor~ from my sketch book

Thought for the day ~

“In truth, the human experience of magic – our ancestral, animistic awareness of the world as alive and expressive – was never really lost. Our senses simply shifted their animistic participation from the depths of the surrounding landscape toward the letters written on pages and, today, on screens. Only thus could the letters begin to come alive and to speak. As a Zuni elder focuses her eyes upon a cactus and abruptly hears the cactus begin to speak, so we focus our eyes upon these printed marks and immediately hear voices. We hear spoken words, witness strange scenes or visions, even experience other lives. As nonhuman animals, plants, and even “inanimate” rivers once spoke to our oral ancestors, so the ostensibly “inert” letters on the page now speak to us! This is a form of animism that we take for granted, but it is animism nonetheless – as mysterious as a talking stone.

And indeed, it is only when a culture shifts its participation to these printed letters that the stones fall silent. Only as our senses transfer their animating magic to the written word do the trees become mute, the other animals fall dumb.” ~ David Abram


Everyday Goddessing  is about sharing magical techniques and sacred wisdom with other beautiful Goddess women. I believe that within every woman there is a goddess, a wise woman, beautiful, creative, powerful, with a deep soul, and that everything we need and are looking for is already inside  each of us. – Rose Arizmendi

Weekly Card Reading


I did a reading for myself this morning and the three cards I picked were about love, living  & giving without  expectations, and the power or consequences of how our actions and choices may enhance someone’s life today.

I use these weekly readings as a way to connect with my inner guidance and to get a feel for the lay of the land before blindly heading into my work week.

Based on the cards I picked, these are my goals for the week;


  • I will  make the time to call or visit with a friend.
  • Share hugs with my loved ones and tell those I care about how much I love them
  • Smile and say hello to strangers.
  • Speak words to inspire and encourage others to reach for their hopes and dreams.
  • Take moon baths, giggle with children, play, listen to old people and believe in magic.
  • And most importantly do this without any expectation what-so-ever.

Everyday Goddessing is about sharing magical techniques and sacred wisdom with other beautiful Goddess women. I believe that within every woman there is a goddess, a wise woman, beautiful, creative, powerful, with a deep soul, and that everything we need and are looking for is already inside  each of us. – Rose Arizmendi

Cunning Woman

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The Cunning woman or cunning man was a practitioner of folk magic. They were also known across England as “wise men” or “wise women”. In Cornwall they were sometimes referred to as “pellars”, those who practice expelling evil spirits.

They communed with the potent forces within the land.The cunning woman listened  to the wisdom of the spirits of the place where she lived, and knew the properties of wild herbs and the traditional ways of charm making.

“She stood alone beneath a canopy of trees, watching mostly half glimpses of things that would not reveal themselves. Patiently waiting for the nuances, the shades, the deeper insights to flow through her.

The stillness that emanated from the forest and from the earth nourished her.”Ancient mother,” she said,” these are troubling times and I need distance to see the patterns at play. I honor your presence. Come to me if you will.” – The Deep Magic of Gaia – Rose Arizmendi

The Lady of Avalon

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This weekend, Midsummer magic will be afoot as we celebrate Summer Solstice on June 21st. On Sunday the sun will reach the height of its strength, yet at the same moment the seed of darkness will be born as the nights grow longer and the days shorter. The celebration usually begins on Midsummer eve and continues throughout the next day.

The lady of Avalon was a wise woman and healer. In the twelfth-century the Welsh bard and prophet, Taliesin, describes her as a woman of great beauty who knew the uses of all plants in curing disease and illness. It was also said that she knew the art of magic and shape shifting.

Avalon is derived from the Welsh afal, which means apple, and Morgan le Fay it’s queen.

Midsummer Meditation

Place your hands on an apple tree and meditate on the feel of the bark. Breathe deeply and visualize going into the tree. Experience her quiet soul. Let your inner heart speak to the tree. Pay attention to any thoughts or visions which may arise within your mind.

Become the tree, let the tree absorb you, and you absorb the tree. You are not alone, you and the tree become one, a mirror of each other, a part of everything in existence. When you have finished meditating, ground yourself and give thanks to the tree. – Rose Arizmendi – The Deep Magic of Gaia


Everyday Goddessing  is about sharing magical techniques and sacred wisdom with other beautiful Goddess women. I believe that within every woman there is a goddess, a wise woman, beautiful, creative, powerful, with a deep soul, and that everything we need and are looking for is already inside  each of us. – Rose Arizmendi

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