Asteria House

Names have power. I have been referring to my home as The Fox Den for a few years now. It truly has been a place of safety and comfort, a place where my little fox self could hide out and be held tightly. In the first Lord of the Rings movie, Galadriel says: The world is…

Lessons in Ego: The Fool and the Cliff

Good lord, let me tell you: Periscope is such an exercise in getting comfortable with discomfort, and getting comfortable with building my parachute on the way down (such Fool energy!) I usually like my products to be super polished…and Periscope videos are a humbling enterprise. BUT…I am jumping off of the cliff, being Foolish, and…

Breath and Tide

To catch the ocean in a cup – the work is futile. I carry the tides in my breath, in and out, in and out. The tide and the shoreline, the dance and interplay between water and earth are the lessons here. Sometimes, retreat is necessary. Retreat, approach, retreat, approach – cycles in waves and…


There is a worm at the heart of the tower; that is why it will not stand. Neil Gaiman, Instructions Image: The Tower – The Wild Unknown Tarot

Fate: Prediction, Intention, Work

Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you. ~ St. Augustine What fate are you weaving today? Image by Amoret

Everything Changing

I’m taking an online class from Pema Chodron, one of my beloved teachers. There’s a ton of great information to absorb (way more than I can probably absorb in one 6-week class) but the question she recently asked has stuck with me: Am I the same me that I was three months ago? Three years…

To ponder

Would you rather be right or transformed? Image: Little flower sprout grows through urban asphalt ground by 晓燕 黄 – public domain