Why “Catch Up Ceremonies” are Important…

Rachael CrowMenarche, Musings, Workshops

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! … Read More

Mentoring Our Girls…..Newsletter

Rachael CrowMenarche, Musings, Newsletters, products, Workshops

Hello my dears, Last Sunday I was privileged to sit in circle with our Mothers and Daughters Lodge where we explored the cycles of life, the seasons, our Moon Time cycles, Thresholds of Womanhood….all taught through the process of making a beautiful earth altar mandala, creating soft clay figures to gift to the earth and willow spirals to hang in … Read More

Slowing down…autumn treats…..newsletter

Maisie BateMusings, Newsletters

cup of herbal tea

My dear ones, I’m slowing down and entering my moon lodge this week…so here are my offerings to you this week…. In The Shop Autumn is well and truly here now, there’s a nip in the air and my thoughts are turning to all things cosy. So for the ultimate snuggly moon time experience, we have a few  felted organic … Read More

Menarche “Catch Up” Ceremony for Women

Rachael CrowMenarche, Moon Lodge/Red Tent, Musings

What’s a “catch up” ceremony? In Gail Burkett’s Gifts From The Elders and Nine Passages books she speaks about the importance of women holding young girls, creating girls groups and circles, celebrating rites of passages with girls… But how do we women, who have never been honoured and celebrated, hold girls in this way? How do we move through our … Read More

Making Plans and Celebrating your Menarche

Maisie BateMusings, Newsletters

Dearest Sisters, With Autumn equinox just around the corner, there’s a definite autumnal chill in the air here at Moon Times HQ. We’re busy dreaming up big magic and putting plans in place for next year’s Thirteen Moons Journey. For all of you that love to plan, we’ve got some rather special diaries and calendars in stock so you can … Read More

Thirteen Moons Journey 2017

Rachael CrowMenarche, Menstrual Health, Moon Lodge/Red Tent, Musings

Next Journey Starts April 2017…..   This years Thirteen Moons journey will guide women though the Nine Passages /Life Spiral of womanhood, as well as including menstrual recapitulation, shamanic drum making, rites of passage ceremonies, meditation, Red Tent and Moon Lodge wisdom, Sacred Scars*, journaling, circling, chanting, crafting, touching nature, staying up to watch the sunrise, all night vigil and connecting … Read More

Womens Wisdom for Girls

Rachael CrowMenarche, Musings

Womens Wisdom for Girls By Rachael Hertogs Article for Juno Magazine, published 2015 Our daughters imitate, especially from age 8 onwards, when the hormones begin to stir, they start to watch women, watch the older girls in their families and their peer groups. I have found this is the time to scoop them into the loving arms of women. I … Read More

Try a moon medicine walk….. Newsletter

Maisie BateMusings, Newsletters

Dearest Sisters, Do you connect to the Moon? Lately I’ve been taking moon medicine walks, I just love tapping into the ancient energy Grandmother Moon holds and I often ponder how many of us are walking together under the same moon? Pause under her and ask her questions, let go of any issues and be cleansed in her energy. Have … Read More