Dana Tate Bailey is a ceremonial herbalist and practicing wild wummin. Visit her and her partner, Nessa, at the Wummin House.

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Amulet Field Guide SALE

Posted on January 12, 2014

Happy Winter from Amulet!
Announcing the Winter Mini-Guide and Three Day Sale!
To show our appreciation for each and everyone of you, for your amazing support and love for our mission, we are offering a ONE-TIME SALE on our digital field guides!
That includes our premier issue from last Winter as well as Spring, Summer and Fall of 2013!
From now through Tuesday at midnight all back-issues are 50% off using code AMULET50.
Get them at this amazing price while you can and read them for years to come.
Blessed be!
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Tools + Talisman: Stone Medicine Gift*Away with {Marissa Moondaughter}

Posted on January 9, 2014

There is a companion we all have who is so close but far away. She is gentle and silent, yet pulls us into her waves so deeply whether we know this or not. Sister Moon is in a continual dance with Mother Earth. Spinning; circling; spiraling. She keeps us turning with the wheel of the seasons, she pulls the tides, and as women, she draws us into her mysterious ebb and flow.
My intention and motto I try my best to live by is, “the moon my compass.” I truly believe the more we embrace the dance of our own ebb and flow, with the moon as our loving guide, there will be more balance in our emotions, energy, relationships, and overall well-being. Another part of my motto is “stones my companions.” Crystals are perfect companions working with the Moon. They bring down the energy of our celestial sister so we can work tangibly with her energy on our earthly plane.


I wanted to share with you some simple ways to connect with Luna’s energy through our stone companions. Simply by carrying them through Her phases, we walk our path with more intention and spirit.


The New Moon is actually between the Earth and the Sun so it is hidden from view at this time. This is the beginning of the Lunar cycle and is a rebirth and regeneration of energy. Great stones to work with to embrace change and new beginnings are Green Aventurine, Moonstone, Ruby, and Citrine. Carry these with you and whisper your intentions into them. You may feel more creative and inspired during this phase.


The Waxing Moon is a time to move. Luna is growing to fullness and this is the time to focus your energy to bring your intentions into fullness as well. Stones to carry with you to magnify and focus your intentions are Clear Quartz, Tiger’s Eye, and Flourite. To keep your energy up carry Carnelian, Fire Opal, and Red Jasper.


The Moon has now waxed to Her fullest potential. She is ripe and her illumination is the strongest at this time. Celebrate your femininity and sensuality. Celebrate the love and blessings in your life. This is a time to attract what you most desire. Crystals for owning your femininity are Moonstone, Lapis Lazuli, Larimar, and Ruby. Abundance stones are Jade, Emerald, Citrine, and Clear Quartz.


The Moon begins her spiral into darkness. This is a time of rest and reflection of your cycle – embracing the ebb in your moon dance. Your intuition can become louder as you descend into your own shadows. Listen to her voice. Calming, restful crystals for this time are Amethyst, Lepidolite, Blue Lace Agate, and Celestite. Stones for shadow work are Labradorite, Merlinite, and Phantom Quartz.
And then the cycle begins again….
Of course, there are many, many stones and crystals to use and carry with you. The fun part is discovering and exploring their unique relationship with you! I named a few to get you started ;)


I am honored to give away one seat in my basics of crystal healing course, Stone Medicine, to Amulet readers!  We’ll be learning to work with crystals in a fun magical community.  Please leave a comment below to enter. Don’t forget to include your email address!

We’ll draw names on January 15th. The course starts on January 20th.

For more info please Click here.
If you would like to learn more about specific stones I believe every woman should have for her Lunar work and embracing the Moon Priestess within, sign up for my newsletter for my free seven day workshop starting January 12th! Click here to sign up.
Visit Marissa at Moondaughter for more soulful moon and crystal musings.

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Pour: A Winter Solstice Prayer {Lisa Field-Elliot}

Posted on January 6, 2014



winter solstice prayer (for my daughter)

know your darkness, dear one.

take it in, roll it on your tongue.

own those shadowy hollows, and their rough edges.

befriend your fears, feel your heartache

understand the value of retreat.

get your skirt wet,

fold in

and touch the ground as often as you need to.


because you, my dear,

are the brightest light I have ever stood in.

you are volume, tenacity, brilliance;

the song in the shower.

you are certain to start

a few fires.


i am not suggesting that you dim, my sweet girl.

only reminding you that one does not rise,

without the other setting.

there will be nights without stars that you can see.


do you remember that you cried once when you were small,

begging for me

to make the sun go away?

you wanted to go to sleep.


so now i offer, on this shortest day,

when the darkness comes fast,

that it is ok to take time barefoot on the earth,

to lay your head down and let your prayers

rise up.


i will cradle your resilience,

your truth, your astonishing light,

while you rest.

~Lisa Field-Elliot

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Pour: {Isabel Abott} Sister Winter:: Returning of the Light

Posted on January 6, 2014

sister-winter1. stand in the dark, and strike the match. (or ignite the sparkler). let it flicker first. then let it become the starting place, for the wicks in the wax, the candles in the room, the alter of your heart, the lamppost in the woods, the light that is a remembrance and a beginning.


2. drape the tree (or the headboard on the bed, or the coat rack, or the bathroom mirror, or anything really) with shiny silver tinsel. everything is fabulous with tacky tinsel.


3. love the learning, however it chooses to come.


4. take the long way. mull wine. slow cook soup. pork and tomatillos and peppers, drenched in beer and set in the oven, and ten hours later, dinner is ready.


5. new years will come. and everyone will go crazy. with resolution and resolve, big plans and big words. you don’t have to participate, if you don’t want to. you can throw away bucket lists, the i must do this before i die lists, the fear of missing out lists. if you want something, then want it. full force. until it happens for you, you make it for yourself, or the want itself changes. but the turning desire into effort filled striving is entirely optional, and you can opt out, if you want. you can also choose to let desire be a gift, all unto itself.


6. remember this. always, without fail, the sun rises every morning.


7. be a soft landing for yourself.


8. read shadows like they are street signs. like they are arrows on the map. like they are a love letter from the light.


9. take a well sick day. or a clear sky snow day. send the note to school, place the call into work, saying we are staying home today and will see you tomorrow. take naps and play games and make popcorn and stay in pajamas and later, pull on coats and boots and walk together to go eat spaghetti for dinner.


10. do something for someone else. give. simple, with no extra strings attached, or apologies it is not something else, or caveats. just give, what you have to give, freely.


11. wake up early, in the dark, before the rest of the house and world has woken. light fire. drink coffee. begin in the quiet, listening. these minutes, this hour, will change your whole day, your life, you.


12. there is something you have been wanting to say, for a long, long time. perhaps now is the time. and today, you say it.


13. believe in some kind of magic. santa clause. reindeer. immaculate conception. that people will come back home. that the oil lasts, and the light does not go out. that this world just might be good, and love you, and all you have to do is love it right back.


~Isabel Faith Abbot