Missing Matariki

Missing Matariki

  It’s June, and here in New Zealand an important event has occurred in the night sky: the return of Matariki, a beautiful star cluster that many will know by its European name: The Pleiades.   Matariki the wanderer dips above and below the horizon,...
Dark by day, dark by night

Dark by day, dark by night

    Can you love the dark? Do you flinch from it or do you walk towards its enfolding embrace?   The winter quiet We have entered the six darkest weeks of the year (or the six brightest weeks if you are in the northern hemisphere, so here’s...
The dark of Easter

The dark of Easter

    Easter has just passed. What do you make of it, the way this spring festival of resurrection lands in the southern hemisphere season of dying?   Of course, if you are in the northern hemisphere, you will be in high spring right now, and fully...
Rebalancing at Equinox

Rebalancing at Equinox

  How do you rebalance and return to equilibrium after the shock of devastating events? You may be wondering, can I ever find peace again? Or trust? Or safety?   To restore balance at Equinox following the recent events in Christchurch, your inner world may...
No fruiting

No fruiting

This was my karaka tree last year, in a great abundance of fruiting. The ripe berries fed many native birds who visited the high branches, shaking the surplus to the ground, where it peppered the pathways with rich orange plumpness.   This year it’s a very...