My Samhain Celebration

This year my goal is to write a more personal entry for each of the eight holidays on the Wheel of the Year. In these entries I plan to write about how I will be celebrating (or have celebrated) the holiday both as a solitary practitioner, and with my family. … Read More

A Time for Action

Here we are, three days from Samhain, and nature is bearing down on us in the form of a hurricane. While the destructive force of this hurricane is not good news for people, for the Earth it is a necessary process. (I do hope that those  people that will feel … Read More

Mabon: Harvest of Thanksgiving

The time of the Autumnal Equinox is at hand. Today the day and night will be of equal length. We celebrate the second harvest on this day, placing fall fruits  and wine on the altar, and giving thanks for the yield of the season. Mabon is a name given to … Read More

Lughnasadh: The Harvest Begins

Today is the day of the first of three fall harvest festivals. Lughnasadh (say Loo-nah-sah) is the marker for the beginning of the harvest.  Stories tell of a woman named Tailtiu dying from exhaustion after clearing the fields of Ireland to be used to grow the crops that would sustain … Read More

Litha: The Magick of Midsummer

We have moved around the wheel to the day where the sun rises high into the sky, reigning supreme. There is perhaps no symbol as powerful as this sun on this, the longest day of the year. And yet, at the same time, we know that this day also marks … Read More

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