Blessed Imbolc. May the blessings of Brighid be on you and your household.

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Mabon is coming up. From my Crystal Cauldron section of the site (see dropdown menu on the menu bar): Mabon is the celebration of the Autumnal Equinox, when day and night are once again in balance.  Once more the sun crosses the celestial equator and day and night equal one another. Celebrated in late September, […]

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This week Pagans “turn the wheel” by celebrating Litha—the Summer Solstice. In the southern hemisphere, they celebrate Yule—Winter Solstice. Summer Solstice takes place on June 20th, at 9:24 PDT this year. Litha is the season of expansion, when the crops burgeon forth.  We forget winter’s cares and spend our days basking under the brilliant light.  […]

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Hello everyone Jennifer, Yasmine’s assistant, here again with another blog post for you all.   Yule is one of my favorite times of the year. I enjoy the quality time I get to spend with my family and I look forward to our yearly traditions and activities. So for my post I want to talk […]

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Back in 2001, after the Towers fell, I had a hard time come Yule and the Solstice. I still felt almost guilty for wanting to celebrate, and wondering if we should. And then, one night, I sat down and wrote this…and realized that by celebrating what there was to be joyful about would put more […]

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It’s Saturday evening–a few days before this post goes up–and I’m still working, but that’s okay. I took a good part of yesterday off.  I’m looking forward to Thanksgiving and the holidays, even if in a quieter mood this year than last. Yes, I’m reeling from the shockwaves through our country this month, but I […]

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Pumpkins, crisp leaves tinged with rust and bronze, a lace-work of frost kissing red-cheeked apples, ghostly mist rises in the shadowed night…Monday night is October 31st, the eve of Samhain, Festival of the Dead and we prepare to honor and remember our ancestors. Samhain is the third harvest, or meat harvest (Lughnasadh being the first […]

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Halloween, for us, is Samhain—the festival from which Halloween evolved. But I also give out treats. A couple years ago, it occurred to me that my own allergies prevented me from eating the candy we were handing out, so what about the children who might come trick-or-treating who have allergies? That’s when I found out […]

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In 2001, when tragedy struck the nation in September, some of us fell into a paralyzing, frozen state of emotion. As we neared Yule, I knew I wanted to celebrate but it just seemed…wrong? Perhaps not wrong, but hard to let myself enjoy much of anything given so much that had happened. Then, two realizations […]

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