The Nature of Litha

The Nature of Litha

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.  The Summer Solstice brings us the longest day of the year–the zenith of the Sun King,

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But First, Coffee: Memorial Day, & Upcoming Books

But First, Coffee: Memorial Day, & Upcoming Books

Blessings to those who have lost their loved ones to the service of this country, this Memorial Day. And to those who gave their lives in the service of this country. I used to not think a lot about Memorial

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The Nature of Beltane

The Nature of Beltane

Daisy chains and lilacs, champagne with strawberries and sweet woodruff, sun filtering into a field of young fern and bracken, a doe and her fawns peering out of the woods, a hint of chaos in the air…it is April 30,

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The Nature of Ostara

The Nature of Ostara

  The Spring Equinox, Ostara, is the time when life renews itself. Ostara is the celebration of the Spring (Vernal) Equinox when day and night balance.  Astronomically speaking the sun crosses the celestial equator at this time. Held in late

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Blessed Imbolc

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

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Blessed Winter Solstice

Tonight we will turn the Wheel to witness the eternal battle, to mourn the death of the Holly King, and celebrate the rise of the Oak King rises. And so in a spiral we live our lives, the Eternal Return,

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Surviving Thanksgiving With Food Allergies (And How to Help Your Guests Survive)

I’ve updated this post a little from a couple years ago. Without a doubt, for those of us who have food allergies, dietary disorders, and food intolerances, the holidays are a difficult time. Holidays are usually celebrated with food —

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Have a Safe and Happy Halloween and Samhain

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

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Mabon–The Second Harvest

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

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