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 — lots and lots of good tasty food. But when you can’t have gluten or dairy […]

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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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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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MOST JOYOUS LITHA MAY THE OAK KING REIGN SUPREME THROUGH THIS DAY AS THE WHEEL TURNS TO THE WANING YEAR. BLESSINGS FROM YASMINE AND HER TEAM

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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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MAY THE JOYS OF SPRING BLOSSOM INTO YOUR LIFE ON THIS DAY OF NEW BEGINNINGS.

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MAY THE BLESSINGS OF BRIGHID BE UPON YOU AND YOUR HOUSEHOLD. BLESSED IMBOLC!

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So, end of the year wrap up post. I used to do these every year, then it got sporadic, but 2016 has been so tumultuous that it feels like I need to stop and look back. At the end of last year, I realized that my time with Berkley was pretty much done. They’re going […]

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It’s snowing here. I don’t mind. It won’t stick, most likely, but for the first time in several years we’re actually getting a real winter. I think it’s good for the plants. Our Solstice was low-key but nice. We exchanged gifts, and a friend and I spent the day doing craft work. I made steak […]

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