June: The Faerie Moon

June: The Faerie Moon

Tomorrow’s the Full moon, at 9:53 PM. In some traditions, it’s known as the Faerie Moon. June: Faerie Moon June. Faerie Magic and foxglove. Seashells and weddings. This month let us turn to the oceans, lakes and streams for our

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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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Creating A Magickal Altar

Creating A Magickal Altar

Creating an altar is an art form and is limited only by your imagination.  I have acquired a good supply of beautiful cloths and scarves over the years for the altar tables but that’s just the beginning.  Crepe paper, ribbons,

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Celebrating the Esbats

Celebrating the Esbats

The Esbats In the magickal world, Esbat refers to the Full and New moons, and are celebrated by a number of witches and pagans. Moon Phases Waxing Moon:  Waxing to Full is the time in which to cast invoking spells,

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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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April: The Wind Moon

April: The Wind Moon

The Full Moon is on Sunday, at 5:58 PM PDT. In many traditions, it’s known as the Wind Moon. April: Wind Moon The Wind Moon of April is a good time to let the fresh breezes blow through to remove

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The Wheel of the Year

The Wheel of the Year

Samhain…Yule…Imbolc…Ostara…Beltane…Litha…Lughnasadh…Mabon… For Pagans today, these names conjuring up exotic images of ritual and celebration roll off of the tongue as easily as they did for our ancestors. Together, the eight Sabbats constitute the cornerstones of the circular calendar we know

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March: The Storm Moon

March: The Storm Moon

Tomorrow is the full moon, at 5:37 AM PDT. It also happens to be a Blue Moon, which is usually considered an amped up Full Moon for magick (the second full moon in a month). March’s full moon is known

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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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A Year in My Yard: Week 17

A couple of years ago around this time, I started a project called my Year of Trees. I took a picture of the same street every week for a year, noting the changes to the trees that line that road

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