Blessed Lughnsadh: The Season of Sacrifice The First Harvest May your harvests be fruitful, and your sacrifices given in reverence and honor. “There were three men came out of the west, their fortunes for to try And these three men made a solemn vow John Barleycorn must die…”    

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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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May you have a Blessed Solstice, my fellow Pagans. And for those who celebrate other holidays–have a wonderful, joyful season with your loved ones. Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah, and Joyful Kwanzaa.

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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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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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We’re gearing up here for some potentially rough storms this weekend. Could be stormy. Could be mega stormy. No matter what, it’s going to blow and rain. So I’ve been preparing for that instead of working. One thing I was going to do was write a blog about real ghost stories but for now, I’m […]

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Every year, on October first, I write my Welcome to the Witching Season post. October has always been my favorite month and autumn, my favorite season. This makes sense, of course, given I’m a shamanic witch and this season is made for witches and mystics. Right on schedule, the rains are starting here as the […]

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