Cauldron Thoughts

Cauldron Thoughts: "Autumn has crept into my soul and made itself at home."

“Autumn has crept into my soul and made itself at home.” —Yasmine

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Mabon Rites

Mabon image

The first rainstorms of the season, the scent of wood smoke fills the night air, a sudden gust as a brisk wind hurls leaves off the trees in a maelstrom of color, the last rush to harvest the garden before

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Brain Candy Friday

Autumn Candy

Today on Brain Candy Friday, I want to talk about seasonal foods. Mabon’s coming up, the Second Harvest, and it’s the harvest of fruits. Harvest-tide, when we harvest apples and peaches and pears and all those wonderful fruits. We’ve gathered

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But First, Coffee

But First, Coffee

Good morning, peeps! How are you doing? Happy Monday! I’m busy this week, though happily busy. I’m writing BLOOD ROSES, and just taking a quick break from it. I’m feeling pretty good this morning–I hope you are too. Even though

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Brain Candy Friday

Autumn Candy

So, we’re into September and on our way to Autumn. I’m so thrilled. For me, September is always a pivotal month and I’m always happy to see it. The days are beginning to get shorter, the sun is getting cooler,

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But First Coffee

But First Coffee

I am so tired of sunlight. I’ll be so happy when autumn fully kicks in. Summer’s on the wane, I can tell. The days are shorter, the nights are cooler, the sun–even on sunny days–isn’t as hot. So I watch

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Brain Candy Friday

Brain Candy Friday

We’re into summer, and the weather here has turned to sun and warmer days. I’m not fond of heat, but it’s pretty to see and it makes me want to go out and sit by the lake or find a

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Litha: A Summer Siren Bathing Spell

Mermaid on a rock overlooking the ocean

Summer Solstice–or Litha, as we call it in the Craft–is coming. When I think of summer, I think of the beach. And I think of water and frogs and the ocean, and cleansing rituals. So here’s a summer-siren’s cleansing ritual

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Brain Candy Friday

Brain Candy Friday

So we’re into March. Here, the leaves are starting to peek out on the trees, daffodils and tulips are showing their faces, and we have a lot of wind and rain. So what’s spring like where you live? Tell me

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Brain Candy Friday

Brain Candy Friday

So on BCF today, I’m thinking that we’re headed toward spring, and I’m actually looking forward to the flowers of spring most of all (along with the leaves blossoming out). My favorite spring flowers have to be hyacinths. I love

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