That Burnt Orange Season

That Burnt Orange Season

So, we’ve finally got all the decorations for both autumn and Samhain up. We decorate in stages–in August, it’s all about Lughnasadh and corn and sunflowers. Then at the beginning of September, out come the early autumn decorations–some of the

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Blogmas: Winter Musings (Giveaway)

Deer in a snow on winter background.

I love the feel of the stark landscape, and the pristine look of snow (I may not want snow for more than a few days, but I do love the feel of that clear, crisp, blanket over everything). When I

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Samhain: A Tarot Ritual

tarot deck

November 1, Samhain—the Festival of the Dead.  The year is waning, venturing towards the winter solstice, the darkest night of the year.  Leaves lay crisp on the ground, their burnished reds and bronzes a reminder of the fallow fields of

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Cauldron Thoughts

Cauldron Thoughts: Even in dark times the sun will rise and the seasons will turn.

“Even in dark times the sun will rise and the seasons will turn.” –Yasmine

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Happy Mabon!

Blessed Mabon

Blessed Mabon–May the second harvest bring you abundance and joy!

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Lughnasadh: A Tarot Ritual

Breads and rolls

The waning half of the year leads us into the concept of sacrifice.  During this time we begin our spiritual descent into the Underworld.  Lughnasadh marks the first of the three  harvests: the Grain Harvest of Lughnasadh, the Harvest of

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February: The Quickening Moon

Moon Phases

Today we come to the last of the Year of Moons posts–the Quickening Moon, February’s Full Moon, at it takes place this morning at 7:54 AM. You have a full day to take advantage of the moon’s power! February: Quickening

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Blessed Imbolc!

Blessed Imbolc

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

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The Nature of Imbolc

Imbolc image

Tomorrow, February 2nd, is Imbolc, is the Festival of Brighid. Brighid (pronounced Breed) is the Celtic Goddess of fire, poetry, healing and craftsmen.  She is considered a Triple Goddess, as are so many of the Celtic goddesses, and Her festival

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January: The Ice Moon

Moon Phases

Today’s the Full Moon, at 9:16 PM, PST, and it’s known in some traditions as the Ice Moon. January: Ice Moon In January we turn our attention to new beginnings. Much of the Northern Hemisphere lies cloaked in winter, and

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