The Nature of Samhain

The Nature of Samhain

Samhain (pronounced Sow-en) is the primary Celtic festival, celebrated on the evening of October 31st–November 1st.  It focuses on our links to our spiritual and physical ancestors.  The honoring of ancestors is a concept celebrated world-round under a number of

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October: The Hunter’s Moon

October: The Hunter’s Moon

Tomorrow is the Full Moon–the Hunter’s Moon in many traditions, at 9:45 AM, PDT October: Hunter’s Moon In preparation for the winter, for the introspective time of the year, we seek to clean out the old, to clear away the

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September: The Harvest Moon

September: The Harvest Moon

Today’s the Full Moon, and in most traditions, it’s known as The Harvest Moon. September: Harvest Moon September, with Mabon, brings our Harvest and Thanksgiving festival. We have worked hard through the season of growth and now enter a period

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The Nature of Mabon

The Nature of Mabon

Tomorrow we’ll be celebrating Mabon. 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

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August: Corn Moon

August: Corn Moon

Sunday is the Corn Moon–the zenith was at 4:56 AM PDT. August: Corn Moon As Lughnasadh, the harvest of grain and corn, arrives we begin to think about the coming autumn and winter. During August, we focus on tying up

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The Nature of Lughnasadh

The Nature of Lughnasadh

It is August 1st, the Festival of Lughnasadh (pronounced Loo’-na-sah). Lughnasadh is the Celtic festival dedicated to the God Lugh, the Long Handed, who is associated with light and fire.  The festival is also considered to be the first harvest,

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July: The Vine Moon

July: The Vine Moon

Friday, the full moon will be at it’s zenith at 1:20 PM PDT. In some traditions, it’s known as the Vine Moon. July: Vine Moon July arrives with lazy days and leaves with the sense that summer, while still around

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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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