The Nature of Mabon

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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

Moon Phases

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

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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

Moon Phases

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

Moon Phases

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

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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

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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

Moon Phases

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

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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

Moon Phases

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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