Holiday Playlist!

Yule Fun & Ideas

I thought you might like to see my holiday playlist for parties and rituals: Android Lust: Into the Sun Avalon Rising: Dark Moon Circle Bing Crosby: Silver Bells; Winter Wonderland Celtic Woman: Carol of the Bells; Newgrange Chieftans: Dunnmore Lassies

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November: The Blood Moon

Moon Phases

Thursday will be the Full Moon, the Blood Moon, at 9:39 PM PDT. November: Blood Moon On Samhain, we remember our ancestors and mourn those we have lost. We take time to remember the joys of summer, and to look

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The Nature of Samhain

Samhain image

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

Moon Phases

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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Welcome to the Witching Season

Welcome to the Witching Season

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

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September: The Harvest Moon

Moon Phases

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

Mabon image

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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Magickal Reading List

Recommended Reading List

First, I’m of course going to recommend my own books. What I don’t have back in circulation, will soon be! Galenorn, Yasmine: (See also Intermediate/Advanced) Trancing The Witch’s Wheel (was reissued as Magical Meditations but will be back under its

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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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Magickal Tools–Part Two

Magickal Tools

Making Magickal Tools Making Wreaths I make my own wands, wreaths, and decorate my household brooms. This isn’t that difficult. When I make a wreath, I think first about the mood I want it to embody. This wreath is for

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