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Merry Midsummer’s Eve – A Once in a Lifetime Magical Moment

Summons of the Faerie QueeneGilbert Williams

Celebrate with me as we reach this most magical and rare moment, when Midsummer, the Full Moon, and the ancient ways blend in sumptuous illumination. Continue Reading

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The Pax Materna

A Mother's loss

Let us unmake this day of acquisition and commerce, and reclaim it as a holy day nearer to every mother's heart as it was intended: the cause of peace. Continue Reading

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Wishing You a Happy, Colorful, and Delight-Filled Holi!

Holi

Red for love, green for prosperity, blue for peace, orange for success, and pink for happiness!

While all of Christendom focuses on its highest holy days of Easter Week, in India and across southern Asia today, countless millions are celebrating one of the happiest holidays on Earth. Continue Reading

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Farewell to Winter! Welcome Spring and Blessed Ostara!

Spring beginnings

Glad Bringer of Brightness, hail! Maiden of Grace, Lad of Laughter. Gifts of vigor are returning, Spring’s surprise, rainbow’s embrace. Quickened be the heart within us, Opened be our souls to grace, May the blessing be abiding. Welcome sit in every face. Caitlín Matthews, Celtic Devotional: Daily Prayers and Blessings

Welcome Spring!

Today is the Vernal Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere, and Autumn Equinox in lands below the equator. We celebrate it as the lesser Sabbat named Ostara. In the northern hemisphere, this day is also known as Lady Day or Alban Eilir (in the Welsh and Druid traditions). Continue Reading

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Sorry, Patrick. I’m With the Snakes and God of the Triple Key

Celtic Snake

As I have for many years, today I am encoring my suggestions for an alternative to St. Patrick’s Day. Instead of the meddlesome saint, I will be honoring my ancestors from the Green Isle and the Old Ones on this day. May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow, And may trouble avoid you whereverContinue reading Continue Reading

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Wordless Wednesday: The New Alexandrian Library

New Alexandrian Library

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Blessings and Magick for a Happy New Year!

May the Graces Bless Us with Joyful New Beginnings! xTake out, then take in: Bad luck will begin. Take in, then take out: Good luck comes about. Blessings of the Tarot Year of The Hermit – a time of powerful transition, cultivating wisdom, and reflection. I’ll be writing much more about what this means inContinue reading Continue Reading

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Make It a Magical New Year, Starting Here

Closing out 2015

This is a collection of tidbits from my posts in years past, with heartfelt thanks to Waverly FitzGerald, who is my favorite holiday Muse. Blessings to you, Waverly, for your faithful, invaluable service as a Priestess of Time and Keeper of Wisdom of the Ancient Ways.  Out with the old and in with the new!Continue reading Continue Reading

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Tarot Card of Solstice and Christmas Week: Gift-Giver and Magical Visitor

Many-named, He wanders the nine worlds, Seeking knowledge in various guise. For His searching out wisdom is endless, As always on brave Sleipnir He rides, rides, rides! ~ One-Eyed Stranger, by Jackie Hannigan  © 2003 How interesting that The Hermit, usually a rare visitor for my Card of the Week, is back only one monthContinue reading Continue Reading

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Tonight is Mother Night, and the 4th Candle Lighting

Dark shepherdess of many a golden star, Dost see me, Mother Night? ~ From The Electra of Euripides Hail and Merry Meet on this Eve of the Winter Solstice. This is the night we light our 4th candle. This is the night of the great celebration of Mother Night. Today is the last Sun DayContinue reading Continue Reading

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We Welcome the Halcyon Days

Halcyon days, now wars are ending. You shall find where-e’er you sail Tritons all the while attending With a kind and gentle gale. ~ Halcyon Days by Thomas Shadwell (1642 – 1692) If you’ve been reading my blog a while, you know that every year I invite you step into a magical Time Out ofContinue reading Continue Reading

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Happy (American) Thanksgiving

Prayer

Praise Her from whom all blessings flow. Fruits of Her harvest to bestow. Sustain us as we change and grow. Praise Mother Earth our ancient home. Blessed be. ~ a Pagan Grace, author unknown Happy Thanksgiving! As Caitlin Matthews points out in her beautiful and essential The Celtic Spirit: Daily Meditations for the Turning Year,Continue reading Continue Reading

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It Is Time for the Shambhala Warriors to Awaken and Act

Twelve centuries ago, this prophecy was made. This video was recorded by our great elder, Joanna Macy, over three years ago. And now, the day has come. Today. Hear, know, and recognize who you are. Then shake off the chains of despair and helplessness. You are being called to this. Be of courage, and joinContinue reading Continue Reading

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Every Day is Sacred: Friday the 13th

Gosh, we’ve had THREE of these this year. Third time is the charm, right? This is an encore from last March, in case you missed it. Have fun! It is bad luck to fall out of a thirteenth story window on Friday. ~ Anonymous Although I am busy with other projects, I’m pausing a momentContinue reading Continue Reading

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Samhain Blessings and All Hail the Beloved Dead

I am the hallow-tide of all souls passing, I am the bright releaser of all pain, I am the quickener of the fallen seed-case, I am the glance of snow, the strike of rain. I am the hollow of the winter twilight, I am the hearth-fire and the welcome bread, I am the curtained awningContinue reading Continue Reading

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Every Day Is Sacred: Oct. 2 – Blessings of Our Guardians and Allies

We shall find peace. We shall hear angels, we shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds. ~ Anton Chekhov According to Waverly Fitzgerald’s School of the Seasons, in 1670, the Christian church set aside this day to give guardian angels their own feast day (they used to share Sept. 29 with St. Michael). But theContinue reading Continue Reading

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Wondering about Wicca and Witchcraft? Come Out Tonight and Learn the Truth!

Wicca – Evolution, Practice & Perspective Spiritual Frontiers Fellowship Located at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh 3313 Wade Avenue, Raleigh October 1, 2015 7:15 pm – 9:30 pm General Admission – $10.00, Seniors or Students: $8.00 Early Meditation of the Lotus Sutra, with Mariela Siwarqinti (no charge): 6:30pm Wow! I am so excited that tonightContinue reading Continue Reading

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Blessings of Mabon, 2015

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Hail! Journeyer of the Heavens, Queen of Brightness, King of Beauty! Gifts of gladness richly bringing, Autumn sheaves and red leaves’ fall. Generous be the heart within us, Open be our hands to all, Justice to be in equal measure, Harvest thankfulness our call. ~ Greeting to the Autumn Equinox by Caitlín Matthews, A CelticContinue reading Continue Reading

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Every Day is Sacred: In the Name of Hecate

As you may know, on the last day of each month, I give honor to the Goddess Hecate. So as August transitions to the month of September, I invite you to join me in remembering Her on this sacred day. Who Is She? The Encyclopedia Mythica suggests Hecate’s name is pronounced, “hek’-a-tee” and this isContinue reading Continue Reading

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Every Day is Sacred: The Birth of Hathor and the Raksha Bandhan Full Moon

August 29 The Birth of Hathor In the Egyptian traditions, today is the birthday feast of the Goddess Hathor. Hathor is a very ancient Goddess, pre-dating the times of the Pharaoh dynasties. Horus was associated with kingship, and Hathor was associated with the queen. Her name translates to “The House of Horus,” for it isContinue reading Continue Reading

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