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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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Come Out of Your Broom Closets! It’s Pagan Pride Today!

Come out, come out, come out of your broom closets, dearies! Come join us TODAY at the Raleigh State Fairgrounds (Gate 5, 974 Youth Center Dr.). It’s the last day of this year’s Pagan Pride in Raleigh, (formerly called Central Carolina Pagan Pride). Did you know?  We are the second biggest Pagan Pride on theContinue reading Continue Reading

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Every Day Is Sacred: Today Is Ganesh Chaturthi! Jai Dev! Jai Dev!

  Today is Ganesh Chaturthi, the festival that celebrates the birthday of the great Hindu God, Ganesh. Also known as Ganapati and Ganesha, He is the son of Shiva and Parvati. He is the Lord of success, destroyer of evils and remover of obstacles. He is also worshiped as the God of education, knowledge, wisdomContinue reading Continue Reading

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Dancing and Giving Thanks at Lughnasadh

The Song of Lughnasadh I am the sovereign splendor of creation, I am the fountain in the courts of bliss, I am the bright surrender of the willpower, I am the watchful guardian and the kiss. I am the many-colored landscape, I am the transmigration of the geese, I am the burnished glory of theContinue reading Continue Reading

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Feel the Sacred Power Rising on This Merry May Eve

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Here we come a’ piping, In Springtime and in May; Green fruit a’ ripening, And Winter fled away. The Queen she sits upon the strand, Fair as lily, white as wand; Seven billows on the sea, Horses riding fast and free, And bells beyond the sand. ~ Witchcraft for Tomorrow, by Doreen Valiente Phoenix PublishingContinue reading Continue Reading

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Joyful Blessings of Ganesh Chaturthi!

Aum Gam Ganapataye Namah Today is the first day of Ganesh Chaturthi, India’s most joyous celebration of the (re)birth of the Lord of learning. Ganesh is the God of letters and wisdom, son of Shiva and Parvati, and mentor of Gods and humans. He is the destroyer of vanity, selfishness, pride, and the remover ofContinue reading Continue Reading

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Wishing You a Joyful Lughnasadh!

The Song of Lughnasadh I am the sovereign splendor of creation, I am the fountain in the courts of bliss, I am the bright surrender of the willpower, I am the watchful guardian and the kiss. I am the many-colored landscape, I am the transmigration of the geese, I am the burnished glory of theContinue reading Continue Reading

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Greet Midsummer with a Kiss

Glory of the Day-Star, hail! Lifter of the Light, Burnisher of the Sky. Gifts of love to earth are bringing, Summer’s shimmer, dew’s delight. Dancing be the heart within us, Open be our souls to bliss, Courage vanquish every shadow, Greet Midsummer with a kiss. – Greeting to the Summer Solstice from Celtic Devotional –Continue reading Continue Reading

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Rejoice and Be Blessed! It’s Beltane!

Hail to Thalia, Grace of Flowering and Mirth! Hail to blessed Flora, and to Maia Majestas! We bow in gladness to The Lord and The Lady! We merrily welcome the King and Queen of Faery! Song of Beltane by Caitlin Matthews I am the calm, I am the quickening, I am the intoxication and theContinue reading Continue Reading

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Wishing You a Happy and Blessed May Eve!

Beltane Fire spirit

Throughout my whole life, during every moment I have lived, the world has gradually been taking on light and fire for me, until it has come to envelop me in one mass of luminosity, glowing from within… The purple flush of matter fading imperceptibly into the gold of spirit, to be lost finally in theContinue reading Continue Reading

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Solstice Blessings! Merry Yule!

Join together beneath the mistletoe, By the holy oak whereon it grows. Seven Druids dance in seven time. Sing the song the bells call, loudly chiming. Ring out these bells. Ring out, ring Solstice bells. Ring Solstice bells. — Ian Anderson, Jethro Tull ©1977 Ring the bells of joy and blessings! Throw open the GatesContinue reading Continue Reading

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Celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi Today

Today is Ganesh Chaturthi, the festival that celebrates the birthday of the great Hindu God, Ganesh.  Also known as Ganapati and Ganesha, He is the son of Shiva and Parvati. He is the Lord of success, destroyer of evils and remover of obstacles. He is also worshiped as the God of education, knowledge, wisdom andContinue reading Continue Reading

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Blessings of Lughnasadh!

Lammas Bread Blessing Bless the earth that grows the grain, Bless the water that gives us rain, Bless the wind that helps seed spread, Bless the fire that bakes our bread. – Words by Diane Baker, music by Anne Hill, Serpentine Music Now the Wheel of the Year turns once more, and the season ofContinue reading Continue Reading

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A Merry Beltane To One and All!

Hail Thalia, Grace of Flowering and Mirth! Hail to The Lord and The Lady! Hail to the King and Queen of Faery, to blessed Flora, and to Maia Majestas! Hail to the Summer! Hail to the Summer! The season that drives The cold Winter away! Hail to the Summer! Hail to the Summer! Light yourContinue reading Continue Reading

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Blessings of Ostara!

A Seed for Spring Equinox ©Annie Finch Thrusting through the season where I’d waited for spring, tucking up my head, I felt the slanted weight of clouds pressing through the sky above me down towards this grave, till I feel the earth around the place my head has lain under winter’s touch, and it crumbles.Continue reading Continue Reading

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Not Wordless Wednesday: The Gayatri Mantra

To chant the Gayatri Mantra purifies the chanter. To listen to the Gayatri Mantra purifies the listener. As you may know, I am leaving town today for an extended period of silent retreat during which I will be offline and out of touch. So I depart sharing this lovely video of Raghav Sachar singing theContinue reading Continue Reading

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And The Greatest of These is Love

This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. ~ The Book of John, 15:12 For those who are only celebrating Solstice with our Yuletide Advent prayer circle, we have now completed the candle lightings. But if you are also (or only) counting down to Christmas, tonight you will lightContinue reading Continue Reading

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Blessings of Samhain. All Hail to the Ancient Ones, the Ancestors and Mighty Dead.

Samhain Blessings to All! Today is the Great Festival of Samhain (pronounced SAH-wen, or SOW-wen), which marks the third and final harvest and summer’s end. This is the ancient Celtic New Year and also the New Year for many traditions of modern Pagans and Witches. This is the midpoint between Autumn Equinox and Winter SolsticeContinue reading Continue Reading

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Blessings of Litha – The Summer Solstice

Glory of the Day-Star, hail! Lifter of the Light, Burnisher of the Sky. Gifts of love to earth are bringing, Summer’s shimmer, dew’s delight. Dancing be the heart within us, Open be our souls to bliss, Courage vanquish every shadow, Greet Midsummer with a kiss. Caitlín Matthews Celtic Devotional: Daily Prayers and Blessings Happy SolsticeContinue reading Continue Reading

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Goddess Sunday: Hail to Maia

Muse, sing of Hermes, the son of Zeus and Maia, lord of Cyllene and Arcadia rich in flocks, the luck-bringing messenger of the immortals whom Maia bare, the rich-tressed nymph, when She was joined in love with Zeus, — a shy Goddess, for She avoided the company of the blessed Gods, and lived within aContinue reading Continue Reading

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