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Tarot Card of the Week, May 30-June 5, 2016: The Sun

The Sun

We welcome another Major Arcana, and arguably the most happy card of the Tarot. May the New Moon be blessed with its good fortune and beautiful gifts. 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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Never Mind That Obscure Martyr – Today Belongs to Venus Aphrodite

Venus Aphrodte

This is an encore post from past years with a few pertinent updates. In the name of blessed Aphrodite, let us reclaim this day of love in the true spirit of celebration, honoring the divine gift of all love. All pleasure. Consensual unions only, of every kind. Warmest merriments and blessings to you! ~ BethContinue reading Continue Reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Holy Water, Sacred Flame, Brighid We Invoke Your Name

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Happy Imbolc to You! May Dear Brighid Bless You Today and Always

Imbolc Brighid © Wendy Andrew

Brighid of the mantle, encompass us; Lady of the lambs, protect us; Keeper of the hearth, kindle us; Beneath your mantle, gather us; And restore us to memory. ~ Caitlín Matthews, A Blessing for Hearth Keepers The ancient celebration of Brighid, Imbolc, or Candlemas, as some may call it, falls around Feb. 1 and 2,Continue 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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Another Invitation for Magical Work, Besides Tomorrow’s Candle Lighting…

Dear Magical People ~ I hope you are preparing your wreath and candles and are planning to join us tomorrow at sunset (wherever you are!) for the first week of our Solstice Sun Wreath Advent ceremony. I’ll be posting some ideas and specific suggestions tomorrow morning, for our first lighting. I don’t want to add toContinue 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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Not Wordless. Instead, Let’s Call It Word Wednesday.

(click for a more readable version). Here’s the thing. Words matter. So, we are NOT going to call these insane thugs by the name of our beloved Queen of Heaven anymore. And we are not going to use the word Islamic in association with them because what they are doing is, in fact, an abominationContinue 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: Navratri 2015 Begins

Durga

O Goddess Durga! My mother! You, the mother of universe, It’s you who takes care of it And removes glooms of hearts. from Prayer to Goddess Durga, by S. D. Tiwari Praises and blessings to the Divine Mother of All, Durga Ma! Her Autumn festival begins today! Navratri, the Nine Night festival in celebration ofContinue 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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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: 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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Every Day is Sacred: The Goddess Nephthys and More

August 28 Nephthys is that which is beneath the earth and invisible. ~ Plutarch, Greek historian (45-120 C.E.) As mentioned yesterday, trying to translate the ancient Egyptian feast days to the modern calendar is tricky business, especially since the calendar varied in different locations and different dynasties of ancient Khemet. And of course our ownContinue reading Continue Reading

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Every Day is Sacred: Feast Day of the Goddess Isis

Something opens our wings. Something makes boredom and hurt disappear. Someone fills the cup in front of us: We taste only sacredness. ~ Jalal ad-Din Rumi August 27 According to some forms of calculation (because there are several and they are all rather complicated for modern era reconstructionists), today is an important sacred feast dayContinue reading Continue Reading

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Every Day Is Sacred: The Opiconsivia

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Not what we have, but what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance. Epicurus (341-271 BCE) Every Day is Sacred: August 25 Today is the celebration of the Opiconsivia, honoring the Roman Goddess of abundance, Ops (also known as Opis). Already considered an ancient deity by the Romans, She is the consort of the God, Saturn andContinue reading Continue Reading

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Every Day is Sacred: Happy Birthday, Wise and Beautiful Virgo

The Constellation Virgo

First, an announcement – Every Day is Sacred When I first started blogging, oh, about twelve years ago, I committed myself to faithfully posting daily. Crazy, I know, and only sustainable for about nine years. I was inspired by priestesses of Time like Waverly FitzGerald, and frequently posted tidbits about holidays and sacred history. BecauseContinue reading Continue Reading

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