Today we celebrate the second harvest, the midpoint of the harvest season. We in the north gather in the remaining bounty of summer, and give thanks. Blessed be. Continue Reading
I woke up this morning, with this poem that I've long loved running through my head. I am sure I needed it, and I bet you might, too. Yes. Yes. Yes. Continue Reading
Happy Birthday to you virtuous, smart, discerning Virgos, as the Sun has moved into your sign. May the Goddess of health and abundance bless us all. Continue Reading
The Wheel of the Year turns once again, and we bid farewell to the season of growth and fruiting, and prepare for the first of the harvest sabbats. Blessed be. Continue Reading
America's Goddess is Lady Libertas, She who stands guard over our Capitol in Washington, D.C. May She guard and bless us, for we need Her wisdom like never before. Continue Reading
As we end the first half of what may be a watershed year for our civilization, may mighty Hecate gift us with Her clear sight and vast experience. Blessed be. Continue Reading
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
(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
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
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
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
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
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