The Wheel has turned. What will you give birth to? What will you grow in your heart’s garden? Wishing you a blessed, hopeful new beginning for Ostara! Continue Reading
This exquisite video was made by Imelda Almqvist, a shamanic healer and artist from London. I dedicate it to my Covenini sisters and tonight's rites. Continue Reading
Forget the celibate martyr for whom this day is named. In the name of the Goddess Aphrodite, we reclaim this day for beauty, pleasure, and love. Continue Reading
The clock has struck twelve, the page has now turned. What Fate holds in store, is yet to be learned. But here are a few tips to ring in Good Fortune! Continue Reading
Tonight we enter the darkness of the last night before Solstice. Receive the gifts of Mother Night: balm for the too busy, too much seasonal noise. Continue Reading
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