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Welcome Glad Bringer of Brightness! Blessed Ostara!

Ostara Spring rebirth

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

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Wordless Wednesday: Preparing My Readers Studio Evening Class Goodies

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Wishing You a Magical Midsummer’s Eve!

Hand in hand, with Fairy grace, Will we sing, and bless this place. ~ Titania, from William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, today is the last day of Spring. This is Midsummer’s Eve, the night before the sabbat of Litha (Summer Solstice/Alban Hefin/Midsummer). Besides Samhain and Beltane,Continue reading Continue Reading

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Rejoice! Litha and Solstice Blessings!

As the sun spirals its longest dance, Cleanse us! As nature shows bounty and fertility Bless us! Let all things live with loving intent And to fulfill their truest destiny. ~ from a Wiccan Summer Blessing (as reported by the BBC) Happy Litha (Summer Solstice) to those of us in the northern hemisphere, and HappyContinue reading Continue Reading

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Magical Wishes for a Merry Midsummer’s Eve

I must go seek some dewdrops here And hang a pearl in every cowslip’s ear. Farewell, thou lob of spirits; I’ll be gone: Our queen and all our elves come here anon.   ~ From A Midsummer Night’s Eve, by William Shakespeare Today is the last day of Spring in the lands above the Equator.Continue reading Continue Reading

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Blessings of Midsummer’s Eve!

Hand in hand, with Fairy grace, Will we sing, and bless this place. ~ Titania, from William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, today is the last day of Spring.  This is Midsummer’s Eve, the night before the sabbat of Litha (Summer Solstice). Besides Samhain and Beltane, thisContinue reading Continue Reading

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Plant Spirit Medicine For Love Magick

One must feel grateful that the idylls of the forest are still being acted, and that there are still those whose vision is quick enough to catch sight of them and whose pens have the cunning to put before others the glimpses. ~ Lady Rosalind Northcote, early 1900s This time next week, I’ll be atContinue reading Continue Reading

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Wordless Wednesdays

Thanks to your enthusiastic responses,  I’ve got a bunch of new orders to fill, so I’ll be making a fresh batch of Tarot Soul Card kits at my dining room table this morning. There are still  lots more herbies to pull out, but these wanted to be posed in a pretty picture for you!  Yes,Continue reading Continue Reading

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Wishing You A Blessed Midsummer Night’s Eve!

Over hill, over dale,Thorough bush, thorough brier,Over park, over pale,Thorough flood, thorough fire,I do wander everywhere,Swifter than the moon’s sphere;And I serve the fairy queen,To dew her orbs upon the green. The cowslips tall her pensioners be:In their gold coats spots you see;Those be rubies, fairy favours,In those freckles live their savours:I must go seekContinue reading Continue Reading

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A Little Herbal Magick

In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy.— William Blake Euphrosyne is our guide as we celebrate the harvest season and prepare for Winter’s barren time. Now, on the waxing young Moon, is a great time to start batches of magical potpourri to sweeten the closed-in Winter home in the days ahead. TheContinue reading Continue Reading

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Gathering and Preparing

The Harvest – Vincent Van GoghThe true harvest of my life is intangible –a little star dust caught, a portion of the rainbow I have clutched. — Henry David Thoreau Euphrosyne is our guide as we celebrate the harvest season and prepare for Winter’s barren time. In light of the way events are moving inContinue reading Continue Reading

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It’s Not Too Late!

If you were wondering if you can still join us THIS AFTERNOON for my Herbs and Magickal Gifts from the Garden workshop, the answer is — YES! There are still seats for you (maybe even a friend or two).Join us from 1 to 5pm TODAY at Dancing Moon Books in Raleigh as we: Create SacredContinue reading Continue Reading

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Magical Lavender Recipes

Everyday Elsie by Lora Craig-Gaddis Hot lavender, mints, savory, marjoram;The marigold, that goes to bed wi’ the sun,and with him rise weeping. — The Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare Here are a couple of lavender recipes you might like to try this weekend. I have to admit I have not made the tart yet, soContinue reading Continue Reading

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More Lavender Lore

The Love Potion – Evelyn de Morgan, 1903There are some things after all that Sally Owens knows for certain: Always throw spilled salt over your left shoulder. Keep rosemary by your garden gate. Add pepper to your mashed potatoes. Plant roses and lavender, for luck. Fall in love whenever you can. — Practical Magic, byContinue reading Continue Reading

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Fair Lavender

Ladies fair, I bring to youLavender with spikes of blue;Sweeter plant was never foundGrowing on our English ground.— Caryl Battersby, 1896 The medicinal properties of lavender are well-known, tried and true for many centuries. But I also love it for its more subtle, equally powerful gifts. I know lavender to be an intimate friend, teacherContinue reading Continue Reading

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Safe and Effective

Hanged up in houses,it doth very well attemper the aire,coole and make fresh the place to the delightand comfort of such as are therein. — John Gerard, 1597 As our days fill with the gift of Summer’s lush ripening, beloved Thalia, the Grace of Mirth and Flowering, continues to teach us. In the hot, summeryContinue reading Continue Reading

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Summer’s Flowering

The air was fragrant with a thousand trodden aromatic herbs, with fields of lavender, and with the brightest roses blushing in tufts all over the meadows. . . — William Cullen Bryant As the Wheel of the Year turns now to the fullness of Summer’s lush ripening, we continue on our Graceland journey — thatContinue reading Continue Reading

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Wishing You a Most Merry Midsummer Eve!

I must go seek some dewdrops hereAnd hang a pearl in every cowslip’s ear.Farewell, thou lob of spirits;I’ll be gone: Our queen and all our elves come here anon.— From A Midsummer Night’s Eve, by William Shakespeare Today is the last day of Spring. Today, go outside, taste the rich fruit that has come ofContinue reading Continue Reading

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Spring Magical Potpourri

I gather thyme upon the sunny hills,And its pure fragrance ever gladdens me,And in my mind having tranquillityI smile to see how my green basket fills.And by clear streams I gather daffodils… — from Immalee by Christina Rosette To enhance the fresh, clearing energy of Spring, I like to make a magical dry potpourri (asContinue reading Continue Reading

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St. John’s Eve

The young maid stole through the cottage door,And blushed as she sought the Plant of pow’r; —“Thou silver glow-worm, O lend me thy light,I must gather the mystic St. John’s wort tonight,The wonderful herb, whose leaf will decideIf the coming year shall make me a bride.”— Old German St. John’s Eve divination spell Today isContinue reading Continue Reading

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