Our recent, unusual run of Major Arcana cards continues this week, when we get the biggest one in the deck. What Grand Finale is climaxing for YOU? Continue Reading
Eternity isn't some later time. Eternity isn't a long time. Eternity has nothing to do with time. Eternity is that dimension of here and now which thinking and time cuts out. This is it. And if you don't get it here, you won't get it anywhere. And the experience of eternity right here and now is the function of life.
~ Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth
Let us join hearts and give honor to the pervasive and universal stories ... Continue Reading
Red for love, green for prosperity, blue for peace, orange for success, and pink for happiness!
While all of Christendom focuses on its highest holy days of Easter Week, in India and across southern Asia today, countless millions are celebrating one of the happiest holidays on Earth. 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
Do yourself a favor, and go to full screen. Laissez les bons temps rouler!
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
Peace On Earth, Good Will to All. No Exceptions. If you haven’t already, it’s time to light your final Advent candle. Thank you to all who joined us this year to make the 11th Anniversary of our Sun Wheel ceremony the biggest and best yet. May all your days be merry and bright.
Brightener of Darkness, hail! Keeper of Clearness, Opener of the Depths. Gifts of plenty are arising, Winter wonders, white snows’ fall. Joyful be the heart within us, Open wide the guesting door, Wisdom waken in abundance, Warm our beings to the core. ~ Celtic Devotional: Daily Prayers and Blessings, by Caitlín Matthews Ring the bellsContinue reading
Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark. ~ Rabindranath Tagore Tonight, Dec. 13, is the third night of our Solstice Sun-Wheel Prayer Circle. This working is intended for all — all faiths and philosophies. The Christian church calls it the Advent wreath, which was simply handedContinue 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
Love what you do. Get good at it. Competence is a rare commodity in this day and age. And let the chips fall where they may. ~ Jon Stewart, Nov. 28, 1962 (Sun and Moon in Sagittarius) This morning at 10:26am, Eastern time, the Sun moved from Scorpio into the sign of Sagittarius. Happy Birthday toContinue 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
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
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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
Ripple Lyrics: Robert Hunter Music: Jerry Garcia If my words did glow with the gold of sunshine And my tunes were played on the harp unstrung Would you hear my voice come through the music? Would you hold it near, as it were your own? It’s a hand-me-down, the thoughts are broken Perhaps they’re betterContinue reading
I will not be a common man. I will stir the smooth sands of monotony. ~ Peter O’Toole (Aug.2, 1932, Sun and Moon in Leo) Huzzah! Today, the Sun moves into the sign of Leo. Happy Birthday, all you Lion People! Leos, so the tradition goes, are famous for being “on” 24 hours a day,Continue reading
When I was one I’d just begun, When I was two I was nearly new, When I was three I was hardly me, When I was four I was not much more, When I was five I was barely alive, But now I am six! As clever as clever! And I think I’ll stay sixContinue reading
When I had no wings to fly You flew to me.. ~ Attics of My Life, Hunter/Garcia Blessings of this juicy Full Moon in Capricorn, Sun in Cancer. For some great astrological insights, I recommend Elisabeth Grace and Mooncircles. Meantime, instead of Wordless Wednesday, I have a bit of news. First, no, there is noContinue reading