The gift of this week's card is Tough Love. Big change is coming. If we won't change willingly and gently, we will change painfully or dramatically. Continue Reading
Instead of my usual Wordless Wednesday image, today I am hanging up a notice for you that magick is afoot. There may be some wonky stuff happening around this neighborhood of Webville, even an outage for a bit.Don’t worry. I am just getting ready for one of my favorite Tarot holidays – the Day ofContinue reading
I'd walk through hell in a gasoline suit to play baseball.
~ Pete Rose (Sun and Ascendant in Aries)
This morning, at 12:31 am, Eastern time, the Sun left the sign of Pisces and moved into Aries, marking the Equinox (Vernal above the equator, and Autumnal below).
The Fire sign of Aries is ruled by Mars and is the first one to get things started, initiating projects, and leading others. A cardinal (creative and inventive) sign, Aries the Ram governs leadership and initiative. The Ram is adventurous, ambitious, impulsive, enthusiastic, and full of energy.
People born when the Sun is in Aries are pioneers ... 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
The Moon is slipping away into a tiny sliver, and on Monday, the second New Moon after Solstice arrives. That means to millions, maybe billions, of people, it’s the New Year — the Lunar New Year. Some people call it Chinese New Year, but in fact, people from many countries in Asia celebrate thisContinue 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
May the Graces Bless Us with Joyful New Beginnings! xTake out, then take in: Bad luck will begin. Take in, then take out: Good luck comes about. Blessings of the Tarot Year of The Hermit – a time of powerful transition, cultivating wisdom, and reflection. I’ll be writing much more about what this means inContinue reading
This is a collection of tidbits from my posts in years past, with heartfelt thanks to Waverly FitzGerald, who is my favorite holiday Muse. Blessings to you, Waverly, for your faithful, invaluable service as a Priestess of Time and Keeper of Wisdom of the Ancient Ways. Out with the old and in with the new!Continue reading
May your voyage be long, full of adventure, with many harbors seen for the first time. Ithaka by Constantine P. Cavafy (1911) As you set out for Ithaka hope the voyage is a long one, full of adventure, full of discovery. Laistrygonians and Cyclops, angry Poseidon—don’t be afraid of them: you’ll never find things likeContinue 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.
The Final Candle of the Christmas Advent Prayer Wreath Tonight at midnight, or tomorrow morning if you prefer, for those who are celebrating Christmas, it is time for you to light your final, center candle. With its light, honor the Bringer of Light, and vow to renew your own part in the ancient promiseContinue reading
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
Many-named, He wanders the nine worlds, Seeking knowledge in various guise. For His searching out wisdom is endless, As always on brave Sleipnir He rides, rides, rides! ~ One-Eyed Stranger, by Jackie Hannigan © 2003 How interesting that The Hermit, usually a rare visitor for my Card of the Week, is back only one monthContinue 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
Halcyon days, now wars are ending. You shall find where-e’er you sail Tritons all the while attending With a kind and gentle gale. ~ Halcyon Days by Thomas Shadwell (1642 – 1692) If you’ve been reading my blog a while, you know that every year I invite you step into a magical Time Out ofContinue 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