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.
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
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