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Farewell to Winter! Welcome Spring and Blessed Ostara!

Spring beginnings

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

Welcome Spring!

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

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Wordless Wednesday: Holy Water, Sacred Flame, Brighid We Invoke Your Name

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Happy Imbolc to You! May Dear Brighid Bless You Today and Always

Imbolc Brighid © Wendy Andrew

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

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Blessings and Magick for a Happy New Year!

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 in Continue Reading

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Make It a Magical New Year, Starting Here

Closing out 2015

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

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Tarot Card of the Week: Gatekeeper for the Changing Year – Ace of Swords

The supreme end of education is expert discernment of all things —  the power to tell the good from the bad, the genuine from the counterfeit, and to prefer the good and the genuine to the bad and the counterfeit. ~ Samuel Johnson It was with great curiosity that I pulled our card for this Continue Reading

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Spreading the Light

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  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 promise Continue Reading

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Tonight is Mother Night, and the 4th Candle Lighting

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 Day Continue Reading

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Tonight We Light the 3rd Solstice Sun Wheel Candle

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 handed Continue Reading

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Come All Ye People Come – Tonight Is the Second Candle

For some of us, our love of the world is so passionate that we cannot ask it to wait until we are enlightened. ~ Joanna Macy, World as Lover, World as Self Tonight we celebrate the second Sun Day of our Advent Solstice Sun-Wheel prayer circle. Advent simply means the coming of. So every Sun Continue Reading

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It’s Time for the First Candle On our Solstice Prayer Wheel

We are a Circle Within a Circle With no beginning And never ending… ~ by Deborah and Rick Hamouris As I posted last week, TONIGHT is the night that we begin joining together every Sunday evening through Yule (or Christmas) for our annual Solstice Sun Wheel Prayer Circle. If you have been a regular reader Continue Reading

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Another Invitation for Magical Work, Besides Tomorrow’s Candle Lighting…

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 to Continue Reading

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Coming a Week from Today: The Solstice Sun Wheel Countdown Begins

It’s hard to believe, but it’s almost time once more to join together every Sunday through Yule (or Christmas) for our annual Advent Sun Circle, (or Yule Prayer-Spell, if you prefer). I want to make sure you know in plenty of time, since lots of y’all will be traveling this week. If you have been Continue Reading

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Celebrating a New Decade of the Solstice Advent Sun Wheel in 2015

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It’s hard to believe, but it’s already almost time once more to join together every Sunday through Yule (or Christmas) for our annual Advent Sun Circle, (or Yule Prayer-Spell, if you prefer). If you have been a regular visitor here, you know that starting in late November, I invite all my visitors, regardless of their Continue Reading

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Wondering about Wicca and Witchcraft? Come Out Tonight and Learn the Truth!

Wicca – Evolution, Practice & Perspective Spiritual Frontiers Fellowship Located at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh 3313 Wade Avenue, Raleigh October 1, 2015 7:15 pm – 9:30 pm General Admission – $10.00, Seniors or Students: $8.00 Early Meditation of the Lotus Sutra, with Mariela Siwarqinti (no charge): 6:30pm Wow! I am so excited that tonight Continue Reading

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Blessings of Mabon, 2015

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Hail! Journeyer of the Heavens, Queen of Brightness, King of Beauty! Gifts of gladness richly bringing, Autumn sheaves and red leaves’ fall. Generous be the heart within us, Open be our hands to all, Justice to be in equal measure, Harvest thankfulness our call. ~ Greeting to the Autumn Equinox by Caitlín Matthews, A Celtic Continue Reading

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Come Out of Your Broom Closets! It’s Pagan Pride Today!

Come out, come out, come out of your broom closets, dearies! Come join us TODAY at the Raleigh State Fairgrounds (Gate 5, 974 Youth Center Dr.). It’s the last day of this year’s Pagan Pride in Raleigh, (formerly called Central Carolina Pagan Pride). Did you know?  We are the second biggest Pagan Pride on the Continue Reading

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Every Day is Sacred: The Birth of Hathor and the Raksha Bandhan Full Moon

August 29 The Birth of Hathor In the Egyptian traditions, today is the birthday feast of the Goddess Hathor. Hathor is a very ancient Goddess, pre-dating the times of the Pharaoh dynasties. Horus was associated with kingship, and Hathor was associated with the queen. Her name translates to “The House of Horus,” for it is Continue Reading

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Every Day Is Sacred: The Opiconsivia

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Not what we have, but what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance. Epicurus (341-271 BCE) Every Day is Sacred: August 25 Today is the celebration of the Opiconsivia, honoring the Roman Goddess of abundance, Ops (also known as Opis). Already considered an ancient deity by the Romans, She is the consort of the God, Saturn and Continue Reading

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Blue Moon Blessings and Happy Lughnasadh Eve

This Moon nurtures our creative genius, brilliance, innovation, and ability to go against all odds- sometimes with little social support. ~ Mooncircles.com Blessings of the Aquarius Full Moon, which is also a Blue Moon, meaning it is the 2nd Full Moon in one calendar month. We haven’t had a Blue Moon since 2012, and the Continue Reading

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