sabbats

Rejoice! Glad Tidings of Ostara to You!

by Beth on March 20, 2014

Welcome Spring! Awake, thou wintry earth – Fling off thy sadness! Fair vernal flowers, laugh forth Your ancient gladness! — Thomas Blackburn Today is the Vernal Equinox in the northern hemisphere, and Autumn Equinox in the lands below the equator. We are all experiencing the same phenomenon: the hours of daylight and the darkness are […]

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On the Edge of Magic and Transformation

by Beth on January 31, 2014

There, at the foot of the tree, belonging to no man, A silver apple falls. There, amongst the branches, the mother sits. Weaver of dreams against the weft of the wood, Insight falls like gentle rain on a moon-bathed garden. ~ Song to Hecate, by Alison Jones Now let us make ready for the great […]

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Every horizon, upon being reached, reveals another beckoning in the distance. Always, I am on the threshold. ~ W. Eugene Smith (American photojournalist, 1918-1978)) Today, I was very curious to see which card would guide us in this week that ushers in the Lunar New Year of the Wood Horse, the turning of the Wheel […]

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Solstice Blessings! Merry Yule!

by Beth on December 21, 2013

Join together beneath the mistletoe, By the holy oak whereon it grows. Seven Druids dance in seven time. Sing the song the bells call, loudly chiming. Ring out these bells. Ring out, ring Solstice bells. Ring Solstice bells. — Ian Anderson, Jethro Tull ©1977 Ring the bells of joy and blessings! Throw open the Gates […]

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Deepest Dark Blessings to you and yours! It is the Eve of the Winter Solstice. This is the great celebration of Mother Night. As far as we know, our ancestors did not have atomic clocks or satellites to help them dissect Time to the nanosecond. Instead, they had to figure by their keen observation, by […]

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