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Spark the Second Candle Tonight – We Welcome Fire’s Dancing Light

The Second Night of Advent

Tonight, join us as we light the 2nd candle on our Solstice Advent Wreath. Here are the meanings and some suggestions for this transformative rite. Continue Reading

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The First Candle on Our Solstice Advent Wreath

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The Wheel of time has turned again, Advent now has come. We light the flame with hope and prayer, we gather now as one. It's time for the 1st candle. Continue Reading

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Dance and Give Thanks Under the Harvest Moon Tonight

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Tonight's Harvest Moon, offers a gentle balance between the pragmatic Virgo Sun, and the dreamy, sensitive Pisces Moon. For more magical tips, stop by. Continue Reading

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Words for Wednesday: A Magical Working for Awareness, Beauty, and Healing

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A number of us are singing the Gayatri Mantra every day at 10am, whatever your local time, to create a global wave of healing and devotion. Join us? Continue Reading

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Merry Midsummer’s Eve – A Once in a Lifetime Magical Moment

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Celebrate with me as we reach this most magical and rare moment, when Midsummer, the Full Moon, and the ancient ways blend in sumptuous illumination. Continue Reading

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Farewell to Winter! Welcome Spring and Blessed Ostara!

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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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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 inContinue reading 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 Continue Reading

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Merry Christmas, My Loves!

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  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.

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Wishing You a Merry Yule! Solstice Blessings!

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 Continue Reading

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We Welcome the Halcyon Days

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 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 handedContinue reading 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 SunContinue reading 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 readerContinue reading 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 toContinue reading 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 beenContinue reading 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 theirContinue reading Continue Reading

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Not Wordless. Instead, Let’s Call It Word Wednesday.

(click for a more readable version). Here’s the thing. Words matter. So, we are NOT going to call these insane thugs by the name of our beloved Queen of Heaven anymore. And we are not going to use the word Islamic in association with them because what they are doing is, in fact, an abominationContinue reading 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 tonightContinue reading Continue Reading

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Blessings To You This Joyful Litha

Glory of the Day-Star, hail! Lifter of the Light, Burnisher of the Sky. Gifts of love to earth are bringing, Summer’s shimmer, dew’s delight. Dancing be the heart within us, Open be our souls to bliss, Courage vanquish every shadow, Greet Midsummer with a kiss. by Caitlín Matthews, from Celtic Devotional: Daily Prayers and BlessingsContinue reading Continue Reading

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