The Green Veil spreads across our woods and gardens at Laurel Hill Cottage. Won't you pause a moment today, and cherish the fragrant touch of Spring? Continue Reading
As the budding of early Spring opens in our Laurel Hill woods, one of our earliest visitors is the ephemeral wildflower, Spring Beauty. Photo by John. Continue Reading
The Wheel has turned. What will you give birth to? What will you grow in your heart’s garden? Wishing you a blessed, hopeful new beginning for Ostara! Continue Reading
Celebrate! The darkness now recedes, for this is the way of the Earth. Learn how aligning with this holiday's magic can bring you healing and hope. Continue Reading
"In hawthorn-time the heart grows light, The world is sweet in sound and sight.." from Tristram of Lyonesse, by Algernon Charles Swinburne. Blessed be. Continue Reading
Happy Birthday to you chatty, smart, funny, whiz-kid Geminis. We all benefit from your cutting edge brilliance, vast curiosity, and networking skills. Continue Reading
Prized for its beauty and medicinal gifts, the Algonquins cooked the tubers like potatoes. Did they learn this from the Faery folk, hence the name? Continue Reading
You simply have to put one foot in front of the other and keep going. Put blinders on and plow right ahead. George Lucas (Sun and Ascendant in Taurus)
Happy (slightly belated) Birthday to all you beautiful Taurus people! The Sun moved into your sign Tuesday! If you are a Taurus, you areContinue reading
Our dear hummingbirds have returned, despite the somewhat chilly temperatures. Continue Reading
Eternity isn't some later time. Eternity isn't a long time. Eternity has nothing to do with time. Eternity is that dimension of here and now which thinking and time cuts out. This is it. And if you don't get it here, you won't get it anywhere. And the experience of eternity right here and now is the function of life.
~ Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth
Let us join hearts and give honor to the pervasive and universal stories ... Continue Reading
Red for love, green for prosperity, blue for peace, orange for success, and pink for happiness!
While all of Christendom focuses on its highest holy days of Easter Week, in India and across southern Asia today, countless millions are celebrating one of the happiest holidays on Earth. 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
As I have for many years, today I am encoring my suggestions for an alternative to St. Patrick’s Day. Instead of the meddlesome saint, I will be honoring my ancestors from the Green Isle and the Old Ones on this day. May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow, And may trouble avoid you whereverContinue reading
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one. ~ Albert Einstein, Pisces Sun and Midheaven Happy Birthday, all you lovely magical children of Neptune! The Sun moves into your sign of Pisces today! Sun Sign of Pisces Pisces is the sign of the fish, but not just any fish, and not only one.Continue 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
The May Queen Is Waiting by Ruth Barrett and Cyntia Smith Originally recorded on The Heart is the Only Nation, BMI. I’ll prepare the furrowed earth for your sweet body. The stars are rising in the moonlit sky. The May Queen is waiting. Her voice reaches as you sleep, can you awaken to live theContinue reading
Hail to Thalia, Grace of Flowering and Mirth! Hail to blessed Flora, and to Maia Majestas! We bow in gladness to The Lord and The Lady! We merrily welcome the King and Queen of Faery! Song of Beltane by Caitlin Matthews I am the calm, I am the quickening, I am the intoxication and theContinue reading