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
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
I am the hallow-tide of all souls passing, I am the bright releaser of all pain, I am the quickener of the fallen seed-case, I am the glance of snow, the strike of rain. I am the hollow of the winter twilight, I am the hearth-fire and the welcome bread, I am the curtained awningContinue reading
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
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 CelticContinue reading
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 theContinue reading
The Song of Lughnasadh I am the sovereign splendor of creation, I am the fountain in the courts of bliss, I am the bright surrender of the willpower, I am the watchful guardian and the kiss. I am the many-colored landscape, I am the transmigration of the geese, I am the burnished glory of theContinue reading
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 theContinue reading
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
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