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Merry Mabon! Generous Be the Heart Within Us, Open be Our Hands to All

Blessed Mabon! As we harvest the bounty of the Goddess, let us be sure to give back, make an offering, and do good for others at every opportunity. Continue Reading

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It’s Midsummer’s Eve, So Let Us Make Merry – We Dance This Night With the Magick of Faery!

Tonight is a powerfully magical cusp, as we come to a sacred threshold. The Wheel of Time turns, the Light reaches its climax. Come celebrate with me. Continue Reading

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Encoring Friday the 13th

Because of how the month of February works, except in Leap Year, March mirrors it (only March adds three days at the end). Which is a roundabout way of saying — Whoopie! We had a Friday the 13th last month, and voilà! Here it comes again! So I am encoring my post from last month,Continue reading Continue Reading

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Happy Friday the 13th!

It is bad luck to fall out of a thirteenth story window on Friday. ~ Anonymous Although I am busy with the last minute details before my Moonlit WINGS newsletter goes out today, I’m pausing a moment to take note of this special day. Yes, beware, my lovelies, for today is Friday the 13th, associatedContinue reading Continue Reading

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Joyful Blessings of Ganesh Chaturthi!

Aum Gam Ganapataye Namah Today is the first day of Ganesh Chaturthi, India’s most joyous celebration of the (re)birth of the Lord of learning. Ganesh is the God of letters and wisdom, son of Shiva and Parvati, and mentor of Gods and humans. He is the destroyer of vanity, selfishness, pride, and the remover ofContinue reading Continue Reading

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Happy New Year and New Moon Blessings!

Take out, then take in: Bad luck will begin. Take in, then take out: Good luck comes about. ~ Traditional Welcome to 2014! This New Year’s Day has a huge charge of energy for new beginnings, since the New Moon arrived in the early hours this morning (here in the States). As my frequent visitorsContinue reading Continue Reading

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Solar and Lunar Magic for New Year’s Eve

A collection of tidbits from my posts in years past, with heartfelt thanks to Waverly FitzGerald, who is a faithful, invaluable Priestess of Time. ~ Beth Out with the old and in with the new! There’s magic on New Year’s in all that you do! ~ Beth We stand at the crossroads of a newContinue reading Continue Reading

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Yes, I Am Still Choosing the Snakes!

While I am still out of town, I offer an encore of my post last year. Instead of the troublesome Patrick, I will be honoring the Green Isle and the Old Ones on this day. May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow, And may trouble avoid you wherever you go. Today is Trefuilnid TreochairContinue reading Continue Reading

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Gung Hay Fat Choy!

Happy New Year to all who celebrate the Lunar Calendar holidays! And warmest wishes to those of us born in 1953 –  who are seeing our Water Snake Return! For your enjoyment, here’s a collection of interpretations from here and there on the interwebs: What to expect in the Year of the Water Snake [InContinue reading Continue Reading

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Wishing You a Most Blessed Imbolc!

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 Today we celebrate the great Sabbat called Imbolc, Oimelc, or Brigid, or the more Christianized name of Candlemas. ByContinue reading Continue Reading

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Fast Away the Old Year Passes…

Ring out the old, ring in the new, Ring, happy bells, across the snow: The year is going, let him go; Ring out the false, ring in the true. ~Alfred Lord Tennyson, 1850 (Many thanks to Waverly FitzGerald, who is the source for much of this lore. Blessings to you, Waverly, for your faithful, invaluableContinue reading Continue Reading

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The Instructive Embrace of the Dark: Mother Night

The walls between the worlds are thinned; The Gods’ might is at its peak, The wights and the dead walk freely among the living. Let us remember them on this Mother Night. ~ from a Heathen rite posted on the Internet some years ago, original source unknown. This is the Eve of the Winter Solstice.Continue reading Continue Reading

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Let the Halcyon Days Begin

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) With the arrival of yesterday’s New Moon, and then the Winter Solstice being only a week away, we here in the Northern HemisphereContinue reading Continue Reading

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Equinox Blessings: Giving Thanks and Finding Balance

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 Caitlín Matthews, A Celtic DevotionalContinue reading Continue Reading

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Goddess Sunday: Riding with Epona

In one of the earliest formal shamanic classes I ever took, we were guided into the Underworlds with the intention of meeting our spirit guide. More often than not, our instructor explained, this would be an animal spirit. As I got used to the steady drum beat (à la Michael Harner, and so different fromContinue reading Continue Reading

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Blessings of Midsummer’s Eve!

Hand in hand, with Fairy grace, Will we sing, and bless this place. ~ Titania, from William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, today is the last day of Spring.  This is Midsummer’s Eve, the night before the sabbat of Litha (Summer Solstice). Besides Samhain and Beltane, thisContinue reading Continue Reading

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Goddess Sunday: Amaterasu and Uzume

My child, when thou lookest upon the mirror, let it be as if thou wert looking on me; let it be with thee on thy couch and thy hall, and let it be to thee a holy mirror. ~ Amaterasu  (Yamakage Shinto teachings) The Great Goddess (or kami) Amaterasu, is the beautiful and compassionate OneContinue reading Continue Reading

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Sorry, Patrick..I’m Still with the Snakes

This is an encore of my post last year. Instead of the troublesome Patrick, I will be honoring the older Ones on this day. May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow, And may trouble avoid you wherever you go. Today is Trefuilnid Treochair (Truh-FWEEL-nid Tray-oh-CARE) in the Celtic traditions. This is considered the premierContinue reading Continue Reading

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Celebrating Hypatia Day!

Life is an unfoldment, and the further we travel the more truth we can comprehend. To understand the things that are at our door is the best preparation for understanding those that lie beyond.   ~ Hypatia (ca. 350–370 – March 415 C.E.) Today is Hypatia Day! (*) Hypatia of Alexandria was an astronomer, mathematician andContinue reading Continue Reading

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Plant Spirit Medicine For Love Magick

One must feel grateful that the idylls of the forest are still being acted, and that there are still those whose vision is quick enough to catch sight of them and whose pens have the cunning to put before others the glimpses. ~ Lady Rosalind Northcote, early 1900s This time next week, I’ll be atContinue reading Continue Reading

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