Dandelion Seeds: On the Fractal Nature of the Earth Mother

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As we celebrate the changing of the seasons and the balance of day and night the Rev. Melissa Hill talks about the fertile Earth Mother and how to harmonize modern science with ancient understanding of this goddess who supports us with every step we take. [Read more...]

The Witches Next Door: Beltane Rituals – Beyond the Bang


What if boinking a beloved (or beloveds) isn’t your idea of celebrating Beltane? What if you don’t associate the arriving Rites of Spring with the the literal act(s) of, ahem, raising the Maypole? [Read more...]

Seeking the Grail: The Waters of Spring

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Ostara hasn’t ever been one of my favorite holidays, and yet I can’t ignore how the first breath of springtime air makes me feel. The rush of spring reminds me of my own Grail Quest to recover my creativity and inspiration after a major depression. What invigorates you? How can you invite in that breath of spring? [Read more...]

The Busy Witch: New Year, New Intentions


Here in the Northern Hemisphere, we’ve just passed the longest night of the year. The Winter Solstice is, for me, a time of introspection and wishing, and in recent years, I’ve developed a theory about this time of year; I believe that the way you spend the Solstice and the way you ring in the New Year will set the tone for the year to come. [Read more...]

Welcome To My Electric Yule


I could not find any directions for how to make an electric Yule display anywhere. This did not deter me. I wrought, and was victorious, and am willing to share my knowledge with you, my gentle and discerning readers. [Read more...]