Everyday Pagan: When Spring Comes to Visit

What does it mean when the robin-shaped spirit of Spring comes tapping on your window? It seems that maybe Spring is asking: “Are you going to come outside and join me in the dance of Spring? [Read more…]

The Cartomancer: Between the acts

What’s between the acts, between crossings, thresholds, positions and attitudes? It’s not always action or choice. [Read more…]

The Crow’s Nest: Balance in the Midst of Chaos

As the Spring Equinox approaches, I find myself thinking a great deal about balance. But, achieving it in these modern times is more and more difficult. [Read more…]

The Crow’s Nest: Living Life by the Seasons – Spring and Seeds of Intention

The Celebration of Imbolc marks the coming of Spring for us Pagans. In my own practice, now that Spring is just around the corner, my focus turns outward. [Read more…]

Dandelion Seeds: So You Want to be a Pagan Farmer

Do you dream of being close to the land? As the sun warms the northern continent do you have an urge to dig in the earth and plant seeds? Being a farmer can be beautiful, but it can also be intense work. Get real with Rev. Melissa Hill as she talks about what she learned as an organic farmer. [Read more…]

Full Frontal Magic: Connecting to Spring

For most people, connecting to a tree in Spring like this is a very positive experience that can re-affirm and reconnect to their faith in paganism, pantheism, shamanism, or even magic. Personally, I think there is more to the tree connection then merely a metaphor, but that is for each one of you to decide for yourself. [Read more…]

Wayfaring Woman: Holiness and Hallowing at Imbolc

The holy current that runs through this time of year is profound and its blessings are many. Whether or not you tend to notice subtle increases in temperature, or slowly lengthening days, I invite you to turn your awareness to holiness, the current of sacred worth and boundless potential. [Read more…]

Seeking the Grail: The Waters of Spring

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 Dance of Pagan Recovery: The River is Your Heart

We may choose not to play with others because we are resentful or fearful. But there are other reasons why we might do things differently. We may hear another need calling out to us. Sometimes that looks like being way-away from the herd, or maybe just up the river a bit. Just far enough to where we can do our own thing and still hear the singing of our kin. [Read more…]

Heathen Woman: A Season for Living

Without the reality of hard lessons, we would not be able to appreciate the wisdom needed to walk a spiritual path. In other words, there must be winter; there cannot always be flowers and warmth. The rune of the Elder Futhark known as “Ing” personifies this very concept. [Read more…]