Dark Times – A Winter Solstice Meditation

solstice candles

The dark times we are experiencing now will not disappear when we light our Solstice candles, yet we light our Solstice candles anyway. We do this not because it will make everything nice and easy but because this is who we are. [Read more...]

Winter Solstice – A Solitary Ritual

winter solstice altar 2014

Many Pagans maintain solitary practices. Even if you work with a group, sometimes you can’t be with them for one reason or another. Here’s a ritual that will help you experience the mystery and wonder of the Winter Solstice in a solitary setting. [Read more...]


Newgrange - the entrance kerbstone

The 5000 year old passage tomb of Newgrange is beautiful and moving. It calls me to remember my ancestors, to connect to them, to honor them, and to remember that some day I will join them. [Read more...]

A Solstice Walk

Winter Solstice Sunset 01

According to the U.S. Naval Observatory, the astronomical solstice will occur tomorrow at 11:11 AM Central Time. Before the rebirth, though, there is one final sunset. Come with me, if you will, on a Solstice walk. [Read more...]

The Twelve Days of Solstice

sunrise at South Padre Island - our Winter Solstice trip in 2011

As a child there was nothing as great as Christmas. As an adult and as a Pagan, the Twelve Days of Solstice are pretty special in their own right. [Read more...]

The Moonlady Retires

Amy Martin - the Moonlady

Amy Martin, the Moonlady, is retiring at the Winter Solstice. I’ll miss Moonlady News, but I’m thankful for all the things I’ve learned and all the people I’ve met because of it, and because of her. I wish Amy a pleasant retirement – she’s earned it. [Read more...]