My Favorite Solar-Earth Event and Why…

Here at Patheos we were asked a Summer Series Question, this time “What’s your favorite sabbat/holiday, and why?” But how do you choose a favorite holiday when you only really celebrate one? [Read more…]

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Holidays, Rituals & History

This is Paths Through The Forests’ go to page for all things we’ve written on Holidays, Rituals and History – organized by time of year it is related to. [Read more…]

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Festivities of Natural Annual Events Around The World: Borealis Transequilux (Midway Global Solstice & Equinox)

Rua Lupa shares what the seasons are like around the world this time of year and what celebrations are happening because of them. [Read more…]

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When, in the New Year, Antlers Drop

The animal world is full of creatures who, as a way of gaining a reproductive advantage, spend precious resources growing extensions and decorations to attract a mate. The incredibly long tail feathers of male peacocks and long-tailed widowbirds can hinder their ability to fly away, but may impressive enough to attract a mate for those [Read More…]

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Festivities of Natural Annual Events Around The World: Australis Lux (The Longest Day & Night of The Year)

What makes this time of year what it is and the celebrations that spring forth therefrom the world over. [Read more…]

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The Real Reason For The Season

Each year I encounter something that most Pagans know, but the general public is oddly oblivious to. People who casually complain about the dark and don’t know about the shortest day of the year, or even when it is. I know this because that is when I mention that soon enough the days will be getting longer they blankly stare at me and say, “Really? When?” It becomes very hard not to do a face palm each time I encounter this, and its frequent. So I feel compelled to talk about the Real reason for the season. [Read more…]

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