March 31, 2021

Spring is a time of transitions, as we leave Winter behind, and look forward to sunnier, warmer days. It can be a challenge to feel grounded and cheerful as the weather can be very changeable during this time. A bread pudding recipe, mixed with a bit of kitchen witchery, can help ease this transition! Read more

March 9, 2021

Spring is coming for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere! Even if where you live is still covered with snow, listen closely. The earth is moving ever onward. It’s no coincidence that March is filled with so many celebrations: Spring Equinox, Ostara, St. Patrick’s Day, and sometimes Spring Break, Passover and Ramadan take place in March. With so many traditions, we feel the excitement building as the calendar turns towards this month. March 2021 also marks the one year anniversary when COVID touched many of our lives, and even though we are not out of restrictions and concern by any means, there is a glimmer of hope as vaccinations are administered and we are able to be outside more as the weather warms.  Read more

February 21, 2021

Every year around this time, Ostara beckons, and I am filled with both delight and something that feels like reluctance at the thought. I have Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.), which means I have a type of depression related to the seasons. In my case, it is Winter. I’ve learned a few things this winter, one that has been overlaid with a pandemic. Read more

February 7, 2021

Post Imbolc in the Northern Hemisphere can be a challenging time. Winter still lingers, cabin fever is more prevalent, and people tend to spend much more time online. There seems to be an uptick of unhappy people, as the combination of all these factors (and more) reach a crescendo before Spring finally arrives, and diverts us with its beauty. Acceptance rituals can help ease this time as we head into Spring. Read more

January 24, 2021

Imbolc takes on a new resonance this year, during a pandemic. Listed are a few ways that I am on a path of renewal, inspired by Brigid and her celebrations. Read more

January 11, 2021

If your world at the moment feels off the rails, either the world at large, or your personal sphere, it is usually a clear reminder to ground, center and shield. Part of that unsettled feeling my be due to a lack of that lovely trio of magical and spiritual practice.  These three actions can help us through our chaotic or overwhelming days, set a firm foundation for our magical practices, and guides us through this ins and outs of our lives…. Read more

December 29, 2020

After a year like no other, this week takes on even more resonance, and with it, comes a bit of anticipation, and a little bit of hope. Not that things may change dramatically as of January 1, but the possibility of new energy and plans can keep us going. Read more

December 15, 2020

Yule is usually a festive time, but overlaid with a pandemic and restrictions, odds are that many of us will be facing the holidays alone. Or maybe you live with someone who doesn’t celebrate as you do, and you can’t escape to your usual community rituals to feel that festive spirit. What to do? Besides a hearty “Bah Humbug!” there are a few ways to get into the spirit of the holiday, even if you are all by yourself in celebrating.  I’m making a list, and checking it twice, so come join me… Read more

December 6, 2020

This year is thankfully winding down, and while some are celebrating with wild abandon, decorating for weeks and weeks ahead of time, some are retreating to the “Bah Humbug, let this month be over with” kind of attitude. Somewhere in the middle are the beautiful celebrations of Yule and Festivus. Read more

November 17, 2020

Is there such a thing as a Pagan Thanksgiving? Not really. Eschewing all the discussions about religion, history and relevance of Thanksgiving in our lives, what this holiday ultimately is (for those who celebrate it) quite simply,  a meal and a gratitude ritual. Add a COVID overlay to it, and the year that is 2020 (the list of adjectives is long, my friends), the idea of what Thanksgiving “should be” goes out the window. , so below is a list I’ve compiled to help you celebrate the spirit of Thanksgiving, with the addition of Pagan inspiration. Read more

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