Lughnasadh is Sunday for my Northern Hemisphere friends! It’s the start of the harvest season and the first of the three festivals on the Wheel of the Year. Lughnasadh marks the first signs of summer fading into autumn, and I don’t know about you, but I’m mighty excited to see the wheel turn! Watch to learn a bit about the sabbat and how to celebrate, or scroll down to read more.
Tonight, as the sun sets and darkness sets in, we do not quiet. Tonight is celebration and sacred fire. Tomorrow, as the sun rises and the light returns in full, we shall revel in the bright energy and know that even when times get dark, the light will always return. Happy Summer Solstice, northern hemisphere! … Continue reading Spontaneous Solstice
One of the most powerful forms of magick we can practice is ancestral magick. Using the people, places, and traditions of those family who came before us to inform and power our craft is a way to tie us more closely to the work. It’s incredibly meaningful to be able to choose what to believe, … Continue reading Me & the Petunias: Ancestral Magick and Appropriation
Magick holds an interesting place in our culture right now. To be a witch, to claim the title, to walk a Pagan path, or to practice the magickal arts are all still fringe activities that label the person an outsider, a weirdo. Yet the actual practices of the witch - crystals, herbs, tarot cards, meditation, … Continue reading Old World Witchery for the 21st Century
Moon in Libra is all about relationships. Examine how the relationships in our lives create our reality and influence who we are and where we're going. Moon is “peregrine” which means in exile - we can feel like we're wandering, have no home or solid base. Root work is important now, and so is ancestor … Continue reading Illuminating the Shadow: New Moon in Libra – October 2017
The Harvest Moon is high spirited, high energy, and emotional. It imbues a certain independence in those it affects, which manifests as a desire to do all the things and take charge. Now is the time to call upon the moon for warrior strength and wise guidance pushing forward. Spontaneity and an emotional impatience may … Continue reading Reaping the Harvest: Full Moon in Aries – October 2017
Last weekend, I spent my time up in the woods of New Hampshire at an herbal retreat for women. I went with my herbalist hat on, but over the course of the weekend, that hat was replaced with my SpiritualGoddessWitch hat, because this conference was so much more than herbs. It was life. I learned … Continue reading A Soliloquy
Celebrating Lughnasadh, or Lammas, is tricky to me. I often find difficulty in practicing on the Major Sabbat days because often times, my environment does not reflect traditional Sabbat thinking. Lughnasadh, for example, is all about the harvest. Its the beginning of the harvest season, a time where we not only reap the literal grains, … Continue reading 3 Ways to Celebrate A Modern Lughnasadh