Around the Cauldron · For the Gods

The Gods and their (native) animals

When we think of animal totems, we traditionally think of those that are common or native to the Northern Hemisphere – the stag, the deer, the bear, the crow, the raven. When you live on a continent where an animal is an introduced species, sometimes trying to work with that energy is met with barriers.… Continue reading The Gods and their (native) animals

Around the Cauldron · Card Readings · For the Gods · The Goddess Path

The Oracle of Nehalennia

The Oracle of Nehalennia is the child of Bela Síol, an intuitive medium, spiritual coach and advisor from Brazil who is now based out of New York, USA.   Nehalennia is the Goddess of the North Sea, a Dutch Goddess that was localised to the Rhine River region of the Netherlands around the 2nd and 3rd… Continue reading The Oracle of Nehalennia

Around the Cauldron · For the Gods · The Forest Path

The Changing Relationship with Divine and with Self

Since “coming out” as non-binary, since changing my name within my community, I’ve entered this new level of self discovery that I wasn’t ultimately prepared for. Having some-what of an identity crisis at 34 wasn’t something I expected to happen, nor was I expecting what was the follow: so how does being non-binary fit into Paganism… Continue reading The Changing Relationship with Divine and with Self

Around the Cauldron · Bardic Writings · Pagans Down Under · The Forest Path

Druids Down Under National Gathering – Eisteddfod

I am the stones, the earth and the bones… I wasn’t sure what to expect upon arrival, but I was soon overwhelmed by the feeling of familiarity. I felt like I had come home. The natural debris of fallen leaves and pine needles upon the ground beneath the towering eucalypts and pines tried to hide… Continue reading Druids Down Under National Gathering – Eisteddfod

Around the Cauldron · The Goddess Path

In between Maiden and Mother

I am 33 years old and regardless to never having children/can’t have children/don’t want children, I see myself as a Mother. This really hit home when Augie got bit by that bloody snake she chose to play with, and I cried hysterically with her in my lap (in a carrier) while my husband tried very… Continue reading In between Maiden and Mother

Around the Cauldron · Celebrating the Sabbats · Riverina Wheel

Samhain at Beltane

This year was the first year where I “married” Beltane and Samhain. It’s the “curse of the Southern Hemisphere” as we have Samhain symbols out at Beltane, Yule decorations at Litha, and Ostara at Mabon. Given just how much the veils are open at the end of October, I decided to celebrate both together. I… Continue reading Samhain at Beltane