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A Year and (almost) a Day

Blessings of the Season to you all. I love Yule. Over the last few years it’s become my favourite Sabbat. It’s a very personal one for me as rituals held the last few years have been so incredibly impactful. This is the first time I’ve felt the urge to write in too long. It’s the… Continue reading A Year and (almost) a Day

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Pondering at the Solstice

It’s been a tough year. I’ve quit a toxic work environment and joined the most amazing work family who have been incredibly supportive. We’ve moved house, again, but have the most beautiful kitchen and have planted flourishing veggie and herb gardens. We’ve had countless trips to hospital as we chase answers for Shell’s health (one… Continue reading Pondering at the Solstice

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To the Sabbat I will Ride

Brightest Blessings of the Solstice to you all. I’ve always loved the Winter Solstice. I’ve always loved being cold, knowing I could rug up. I love the sound of rain on the metal roof, the freshness in the air, the greening of the hills and how the eucalyptus leaves get this different haze as the… Continue reading To the Sabbat I will Ride

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Australian Wiccan Conference 2019

The 35th Australian Wiccan Conference was held this weekend in Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, organised by the Pagan Collective of Victoria. This was the second I’ve been to, the first being on the Hawkesbury River in 2012. I was drawn to the workshop line up knowing I wouldn’t know which to choose because naturally you want… Continue reading Australian Wiccan Conference 2019

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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

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Journey of the Fool at Midwinter

Sometimes you need to do what is right for your mentality, even if it puts your body under physical stress. Feel free to disagree with me, but the back/knee/hip pain was absolutely worth the drive to Stanwell Park Beach to watch the sun rise on Midwinter’s Day. Six weeks ago I hurt my back and… Continue reading Journey of the Fool at Midwinter