I feel like I’ve been a bad lil Pagan of late because I haven’t done much. I haven’t done anything for Mabon or for the Sydney equivalent, I haven’t given a daily offering or had a proper yarn with Herne in way too long. I haven’t felt the desire to blog of late as my… Continue reading Altar Freshen Up
It’s that time of year again. The stores are chock full of chocolate eggs, there are bunny decorations and fun things for children to occupy themselves with. The hot cross buns came out sometime in January – there are even cards with gorgeous symbols of Spring and fertility (when did giving cards at Easter become… Continue reading Traditional vs. Local – How do you celebrate the festivals of the land?
At the moment I’m trying this new routine where I eliminate one or two things from my diet each month. I’ve so far successfully eliminated alcohol, energy drinks (after consuming at least 1 a day for the last 8 years) and by the end of the month I will have cut out soft drink (soda)… Continue reading The Path Ahead
Happy Holidays! Happy Summer Solstice to my fellow Southern Hemispheric residents, and Happy Winter Solstice to those in the North. I wish I could say it’s a gorgeous day here in Sydney, that I’ve gone out to the park or the beach to dance in the sunshine with my SPF 50, but alas it’s a cold… Continue reading Celebrating without Celebrating (Happy Holidays!)
We wait in the dark for the light to appear, Mother, give birth to our brother the Sun. We wait in the dark for the light to appear, Mother, give birth to our brother the Sun! We wait. We watch. Out of the cold comes the promise of newness. We wait. We watch. Out of… Continue reading Celebrating Midwinter
Hail the Mighty Holly King, for He has won the crown from the frail Oak King and now rules over the (Southern Hemispheric) Waning Year! Or so I’d normally proclaim at Litha. (Firstly, yay for being back at a computer! We didn’t take it down with us on our “annual pilgrimage to Victoria” and there’s… Continue reading The hand that governs change
I’ve been putting off writing about this for two reasons. One, I’m stupid busy at work, having finished up completely on one project and catching up on my new project. Second, I’m still processing what happened over the weekend! Last weekend (March 21-23) I drove down to Canberra for the weekend to attend the Mabon… Continue reading Mabon Autumn Gathering 2014
If you’re lucky enough to be living in a coastal town or city, heading to the beach to ground, or cast magick is highly therapeutic. Beaches can be that pure white squeaky sand, shelly, littered with seaweed or driftwood, or wonderful little pebbles which make great hand-made runes (my first set was pebbles with a… Continue reading Beach Magick and Spellcraft – When Simple is Best