Around the Cauldron · Celebrating the Sabbats · For the Gods

Kings of Oak and Holly on Contract

It all began with an image a friend shared on Facebook. I love the story of the Kings of Oak and Holly, of them battling for control of each half of the year. But this image got me thinking: does the story still “work”? It’s something we seem to do a lot in the Southern… Continue reading Kings of Oak and Holly on Contract

Around the Cauldron · Celebrating the Sabbats

Celebrating without Celebrating (Happy Holidays!)

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!)

Celebrating the Sabbats · For the Gods · Pagan Blog Project 2014

The hand that governs change

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

Celebrating the Sabbats · Pagan Blog Project 2014

Yearning for the past with a romanticised filter

With the stupid season upon us, I’m making small preparations for a week spent with my family interstate. With Litha falling on the days down there, I’m making a small box of things I need to take with me – specially created incense for the occasion, charcoal discs, the gift Herne insisted I buy for… Continue reading Yearning for the past with a romanticised filter