SAMHAIN ALL HALLOWS EVE

SAMHAIN All Hallows Eve SAMHAIN All Hallows Eve marks the end of the harvest or in some cultures the end of the witches calendar and the beginning of the next.  According to their calendar, the year began on a day corresponding to November 1st on our present calendar. The date marked the…

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OFFERINGS FOR HALLOWEEN

 Want to surprise your trick or treaters?  Offer Kale instead of candy as an offering for Halloween!!  “In the olden days, young people in Scotland would go blindfolded into the garden to pull kale stalks and chard as offerings for Halloween.   Later, before the crackling fireplace, the plants would…

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AUTUMN a time for gratitude and romance

  The season of Autumn is here and you can feel the shift in the air.  Autumn is a romantic time for many.  Brisk nights and falling leaves bring thoughts of Fall Romance and cuddling under blankets.  For many it is a calming, melancholy time after the heat of the…

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Lammas Summers First Harvest Aug. 1

It is now high summer and the union of Sun and Earth, of God and Goddess, time for Lammas First Harvest.  This runs August 1st to around the 21st. Lammas is the celebration of the first ” Grain Harvest” of the season.  A time for gathering in crops and giving…

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Beltaine eve and May-day Traditions

Beltaine eve and May-day are old Celtic tradition.  During a Beltaine festival cattle were driven between two bonfires known as the Beltaine fires, to purify and protect them from disease of course this was before they were sacrificed so not sure how much protection was there.  It was a prelude to the…

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First day of Spring March 20th

March 20th, 2017 sees the First Day of Spring this year.  This marks the start of Spring Vernal Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere and if you are an admirer of Spring and things green is a time to celebrate new beginnings when the world is ripe with promise. Spring is…

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