Wheel of the Year Series: Beltane

Bless, O Threefold true and bountiful, Myself, my spouse, and my children, My tender children and their beloved mother at their head. On the fragrant plain, on the gay mountain sheiling, On the fragrant plain, on the gay mountain sheiling. Everything within my dwelling or in my possession, All kine and crops, all flocks andContinue reading “Wheel of the Year Series: Beltane”

Wheel of the Year Series: Ostara (The Spring Equinox)

The dancing hare foretells the spring, With fertility and new life this time does bring, Gay Eostre dances on the earth, As seeds and flowers come to birth. Tulips and daffodils come into bloom, And life sprouts from the Mother Earths womb, Birds lay their eggs now and the light is growing, Catkins and blossoms onContinue reading “Wheel of the Year Series: Ostara (The Spring Equinox)”

Imbolc

The Wheel of the Year Series: Imbolc The dandelion lights its spark Lest Brigid find the wayside dark. And Brother Wind comes rollicking For joy that she has brought the spring. Young lambs and little furry folk Seek shelter underneath her cloak. St. Brigid, Winifred M. Letts It’s still cold and windy. There is often snowContinue reading “Imbolc”

Yule

The Wheel of the Year Series: Yule or The Winter Solstice The holly and the ivy When they are both full grown, Of all the trees that are in the wood, The holly bears the crown. Chorus: Oh, the rising of the sun And the running of the deer, The playing of the merry organ, SweetContinue reading “Yule”

The Wheel of the Year Series: Samhain

Beneath those rugged elms, that yew-tree’s shade,          Where heaves the turf in many a mould’ring heap, Each in his narrow cell for ever laid,          The rude forefathers of the hamlet sleep. The breezy call of incense-breathing Morn,          The swallow twitt’ring from the straw-built shed, The cock’s shrill clarion, or the echoing horn,          No more shallContinue reading “The Wheel of the Year Series: Samhain”

Mabon Tarot Spread

While I was writing my Wheel of the Year series post on Mabon, I became inspired to create a tarot spread that focuses on one of the themes of Mabon. One of the magickal aspects of autumn is that during this time of year the days are getting shorter and the nights are getting longer.Continue reading “Mabon Tarot Spread”

The Wheel of the Year Series: Mabon

Equal dark, equal light Flow in Circle, deep insight Blessed Be, Blessed Be The transformation of energy! So it flows, out it goes Three-fold back it shall be Blessed Be, Blessed Be The transformation of energy!” Night An’Fey, Transformation of Energy1 Change is in the air. It has been coming for some time, but theContinue reading “The Wheel of the Year Series: Mabon”

The Wheel of the Year Series: Lughnasadh

Hoof and horn, hoof and horn, All that dies shall be reborn. Corn and grain, corn and grain, All that falls shall rise again. -Ian Corrigan, “Hoof and Horn” It’s the first of August. The sun beats down its golden light on the earth, bringing into fullness all the crops of the summer. Wheat, blackberries,Continue reading “The Wheel of the Year Series: Lughnasadh”