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The following blog post is a short excerpt from my book: The Spiritual Feminist Imbolc (February 2) The Goddess celebrates renewed fertility, fertility of body, mind, and spirit. Seeds are sown now for future harvests; the bricks and mortar of new paths and new adventures are laid. The Goddess is reborn as her younger self, … Continue reading Imbolc
Samhain (October 31) The goddess is old and wizened. She’s settling into this stage of her persona to reap the benefit of all that she has experienced, all that has transpired on her journey to this point. She’s preparing for the dark months, gathering her harvest about her, both for her physical survival and her … Continue reading The Witch’s Desk: Celebrate October! ~ Full Moon & Samhain
Wine Moon Herbs: lilac, mugwort, marjoram, rose, thyme Stones: sapphire, bloodstone, rainbow obsidian Scents: gardenia, rose, lilac Colors: brown, yellow-green, amber Trees: hazel, larch, bay Deities: Demeter, Ceres, Isis, Astrological Signs: Virgo, Libra Elements: Earth/Air Crafting Your Magic: Feminine energy is highlighted, receptive energy. Cast magic to draw inward, magic to draw those things-- both … Continue reading The Witch’s Desk: Celebrate September! ~ Full Moon & Autumnal Equinox
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We're gearing up for the first Pagan harvest festival of the year: Lammas (also known as Lughnasadh in some traditions). How time flies; it's this time of year again. Summer may still feel in full-swing in your area, but Mother Nature is tapping us on the shoulder with this first harvest of grain, reminding us … Continue reading The Witch’s Desk: Lammas!
For all the Pagans out there who celebrate Mabon (the autumnal equinox), may you have a glorious day of equal sun-light & darkness. The dark season will be upon us now, before we know it. This means that I will happily light candles around the house earlier and earlier in the evening and relish their … Continue reading Good-by Sweet Summer
Happy Imbolc! If you’re not pagan, you may recognize this holiday as ‘Candlemas’ (February 2), a holiday celebrating the purification of the Virgin Mary, according to Jewish law, and a presentation of the infant Jesus in the temple, also according to Jewish law. However, long before Judaism & Christianity arrived on the scene, pagans in … Continue reading Imbolc: The Next Pagan Holiday
Traditions: love/sex magic, leaping the bonfire to bring luck, dancing ‘round the Maypole, honoring garden and house spirits, fertility magic Pagan Lore: The Maypole…in ancient Irish history there was a sacred tree believed to be the forerunner of the maypole. It was thought that dancing around this tree on Beltane would send energy to … Continue reading Happy Beltaine!
This isn't just a blog about Imbolc, though that's a large part of it. It's also a blog about religious intolerance, ignorance, and the repercussions of both. As many of you who might know me are aware, my spiritual path has caused almost a complete severance of ties between my husband and his family, by … Continue reading Imbolc & the In-Laws
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Autumn Equinox September 21 (approx.) Also known as: Mabon Traditions: celebration of the second harvest festival of the season, thanksgiving for plentiful harvest, in some cultures this is a corn festival, marking the beginning of the autumn season, the witches’ Thanksgiving Pagan Lore: Descent of the Goddess…in Sumerian myth she’s known as Inanna; in … Continue reading Mabon
Hi, Everyone! My September newsletter from The Witch's Corner has gone live this morning. You'll find that I've changed up the format a bit with the addition of some new sections, including one entitled "Pagan Highlights". You'll find information about pagan authors, artists, activists, and other unique individuals that need to be brought into the … Continue reading Wykid Wytch Newsletter– September!
As the dog days of summer are still upon us, it's strange to realize that so is the first of the pagan harvest festivals, Lammas...aka Lughnasadgh. Summer will soon be winding down, and August is the transition that will carry us into autumn. As we celebrate the first harvest of wheat, let's also celebrate the changing of … Continue reading Lammas…Let the Harvest Begin
The following is an overview of my website:The Witch’s CornerFollow the url to enter this magickal realm:http://ladyamythyst.webs.comThe Triple GoddessThe MaidenThe maiden is overflowing with all of the possibilities of the future. Within her are the seeds of what will be. She is the fresh dawn of a new day. She is strength and tenacity and … Continue reading Welcome to My Wytchy Realm