Imbolc snow ritual

No matter what the Groundhog says tomorrow, February 2 is also Imbolc (pronounced “Im-olk”) and that means Spring will soon be here.  Also referred to as St. Brigid’s Day, Candlemas, or the Mid-Winter Festival of Lights, Imbolc is a stop on the Wheel of the Year that celebrates the mid-point between the Winter Solstice and […]

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February 1, 2015

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Easy King Cake with refrigerated rolls

The only way it could be easier is if you don’t make it January 6 marks 3 Kings Day.  In our household this means we burn frankincense and myrrh incense, eat king cake, and light the Christmas tree and outdoor lights one last time before putting everything away for another year.  We would always wait […]

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Witches’ balls in Salem

Salem, Massachusetts, is a fun place to be for Halloween/Samhain.  The streets are packed, everyone dresses in elaborate costumes (all day long), bands play outdoors, vendors set up tables, people line up for ghost tours and haunted house tours.  If you’re looking for an authentic way to spend Samhain, I recommend the following: Laurie Cabot […]

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October 28, 2014

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Mabon, the witches’ Thanksgiving

Mabon Sabbat Mabon is a Sabbat on the Wheel of the Year.  It is the second harvest celebration, after Lammas and before Samhain.  Mabon celebrates the bounty of the garden and is basically the witches’ Thanksgiving.  It occurs at the same time as the autumnal equinox and honors the Goddess who becomes the Crone.  We […]

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Lammas pentacle wreath

Lammas celebrates the first harvest Lammas is a sabbat (holiday) in the Wheel of the Year that celebrates the first harvest, particularly wheat and other grains.  There are traditionally 3 harvest celebrations – Lammas (August 1), Mabon (held on the Fall equinox), and Samhain (October 31). Ways to celebrate Lammas Read my previous article, Celebrate the […]

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Ostara – could Spring really be here?

It’s Ostara and Spring is finally here! Ostara, the Wiccan and Pagan Sabbat, occurs at the same time as the Spring Equinox.  The most common associations are rabbits and eggs – much like Easter.  Ostara celebrates the renewal of life after the dark, cold Winter.  There are many ways to honor the day. Color eggs […]

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Imbolc, festival of light

Celebrate Imbolc Today, February 2, is not only Groundhog day and Superbowl Sunday, it is Imbolc.  As mentioned in last year’s Imbolc article, “Easy Vegan dinner for Imbolc,” (with recipes), Imbolc (pronouced Im-olk) is one of the Pagan 8 yearly Sabbats and can be referred to as St. Brigid’s Day, Candlemas, or the Mid-Winter Festival […]

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February 2, 2014

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Celebrate Samhain

Happy Samhain / Happy Halloween Today is the day when the veil between the worlds is thin.  We honor our passed ancestors and loved ones.  We celebrate the Witches New Year on the Wheel of the Year.  We celebrate and party.  Some things to do on this Samhain (pronounced Sow-wen) are: Burn incense, scry into […]

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October 31, 2013

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