The Sabbat of Imbolc is celebrated at the height of winter, but in contrast to the cold and dreary days, this is a celebration of the early signs of spring. Imbolc (or Imbolg), translates to 'In the belly', a reference to the potential for life, held within the belly of the Great Mother, our earth.... Continue Reading →
The day of the Winter Solstice marks the longest night, and shortest day, of the year. The sun has reached its Northern most point along the horizon, where it will stay for a few days, before beginning its journey back Southward. The sun rides low in the north, rising late and setting very early. Days... Continue Reading →
Now that Midsummer is behind us, the sun having peaked and begun to descend, I have found my thoughts turning toward the dark days of winter. As much as I enjoy the Sabbats of spring and summer, (Beltane is a particular favorite), it is the days of the Dark Goddess that call to me. Now, just... Continue Reading →
P is for Persephone, Maiden of Spring and Queen of the Dead. Known also as Kore, young maiden, or Proserpina, by the Romans. Persephone led a peaceful and quiet life, up until her kidnapping. Though, due to her great beauty, she was highly sought after as a consort, her Mother, Demeter, sheltered her much-loved Daughter and kept... Continue Reading →
Earth is the element I have left for last. Mainly, because it is the hardest concept to grasp. Earth is so vast, so huge, so 'everything'. The Planet that is Earth, is difficult to put into words. Earth is the ground, the soil. Solid, supportive, nurturing. Earth is the trees, their roots entwined deep within the... Continue Reading →
I have posted before about Magpies appearing to me lately, but now it appears to be birds in general. Not sure what is going on here, it could be a migration. It was pretty impressive, not to mention noisy, when I got a visit from this flock. Birds of a feather certainly do flock together!