Spring Equinox Ostara March 19th-22nd Spring Equinox 2020 falls on Thursday, March 19th in the Northern Hemisphere Day and night are of equal length. The first green plants cover the ground in a patchy fuz. This is the beginning of new life and fertility. Snow gives way to rain, petrichor invokes the sensations of contentment… Continue reading Ostara, the Spring Equinox
Imbolc Rituals to Honor Brigid, an Imbolc Tarot Spread, and more
Yule is the Winter Solstice, which marks the longest night of the year and celebrates the rebirth of the sun. Depending on the calendar, this Sabbat falls between December 19th-21st. Celebrate with a Ritual and Tarot Spread.
Mabon is the second harvest festival. A time to reap what you have sown, whether that means crops of food or metaphorically. Day and night hang in the balance as we begin our descent towards the cooler months, leaving the warmth behind us. We embrace the transition during this time of equal light and dark, of masculine and feminine, to find balance in all aspects of our lives. Celebrate this Sabbat with a unique ritual and tarot spread.
Litha, the Summer Solstice June 19th-22nd Magical Yule to Our Witchy Friends in the Southern Hemisphere! Check out our Yule post with Winter Solstice rituals and a tarot spread. Litha is the midsummer festival to celebrate the longest day of the year. We soak in the full warmth of the sun, giving gratitude for its… Continue reading Litha, the Summer Solstice
Mimosa flowers float in mountain water under ponderosa pines, flooded with solstice sunlight, on the lands of the Concow-Maidu in the sacred Sierra Nevada foothills. I feel the energies of this powerful site in the pads of my bare feet on the warm earth. -Tiana, June 2018, California I don't have many people around me… Continue reading Summer Solstice Ritual
Witch Tiana reflects on the magical time of harvest, bounty, ritual, magic, and witchcraft. We hope you'll be inspired by her remembrance of this special time.
Animism is the concept that all beings are imbued with spirit, that so called “inanimate things” are alive with consciousness, and that the magic weavers have a responsibility to interact and care for them. Familiars are those animals, spirits, stones, flowers, trees, herbs, mycelium, stars and ancestors that are closest to us.
Mugwort, Artemisia Vulgaris, is an herb sometimes known as cronewort. This plant is prized as an aid for visioning and intuition.
Samhain is a Time for the Ancestors In the Autumn season leading up to Samhain, we slip into the time of the thinning veil and of magic. This is the season where I feel the ancestors tugging at my heartstrings. I am deep in the work of unwinding my lineage and slowly identifying the myths… Continue reading The Norns, Wyrd and Hyndla