This Is Hallowe’en

Halloween. The word conjures images of caramel apples, jack-o’-lanterns, costumes, and of course all things “spooky.” This is one of those holidays that, try as the Catholic church may have, it never could separate from its Pagan roots. Another name for Halloween is Samhain—usually pronounced “sow-iyn”—and, for many folks who identify as Pagan, like Witches … Read more

Balance, Fairness, and Equality at Mabon, the Fall Equinox

The Equinox is the Fulcrum or balancing point between the Light half and the Dark half of the year. Once we pass this point on the calendar, we’re heading off into an ‘extreme’ point of the year; in the Northern hemisphere, we’re heading into the Dark, in the Southern Hemisphere, we’re heading into the Light. … Read more

Harvesting Lughnasadh Symbols In The Tarot

The Strength and The Sun cards from the Builders of the Adytum Deck. Photo Meagan Angus, 2018 Working with Strength and The Sun cards to grasp the energy of this Witch Holy Day. August 2nd marks the Pagan holiday and season of Lughnasadh, also named Lammas. During this season we will work with issues around … Read more

The Thrust of Summer

Cherries are a great representation of the sweetness of Summer Here in the Pacific Northwest, finding a moment to revel in the baking heat of the season can seem almost impossible. We may have brief interludes of warmth, but they are couched in between weeks of rain or at least overcast skies. But when those … Read more

Our Beginnings Never Know Our Ends

Imbolc Spiral Stone, Colette O’Neill, 2012 Thoughts on Imbolc and the Perseverance of Hope In this last six-ish weeks of Winter, there is a feeling, an impulse rustling at the edge of crocus buds jutting, verdant, out of the frosty ground. You catch it in the sudden song of returning starlings, something offbeat, upbeat, swift. … Read more