Demeter Thesmophoros, Baubo, and Thesmophoria, The “Bitching Festival”

In late October, we come upon a beautiful multi-day holiday from the Greeks called Thesmophoria. Held after all the pomp and ritual of the Eleusinian Mysteries, this festival was dedicated to Demeter Thesmophoros, a variant of Demeter who was the Law-Giver. After the crops had been entirely pulled in, but before the seeds for next … Read more

Harvesting Lughnasadh Symbols In The Tarot

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 Power, Leadership, Winning vs. Losing, Natural Talents vs. Learned Skills, and Adepthood. We are watching the Sun … Read more

The Thrust 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 golden moments do shine through, our bodies soften, our hearts … Read more

Temperance: Working In the Void of Yule

As we move through the last portion of the Autumn season, a powerful image to work with is the Temperance Card from Tarot. Many decks depict a person who could be described as “angelic” mixing some things together. At the core of the artwork on most cards, you see a fusion or blending or bringing … Read more