Litha – The Pagan Meaning of the Longest Day of the Year

Litha, aka the Summer Solstice, is almost here—time to get naked and light a big fire. Summer and the Summer Solstice are finally here! Litha Season has officially begun. If you live in the Pacific Northwest, I’ll forgive you if you don’t believe me. We had a Winter that seemed to drag on forever this … Read more

The Long Night

Underneath your Christmas trees, eggnog and fat jolly guys in red suits lie the roots of one of the more significant Pagan festivals of the year. Winter Solstice, The Long Night, or (from the Norse “Jul”) Yule—which means “Wheel.” We see this echoed in the Welsh myth of Caer Arianrhod, the castle of stars in … Read more

Yule, and Heading Off Into the Dark of Winter

Winter Solstice marks the official threshold of a journey undertaken by Witches, Pagans, Heathens and other polytheists all over the planet, and shared by all of our ancestors going back to the deepest reaches of memory and time. For us in the Northern Hemisphere, this journey begins tomorrow morning, Thursday the 21st. Because of a … Read more