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

In this piece, we take a look at the spiritual work Pagans and Witches do at the Fall Equinox and Mabon season through the symbolism of Astrology, Tarot, and 5000 years of Goddess worship. The Fall Equinox is the Fulcrum or balancing point between the Light half and the Dark half of the year. Once … Read more

That Spring Thing

Did you feel that? The shift in the temperature? The shift in the energy? Notice the daffodils, the forsythia, the tulips popping up? Spring is coming, and for many people in the Northern Hemisphere, the season marks the Earth’s return to life, expressed in hundreds of deities and archetypes, back from the land of death’s … Read more

The Goddess of The Betrayed

I’m watching the sun go down today, and I’m thinking about the paradigm shifts born out of abuse. Today, not October 31st, is the actual day the Sun is at the halfway point between Fall Equinox (Mabon) and Winter Solstice (Yule). This is Solar Samhain. In previous times, this date was the night Pagans would … Read more

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

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