Imbolc: The Pagan Quickening of Winter

Thoughts on Imbolc and the Perseverance of Hope The last six-ish weeks of Winter is known as Imbolc or Candlemas. 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 robins, something offbeat, upbeat, swift. Like … 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. Because of a random 23 degree tilt to our planet, we experience our four seasons. A deep … Read more

Talking About the Jupiter-Saturn Conjunction with Aquarian Spirals

I happy to report that I’ve had another incredible chat with Amanda from Aquarian Spirals – this time, about this once-in-a-lifetime conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn. We talk about what makes this conjunction so special, how it ties in to the annual symbology of Yule, and ways we might see these themes play out in … Read more

Wheel of the Year – Yule

THE LONG NIGHTThe Quarter-Day festival season known to Pagans, Heathens, and Witches as Yule is recognized by nearly every belief system, philosophy and spiritual practice in the Northern Hemisphere. Hundreds of deities celebrate holy days at this time of year, and much of the symbolism we work with centers around the death and resurrection of … Read more

Yule – A Six Week Guide to Winter Solstice Live Class

Yule – The Long Night The Wheel of the Year continues to turn with the great Quarter Sabbat Yule, also known as Winter Solstice. MIDWINTERJULMODRESNACHT WHAT IS YULE? Before there was Christmas, there was Yule. The Quarter-Day festival season known to Pagans, Heathens, and Witches as Yule is recognized by nearly every belief system, philosophy … Read more