Hello! I know it’s been awhile since I’ve updated the site, life has been pretty intense and served up some significant changes for me. I have been trying to surf the chaos, rather than try to stop it. I’ll have some new writing up soon for everyone. My 1st announcement is that I will now … Read more
The Witch has always been a scapegoat for the festering guilt and shame in any community. She is seen as the foreign element, somehow disturbing the status quo with her very presence. Does that
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BELTANE – MAY DAY / WITCH’S NIGHT Spellbound The 2021 Series of the Wheel of the Year continues with Beltane, also known as May Day or Walpurgisnacht in some traditions. For many Pagans, this marks the return of The Green Man – a lusty and puckish side of The God. This Cross-Quarter Day is a … Read more
Sommarsblót (“Summer’s Blood,”) found at the very end of Ostara season, is a week-long festival happening sometime during Aries Season, ending on the day the Sun enters Taurus. Many sources mark this festival running from April 14-20th, but some sources say it is a moving feast and can happen any time during the first month after Spring Equinox.
Vikings and Norse folk, like many Celtic peoples, just cut the year into two halves. Sommarsblót also called Summer’s Finding, opens what we can call the “solar” half of the year (this is my name, and it’s probable that some other modern authors use this term as well. There is no historical precedent that ancient folk used this term.)
Norse folk, Vikings, and Anglo-Saxons all observed this festival that kicked off the high part of the year and celebrated the healing of the land from the harshness of Winter. Scandinavians would send messengers to the highest mountain peaks to observe the position of the Sun, to try to predict the date. As soon as the Sun spilled into the valleys, the great feasts would begin.
Welcome to my Emperor Card Livestream! This was recorded live March 27 2020. Join my Patreon for more content like this! This is free, and donations are gladly accepted! The Emperor is a Tarot card associated with the beginning of Spring. It represents a person who blazes trails and heads bravely into uncharted territory. Into … Read more
The Emperor Card in Tarot is commonly aligned with the astrological sign Aries. In Tropical astrology (the astrological method most popular here in the West), Aries season starts on Spring Equinox. Therefore, the Emperor card can give great insight into the nature of the energy at the start of Spring. Even if you don’t subscribe … Read more
Did you feel that? The shift in the temperature? The shift in the energy? Ostara is here! Notice the daffodils, the forsythia, the tulips popping up? Spring is coming, and for many people in the Northern Hemisphere, Ostara season marks the Earth’s return to life. This year, perhaps more so than in that last century, … Read more