Imbolc, Disting, Thorrablot: the Pagan End to Winter

Imbolc (pronounced im-bowlk) is a Gaelic word meaning “in the belly,” and for many modern Pagans, Feb. 1 is one of four Greater Sabbats, or grand holy days, marking the seasons. Imbolc (also spelled Imbolg or Immolc) acknowledges the first stirrings of spring, the profound shift away from winter and the return of light and … Read more

Samhain Season Waning Moon in Leo Lunar Week 40

Hell-o Heathens, this week’s Descent takes us one step closer to the Dark richness at the bottom of the cauldron. Deities like Hecate, Bruma and Ded Moroz are here to help us go down. This is a week that takes and gives. How can you interact with that work with grace and not be defensive … Read more

Samhain: A Six Week Guide to Witch’s New Year, Third Harvest

The dark is here. The shift in the Sun’s path is undeniable as the days shorten and the weather grows darker and colder. The Cross-Quarter holiday Samhain (pronounced “sow-wain”) is possibly the most well-known of the Sabbats. Americans celebrate it as Hallowe’en. Samhain is the true tipping point into The Underworld Journey of Winter. Learn … Read more

Mabon/Fall Equinox Season Waning Moon in Cancer Lunar Week 36

The week is a doozy, but we have Protector Spirits all around us, watching over us, and shielding us. Take time with your sadness this week, and in what ever ways are safe for you, address your loss and sorrow. Helpers like the 5 of Cups, pomegranates, and myrrh are here to help us through … Read more