Samhain – A Six Week Guide to Witch’s New Year

Samhain – The Blood Harvest The Wheel of the Year continues to turn with the great Cross Quarter Sabbat Samhain, also known as Witch’s New Year. THIRD HARVESTBLOOD HARVESTHALLOWE’EN WHAT IS SAMHAIN? The dark is here. The shift in the Sun’s path is undeniable as the days shorten and the weather grows darker and colder. … Read more

Growing Death

Using The Death Card to Find Our Way at Samhain As we begin the long slow descent into Winter, we go through a tremendous transformation. Think of the person you are in January. How you eat. How you sleep. How you dress. How you move and stretch, and why. What is your relationship to heat … Read more

The Tower: The Posse of The Death Card, Part I

Previously, I’ve talked about the Death card. This card gathered a lot of baggage and folks often fear its message. This season, I wanted to look at the cast of supporting characters around the Death card, to maybe help understand why this card needs to be so spooky! In this piece, I’m going to focus … 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