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
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
This week’s episode is a shorty because our next Wheel class is coming up! I talk about this week’s New Moon / Eclipse in Scorpio and the astrology of this week as well as a few of our big fixed stars and holy days.
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
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