suburbanwit asked: Hi! I came across your blog when I put Samhain into the Tumblr tag search, and I have a few questions if you don't mind? When did you start practicing Wicca? And when did you find/become part of your Coven? Thanks!
The Reed Celtic Tree Months and Meanings.
Since I posted this months Celtic Tree, I thought I would post a quick reference for those of you who don’t know. These are the tree’s, their months, letters associated, and meanings behind them. As explained in the other post, the Celts had these trees to symbolize their months, and realized there are more then the normal 12 months in a year, there are many more, which corresponds to...
ladyshebear asked: Hi there! I saw your lovely post on the Birch Tree. Do have any others like that, say, for Ivy (mine!) Just wondering, and thanks so much! Blessed Be )O(
The Reed Celtic Tree Month of Birch.
Month: November Color: White Meaning: New Beginning, changes; purification. Today, though it is still October, begins the Birch Month. The Moon is humanity’s oldest calendar. Evidence of ancient peoples keeping time by the phases of the moon have been found carved into rocks and cave walls the world over. The famous tree calendar of the Celts was such a time-keeping device, and, like...
acornsandrabbits asked: your. blog. is. beautiful. omg i love it!! :D
Basic Info: Ravens are the largest songbirds in North America. Their bodies are covered in rich black plumage, which shines with an iridescent bluish color. Though often mistaken with crows, ravens are much larger and their croak is more raucous. Ravens are intelligent masters of mimicking the calls of other animals and have also been known to mimic some...
Re/Building an Altar
When I was younger, my altar was destroyed, and everything I had worked to make and acquire was gone. So for the past few years I’ve been working to rebuild my altar. So here are some tips for doing it cheaply. Instead of buying expensive materials online or in a store, try making them yourself! An old tarot deck can become a wheel of the year by cutting out images that fit. Finding a...
If you haven’t seen this documentary already, I recommend watching it. It explores the traditions of the Lakota tribe, Faerie Paganism, and Spiritualism Christianity. Watching this documentary it becomes very obvious that people commune with their God/Goddess very differently, something many of us already knew. But to see the way others practice, see the influence it has on their lives and...
kemetduasekhem asked: I have no idea what to ask. So...hi! I hope you're doing well today. Blessed be )O(
Samhain. A Breif History.
Samhain, (pronounced SOW-in, SAH-vin, or SAM-hayne) means “End of Summer”, and is the third and final Harvest. The dark winter half of the year commences on this Sabbat. It is generally celebrated on October 31st, but some traditions prefer November 1st. This day is usually known as “All Saints Day” in Christian communities. It is one of the two...
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twinwitch: Merry Meet dear Moron, This outrageously disgraceful text of yours shows one incredible thing. The amount of unawareness and a pure lack of intelligence is so obvious, that my eyes hurt while I pray for your poor, unfortunate soul. For someone who wrote this, you should be a proper moron ( as you are) without any knowledge in history, literature, psychology ,philosophy and common...
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The Harvest Moon.
What is the Harvest moon? The harvest moon is named for the full moon nearest to Mabon, bright enough to allow farmers to work late into the night bringing in the final harvest of the year. This moon is celebrated across many cultures using different names: Barley moon or Chrysanthemum moon or even Fruit moon to name a few. Why do Wiccans Celebrate the Harvest moon? For Wiccans, it is an...
So, to all my pagan/wiccan friends out there, what are you plans for the Samhain holiday? Parties? Rituals? Celebrating alone, or with others?
My day to enjoy nature.
I apologize for the lack of posts today. I will post twice tomorrow. I was out enjoying nature in it’s finest, and finally gave up enough control to have my OWN tarot cards read. Very enlightening, and has given me much to contemplate and meditate on. Until tomorrow, I leave you with this picture from today…Today was beautiful :) Blessed be.
Confronting the Darkness in you
We are human, and we all have a ‘dark side’, which requires that we must confront it before we can trust ourselves to perform magic. This mean you must have absolute honesty with yourself and find a way to deal with your own demons - negative impulses like jealousy, addiction, envy, pride, aggression and the like. I have been dealing with my own ‘dark side’ for years,...
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sightedkarma: parkertorrence: bar courts and lawmakers from creating a “second-class” religion status for minority religions like Wicca & NeoPaganism Currently in the Federal Court system of California, inmates who practice Pagan religions like Wicca and Druidry are suing for discrimination because they have been barred from… First Amendment - Congress shall make no law respecting an...
Witch. The Word. The Meaning. The Impact.
What a powerful word it is. It can attract, repel, frighten, interest and frighten. It can offer hope to those who don’t know where else to turn, or entice someone to open their mind to something they had never thought of before. “How do I become a witch?” This is a common question, and one I’m sure many practitioners have heard many times. All Wiccans are witches, but...
The Wiccan Rede (Poem)
Bide within the Law you must, in perfect Love and perfect Trust. Live you must and let to live, fairly take and fairly give. For tread the Circle thrice about to keep unwelcome spirits out. To bind the spell well every time, let the spell be said in rhyme. Light of eye and soft of touch, speak you little, listen much. Honor the Old Ones in deed and name, let love and light be our guides...