Beltane: Looking Forward to Summer’s Promise

As a baby witch doing her research some time ago, Beltane never appealed to me. ANOTHER sex holiday? Ugh okay. Not that I’m a prude or anything (#getit). Gotta make more baby pagans I guess. But going deeper, there’s another side to this fertility sabbat, and that is celebrating Earth’s abundance and Earth being on the verge of a prosperous summer season. But there’s also a darker aspect to this …

Lughnasadh: Celebrating Summer’s End

Lughnasadh (or Lammas) was a strange concept to me when I first started to research the sabbat. Celebrating the first harvest? Last I checked I’m not a farmer. Produce is available year round in grocery stores. Over here, Eastern Texas is not going to show signs of fall until December. Also, we’re only halfway through the summer, why are we looking towards the end this soon? After doing research however, …

Ostara + Where I Have Been!

My, how long it’s been! I thought Ostara/the Vernal Equinox, the sabbat of fertility, all things spring, and growth would be the perfect time to share my life update related to my absence. I’m pregnant! Husband and I are expecting our demon parasite offspring (named so lovingly due to the horrendous morning sickness endured) by mid September. I’m hoping for an autumnal equinox baby, but we’ll see! Going back to …

All About Imbolc

Depending on where you are in the world, spring seems to be right around the corner! Imbolc falls on February 1st in the Northern Hemisphere and on August 1st in the Southern Hemisphere and is basically the celebration of the impending spring season. I know here even in Houston, Texas the birds are back at it with their incessant chirping and we’re seeing buds on the trees and little dandelions …

Yule Correspondences

I have struggled with this time of year in the past, particularly with how to celebrate this time of year. I have never been a religious person and I was lucky to grow up in a family where religion was never “pushed” onto me. So the idea of celebrating someone’s birthday who I have no personal connection or devotion to never resonated with me. But if you take the reason …