St. Brigid’s Day/Imbolc

St. Brigid’s Day, February 1, marks the start of Celtic spring. Imbolc, also known as the Feast of Brigid and Candlemas, on February 1, celebrates the arrival of longer, warmer days and the early signs of spring. It is one of the four major “fire” festivals (quarter days between a Solstice and an Equinox) and…

Bright blessings for a very Cool Yule!

Yule is when the dark half of the year relinquishes to the light half. Starting the morning of the 21st at sunrise, the sun climbs just a little higher and stays a little longer in the sky each day. Known as Solstice Night, or the longest night of the year, the sun’s “rebirth” was celebrated…

Healing America’s Shadow Self

Today I am sad. I am sad that our Nation is so wounded and divorced from its true nature. Yet I will not judge. Not today. Today I refuse to surrender to thoughts of retribution or hate. Hate, clearly, can summon the powers of the world, but only love can summon the power of God…

Reverent Rosemary

Rosemary or Rosemarinus officinalis – Also known as Dew of the Sea, Sea Dew, Incensier, Rosemarine, Ros Maris, Rosemarie, compass plant and Guardrobe –  is a woodsy perennial with fragrant, evergreen, needle-like leaves and white, pink, purple, or blue flowers, native to the Mediterranean region. It has a proclivity to grow in warmer regions and thus…

Green Magic Sauce

This green magic sauce is just as the title suggests: magic! It is super yummy and it’s so versatile, it can be used on nearly anything. Pasta, veggies, rice, fish, chicken, potatoes, as a salad dressing or marinade, sandwich spread or a dip. My son actually said “I would dip my fries in that!” You…

Pumpkins!!

I am so excited to share my bountiful  FIRST EVER harvest of pumpkins from my new melon garden/pumpkin patch! I have never grown pumpkins before, and it was a real learning experience this year. We mapped out a decent 20×12 patch along the border of our fence and sectioned it off for strawberries, melons, cucumbers,…

Apple Pear Clafoutis

Is there anything better than the smell of your house when you bake on a crisp, chilly autumn evening? When the weather turns cool I am excited to get my oven going again. I don’t turn it on during the summer if I can help it. We prefer to do most of our cooking outside…

Burn Salve

Isn’t it always said that necessity is the mother of invention? While I have made many a salve in my day, and regularly keep a stock of my Boo Boo Balm on the shelf for minor scrapes, cuts, burns and bites, we ran dangerously low of it recently and I have been meaning to make…

Dear Pyewacket…Calling/Attracting A New Familiar

By lore and definition, traditionally a familiar is a spiritually attuned creature living near or with a witch/shaman/energy worker or person who helps them have insight into nature and assists in magical work. One doesn’t necessarily “choose” this creature so much as the creature and witch discover each other and the bond that they share….

Mabon: Magic Season of Balance

The coming of Autumn brings a sense of peace and security with its energies. The days are already getting shorter and the nights are longer. The crops have come in, mostly, and our larders and freezers are full of preserves, tomatoes, pickles, sauces. There is a sense of fullness and accomplishment; a welcome end to…

Forever Blowing Bubbles

I was blowing bubbles (or were bubbles blowing me?), when all of a sudden, as it often does, it hit me. Not like a brick, mind, but rather like a silken feather; a tickle of awareness at once become an understanding. Did someone say, or was it me, that real spirituality was not the accumulation…