Today I attended an Esbat – the first in a couple years, I think. It was put on by the local CUUPs chapter. There weren’t as many people there as there were last time, but still some familiar and new faces. The ritual was very Wiccan, which isn’t a problem, of course, but I’ve notContinue reading “Thoughts on the Esbat and Some Shopping”
Last Tuesday I gave the local CUUPs chapter another chance. I stopped going after my first visit because 1) I was ill for their next meeting, 2) scheduling with Weretoad complicated travel and 3) I was honestly unimpressed with the meeting. They spent most of it discussing the food to serve – an activity betterContinue reading “CUUPs – Take Two”
It is well known that Wiccans hold special rituals during the full and new moons. Many Neo-Pagans and traditional witches observe certain lunar practices. For example, some spells are thought to be more effective when performed on a specific day of the moon’s cycle. What did the ancient Druids do and what can/do modern DruidsContinue reading “The Moon in Modern Druidism”
Once more the full moon finds me full of energy. Yesterday I did more painting and sewing. I also did a lot of cleaning and cooking. I started to read my book about Brighid and continued my other pleasure reading. I even exercised and was delighted to see that I lost three pounds. Overall, aContinue reading
The moon begins to wane and I’ve been feeling restless and lazy. I thought about working on some creative projects but then decided that I really wasn’t in the mood. I did some work, tidied the house, and read a little.
My friend Katrina challenged me to keep track of/honor/contemplate the phases of the moon and how it effects my emotions and such. Since leaving Wicca, I haven’t really done much with the moon besides silently stand in awe of it and find it beautiful. I’ve always felt energized by the full moon, but I haven’tContinue reading “Lunar Challenge”
I’m an ADF Druid. I tried OBOD but it just wasn’t the best fit for me. That said, OBOD has a great many things I find of value. One gem I found while researching what I could possibly do to commemorate the moon was meditate on world peace. A lot of people seem to practiceContinue reading “Full Moon Meditation”
(I posted this to my old lj a couple days ago… I figured I should put it here…) There’s supposed to be a full moon tomorrow. My friend and fellow Pagan, Katrina, challenged MVPN members to work with the moon each month for a year. I’m going to try and take her up on that.Continue reading “Moons and Meditations”