Happy New Year, readers! We’re having a quiet day in because of the lake effect snow in Northern NY. We definitely needed some rest. I feel like I say this often, but December is so darn busy! It’s pretty cold and windy today, so while we enjoy watching the snow through the window, Bee hasn’tContinue reading “Pagan Parenting: Snowy Day Fun Inside”
I would like to wish everyone a magical Winter Solstice! I woke up a little early today to welcome the sun as it rose in Northern NY. The sky, once dark, lightened. I watched as the sun gilded the tree outside my window. I slipped out of bed and went outdoors with an offeringContinue reading “Blessed Winter Solstice!”
Yesterday was spent with some wonderful friends, old and new. We honored An Cailleach and Angus, feasted, and celebrated the winter season. 2014 Winter Solstice Celebration | Northern Rivers Protogrove, ADF.
The blizzard in Northern NY stopped this afternoon and we had some time to go out and clean up. The sun even came out for a bit! Bee and I took advantage of this to have some fun in the snow. We made a big pile and, inspired by this fun post I found onContinue reading “Pagan Parenting: Honor the Nature Spirits with a Snow Person”
An Cailleach is wide awake in Northern New York, ready to teach us humility and patience. May we all learn gracefully this season! Hail and welcome!
Last weekend, we celebrated Lughnasadh with friends from Northern Rivers Protogrove and Muin Mound Grove at the latter’s annual Lugh Games. There was friendly competition, feasting, swimming, singing around a fire, and a lovely ritual. My husband was crowned the champion of the games! It was a wonderful time. Today, I celebrated Lughnasadh with myContinue reading “Family Lughnasadh”
I wanted to make an offering for Lugh that reflected his association with lightning as well as the seasonal association with grain. The lightning aspect was important to me because the lore shows him as a champion of justice. He strikes down those who do not reciprocate hospitality and goodwill. I prayed to him lastContinue reading “Offering For Lugh”
Last Friday, my husband and I returned to the sacred land of our childhood – the glorious Adirondack Mountains of Upstate, NY. Neither of us had been born there, but we spent time there as children. As for myself, my family seemed to travel there just about every weekend in the summers. Most often, we swamContinue reading “Sacred Mountains”