One Last Harvest?

I love autumn. The weather is exactly how I like it, the changing leaves are so inspiring, and the mosquitos and poison ivy are less of a concern when I take nature walks. I also really enjoy winter. Sweaters, hot cocoa, cooking hot dinners that warm the whole house up … Yet as An CailleachContinue reading “One Last Harvest?”

Celebrating Samhain 2011

The wheel of the year has turned and, once again, we find ourselves entering the dark half of the year with Samhain.  Our ancestors walk the Earth once more now that the veil is thin.  The Cailleach is awake and covers the land with her frosty shroud.  The Morrigan flies overhead looking out for theContinue reading “Celebrating Samhain 2011”

Musical Countdown to Samhain 2011 – The Morrigan

The Morrigan is to be honored at Samhain as she is the Goddess of death.  What’s more, when An Dagda slept with her on a Samhain night, she, a Goddess of sovereignty and battle, looked to the Tuatha de Dannan with favor and brought them victory in war.  Samhain is her time, thus the reasonContinue reading “Musical Countdown to Samhain 2011 – The Morrigan”

Musical Countdown to Samhain 2011 – #5

I couldn’t resist posting “This is Halloween” from “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”  It’s a great reminder of the fun (and even the necessity) to feel a little scared from time to time.  Samhain is a good holiday to reflect on our fears, especially those associated with death and the denizens of the Otherworlds.  While thereContinue reading “Musical Countdown to Samhain 2011 – #5”

Around the Garden

Leucocoprinus birnbaumii growing in my rosemary pot.  My research says they won’t harm me or the plant.  I’m a little concerned about the spores getting on my herbs, but I guess that’s why we wash things, right?  They’re also supposed to indicate healthy soil. More lavender flowers.  Most of my herbs are inside now.  It’sContinue reading “Around the Garden”

A Solitary Autumn Equinox Ritual

From High Day Celebrations I apologize right now if this post rambles.  I’ve got a lot on my mind, I guess! Blessed Autumn to everyone in the northern hemisphere!  I hope you’re enjoying the changing leaves, apple cider, and other signs of the season as much as I am.  Despite my busy schedule and doctor’sContinue reading “A Solitary Autumn Equinox Ritual”