An Cailleach, I call to you On this wintry, snowy day. Please be gentle with my kin As we drive from work or play. By Grey Catsidhe
Even though I had to work during the Winter Solstice, I made the most of it by greeting the sun from my darkened office. I put on “Here Comes the Sun” and sang along. It was an offering and a devotional. When the song ended, I stood in quiet contemplation at the blue sky streakedContinue reading “Keeping Solstice, Hailing the Sun, and Honoring Nature”
Each week, I draw a card from my Druid Animal Oracle deck as an omen for the week. I pray for guidance as I go forward. During this week’s ritual, I pulled the owl card. I’m not used to seeing this omen, so the meaning didn’t come to me right away. At first I thoughtContinue reading “Musing on Change and Detachment”
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!
Despite what the modern calendar tells you, winter is here in Upstate NY. We’ve received snow. An Cailleach is wide awake, shaking the dust out of her skirts and cloaks. While she has yet to show her full power, it’s coming. You can feel it in the chilly air. While the snow isn’t sticking forContinue reading “Winter Has Come”
Thanksgiving has come and gone. In a fitting shift of energy, snow once more entered my world, swirling through the air, sprinkling the grass like powdered sugar, and filling my family with excitement. It is interesting how our modern comforts have turned this time of year into something joyous. To our northern ancestors, thereContinue reading “The Cold Season”
A corner of my Nature Spirit altar is dedicated to the deer spirits. Behind a jawbone is an image from a Solstice card I kept and a candleholder of silhouetted stags. My recent post about cleaning a deer skull I found generated some interest in that spirit animal and my experiences with it. It madeContinue reading “Working with Deer”