Seed Blessing

Having moved my altar into my bedroom for improved child safety and privacy, I decided my next task would be blessing seeds prior to planting.  Gardening is one of my favorite activities.  It’s very fulfilling and feels deeply spiritual.  Growing my own herbs and what food I can is magical.  I know exactly where myContinue reading “Seed Blessing”

Nature Awareness: An Cailleach Strikes Again!

The week’s stress comes to a head on Sundays, and the call from the forest is strongest then.  Come dance with the trees!  Come lose yourself in the quiet!  Come heal!  So I listen and go. It snowed last night.  Not a dusting but a proper, North Country snow.  Everything was melting over the lastContinue reading “Nature Awareness: An Cailleach Strikes Again!”

A Mothers’ Day Tea Party Devotional For the Earth Mother and Three Kindreds

First off, if you haven’t read the latest offering from The Wild Hunt on Mothers’ Day, you really ought to.  It includes a concise history (which I was not aware of before) as well as possibly spiritual implications this secular holiday may have for Pagans. This is the first time I’m officially celebrating Mothers’ DayContinue reading “A Mothers’ Day Tea Party Devotional For the Earth Mother and Three Kindreds”

Meditating on Ériu

Last year started what is clearly becoming a tradition for me.  As March is Irish Heritage month, I take it as a time to reflect on and honor the sovereignty Goddess of Ireland – Ériu.  Chelly has also been focusing on her and shares some wonderful musings in her latest post.  I was inspired and reminded ofContinue reading “Meditating on Ériu”

Pregnant Pagan: The Question of Raising Children in a Pagan Home

A figurine from my mother and baby’s first photo on our family altar.  Photo by Grey Catsidhe, 2012 I can’t remember the first time I considered raising a future child Pagan.  When I started down the polytheistic path, I was still quite young and wasn’t even sure I wanted to have kids.  I have memoriesContinue reading “Pregnant Pagan: The Question of Raising Children in a Pagan Home”