Crafty Pagan Tutorials – Tissue Paper Flowers for Beltaine

The warm weather is here and Beltaine is nearly upon us!  Every year, Pagans come together around the first of May to celebrate fertility, sexuality, love, and new life.  What better way to celebrate than with flowers?  Indeed, May Queens of old were often decked out with floral crowns, and the tops of Maypoles areContinue reading “Crafty Pagan Tutorials – Tissue Paper Flowers for Beltaine”

Second Moon – Full Moon (For Real)

Monday was not a fun day.  Well, there were moments of fun, particularly at the end when Weretoad and I started to watch an adorable anime series about a cat named Chi.  Otherwise, it was not a good day.  I don’t feel like going into it – at least right now – but I wasContinue reading “Second Moon – Full Moon (For Real)”

Second Moon – New Moon

Last night found me beginning a new lunar cycle with my weekly retreat.  Although my decision to avoid social networking, games, and the usual entertainment kind of annoys my husband (simply because he wants to enjoy those things with me), I find the escape refreshing.  I accomplish much during those hours – including catching upContinue reading “Second Moon – New Moon”

Valentine’s Day?

So it’s Valentine’s Day.  I’ve been seeing a lot of posts on Pagan blogs recently about the holiday’s Pagan roots, how we can/should repurpose it, information on love/sex spells, and how to celebrate it as a day honoring all love.  That’s all well and good, and I’m happy for anyone who is celebrating today.  It’sContinue reading “Valentine’s Day?”

A Bathroom as a Sanctuary

In one of the bathrooms at work, there’s a stall by an opaque, southern facing window.  I go there sometimes when I’m feeling stressed or tired.  The sun shines through it and turns it into a warm paradise.  I like to go there, close my eyes, and breathe.  Life has been busy recently thanks toContinue reading “A Bathroom as a Sanctuary”

Brighid as Environmental Patroness?

On Imbolc we celebrate and contemplate the return of spring.  It’s a bit challenging to do that in northern NY.  As most people in the US are aware, a large storm is rolling across the midwest and up the northeast.  Signs of spring are difficult to find.  I was watching an episode of Edwardian FarmContinue reading “Brighid as Environmental Patroness?”