Today is a celebration of hope. The indigenous cultures of old and the modern spiritualists and witches of today will be celebrating. So will gardeners everywhere. ‘Tis the Solstice, also known as Ostara. Seeds in hand, faces to the sun, coffee hot, hose at the ready, we are grateful and joyous that the days will … More Ostara, Easter, and the New Beginning
The nights were dark and starry. Cold as the winds blew and the people of the time stayed indoors, lamps and fires lit, families gathered in the dimly lit homes of the land. The solstice was coming soon and across the lands the sun would shine a bit more each day. This was a cause for … More Keeping Yule Celebrations Alive
The moon was full a few hours ago. The first time that the moon has been full on the summer solstice since 1948. The large moon meets the strongest day for the sun. This is more significant than one would think. At my shop the tops of the canning jars holding hundreds of jars of … More The Sun and Moon Meet (so what does a full moon on solstice mean?)
What is Yule? Is it the same thing as Christmas? You know, the Yule log was from Yule. Turns out it is not a dessert but rather a celebratory log that creates a symbolic fire. Many of the colors and traditions of Christmas are actually from Yule. Even the 12 days of Yule! Yule was around … More What is Yule?