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, … Continue reading 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 … Continue reading 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 … Continue reading 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 … Continue reading What is Yule?