In the sky she remains, waxing and waning to remind us of the importance of generosity. Sharing bounty is an important aspect of Mabon. But need, as the Moon teaches, can happen at any time. Sharing makes everyone richer. Meditate on this truth under September’s Full Moon.
I grew up with wonderful parents who loved nature and I connected deeply with plants, animals, stars, thunderstorms, and so on before I was even born. I didn’t want to “ascend”. Even so, witchcraft scared me. I had one book about it. It scared me every time I opened it, even though it was more New Age-like.
Shaking my head in an attempt to clear my thoughts, I saw that she was holding an urn with both her hands and began to dip it into the water revealing its pouting spout. My goodness, I was heading straight for the urn along with the other water being sucked into it. Within seconds all I could see was the lips of the spout and then I felt myself slither into it.
The gardens are blooming, and summer is in full swing. Fire up the barbeque, turn on the sprinkler, and enjoy the celebrations of Midsummer! Also called Litha, this summer solstice Sabbat honors the longest day of the year. Take advantage of the extra hours of daylight and spend as much time as you can outdoors!
I have chosen to remain solitary because I crave the isolation from all of the noise. In doing so, I am labeled by some as anti-social. That is simply untrue. It is a choice. Because I am now also eclectic and not of one specific tradition, I am again labeled, even by my own peers. All these choices I make for myself and no one else. These are my choices. This is my path.
Beltane is a fire festival is celebrated on May 1 in the northern hemisphere (and at the end of October below the equator) with bonfires, Maypoles, dancing and sexual energy. I love the Maypole and the ritual it represents. From erecting the pole to the flowing ribbons and dancers who seem to have their own…