Magickal Month- June

June is the sixth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calenders. It was named after Juno, the Roman mother goddess, wife of Jupiter, analogous to Greek Hera. While Summer doesn’t officially start until June 21st on the Summer solstice, the weather is already fully hot and humid. Here, we’ve had rain for…

Magickal Month- May

May was named after the Greek Maia, mother of Hermes, and oldest of the Pleiades. In Greece, she was primarily known as a mother archetype, but in the Roman version, she became connected with several other goddesses, including Bona Dea (Good Goddess), Terra (earth), Fauna (prophetic goddess of the woodlands), Magna Mater (Cybele), Ops (an…

Choosing Inanna

So anyone who knows me knows that Husbear and I have had a significant number of challenges over the last few years. It’s OK, I honestly believe that these challenges were put here for us to learn from so we can evolve. I have to believe that, or I’d just be really damn hopeless all…

Poem- Hedge

  Hedge Motley creatures, captive creeping Totem spirits on display Bright birds caged, flitting chirping Augury in flight, come what may Forest beasts, tracking sneaking Cavorting with the fae Ocean life, teeming brimming Primordial mother at play Mineral kingdom, waiting healing Veins of the earth, ancient ley Herbal helpers, growing thriving Healing the witch every…

My Ostara

Ostara has always been an important holiday. I wrote in THIS POST last week a little about why, but the gist is that it’s kind of my Pagan birthday. As such, it’s probably the holiday that I feel most connected to, and the one that enlivens my spirit. I’m not a huge fan of warm…

Pagan Blog Project Week 41- Undines

Undines are one type of four elemental spirits in alchemy, and they represent the element of water.  Their counterparts are salamanders (fire), sylphs (air), and gnomes (earth).  They were first discussed in relation to alchemy by Paracelsus in the 15th century, but were later found represented in art and literature as a later representation of…

Pagan Blog Project Week 39- Trixie (Willowisp characters)

Trixie.  Oh how I love Trixie.  In many ways, Trixie has been kind of an ideal for me, someone I would have enjoyed finding for Bear and I.  Now, I’m less interested in submissive partners, but still… Why does this fit in with the Pagan Blog Project?  Well, because Willowisp is a Pagan town, plunked…

Happy Mabon! (a quickie)

I really love all the sabbats for various reasons.  Imbolc is kind of my ‘going within’ time, where I spend time huddled up next to a fire, reading or knitting or something similar.  Samhain is fabulous, and you can’t be Pagan and dislike Samhain.  It’s just not possible.  Even Litha, though I don’t like Summer,…

Spirit Branch pt 2

So we dug through my ribbons, yarns, and beads, created something that was meaningful to each of us, and said a few words as we tied our first offerings on.  Then I lit a candle and some kyphi to enhance the atmosphere for some meditating I want to do later.  The spirit branch is sparse,…

Spirit Branch

So, I was supposed to be super productive today.  I was going to finish my Full Moon Offering incense, write about my 5th patron deity, maybe write a bit more about my complicated relationship with Inanna, clean my side of the room, bathe the doggies, maybe even collect some cherry blossoms. It didn’t work out…

My patron deities- Inanna (Fire)

The Backstory Inanna came to me at a very pivotal time in my life.  My partner of 7 years had just dumped me to go live with her new girlfriend the next state over, and my world was turned upside down.  We had experienced lesbian bed death about 3 years in, and my self esteem…

My patron deities- Sarasvati (Air)

Creativity can be a double-edged sword. On one side, dreaming up and making beautiful things is wonderful, right? Whether you dream in poetry, write your truth, sing the song of your people, or bring a vision to life, you’re tapping into a process as old as humanity, and perhaps older. However, what happens when you’re…

My patron deities- Lakshmi (Earth)

Lakshmi came to me at the same time that her sister, Sarasvati, did.  She is the Hindu Goddess of wealth, luck, and family.  To me, she has always been the Queen of Pentacles, and all the groundedness and abundance that embodies. She’s often portrayed seated or standing in a lotus, hovering over a river which…

My patron deities- Yemaya (water)

I’ve been thinking a lot about writing about my patron deities.  I have a few, you see.  5 to be exact.  Actually, 6, but one is a special case, and I’ll talk about him last.  They’ve all revealed themselves to me at different times, and I intend to talk about them in that order. My…

Energy Redirection

I’ve been going through a bit of a crisis lately.   The fibro has pretty much changed the way I look at everything.  It made me reexamine how I spend my energy, who I give it to, and what actually feeds me energy back.  I’ve spent the last 2 years getting more weak, feeling less ME….

Writing Rituals and NaNoWriMo update

NaNoWriMo is going pretty well so far. As of right now, I’m about 3500 words behind on my goal word count for today, but that can be easily made up. Also, I’m going to use this blog post as part of my word count. That may not be strictly legal, but I’m writing and being…