Solitary New Moon Tea and Ritual

The new moon is a time to go within and reflect. This is the start of a new moon cycle where we can begin again, set our intentions, and deal with any inner work that needs to be done. So the energies of this moon are rest, reflection, going deep within, and deciding on our…

Ostara- Renewal, rebirth, rejuvenation

Ostara has always been a favorite sabbat of mine.  The first ritual I ever put together and performed was on Ostara.  I was enamoured.  I felt the new life of Spring coursing through my body, I felt the sacredness of the change of seasons, I felt the magick of the Goddess in her transformation.  I…

Pagan Blog Project Week 25- Muscadine Wine

As Pagans, we tend to be a little more aware of the cycles of nature and the turning of the seasons.  As a home beer/winemaker, this is especially evident in the cycle of fruits that are available for winemaking each Spring, Summer, and Fall.  However, in the South, there is no wine fruit so revered…

Glogg recipe

This is something I’ve made for years and years.  Be careful drinking it!  It will hit you like a sledgehammer.  A delicious, Swedish, Yuletide sledgehammer. Glogg Heat one bottle dry red wine with one sliced orange, 3/4 cups raisins, 1/2 cup blanched almonds, 6 cardamom pods, 5 cloves, and a cinnamon stick. (spices should be…