Winter has well and truly made an entrance. For the first time since last year, I awoke to the frosty white layer blanketing the roofs, cars and trees around me. As I made my way across the grass, I took a moment to enjoy the crunch of the frozen ground under my feet and ponder … Continue reading Winter.
Reflection.... such an important part of this time of the year. With the recent celebration of Samhain still fresh in my mind, I felt it only appropriate to discuss one of the major themes that run throughout this time of year. We begin to prepare ourselves for the cold winter ahead and, as it is … Continue reading Reflection.
Can you feel the power in the weather? When you stop and open yourself to the elements, the force you feel can be extraordinary and each element offers different traits to bring specific qualities to your workings. Of all of the different sensations that each weather can bring, the wind is by far my favourite. Now … Continue reading the wind.
I have celebrated this day from a very young age since I went primary school, but I had known it as Mayday. As my knowledge grew over the years, I came to know the day as Beltane; the ancient Gaelic fire festival. There are many traditions that take place to mark the day, but I thought … Continue reading Beltane.
The Crow and Raven have been rather presences in my life of late, they just seem to be everywhere! I have seen several while walking out in the forest, around the village and even sat on a dustbin outside my local shop. They have been quite forceful in their approach to be noticed within my … Continue reading A gift from a Crow.
Recently I have begun to notice the increasing negative associations with the pentagram and its meaning. I have always known that there are many people who are not aware of the true meaning of this symbol and often mistake it for a sign of the devil. However, this has come to my attention more frequently … Continue reading My Pentagram.
Another month is over as we move forward into April, a beautiful time of the year which full of life. Nature is getting into the swing of things, seeds that have previously buried are beginning to rise above the soil, ready to soak up all the goodness from the sun. One type of plant that we … Continue reading March Favourites
I hope you all have enjoyed the Spring Equinox, however you chose to mark the occasion. After the celebrations at Ostara (which I included in my previous blog post), I thought I would share how I seal my home after the cleansing ritual. During the Equinox, I will perform a house cleansing which usually takes … Continue reading Black Salt
Ostara, what a wonderful time of year that marks when light and dark become equal again. It can be celebrated anywhere between the 19th to the 22nd of March, but in 2017 the Spring Equinox falls on 20th March. I will be celebrating on the 21st as I have done during previous years. We now … Continue reading Happy Ostara
I am wild, I am free, I am the sun and the moon, I will not apologise, For your misunderstanding, My roots grow too deep, My work is of fire and water, Of earth and air, What you know of me is often untrue, Superstition fueled by lies, I am of nature and truth, I … Continue reading #faceofawitch: I am wild