Ostara

Posted on Mar 19, 2014 in Spirituality

Ostara

Ostara, which falls around March 20 in the Northern Hemisphere and September 22 in the Southern Hemisphere, is the spring equinox. Day and night are about equal. From this point on, the days will begin to grow slightly longer. It’s the beginning of spring, although we may not feel that everywhere. Symbolically, Ostara is a time for renewal, fertility, and balance. It’s also a good time to clarify your desires.

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Story: The Unseen: Part 3

Posted on Feb 13, 2014 in Creativity

Story: The Unseen: Part 3

I tried sleeping for a few hours on the night of the autumn equinox, but it was no use. My stomach seemed to be folding in on itself. There were moments when I thought, No, I won’t do this. This isn’t me. But then I’d think of my mother’s sickening smile and how she spoke to me as if she had a right to rape my mind. If I didn’t go, I was letting her take something from me that I could never get back.

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Story: The Unseen: Part 2

Posted on Feb 6, 2014 in Creativity

Story: The Unseen: Part 2

It was the middle of summer when my mother came up with the idea that I should volunteer to work the community fields. It was supposed to get me out of the house and in the path of a husband. I would be 40 at the end of autumn, and I wasn’t married. It broke my mother’s heart.

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Imbolc

Posted on Feb 1, 2014 in Spirituality

Imbolc

Imbolc, sometimes called Brighid’s Day or Feast of Brighid, falls on February 2 in the Northern Hemisphere (August 1 in the Southern Hemisphere). Since the Winter Solstice/Yule, the days have been getting gradually longer, though there are still weeks of winter to go. Hidden in the earth, however, is the potential for spring, and Imbolc is the chance to celebrate that.

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Story: The Unseen: Part 1

Posted on Jan 30, 2014 in Creativity

Story: The Unseen: Part 1

In recent years, rumors had begun to spread about a man who brought magic to the world. They called him the Unseen. Some said he was handsome; some said he was not. Some said he was tall and thin; some said he was tall and fat. Some said he was fair; some said he was dark. No one knew his age.

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How to Interpret Animals in Dreams

Posted on Jan 9, 2014 in Dreams

How to Interpret Animals in Dreams

Research shows that we dream of animals quite a bit. This is especially true of children, but we do that as adults as well. Each animal has special characteristics that can give you more information about what it represents in the dream (see the tip later in this post for some suggestions on how to determine that). In the body of this post, I want to talk about what animals in general might represent as there are some different schools of thought on this.

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Yule/Winter Solstice

Posted on Dec 19, 2013 in Spirituality

Yule/Winter Solstice

The winter solstice, also known as Yule, is the longest night and the shortest day. The previous Neo-Pagan festival, Halloween/Samhain, was a celebration of death in the sense of the old dying out. Yule celebrates the coming (though not yet arrival) of the light. In assessing the past year without judgment, you can let go of what you no longer need to worry about and prepare for what you still need to achieve.

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