In the musical Camelot Guinevere sings: It’s May! It’s May! That gorgeous holiday  When ev’ry maiden prays that her lad Will be a cad! It’s mad! It’s gay! A libelous display! Those dreary vows that ev’ryone takes, Ev’ryone breaks. Ev’ryone makes divine mistakes The lusty month of May! This song hearkens back to the festival of Beltane, which … More Beltane

Samhain and ancestors

October 31st. It never fails that around this time of year, the pictures of witches and black cats and ghouls come to everyone’s awareness.  Witches take pride and joy in being more open with their practices and spirituality. The end of October almost heralds a season of ‘the truth about Witchcraft’ to the general public. … More Samhain and ancestors

Spokes of the Great Wheel: Autumn Equinox

The time of the autumnal equinox is known by various names among different Pagan traditions: Mabon, Alban Elfed, or Harvest Home. The year’s cycle of seasons is divided into four quarters,  marked by the solstices (June 21 and Dec. 21) and the equinoxes (March 22 and Sept. 22) The actual dates may vary as to when the precise … More Spokes of the Great Wheel: Autumn Equinox