About Samhuinn Fire Festival – Beltane Fire Society

The membership of the Society has often celebrated the other quarter-day festivals. After the success of Beltane, Samhuinn was our next public event, first taking place in 1995. Our Samhuinn celebr… Source: About Samhuinn Fire Festival – Beltane Fire Society Forget Halloween. Edinburgh’s annual Samhuinn Fire Festival is a league of its own. Brought to … Continue reading About Samhuinn Fire Festival – Beltane Fire Society

All Hallow’s Eve

Halloween. Sly does it. Tiptoe catspaws. Slide and creep. But why? What for? How? Who? When! Where did it all begin? "You don't know, do you?" asks Carapace Clavicle Moundshroud climbing out of the pile of leaves under the Halloween Tree. "You don't really know!" - Ray Bradbury, The Halloween Tree Samhain. All Hallows. All … Continue reading All Hallow’s Eve

T’was the Evening of Samhain

by Cather Steincamp 'Twas the evening of Samhain, and all through the place were pagans preparing the ritual space. The candles were set in the corners with care, in hopes that the Watchtowers soon would be there. We all had our robes on (as is habitual) and had just settled down and were starting our … Continue reading T’was the Evening of Samhain

October 30th, 2017 The Sabbat of Samhain {Halloween}

Samhain is one of the Greater Sabbats of the Witches’ calendar and in the Northern Hemisphere is celebrated on the night of 31st October (in the Southern Hemisphere the equivalent Sabbat is Beltane 30th April). Samhain is the third and last of three autumnal harvests, the first was at Lammas (1st August) when in tribute to the waning … Continue reading October 30th, 2017 The Sabbat of Samhain {Halloween}

Sun Moves Into Scorpio: October 24, 2017

This week brings some shifts in energies as the Sun moves into Scorpio, beginning the Scorpio season of darkness, myth and magic.  With the mind already processing the inner workings of the psyche now that Mercury is in Scorpio, and Jupiter’s entry into Scorpio squeezes out the nasty secrets in the entertainment business as well … Continue reading Sun Moves Into Scorpio: October 24, 2017

Libra New Moon, October 20, 2017: Finding Balance in the Midst of Chaos

The New Moon is the darkest time of the lunar cycle – the time when there is no lunar light. The Sun and Moon are in exact alignment in the sky, at the same degree, and the lunar light is obscured by the Sun. For a brief moment, we are suspended in time, and life is … Continue reading Libra New Moon, October 20, 2017: Finding Balance in the Midst of Chaos

2017 Crone Moon Cycle Energy Report — Spirit de la Lune

Welcome to the Crone Moon......A moon cycle filled with magick, deep wisdom, and a cycle which asks you to stay receptive and open as the seasons wane. The Crone stirs you into her cauldron to be alchemized and transformed. This cycle is not for the faint of heart, and as it lands in the s … Continue reading 2017 Crone Moon Cycle Energy Report — Spirit de la Lune

Inner Balance ~ New Moon In Libra

Today, October 19th at 12:12 pm PST (3:12 pm EST) we move into the Dark Moon of Libra. Libra energy gives us the chance to look at what is increasing and decreasing in our lives; what is in balance and harmony. This is our first New Moon following the Fall Equinox, a time to connect to your inner point … Continue reading Inner Balance ~ New Moon In Libra

The Dance at Earthbone Forest

The History of Herbal Medicine and Essential Oils The history of essential oils is intertwined with the history of herbal medicine, which in turn has been an integral part of magical practices. Herbal medicine has been used for more than treating minor ailments and disease; it has been instrumental in providing life-enhancing benefits. In most … Continue reading The Dance at Earthbone Forest

DIY Succulent Pumpkin Centerpiece – Sand and Sisal

Ease into fall with a gorgeous DIY Succulent Pumpkin Centerpiece. This easy fall craft requires no glue, is reusable, and makes a great hostess gift! Source: DIY Succulent Pumpkin Centerpiece - Sand and Sisal