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Our Winter goddess and the calm in the storm

Originally posted on Beltane Fire Society:
Samhuinn Fire Festival is sometimes seen as a battle between two seasons, but there is a key third aspect of our story that leads the ritual turn from Summer to Winter. We sat down with Kate, who this year will embody the mysterious Cailleach, to learn more about her interpretation of the Crone goddess.…

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You Call It Hallowe’en… We Call It Samhain

Originally posted on Good Witches Homestead:
Hallowe’en has its origins in the British Isles. While the modern tradition of trick or treat developed in the U. S., it too is based on folk customs brought to this country with Irish immigrants after 1840. Since ancient times in Ireland, Scotland, and England, October 31st has been celebrated as a feast for…

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A Druid’s Guide to Herbalism, Part I:Harvesting by the Sun, Moon, and Stars, and Sacred Intent

Originally posted on The Druid's Garden:
Field of Goldenrod in Fall A field of goldenrod, nettle, and aster greet me on this warm post- Fall Equinox day.  As the moon comes up with a sliver in the afternoon sky, I joyfully take my basket and harvest knife into the field for my fall plant preparations. The breeze has change…

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Second New Moon of Autumn 2018

Originally posted on Elder Mountain Dreaming @ gmail:
By Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming – Greetings dreamers, artists, healers, moon lovers, it’s the new moontime again! The Second New Moon of Autumn is on Monday, the 8th of October, 2018 at 15° Libra and the Full Moon is October 24th. How did you handle that rising magnetic energy last month? Was it a little more intense than…

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Welcome October: Calendula, October Birth~flower

Originally posted on Good Witches Homestead:
COMMON NAME: calendula GENUS: Calendula SPECIES, HYBRIDS, CULTIVARS: C. Officinalis ‘Golden Gem’- dwarf; double; yellow. ‘Pacific Beauty’- double; yellow, orange, apricot; more heat tolerant than other cultivars. ‘Orange Gem’- double; medium orange. ‘Chrysantha’- double; buttercup yellow. FAMILY: Compositae BLOOMS: summer and fall TYPE: annual DESCRIPTION: Calendulas have light green aromatic leaves and large {up…

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October Birthstones: Opal and Tourmaline

Originally posted on Good Witches Homestead:
OPAL SYMBOLISM AND MEANING Arabic legend attests that opals fell from the sky during lightning storms, while Australian aborigines thought the creator visited the earth in a rainbow and imparted opals as a colorful gift. Nearly 100 B.C., a Roman scholar by the name of Pliny compared opal gemstones to volcanoes and colorful artwork,…

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