A MID-SUMMER CELEBRATION

The young maid stole through the cottage door, And blushed as she sought the Plant of pow’r; — “Thou silver glow-worm, O lend me thy light, I must gather the mystic St. John’s wort tonight, The wonderful herb, whose leaf will decide If the coming year shall make me a bride.” In addition to the … Continue reading A MID-SUMMER CELEBRATION

Spring is Here…

It's officially Spring. Though it was official according to the calendar about a month ago, Nature has now spoken in southeastern Utah. Here are three plants that signal spring to me: The first coltsfoot flowers are up - bright yellow sunshine that can be turned into a beautiful tincture. Coltsfoot Flower Tincture Coltsfoot flowers, freshly … Continue reading Spring is Here…

The Sabbat Festival of Mabon

Mabon – The Fire Festival Date: Fall Equinox Important Elements: Bringing in the last harvest, honoring the dead, the production of wine, preparing for winter Related Holiday(s): Alban Elfed, Meán Fómhair Colors: Brown, Green, Orange, Russet, Indigo, Gold Symbols: Autumn Flowers, fallen leaves, acorns, corn, wheat sheaves, Owl, Salmon Related Deities: Mabon, Holly King What Is … Continue reading The Sabbat Festival of Mabon

Modern Style Lammas

The season of Lammas (also called Lughnasadh) begins on August 1st and continues until the end of September in the Northern Hemisphere (Feb 1st until the end of March in the Southern Hemisphere) marking the cross-quarter or midpoint in the Sun's progress between Midsummer (Summer Solstice) and Mabon (Autumnal Equinox). A TIME OF THANKSGIVING Lammas … Continue reading Modern Style Lammas

Lammas by The Witches Gossip Corner

Although in the heat of a Rocky Mountain summer it might be difficult to discern, the festival of Lammas (August 1st) marks the end of summer and the beginning of fall. The days now grow visibly shorter and by the time we've reached autumns end (October 31st), we will have run the gamut of temperature … Continue reading Lammas by The Witches Gossip Corner