Hello creatures and people!
I haven’t been super active on this blog of late. And if you have stumbled across this blog and are wondering if there is another place to find some ramblings and insights into my personal practice, well I have good news for you!
Over the course of the last several years of helping to put together the Cauldron of the Celts Newsletter (a great newsletter for the holy days of the Cauldron, chock full of information and resources, sign up if interested in Celtic polytheism!), I have realized how much I enjoy the process and how much it has deepened my practice. Having a time to focus and bring together all the disparate information and ideas about practice and deity has been nothing but beneficial. Which is what led me to the idea of doing another newsletter for all the other bits and bobs of my practice and interests that don’t fall neatly under the “Celtic Polytheism” umbrella.
This time of the year is a time when I turn inward and really start examining what is working and what is not working. This starts in October, which I consider the end of the year, and then by the time December rolls around I try to have some plans in place for the rest of the year. Which coincides nicely with the modern world calendar New Year.
Which brings us to this little oddball. You might be wondering what bobs and bits might be included here? Fair question. I’m envisioning that these will be 4 newsletters centered around my practices and feelings of witchery during those times of year. The rough schedule and themes are below:
December – The Dark Time of the Year: The feelings of winter. The witchery of the darkness. Yuletide. The things to get ready for the New Year. The turning of time. The quiet and the shadow. The grey sky and the furs.
April – Beltaine Flowers and Blood: The Light Time of the Year begins. The rush of growth. A time of flowers and greenery. The rushing clear water spring. The sound of drums and war horns. The blood that spills over onto the rich earth. The bright open sky. Time to protect what is yours.
July-ish – It’s a Cruel Summer: An attempt to make my least favorite time of the year a little better. The Daystar has been out too long. The air is too hot. A time of witchery to keep us grounded and get through the season. Self care. Finding the witchery in the sunlight. The monsters in the daytime.
October – Samhain Bones and Fire: The Dark Time of the Year begins. It is time to release the bones. To worship the Ancestors. To embrace the dark and celebrate. Full of Halloween, the macabre, and beauty.
So if any of this interests you, feel free to sign up at the link below!
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I hope the Winter is treating you kindly and thank you so much for reading my odd little blog!