Category: Wheel of the Year

Imbolc, sabbats and moon dates for your diary

Imbolc marks the beginning of spring on the Pagan wheel of the year. It’s the first festival – or ‘sabbat’- of 2015. Awareness of the wheel of the year and the eight sabbats is helpful when reading tarot – particularly for those who lean towards Pagan tarot decks and card interpretations. I wanted one simple place to …

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Winter solstice and a new moon

This one is for Danielle. 21st December is Winter Solstice – and also a new moon night. It’s the shortest day of the year, and there will be no moonlight. It feels like a blank canvas, and a perfect time to celebrate new year. To make resolutions, to look ahead to lengthening days, more daylight, …

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Honouring our ancestors – a Samhain feast

On Saturday - November 1st, my friend and I are hosting a samhain/halloween feast. Friends will gather to eat and drink and feel warm together as the nights draw in, as winter envelops us. Samhain traditionally marks the pagan new year - or at least, the end of summer and the beginning of winter. It's a time when 'the veil between this world and 'the other' is thin and we are closer to the dead than we usually feel. And we're going to honour our ancestors. Here's what we'll do at our feast.

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Beltane: fruit and fools

the fool tarot card

It’s Beltane. The celebration of fire and fertility, of blossoming and light. I’ve been so busy these past few weeks I’ve barely had time to draw breath, let alone cards. But it’s all been about bringing things to fruition and suddenly, this week, there’s fruit bursting everywhere. Womb fruits Emma and I are planning a …

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Equinox/Ostara reading

20th March 2012 So. Spring is finally here. The bitter chill hasn't quite left the air but everywhere blossom and shoots are brightening the greys and browns of this rough Pennine town and the cold wind is filled with promises of warmer, brighter,...

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