This is the point of the year where it seems like every part of nature is focused on reproduction. As I sit here typing this I can see, from my window, three different pairs of wood pigeons attempting, with various degrees of success, to start the process of creating more wood pigeons. The newest robin … More Working with the Wheel: May Day, or Beltane
Today is the Vernal Equinox, the astronomical start of Spring in the northern hemisphere. Thanks to the tilt of Earth’s axis this is the day when the sun crosses the celestial equator moving north giving the day roughly* equal amounts of day and night. It is a day of balance. We are standing on the threshold … More Working with the Wheel: Spring Equinox, or Alban Eilir
When I first began using the Wheel of the Year – both as part of the framing for my witchcraft and to better connect with the natural world – Imbolc was the spoke I struggled to connect with most. January and February have never been good months for me, often leaving me feeling, in the … More Working with the Wheel: Imbolc
Tomorrow, in the Northern Hemisphere at least, it is the Winter Solstice; the shortest day of the year and the longest night. Or, as I think of it, the dark heart of the year. After Samhain – which was a time of looking back, analysis, learning, and remembering – the Winter Solstice is a time … More Working with the Wheel: Winter Solstice
Spring has most definitely sprung in my little corner of the world and now we have reached the point in the year where we start to get more hours of sunshine than night I am starting to feel a little brighter too. There is a magic in finding a way to align your own personal … More Alban Eilir: Spring Equinox
Tonight may you find warmth and light and hope in the midst of the darkness. And may you feel comforted in your mind and know peace in your heart. It does look much more magical in the dark!
Earlier in the month I participated in an online poetry workshop run by Alice Tarbuck, whose book A Spell in the Wild I recommended in my last A Year of Reading Frugally post. It was titled “Waking Your Inner Witch: Spell-Poem Workshop” and it absolutely sparked joy for me. Spending an hour and a half … More This Sparks Joy! May 2021
This is going to be a very short update as most of the month has been spent working on a project I can’t share yet! The half fingered gloves arrived with their intended recipient a week after my last craft post and both they and the person who commissioned them are thrilled, so I’m very … More Kizzia Crafts: April 2021