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Arc of the Goddess – May

May 4th, 2016 | By
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May – And so it begins… And so begins the active part of the year, the earth is sending forth new life, the sap is rising, the birds are singing and growth is all around us. This month is all about passion, power and raw energy, the fertility of new life and growth and the

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Your Magical Nature

Apr 19th, 2016 | By
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By Sheena Cundy Discover & Develop the Witch in You The beauty of a work in progress, especially here on the blog, is that nothing is set in stone and anything can change if it needs to. As magic is all about change, I am willing to take a leap of faith and work organically

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Arc of the Goddess – March

Mar 8th, 2016 | By
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March madness… The month of March can be freezing cold and in some places still knee deep in snow but as the month progresses it starts to bring with it the promise of spring. March heralds the arrival of spring and the celebration of Ostara, the Spring Equinox and let’s hope it also heralds the

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Reflections on Imbolc and the Promise of Spring

Feb 14th, 2016 | By
Rebecca Beattie, author of Nature Mystics

By Rebecca Beattie Imbolc seemed to have come earlier than usual to the city this year. On Christmas day I was walking with my thick winter coat tied around my waist, dressed only in a t-shirt, sweating with the effort of pulling my feet out of the thick, viscous mud that sucked them down. The

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Arc of the Goddess – Fresh new February

Feb 12th, 2016 | By
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February always feels like the start of the turning point, although it is not spring yet February sees the beginnings of new growth and even (hopefully) a few sunnier days.  And of course the beginning of February brings the festival of Imbolc which is traditionally sacred to the goddess Brighid.  This is the month where

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Arc of the Goddess – January

Jan 12th, 2016 | By
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January blues… January has always been for me, a bit of a damp squib month.  The festivities of the Yule season have all gone, the weather is usually dark, damp, cold and dreary and everyone is suffering from over eating and over spending. It is a time to withdraw, to contemplate and OK not actually

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Reflections on Yule (and Other Winter Festivals)

Dec 24th, 2015 | By
Rebecca Beattie, author of Nature Mystics

By Rebecca Beattie My mother collected strays. At one time it was the seven feral cats that lived around our house, each named after its most distinctive characteristic. There was Jet, Pa-Cat, Moustache, Paws, Nosey, Rickets, and Piggy. Another time it was the homeless man who lived with us for six months, while he went

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Arc of the Goddess – December

Dec 6th, 2015 | By
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December – Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at your nose… Oh I LOVE this time of the year and I revert to being a complete child… It is an absolute excuse for me to go into total cheesy festive decorating mode and of course baking lots of goodies, writing cards and

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Reflections of Samhain

Nov 18th, 2015 | By
Rebecca Beattie, author of Nature Mystics

By Rebecca Beattie Not everything in Nature Mysticism is about walking. Sometimes health concerns or other factors may intervene, and being the sufferer of an acute illness or a disability does not preclude one from following the path of a Nature Mystic. Mary Webb was a lifelong sufferer of Grave’s Disease, and spent a lot

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Year of the Goddess – November

Nov 4th, 2015 | By
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The darkness of November… Now we are the end of autumn and heading into winter.  The last of the autumn leaves are falling from the trees and the smell of bonfires fills the evening air. The evenings are dark as are the mornings, time to start the process of withdrawing and entering inwards.  So I

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