Posts Tagged ‘ midwinter ’


Dec 24th, 2017 | By

By Elen Sentier The Winter Solstice was even more important to our ancestors who constructed Stonehenge than the better known Summer Solstice celebrations, as exciting archaeological revelations now show. It was a time of great feasting, a time to celebrate the rebirth of the Sun. From midsummer to midwinter there is less and less light

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Enjoy your Pagan festivities

Dec 20th, 2017 | By

Whatever you’re celebrating and however you are celebrating it, we at Moon Books wish you a good one. There’s such incredible diversity in our community, and so much you can choose to celebrate at this time of year.    

Robin Song

Dec 15th, 2017 | By

Midwinter is a time when robins give us their dawn and dusk songs. It’s wonderful to hear as the days get shorter and shorter and the time of Sun Return drawn near. I listen every day, open my bedroom window whatever the weather and however cold it is just to be enchanted. And sometimes this

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Pagan at midwinter

Dec 27th, 2016 | By

There are so many things a Pagan might celebrate at midwinter, and so many ways in which to do it. Whether your drawn to Stonehenge, New Grange or another ancient site, celebrating the rebirth of the Sun, or the fight of the oak and holly kings, or still dreaming in the darkness with the Cailleach,

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Reflections on Yule (and Other Winter Festivals)

Dec 24th, 2015 | By

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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Night of the Mothers

Dec 26th, 2014 | By

by Elen Sentier I was inspired to write this post by Yvonne Ryves who put up this excellent post –Madronicht: Celebrating the feminine – on her own blog. I was brought actively into the work of the Night of the Mothers when I attained my first blood-moon, in other words became physically capable of becoming a mother, but

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