Posts Tagged ‘ seasonal ’

Cheese rolling for Pagans

Jun 7th, 2017 | By
turning

Cheese rolling is one of the longstanding folk traditions of Gloucestershire, UK. Here’s a description of the event taken from Kevan Manwaring’s Turning The Wheel: “Every year in late May a group of (mostly) strangers throw themselves down a steep hill in pursuit of a round of cheese. The now famous cheese rolling that takes

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Padstow May Day

Apr 25th, 2017 | By
turning

Wondering what to do for May Day? Here’s an excerpt from Kevan Manwaring’s Turning The Wheel… There is no better place to be in England on May Day than Padstow in North Cornwall, where every May 1st for many years (no one knows exactly how long it has been celebrated here, but it is probably

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Searching for a Snowdrop

Feb 7th, 2017 | By
c. Mabh Savage

by Mabh Savage I keep looking, I really do. I’m so used to seeing the snowdrops just before Imbolc, that it pains me that I haven’t found one yet. I feel like I need to see one before sunset on the first of February, as spring can’t really be approaching if the little fair maids

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Signs of spring

Jan 29th, 2017 | By
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There’s a strong association here in the UK between snowdrops and Imbolc. Snowdrops tend to flower around the festival, although they can show up much earlier in sheltered spots. A tiny white flower that will, sometimes, push its way up through the snow, it seems almost too fragile to be the first flower at the

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Seasonal inspiration for Pagans

Jan 25th, 2017 | By
turning

It’s not unusual for Pagan books to include something on seasonal celebrations, but what they have, and whether it will be what you were looking for isn’t always obvious. Here are some insights into celebratory material in Moon Books titles.  A Modern Celt by Mabh Savage looks at each of the points of the Wheel

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Arc of the Goddess – March

Mar 8th, 2016 | By
Arc of the goddess front page March

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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Moon Bard, March

Mar 4th, 2016 | By
moon bard march

March … The days are lengthening quickly now and the countryside beckons as it begins to bloom … COMES A DAY. There comes a day at the start of the year, When the green blood rises from the root, When the dawn reflects the eyes of the deer; There comes a day at the start

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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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January Moon Bard

Jan 4th, 2016 | By
moon bard jan

January …. Supposedly the coldest month … supposedly. So I thought some sparks of poetry to keep the cold at bay ….. Haiku. A Blackbird bathing; Creating micro rainbows In flying water. Hedgerow prickle-pig, Traveling the rooted route; Worms creep, warily. The great wanderer; Winter, wrapped within your skin And snow ball bear cubs. The

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Tis the season of the Witch

Oct 8th, 2015 | By
Arc of the goddess front page October

Arc of the Goddess, October. My favourite time of the year and it isn’t just because October includes Samhain…honest!  I love the autumn, the crisp fresh air, the crunch of leaves under foot and the beautiful colours of the trees and fields.  Oh and of course sitting indoors on a dark evening, curtains closed, sofa,

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