Posts Tagged ‘ solstice ’

Fire in the Green

Jun 20th, 2018 | By

She runs, dancing, leaping, never still. She leaps streams and swings herself around huge oak trees. She shimmies up a birch, shimmers, disappears only to reappear in the water rat ripple chasing minnows down the beck. She laughs like a waterfall; endless, falling, shattering silence and once you see past the ethereal beauty, dangerous and

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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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A Winter Solstice Signs and Omens Drive

Dec 22nd, 2017 | By

Winter Solstice didn’t go quite as I expected this year. I had intended to watch the live link from Newgrange and then take some time to sit in the stillness to reflect on what I was ready to let go of. I then wanted to make a Despacho, a form of prayer bundle, before lighting

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Winter Solstice Video Link from Newgrange

Dec 18th, 2017 | By

Although I live in Ireland I am sadly the other end of the country from the Megalithic Passage Tomb at Newgrange where hundreds gather for the sunrise of Winter Solstice. Those few lucky people enough to be able to enter the tomb gather in the darkness to await the rays of the sun which light up

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The Holiday Tree

Dec 16th, 2017 | By

This might look like a Christmas tree and most people who call to us would say that’s what it is but if they look closely they will see that it really isn’t. Ok, we have lights, a few baubles and the odd Santa but almost all of the decorations on our tree have been brought

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Happy Solstice!

Dec 21st, 2016 | By

There are a great many festivals around the darkest time of the year. Whatever your path, and whatever you’re celebrating, we wish you peace and joy in it.    



Moon Bard – December

Dec 16th, 2015 | By

December …. The world waits for the gift of light to return and wears the winter as best it can. YULE. This path leads to a golden gift. The sun breaks free of winters icy rath, Unwraps the lengthening of days, And gives the light of life Once more to earth. Yet still, that bright

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Solstice, and midsummer

Jun 24th, 2015 | By

Halo Quin writes… This solstice was the first in years that I didn’t get up to greet the sunrise. Winter or summer. Did I fail as a witch? Did I do it ‘wrong’? Far from it. I stayed up long into the night enjoying the magic, connecting with the cauldron of transformation that has been

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July poem

Jul 20th, 2014 | By

Poetry for July by Lorna Smithers   Solstice Sun Down from Preston Bus Station   Old sun sinks into the bowels of the city which holds me in its windows, in panes of light golden as mead.   Dusk arrives in a purple cloak, dresser of towers and spires, not softening the concrete brutal curves

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