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The Thinning of The Veil and Other Interesting Halloween Facts

The Thinning of The Veil and Other Interesting Halloween Facts

Halloween falls on 31st October 2018 and is a time when trick or treaters fill the streets, and shops are full of fancy dress. As with every ancient festival, it has been commercialised beyond belief, but we must not forget the true meaning of Halloween. Here are 10 interesting facts about this spooky time of year.
Because I'm Still In Love With You, On This Harvest Moon

Because I'm Still In Love With You, On This Harvest Moon

The Harvest Moon is the first full moon that takes place closest to the Autumn Equinox, and comes from a time when farmers would need to start gathering in crops to prepare for the winter months. They used the bright light to extend the working day.
Mabon and The Autumn Equinox: A Time to Celebrate, Look Back, Plan and Give Thanks

Mabon and The Autumn Equinox: A Time to Celebrate, Look Back, Plan and Give Thanks

Our favourite season officially starts this weekend with the Autumn Equinox, when the sun crosses the Earth's equator from north to south. The term...
The Moon Once Pure and White: Blood Moon 2018

The Moon Once Pure and White: Blood Moon 2018

Tonight we're in for a rare treat and the skies look relatively clear to fully enjoy it. It's the Blood Moon on Friday 27th July, and it will be the longest eclipse of the 21st century.

Lammas: All That Dies Shall Be Reborn

Lammas: All That Dies Shall Be Reborn

Lammas celebrates the Grain Harvest; the word comes from Loaf Mass and  traditionally was when the first harvest came in and loaves were put on peo...
The Summer Solstice: Harnessing The Power of The Sun

The Summer Solstice: Harnessing The Power of The Sun

Today it's a beautiful day for some sun worship, and what better day to do it on, than the Summer Solstice. It's the longest day of the year, and marks the official start of summer in the Northern Hemisphere.
Cat's in the Cradle and the Silver Spoon

Cat's in the Cradle and the Silver Spoon

Why am I quoting 'Cat's in the Cradle' by Harry Chapin (we prefer the Ugly Kid Joe Version)? Well on Sunday 17th June we celebrate Father's Day, a day when Dads get treated and they get reminded just how special they are. 'Cats in the Cradle' is about an awkward relationship between father and son... so perhaps not the best example of a loving dad song, but you get the sentiment!
Raise The Beltane Energy

Raise The Beltane Energy

May 1st marks Beltane, when Summer begins and Spring is at its most prevalent. Nature's energy is on high alert, and new life begins. It is a fire festival and an important time for fertility rituals.
Have You Got Triskaidekaphobia or Paraskavedekatriaphobia?

Have You Got Triskaidekaphobia or Paraskavedekatriaphobia?

Today is a bad day for those with triskaidekaphobia (fear of the number 13) or paraskavedekatriaphobia (fear of Friday 13th), but why is Friday 13th in particular considered unlucky?
Ostara: Escaping Winter's Icy Grip, Embracing Nature's Shift

Ostara: Escaping Winter's Icy Grip, Embracing Nature's Shift

We love this time of the year, full of positivity, promise and beauty! We have (almost) escaped the icy grip of winter, and are heading towards the warm embrace of spring and summer.
Honour and Invoke the Goddess Brigid and New Beginnings for Imbolc

Honour and Invoke the Goddess Brigid and New Beginnings for Imbolc

I sang in a band called Alunah for 11 years and left in 2017, a lot of my lyrics were (and still are with my solo material) inspired by paganism and the power of nature. Imbolc is one of my favourite celebrations, usually celebrated on the 1st or 2nd of February.

Rites and Sacrifices, The Dark Ancient Traditions of Valentine's Day

Rites and Sacrifices, The Dark Ancient Traditions of Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is observed every year, throughout the world, on 14th February, but what has it got to do with Lupercalia, the ancient pagan fertility festival, and the Christian church?