The Last Mercury Transit until 2032 just started! Cloudy? You can see it happening online! [Stardust, Contemplating]

It’s common for us Pagans to be among those most aware of what the planet Mercury is doing, and while going retrograde happens every few months (~3 times a year) a Mercury transit (when Mercury “eclipses”* the Sun) is much,…

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50 Years ago today we Walked on the Moon! Happy Moon Landing Day! [Stardust, Contemplating]

Happy Moon Landing Day!!  Many of the incredible aspects of this historic event can be found in the earlier Moon Landing post, including ritual and celebration ideas for today’s 50 year anniversary. It’s hard to understate the magnitude of this…

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The World Needs Her Witches, by Phyllis Curott, Witch and Wiccan Priestess

A response to David Brooks New York Times 6/11/19 Op Ed https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/10/opinion/astrology-occult-millennials.html David Brooks is right to quote from the Tara Isabella Burton essay in The American Interest, “Wicca … is technically the fastest-growing religion in America.”    But he misses…

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Can you believe that we Walked on the Moon 50 Years ago?! Here are some Ritual ideas for the Anniversary on July 20. [Stardust, Contemplating]

Some crabs migrate based on the Moon.  Oysters close.  Worms mate.  All these and so many more are ruled by the Moon.  For billions of years, the Moon has changed life on Earth, and our Ancestors evolved in it’s light,…

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One of Many American Rituals, by Starstuff, Contemplating

What objects do you find sacred?  Being able to openly pledge based on what symbolizes the most high in our minds is a precious part of being free, and, it turns out, a moving statement about what is important. A…

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The May Cross-Quarter (Vernal Equitherm or Beltane) is just two weeks away!

The Vernal Equitherm (Beltane) is coming!  For those in the Northern Hemisphere, spring is well and truly coming and summer is around the corner.  Flora is bursting to life even in the northern climes, and fauna frolicks in the verdure. Those in the Southern Hemisphere experience the opposite, as autumn passes into winter.

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The Spring Equinox Approaches…

For me, the growing daylight (reinforced by the start of Daylight Savings Time) is a reminder from our Earth itself, one of those many helpful features of our seasons, to begin thinking about, and planning for, the Spring Equinox/Ostara.  Another reminder – one that is rather bizarre – is the appearance of a “warm-blooded” plant that smells like a zombie!

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