Today, we honor and recognize the time in which light now prevails darkness. Light has been growing in strength since the winter solstice, but now it has finally overtaken the darkness. The spring is the most fertile time of the year that represents the egg of new beginnings. We celebrate youth and fertility. Eostre She… Continue reading Seven Goddesses to Honor on Ostara
Happy Halloween from Lotus Laura!
Happy Halloween! This is one of my favorite holidays! My mom would always laugh about how when I was a little girl, I woke up on the morning of Halloween and shouted, "I can't believe it! It must be a dream! It's Halloween!" I used to drag my dad to Party City every year and… Continue reading Happy Halloween from Lotus Laura!
Seventeen types of witches
There are practically an infinite amount of witches. More often than not, you find yourself falling into multiple categories! The following are just to name a few... 1. Baby witch A baby witch is another term for "beginner witch" -- someone who is just starting out. Regardless of age, if you're new to the "witchy… Continue reading Seventeen types of witches
Happy Ostara! (Spring Equinox)
Ostara marks the first day of spring! Ostara, or Eostre, is the Germanic goddess of fertility. It is the day when lightness and darkness are equal, and from here forward, lightness is taking over. The days will continue to get longer, warmer, and brighter. Nature comes alive again -- flowers growing and trees turning green.… Continue reading Happy Ostara! (Spring Equinox)
Songs for Yule (Winter Solstice)
Happy Yule! "Yule" also known as "winter solstice" marks the beginning of not only the first day of winter, but the first day of the year. Yule can be celebrated from the 21st of December through January 1st (in the northern hemisphere.) Midsummer marks the point of equal lightness and darkness, right before the darkness… Continue reading Songs for Yule (Winter Solstice)
Halloween Recipe ~ Irish Griddle Cakes
The history of pancakes can be traced back to over 30,000 years ago, during the stone age! The ancient Greeks and Romans truly enjoyed their pancakes, which have also been connected to Africa, Asia, Europe, the Americas -- all over the world! Pancakes are not only tasty, but connect us with all cultures from the… Continue reading Halloween Recipe ~ Irish Griddle Cakes
Halloween Story ~ “The Witch’s Ghost”
Faye was born on halloween, and now, eighty years later, she was celebrating eight whole decades of being alive. The elder lady had never married or had children, as love was not in the cards for her. Instead, she dove herself into the world of witchcraft. Strengthening her gift of divination and communication with spirits,… Continue reading Halloween Story ~ “The Witch’s Ghost”
Halloween Recipe ~ Soul Cakes
Soul cakes are rich cookies that have been used traditionally by the British and Irish during the Middle Ages on Halloween. As children and the poor would go door-to-door in hopes of money or blessings, many homes would give out soul cakes. This is where the origin of trick-or-treating came from. Soul cakes have even… Continue reading Halloween Recipe ~ Soul Cakes
Quarantine Halloween ~ costume party with my cats!
Bad news... I couldn't decide on a costume this year. Good news... I don't have anywhere to go! It's just my cats and me, stuck at home! The Coven Cheerleader The Black Cat The Groovy Ballerina THE CATS... Venus's costume (left) is a black top featuring skeleton hands making the shape of a heart, along… Continue reading Quarantine Halloween ~ costume party with my cats!
Halloween Story ~ “Vampires in Love”
I have a secret. I'm no ordinary young woman -- I'm a vampire. I blend in well with society, covering up my true identity as best I can. I still go out in public, but not often. Not even my family knows my secret. I was attacked as a young girl by a vampire. As… Continue reading Halloween Story ~ “Vampires in Love”