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)”

Mythology ~ The Golden Age & Cyclical Time

Greek Mythology: Ages of Man Greek mythology says that humans have gone through five stages of existence. It started out with the Golden Age. This was a time of absolute joy. It was always spring, as the weather never changed and seasons didn’t exist. The sun was always shining and providing sufficient warmth. Everyone wouldContinue reading “Mythology ~ The Golden Age & Cyclical Time”

Happy Lammas!

Lammas takes place on August 1st-2nd, marking the period between midsummer (first day of summer) and the first day of autumn! We are letting go of summer and welcoming the coming of fall. Lammas is pronounced like “lom-us” and sort of sounds like you are saying “llamas.” It’s derived from “loaf-mass,” marking the first harvestContinue reading “Happy Lammas!”

Mythology ~ Goddess Isis

Goddess Isis is the most legendary goddess of ancient Egyptian mythology. Most dynamic of all, she is goddess of almost everything — most famously known as goddess of love, motherhood, fertility, magic, mystery, healing, death, and rebirth. Her Greek name is “Isis” while the ancient Egyptians called her “Aset” or “Iset.” In the beginning times,Continue reading “Mythology ~ Goddess Isis”

Flow Friday ~ Why I wear head coverings

As of April, I have made the decision to cover my head. I’ve been using headbands and headscarves. I want to explain my reasoning for this — both spiritual and practical. Disclaimer: let me mention that this is a personal choice. In no way am I saying that this is right, or forcing this choiceContinue reading “Flow Friday ~ Why I wear head coverings”

Mythology Monday ~ Nymphs!

In Greek mythology, nymphs are supernatural, female incarnations of nature — the plants, flowers, trees, mountains, wind, sea, etc. Nymphs are minor goddesses: more powerful than humans yet a step below the gods & goddesses. Nymphs are typically depicted as beautiful and graceful women with soft, sweet appearances. Often, they are confused for fairies. TheseContinue reading “Mythology Monday ~ Nymphs!”

Book Review: “Legendary Ladies” by Ann Shen

I recently added a new book to my collection called “Legendary Ladies: 50 Goddesses to Empower and Inspire You.” It goes over many famous goddesses from mythologies of all origins. Each goddess comes with a synopsis that includes her story, her characteristics, and what she represents. It also has beautiful illustrations. These ladies are categorizedContinue reading “Book Review: “Legendary Ladies” by Ann Shen”