Cottagecore can be classified as an aesthetic, style, or fashion. But the roots of cottagecore go deeper -- as a movement. Photo by Andrea Piacquadio on Pexels.com As a movement This movement began during the late 2010s, and really picked up by the start of the 2020s. It can be classified as a counterculture, like… Continue reading Cottagecore | Return to nature and slow-living
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)
Little Pixie ~ Seasons (Part X)
An IntroductionWavesShadowsTsunamiThunderFireEarthquakeApocalypseWoodlandSeasons Nixie, the little pixie, had turned the age of twenty-two -- a significant age for nature spirits. Twenty-two meant bondage and partnership. At this age, many nature spirits either met their lover for the first time, married, gave birth, or strengthened their bond with their current partner. Nixie stood by the lake and… Continue reading Little Pixie ~ Seasons (Part X)
Little Pixie ~ Apocalypse (Part VIII)
The twelfth-year classmates gathered round to say their goodbyes to one another. Half of them would go on to get married, the other half would be leaving the village to find their soulmates elsewhere. Nixie would be heading out west. They had a festival which included live music, a few performances (including Nixie and others… Continue reading Little Pixie ~ Apocalypse (Part VIII)
Little Pixie ~ Tsunami (Part IV)
Nixie, the little pixie, had an appointment with a shaman doctor -- who used prayer and plant medicine to heal. While awaiting his arrival, Nixie was trying to explain to her mom that her shaman, who she had been going to since she was a newborn, was making her feel uncomfortable. Lately, every time he… Continue reading Little Pixie ~ Tsunami (Part IV)
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 harvest… Continue reading Happy Lammas!
Happy Summer Solstice! (Midsummer) Today marks the first day of summer, when light has peaked. It is the longest day of the year as the sunlight is at its brightest. From here on, the light will gradually begin to decrease as darkness once again comes forward -- however, lightness still prevails. And it won't be… Continue reading Summer Playlist
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 choice… Continue 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. These… Continue reading Mythology Monday ~ Nymphs!