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
Mythology | Dionysus
Dionysus, the Greek god of wine, surprisingly draws many parallels to Jesus Christ. Pronunciation: DIE-un-EYE-sis Birth of Dionysus (Story #1: Semele) The story begins with Zeus ("King of all gods") having yet another affair on his wife, Hera. He fell in love with a mortal princess named Semele and eventually impregnated her. When Hera found… Continue reading Mythology | Dionysus
Flower Essences ~ Pomegranate
And so begins a new series on flower essences! Thanks to Black Rabbit Tea Lady for bringing "flower essences" to my attention -- something I have just recently learned about and continue to educate myself on. So as a way of spreading the knowledge, and also teaching myself at the same time, I'm going to… Continue reading Flower Essences ~ Pomegranate
Mythology ~ Persephone (and Hades)
Persephone is an ancient Greek goddess -- who's name is pronounced like purr-seff-uh-nee (rhymes with Stephanie.) The energy surrounding Persephone is very dark, gothic, and almost gloomy. Yet ironically, she is associated with springtime and fertility. Representing death and rebirth, Persephone draws many parallels to the goddesses Isis and Kali. Persephone is the daughter of… Continue reading Mythology ~ Persephone (and Hades)
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!