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Merry Beltaine!

Merry Beltane! Beltane evokes images of Maypole dancing and pagan delight. And well it should! Beltaine, Beltane, or Lá Bealtaine in the Irish, is a Gaelic festival celebrating the halfway point between the spring equinox (March 21) and the summer solstice (June

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Brigid’s Blessings on the Celtic Fire Festival of Imbolc

On Imbolc Eve Irish & Scottish women would clean and prepare their household for Brigid’s blessings during the night.She was said to visit virtuous houses. Source: Brigid’s Blessings on the Celtic Fire Festival of Imbolc

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Merry Beltane!

Beltane evokes images of Maypole dancing and pagan delight. And well it should! Beltaine, Beltane, or Lá Bealtaine in the Irish, is a Gaelic festival celebrating the halfway point between the spring equinox (March 21) and the summer solstice (June 21) (opposite

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Spring is here!

Spring is here, Spring is here, Life is Skittles and Life is Beer I think the loveliest time of the year Is the spring, I do, don’t you? ‘Course you do!   In the words of the immortal Tom Lehrer,

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March is here, ring the bluebells!

March has many images in my mind. Windy, rainy, blowing in the spring on wings of bluster. When I was growing up in south Florida, it was already 90 degrees on most days in March, so it held less transitive

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Imbolc is coming

Imbolc is upon us in just a couple of weeks.   What is Imbolc? It is a returning of the light. It is a day of hope, of reassurance that the sun will come back and grace us with its

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