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Irish-American Witchcraft: Winter Court Wisdom

We are moving into what is usually the coldest part of winter in my area, and I find myself contemplating the wisdom I have learned from the darker Fey. Source: Irish-American Witchcraft: Winter Court Wisdom Advertisements

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22 Celtic Winter Solstice Customs & Traditions

Fáilte ort féin, a ghrian nan tráth, ‘S tu siubhal ard nan speur; Do cheumaibh treun air sgéith nan ard, ‘S tu máthair áigh nan reul. Thu laighe síos an cuan na díth Gun díobhail is […] Source: 22 Celtic

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Irish-American Witchcraft: Dangerous Fairies, Winter, and Staying Safe – Agora

It’s a good time to remember that there are more dangers in winter than just black ice and hypothermia. Source: Irish-American Witchcraft: Dangerous Fairies, Winter, and Staying Safe – Agora

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Mythical Ireland blog: A glorious dawn announces the beginning of winter as sunrise shines into the chamber of Cairn L, Loughcrew

Source: Mythical Ireland blog: A glorious dawn announces the beginning of winter as sunrise shines into the chamber of Cairn L, Loughcrew

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The Cailleach: Gaelic Goddess of Winter

Explores the Gaelic goddess of winter, and her associations in Celtic lore and culture. Also discusses similar figures in Germanic and Slavic tradition. Source: The Cailleach: Gaelic Goddess of Winter

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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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Winter has come!

Winter has come, and it is indeed glorious!   Glorious? But we are all snowed in! There’s ice on the streets, and it’s so cold out!   Yes, that may be true. And I truly sympathize with those that must

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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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6 Ancient Tributes to Winter

A wonderful entry on Ancient Tributes to the Winter Solstice.   It describes several sites where the Winter Solstice was celebrated, such as Stonehenge, Newgrange and Maes Howe, as well as others around the world. ********* Don’t miss information on

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Happy Solstice!

Ah, December. The ringing of jingle bells until you want to smash the little buggers whenever they appear, the mad dash for holiday gifts, the dreaded anticipation of hordes of relatives appearing at your doorstep.   And yet, it is

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November – a time of growing darkness

As the fun and mystery of Hallowe’en/Samhain passes on, we enter the month of increasing darkness and introspection. For Americans, it’s a time of thankfulness. A time to remember those of us we love, and gather them for food and

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