The wheat is ready to be harvested and the last fruits of summer are ripening. It must be Lammas! Lammas is a holiday that marks the grain harvest. The Anglo-Saxons would bring a loaf of bread made from the first harvest of … [Read more...] about What is Lammas?
What is Beltane? It is a celebration of fertility, love, and spring. It has Celtic roots and marks the middle point between the Spring Equinox and Summer Solstice. Celebrations typically include the use of bonfires and May … [Read more...] about What is Beltane?
Imbolc is the perfect time to welcome back the light into your life. It's a time to honor the longer days and returning warmth of the sun, to acknowledge the first signs of spring and fading power of winter. It's a time of … [Read more...] about A Simple Ritual for Imbolc to Welcome Back the Light
One of my favorite holiday memories is making sugar cookies with my mom and sister during the holidays. We'd make the batter, roll them out, bake them and then the best part, decorate them! They've become an inseparable part … [Read more...] about A Classic & Simple Sugar Cookie Recipe
God Jul & Seasons Greetings! December has arrived and with it the promise of new life and return of the sun at Yule! The days may be getting ever shorter and ever darker, but Yule is right around the corner and that is … [Read more...] about What is Yule?
As the holiday season draws near, so too does the holiday shopping season. What will you get the socially conscious and environmentally conscious people in your lives? it can be a huge challenge to find the right gift while … [Read more...] about Shopping For Hippies: A Conscious Gift Giving Guide
The leaves have fallen from the trees. The wind's bite turns cold, and spirits long gone roam the lands once more. Through the darkness orange jack-o-lanterns light the night, as offerings of apples and prayers to the … [Read more...] about What is Samhain?
The golden rays of the sun filter through multicolored leaves to the forest floor. The forest floor is covered with dropped leaves, some recent, others dull and bleached from past falls. The smell of decaying leaves hangs in … [Read more...] about What is Mabon?
Midsummer. Litha. St. John's Day. Summer Solstice. It's known by many names, and celebrated by many traditions and religions. Whatever you call it and however you celebrate Midsummer, it marks the beginning of summer. … [Read more...] about What is Midsummer?
May is one of my favorite months. For me it is true spring. As a native New Englander, Spring often comes late, and in spurts of hot days followed by snow followed by mud, and finally followed by spring. It is the first time … [Read more...] about Seasonal Celebrations for May