Category Archives: Wheel of the Year

Ancestor Season in Thornesworld

Sometime around the first of October is when I get serious.  Ancestor season has arrived. Winter is the time I go inward, both physically and magickally… Continue reading

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It’s Feeling Fall

As you can see, it’s time to chop down the sunflowers and save some seeds for munching as well as for sharing with the birds.  If you look up to the top right of the drooping sunflowers you’ll see a few small yellow flowers atop those tall, swaying stalks…
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Blessings of the Autumnal Equinox to All!

Mabon by Robin ap Clericus. Autumnal equinox returns once more, The waning year knocking at the door. But instead of joy at the equal time, Tis sorrow that has turned me to rhyme. For as I wake on this wondrous … Continue reading

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Vernal Equinox – Beginnings and Renewal

The first day of spring, the Vernal or Spring Equinox, occurs between March 20th and 21st here in the northern hemisphere.  This year it’s today, March 20, (at 2:58 PM, here where I live). Many pagans and Wiccans celebrate it … Continue reading

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Imbolc, St Brigid’s Day, & Groundhog Day – A Cross Quarter Celebration by Any Name

Halfway between Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox and it’s time to party, right? In Thornesworld this means a cleaning of the altar, some Calendula and Swiss Chard that made it through winter as offerings, baking some herb and seed breads … Continue reading

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The Thinning of the Veil – Celebrations of Life and Death

Many years ago I began a personal tradition of seasonal rituals, offerings and acknowledgment of my ancestors and loved ones who had passed beyond the veil. I had small mementos, cremains and ethnic items representing my somewhat mixed heritage all … Continue reading

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Fall Housecleaning, The Witchy Way

Here in Thornesworld I’m not all that hot on Spring Cleaning.  In the spring I’m just too busy getting outdoors in the garden to really clean house. I know, I know. Spring cleaning began as the way to clean out … Continue reading

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First Harvest- A Happy and Blessed Lammas to You

Lammas, Lughnasadh, First Harvest.  That’s today, August first, here in the Northern hemisphere. It’s one of the four cross quarter days that fall midway between each set of solstices and equinoxes on the wheel of the year. I’m not Wiccan, … Continue reading

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