Tag Archives: Wheel of the Year

Citrus Pomanders- A Magickal Winter Craft

Here’s another magickal recipe that you can make from ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen. If not, there’s nothing here that a quick trip to the grocery won’t fix.
Aside from smelling simply delicious, these pomanders that have become Winter Holiday favorites actually have their roots in witchery and folklore.
Oranges are magickal representations of the return of the Sun and bring fertility, good luck, Continue reading

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Dia de los Angelitos

Today we continue the celebration of our beloved dead. The day after Hallowe’en and the day before Dia de los Muertos is dedicated to the babies and children we have lost, always too soon.  This is my precious grandson, Bishop, who passed suddenly and unexpectedly from SIDS in 2007. Of all my losses, his was the most devastating.  If you have lost a child of any age, my heart goes out to you.  Continue reading

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The Thinning of the Veil – Celebrations of Life and Death

It’s that time of year and as Hallowe’en rushes toward us, I’ve been so busy with homeschooling the grand witches and writing your tarot forecasts and Daily Focus posts,  (as well as all the garden pre-winter cleanup) I just have … Continue reading

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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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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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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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