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Category: Spiritual

Simple Ways to Celebrate Samhain

Can you feel the energy in the air? It’s a palatable thing, one I feel growing more intense as Samhain looms just around the corner. This time, ya’ll, just resonates somewhere deep inside me. The veil connecting our world and the Otherworld is thinnest, and so, I use this time to honor and connect with my ancestors. In days’ past, death was regarded as a natural part of life, just…

Mabon: The Autumn Equinox

Wishing everyone a wonderful Mabon! ◊ ◊ ◊ Mabon is a time of equality, as the hours of light and dark are in balance. It is the also the Second Harvest, a time when our ancestors would cull any animals needed to sustain them through Winter, while also starting to harvest the last of their crops. Together, most communities would share a huge feast. I like to consider it the “Thanksgiving” of the Pagan religion. Take…

Celebrating the Sturgeon Moon

While August sweeps in under a haze of oppressive heat, it also brings the ripening of crops. It is a time when we begin to see the fruits of our labor, quite literally! Anyone who grows their own food knows that feeling of picking the first tomatoes, peppers, corn, etc. and sitting down to eat it. We invest so much time, energy, and hope into that first harvest, and the victorious feeling of success is…