The Corn Moon: Lore and a Recipe

‘Tis the esbat of the August Corn Moon – the first moon of the “Harvest Festival” period. Like the title suggests, the Corn Moon coincides with the reaping of the corn crop, and it is a celebrated time of abundance, generosity, and sharing with others.  This full moon is also known as the Sturgeon Moon…

The 13th: A Peaceful, Magickal Day for the Gaia Oracle

My first three readings with the beautiful “Gaia Oracle” by Toni Carmine Salerno. Gaia Oracle “Four Card Spread”: 1. Past (Past influences of the situation) Eternal Love A new page turned in your life and gave you a period of happiness, harmony, and fulfillment. You felt free of the worry and doubt that had cast…

Tea and a Poem: Lemon Verbena

I’m a fan of lemon-flavored teas and also of using things fresh from my garden. Easy, breezy “recipes” are even better. It doesn’t get any simpler or more natural than this. Pick a few leaves from your Lemon Verbena, pour a cup of boiling water over them, let steep, and voila – Lemon Verbena Tea….

Crabapple Bread for Lughnasadh

We’ve entered the most dreadful month of the year and I had almost forgotten today was a sabbat.  August 1st marks the beginning of the harvest festivals, and this particular pagan holiday celebrates the “Harvest of the Grain.”  So instead of taking it easy and relaxing – as was my plan after I couldn’t bring…