Dutch Apple Bread for Mabon

I’m finally posting another recipe blog! It’s been several months since I’ve done one of these, and I had to make a dessert over the weekend, so it seemed like a good opportunity to dress up this sweet, cakey quickbread in a display of Mabon flair – hence the corresponding fruits of the “Apple and…

A Green Woman Salad for Beltane

So the plan was to post this blog yesterday, but my first day of May was extremely busy. I was up until almost midnight just accomplishing getting my photos in the draft and I had to call it quits and go to bed. Not that it matters, this isn’t a “holiday deadline recipe” or anything,…

Celestial February: Snow and Sunset from the Heavens

Finally! A real Snow Day. Today was much more than a “dusting” – roads were declared slick and dangerous, schools were canceled, and I stayed home from work to avoid the mess. I’ll make it up tomorrow. I was able to able to get some nice winter shots on my walk to the nearby creek…

A Blessed Imbolc

Busy. Busy. Busy. That’s what I’ve been yesterday, today, and will be tomorrow. It’s the sabbat of Imbolc – a celebration of reawakening and renewal; hence a good time for early “spring cleaning.”I spent the late afternoon into most of last night rearranging my furniture and cleaning in my bedroom. I gave it a makeover,…

Wheel of Fortune for New Year’s

A couple weeks ago I opened a fortuneless fortune cookie. At first I thought it was probably considered a “bad omen”, but after looking it up online, it’s apparently the opposite. Getting a fortuneless fortune cookie is supposed to be good luck because you are “owed a fortune” and something good is supposed to happen…

November Sights, Thoughts and Weird Feelings

One of the most terrifying things about life is how fast time flies.  It’s scary to think about how it feels like 2019 just recently got here and we’re already at the tail end of November.It scares me even more knowing that every year seems to go by quicker and quicker, and every late December…

Full Moon Oracle, More Synchronicities & A Word About Intuition

Another 13th. Another full moon. Another card reading. If I’m starting to sound like a broken record, I apologize. There are things in this post I did not want to ramble on about again either. I’m downing some caffeine and forcing myself to write up this blog. I am so out of it. I feel…

Early Autumn Enchantment: The Story of Persephone and Hades

The trees are slowly starting to turn, pumpkins are making their appearance around town, and Halloween decor is spookingly-gracing the aisles of all the stores. This cusp period of Mabon and the New Moon is my cue to write a magickal blog on my favorite mythological duo – the Lord and Lady of the Underworld…

Friday the 13th Full Harvest Moon

The only thing that sounds more magickal and spookier than a full moon on a Friday the 13th…is a full moon on Friday the 13th in October. But a full Harvest Moon in September is quite enchanting in its own right and it’s no surprise this eerie lunar event made headlines. My Friday the 13th…

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…