Magical Missives

Magical Missives are sent at the 8 Wheel of the Year Celebrations.  Connecting with the Seasons & Cycles reminds you to never lose your magic! Occasional extra emails may fly over when there is some timely bit of Wonder, Wisdom, & Whimsy that simply cannot wait, only things that pass our strict enchantment requirements will be sent.


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Mabon 2020

The wheel of the year turns once again… The seasons are shifting. The leaves are beginning to turn, the angle of the sunlight has a magical quality, and the days are getting shorter. The growing darkness can be a source of inspiration, untapped potential, and hidden treasure.  

The cycle of the year corresponds to the directions in the medicine wheel traditions of many groups. Autumn is associated with the West and the element of water. The dry conditions of late summer create a thirst that requires deep wells of fresh water in order to quench. So it is with our creative cycle as well! What do you thirst for? Read More…
 

Hope Homaging Holiday 2020

I declare a Hope Homaging Holiday!!!  Today is a day for paying homage to hope amidst the ominous apple-cart upset of 2020!

It’s been hard.  The fatigue is wearing on us all.  We each have our own personal coping mechanisms and capacity for action. No matter who you are and no matter how much your resilience and fortitude have been tested, you are finding your way.  You have made it this far.  In honor of that great work, today can be a hope-filled holiday or not – YOU PICK! Read More…


Lunasa 2020

It’s first harvest!

We’re halfway between summer solstice and the autumn equinox. My pea patch is abundant! All of that sunny heat on our gardens across the land creates such bounty, as long as you remember to water it! I had my first truly successful garden this year because mother nature took care of much of the watering early on.

Lughnasadh (pronounced loo-nah-sa) has the alternate spellings “Lughnasa” or “Lunasa” which is basically Irish language (which Americans like to call Gaelic because it is such a cool word, but the Irish just call it their language) for “August.” Here’s a humorous 32 second video to help you pronounce it correctly. This first harvest is also call “Lammas” by the English and by Roman Catholics. Read More…


Litha – Summer Solstice 2020

We are approaching the longest day of the (strangest) year – Summer Solstice.  Solstice comes from Latin meaning “sun stands still.”  We know the sun is not really standing still, but it certainly appears to as it’s daily path reaches it’s highest limit and begins it’s daily descent.  Daylight has increased each day since the Winter Solstice to this day of peak length of sunlight.  Then we shift to decreasing light each day.  We celebrate the light.

Celebrations called Litha (LEE-tha) or Midsummer’s Day, Gathering Day,  and St. John’s Day take place all over the world. Read More…


Moonbeam-Hopping Gala 2020

The Fae have taken me down so many rabbit holes lately, I simply cannot wait until Litha (Summer Solstice) to send you a magical missive!  I looked at my trusty faery calendar and found that today is the Moonbeam-Hopping Gala!  Read More…


Beltane 2020

BeltaneBlessings to you!  It’s pronounced Beal-tinnya, but everyone just says Bel-tane, so I don’t bother trying to say it correctly.  In the Wheel of the Year, May 1st is the celebration of the return of fertility to the land.  Celebrating the coming of summer with a Fire Festival, or perhaps with a Maypole dance is common.  You may also be familiar with other May Day traditions such as leaving flowers on the steps of your neighbors houses. Read More…


Vernal Equinox – Ostara 2020

Do you love the beauty of a sunrise as much as I do?  The sun rises in the East. Add “er” and you get Easter which in old English is Ēostre (OHS-truh or EST-truh), or Ostara (o-STAHR-uh).  In the Wheel of the Year this day is known as the Vernal Equinox.  It is one of two days per year in which the amount of daylight and darkness are equal.  Daylight will increase from now until the Summer Solstice.  It is a time of new beginnings, light, & rebirth. Click the links for more about Ostara, rabbits, eggs and the symbolism of springRead More…


Imbolc 2020

On my walk to the river today, little bitty daisies were springing up everywhere!  While I’m still in full-on snuggle mode, I do feel a stirring of motivation. The dust bunnies are calling. The lengthening daylight is showing me things I’ve neglected.  It’s Imbolc, marking the half-way point between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox.  Winter is loosening its grip and spring is beginning to stir.  Read More…


Magical Missives are sent at the 8 Wheel of the Year Celebrations.  Connecting with the Seasons & Cycles reminds you to never lose your magic! Occasional extra emails may fly over when there is some timely bit of Wonder, Wisdom, & Whimsy that simply cannot wait, only things that pass our strict enchantment requirements will be sent.