Category Archives: Wheel of the Year

Harvest Ritual for Pagan Pride Day

This is a simple opening ritual that I helped facilitate at Kansas City Pagan Pride Day 2018.  The intent was to acknowledge the four primary purposes of the Pagan Pride Project: Charity, Community, Activism, and Education. === Participants Ritual Leader … Continue reading

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Spiritual Growth During the Winter Cycle

“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.” ― Albert Camus The Abrahamic religions practice that time is linear, beginning with the act of creation by God and that time will end … Continue reading

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Solstice Trivia Bingo at the Kansas Coffee Coven

Thanks to everyone that played Solstice Trivia Bingo at the Kansas Coffee Coven on Wednesday.  I had a lot of fun and I hope you did to. For those that are interested, here is the trivia questions.  I did NOT … Continue reading

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Venerating Our Ancestors — A Discussion at the Kansas Coffee Coven

I believe there is a strong familial pull as the influence of beloved ancestors continues with us from the other side of the veil. ~ James E. Faust During this time of year, we celebrate Samhain, Day of the Dead, … Continue reading

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A Time of Fertility – Building a foundation for continued growth

“A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path; it was trampled on, and the birds ate it up. Some fell on rocky ground, and when it came up, the … Continue reading

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Looking forward to Spring? – Exploring the methods of predicting its arrival

As I drove to work this morning I enjoyed seeing the beautiful white blanket of snow upon everything, but I am ready for Spring! Aren’t you? February 2nd in the Gaelic tradition is the day of the hag Cailleach.  The … Continue reading

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Happy Cross-Quarter Day – Rethinking the date of the Sabbat

Sergeant Howie: But they are … are naked. Lord Summerisle: Naturally!  It’s much too dangerous to jump through fire with your clothes on! ~ The Wicker Man The date of the upcoming Sabbat has always been confusing to me.  Why … Continue reading

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The Date of the First Quarter – Is Imbolc a Lunar Sabbat?

Before wristwatches and the modern calendar, people determined the date by looking at the moon and/or the sun.  A day consisted of a night and a day (in that order according to the Celts), the month was divided up based on … Continue reading

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Yule – Personal Lessons

Pagan’s like to look to the Wheel of the Year for life lessons and inspiration.  Yesterday we celebrated Yule, marked by the Winter Solstice (5:03 PM. Dec 21) and the shortest day of the year (9h 25m 6sec). As we … Continue reading

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The May Pole

The origins of the May Pole lie forever hidden in an impenetrable mist of pagan rituals and pre-Christian history. The Maypole and the dance around it is often regarded a major symbol of spring’s reawakening of sexuality found throughout nature.  … Continue reading

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