Whimsical and Wise: The Victorian Fairy Tarot, Part Two

The Victorian Fairy Tarot By Lunaea Weatherstone, with art by Gary Lippincott Copyright 2013, ISBN 978-0-7387-3131-5 Llewellyn Publications http://www.llewellyn.com Yesterday, I posted my review of the Victorian Fairy Tarot, a new deck by Goddess Priestess and Tarot master, Lunaea Weatherstone, with art by Gary A. Lippincott. I decided to use the deck for a reading … Read more

Blessings of Midsummer’s Eve!

Hand in hand, with Fairy grace, Will we sing, and bless this place. ~ Titania, from William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, today is the last day of Spring.  This is Midsummer’s Eve, the night before the sabbat of Litha (Summer Solstice). Besides Samhain and Beltane, this … Read more

Sorry, Patrick..I’m Still with the Snakes

This is an encore of my post last year. Instead of the troublesome Patrick, I will be honoring the older Ones on this day. May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow, And may trouble avoid you wherever you go. Today is Trefuilnid Treochair (Truh-FWEEL-nid Tray-oh-CARE) in the Celtic traditions. This is considered the premier … Read more

Saturday Poetry

THE LORDS OF SHADOW by Fiona MacLeod (William Sharp) Where the water whispers mid the shadowy rowan-trees I have heard the Hidden People like the hum of swarming bees: And when the moon has risen and the brown burn glisters grey I have seen the Green Host marching in laughing disarray. Dalua then must sure … Read more

Encounters With The Little People

I rise in silence, steadfast in the elements with thought a smoke-blue veil drawn round me. Seasons clothe me in laurel and bittersweet, in ice but my heart is constant… — from Smoky Mountain Woman © Marilou Awiakta, from her collection, *Abiding Appalachia: Where Mountain and Atom Meet As the magic of Summer Solstice approaches, … Read more

Blessings of Beltane Eve!

This May Eve, as I burn, Year wheel take another turn. Fire flame and fire bright, Bless us on this May Eve night. Today is May Eve, Walpurgisnacht, Beltane Eve! One of the most magical nights of the year, in Germany, Walpurgisnacht begins at sunrise today and ends at sunrise on the first day of … Read more

Back .. temporarily..

When you have completed 95 percent of your journey, you are only halfway there. — Japanese Proverb Dear ones – what a fantastic time I had with my beloveds on my retreat in West Virginia.  We worked deep magic, blessed by the beautiful land and the sweet beginnings of Springtime in the Appalachian mountains.  We … Read more