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Happy Halloween to All Our Readers !

October 29, 2016 // 1 Comment

Some Halloween traditions can be traced back to the ancient Celts and their belief that spirits of the deceased were able to wander the Earth during Samhain. Treats were laid out to appease the spirits, and costumes were worn so the living would blend in with the departed. If you encounter spiders in your house on [ ...click to read more ]

Spring Letter

March 1, 2016 // 1 Comment

Turmeric [Natural News] “Turmeric has long been one of the most prized spices from the East, but its benefits extend far beyond the wonderful flavor and color it lends to many recipes. The health-promoting properties of turmeric have been known for millennia, but only recently has it been discovered that the [ ...click to read more ]

January is National Hot Tea Month

January 12, 2016 // 0 Comments

January is National Hot Tea Month, and what better way to kick off your New Year resolutions than with a healthful cup of tea ! Teas in general contain antioxidants, and both green and black teas include a few that are unique to each of them. Studies show that drinking green tea (which contains more antioxidant [ ...click to read more ]

Yule Blessings

December 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

First day of winter is Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015 at 04:88 UTC. Celtic Blessing – Prayer The food is put away for winter The crops are set aside to feed us The cattle are come down from the fields The sheep are in from the pasture The land is cold, the sea is stormy, the sky is gray The nights are dark, but we [ ...click to read more ]

Ostara ~ Rise and Shine

March 16, 2015 // 6 Comments

Ostara, also known as Easter, Lady Day and The Festival of Trees… Ostara is the celebration of the Spring [ vernal ] Equinox when day and night balance. Astronomically, the Sun crosses the Celestial Equator at this time. The vernal Equinox usually falls on March 20th – 21st. The name for the festival is [ ...click to read more ]

Saving the Monarchs

February 12, 2015 // 4 Comments

Growing up as a child in Virginia, one of my fondest memories was watching the spring and autumn migrations of the orange and black butterflies we call monarchs. It’s with great sorrow that I recently learned they are on the brink of extinction, due in large part to the eradication of milkweed, the plant they [ ...click to read more ]

Imbolc

January 28, 2015 // 4 Comments

Celebrated on the 1st of February, Imbolc means in the belly, because our mother the Earth is expecting. She’s expecting spring, and so we celebrate the transformation of old woman winter into young maiden spring. Imbolc is referred to by others as  Saint Brigid’s Day. It is a Gaelic festival marking [ ...click to read more ]