Monthly Archives: April 2019

Walpurgisnacht: Origins and Celebrations

In honor of my German heritage, I did some research in order to better understand the origin of the Teutonic version of the Celtic holiday, Beltane. Not surprisingly, there is some conflicting information on the internet regarding this subject so … Continue reading

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The Easter Witch?

The Easter Witch? Yes, that’s what I said!. There was an interesting AP article by Matti Huuhtanen that appeared in my newspaper three years ago entitled “Little Witches in Finland Cast Good Spells Before Easter.” (Google it!) Needless to say, … Continue reading

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April Full Moon: Pink Moon/Beaver Moon

According to the Farmer’s Almanac, the name of April’s full moon, which occurs on the 19th, “came from the herb moss pink, or wild ground phlox, which is one of the earliest widespread flowers of the spring. As a way … Continue reading

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Spring Ritual

Here is the ritual we used at Sunday night’s Welcoming Circle: SPRING RITUAL CASTING THE CIRCLE—David Taliesin Light the green candle and say: Ostara is behind us, Easter is before us, And spring has just begun. Baby plants are emerging … Continue reading

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