Category Archives: Easter

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 last year entitled “Little Witches in Finland Cast Good Spells Before Easter.” (Google it!) Needless to say, it … Continue reading

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Ostara: Balance and Growth

This coming Monday, April 20, is the Pagan Sabbat of Ostara which is always celebrated on the vernal equinox.  Since we have equal hours of sunlight and moonlight on Ostara, it’s an opportunity to celebrate the balance of all things: … Continue reading

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Happy Eostre…Or Is That Easter? Or Ostara?

Here comes Peter Cottontail, hopping down the bunny trail. Hippy, hoppity, Eostre’s on its way!  Or is that Easter?  Or Ostara?  To be honest, it’s really hard to tell the difference.  Nearly every Christian tradition associated with the celebration of … Continue reading

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Time Keeps On Ticking

People mark time in different ways. Some of us carry a physical calendar with us to keep track of events and appointments. Others use a virtual one on our cell phones. Some have four seasons and all the delightful changes … Continue reading

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April: Moon of the Waters

April 4th’s full moon is known by some Pagans as the “moon of the waters.”  It embodies the old saying that “April showers bring May flowers.”  The rains of April help the earth to turn green again.  It seems like … Continue reading

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