Category Archives: Wheel of the Year

Beltane: Bonfires and May Poles, Oh My!

Beltane is celebrated on May 1st or at moonrise on April 30th. This Sabbat marks the halfway point between the spring equinox and the summer solstice. Almost everything about this holiday is debated and/or shrouded in mystery. Every source I … 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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June: Moon of Life (Mead Moon, Dyad Moon, Honey Moon, Strawberry Moon)

This moon occurs before the full heat of the summer.  It’s a time to enjoy a soft, green season where rains nourish the world around us and everything is vibrant and alive. Where I live it is also called the … Continue reading

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May: Moon of the Faeries (May 4th)

I must confess that when Sookie Stackhouse discovered that she was a faerie on the TV series True Blood, I let out an audible groan.  I was O.K. with sexy vampires and werewolves but, faeries?  I just wasn’t feeling it!  … 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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Marking Time, Part 2

I gave yesterday’s post a little more thought and came up with a theory as to why many Christians are, unfortunately, antagonistic to their Pagan brothers and sisters.  If Christians view time in a linear fashion, then everything new that … Continue reading

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Marking Time, Part 1

In his insightful book, Pagans and Christians: The Personal Spiritual Experience, Gus DiZerega explores the different ways Pagans and Christians mark time.  Regarding Pagans, he says “The Pagan view of cyclic time leads us to focusing more on process than … Continue reading

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