Half-Assed Witchery, Holidays, Uncategorized

Getting Into the Spirit of Imbolc

Greetings, gentle readers!  I have indeed been absent for a bit, but I’m going to claim my right to winter hibernation to excuse that lapse, because frankly, winter totally sucks.  Well, maybe not everything about winter totally sucks (my kid was born on February 5th, after all!), but the weather certainly does.  Especially after the holidays drain every last ounce…

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Half-Assed Witchery, Holidays, Planners and Journals, Wheel of the Year

Keeping Mind, Body, and Spirit in Balance with Planners and Journals

As I talked about in my article about The Dark Mother, this time of year always sends my anxiety into overdrive and makes me feel very off-kilter – like walking-on-eggshells-through-a-minefield off-kilter – and it doesn’t help that everybody around me is probably feeling the same way, so they’re just as keyed up and touchy as I am.  When my anxiety…

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FOOD!, Half-Assed Witchery, Holidays, Wheel of the Year

Lammas: One Corny Sabbat Celebration

While it often plays second fiddle to wheat in Lammas observances, corn is plentiful during this season and deserves a little celebrating of its own.   I experimented with this awesome cornbread recipe and fancied it up by stirring in a chopped jalapeño, some frozen sweet corn kernels, some Fiesta Blend cheese, and some dried cherry tomatoes. These gorgeous muffins were crumbly…

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Half-Assed Witchery, Holidays, Philosophy

Groundhog Day and Imbolc

Firstly, apologies for the long absence.  To keep it short, Winter sucks.  Which is why today’s entry makes it all better…or at least starting to be better. One of my favorite fascinations in life is learning about the rituals that spawned the traditions we now follow around some of our weirder holidays, such as Groundhog Day (February 2 in the…

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