Reflections

Reflections on Lammas/Lughnasadh and Imbolc

  Imbolc and Lammas/Lughnasadh are the two Sabbats I struggle with the most. It’s not that I flat out hate these Sabbats, it’s just that I feel incredibly uninspired by them. I think it’s worth noting that these two complement each other on the Wheel of the Year. Perhaps it because of the climate here. At Imbolc, it’s still bitterly cold, possibly the coldest time of the year- you can’t really get out and stomp on the ground to awaken- the ground is still covered in snow. With Lammas/Lughnasadh, the opposite applies; it doesn’t feel nor look like the first […]

Things I’ve Learned Since I’ve Joined A Coven…so far

  These are some of the lessons I’ve learned since joining a coven in 2011. It’s probably not complete, and I know I’ve got a lot to learn, but I figured I’d share what I’ve learned thus far. Inclusivity is key. Recently, there was a beautiful public ritual where the focus was to get reconnected with joy. The work was to create a mandala with chalk. Some of the ritual goers couldn’t get down on the ground to participate. Also, the ritual took place on one of the hottest days of the year. For those who could participate it was very […]

Stepping Away from the Screen

  I’ve got to get better at unplugging.   I realize the irony of sitting here typing this statement to be posted online. I recognize the irony of having four tabs (none of which have anything to do with the topic at hand) open on my browser as I write and that the TV is on for noise in the background; my phone right beside me in case someone calls or texts. I know I’m not the only one plugged in as much, and that there are people who are more addicted. There’s a couple of reasons why I’ve come to this realization. I’ve been reading The Voice of the Earth: […]

What Does It Mean To Be A Priest or Priestess?

  I’ve been planning on taking my 2nd Degree by the end of this year. Until recently, individuals that obtained their 2nd degrees didn’t go by priest or priestess, however there is now a precedent to do so.I’ve been reflecting on what those terms mean to me as I prepare to take this step. Mainly, my question is framed as, “What does being a priest or priestess mean? Which do you serve: the Gods or the Community? What does that role look like in public vs in private?” Starting with the Merriam Webster website definitions we get:       […]