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19 Days of Illuminated Darkness: Day Nine

The Magician, The High Priestess and The Hermit Today’s post looks at three cards of the Tarot-Major Arcana and how they may be used to allow you to reach behind (what has past of the Solar Wheel) and to bring … Continue reading

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19 Days of illuminated Darkness: Day Seven

Yuletide  Celebrations Todays post focuses on some of the ways the season of Yule is celebrated. Although in many cases the celebration of Yule coincides with the astronomical date of the Winter Solstice, they are distinct in that Yule is … Continue reading

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19 Days of Illuminated Darkness: Day Six

Reflection In the Dark Today is an excellent day for finding solitude and quietly reflecting in the darkness. During this busy time of the year when you are called to be more social and engage with others, the energy of … Continue reading

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19 Days of Illuminated Darkness: Day Five

Butterfly Wings Today’s post is a little gift of flash fiction I wrote many years ago in the spirit of the season. Enjoy… The birds woke me early this morning! Their insistent chirping sounded like a chorus of excited children … Continue reading

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19 Days of Illuminated Darkness: Day Four

Solstice Correspondences It’s always fun to sort through all of the things that are relevant and have been used for celebrations of the Sabbats. There are so many for the Winter Solstice/Yule because of the cluster of other holidays that … Continue reading

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19 Days of Illuminated Darkness: Day Three

The Holly King and the Oak King Each holds sway and hand of might Upon the year’s Great Wheel. In each domain one shall be King As wax and wane of Light Move within nature’s cyclic plan. Solstice Kings, though … Continue reading

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19 Days of Illuminated Darkness: Day Two

Today’s post speaks to the cycle of the sun and what is designated as the Light and Dark halves of the year. Take a journey with me through the quarter and cross-quarter days and find the place of return to … Continue reading

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19 Days of Illuminated Darkness-Day One

The Gift of the Winter Solstice aka. Yule Welcome to 19 Days! Day One we take a look at one of the ways the Winter Solstice is celebrated. Yule, is a quarter day Sabbat on the Great Wheel of the … Continue reading

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19-Days of Illuminated Darkness: Bonus Post #4

Tomorrow is the Winter Solstice! My story is complete and Part Two is ready to take you into the woods… Part Two: ….Flickering light shone through the trees and the smell of fragrant wood burning wafted through the air….. Lily … Continue reading

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19-Days of Illuminated Darkness: Bonus Post #3

Just to set the mood and take you into the snowy woods, please enjoy a Solstice Story in Two Parts… Part One Lily pulled on her warmest coat and snow boots, ready for an adventure outside. Snow had been falling … Continue reading

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