Celebrate the Rising of the Hunter’s Moon

Tonight, there will be a glorious full autumn moon you won't want to miss. The Hunter's Moon will be in the full moon phase at 6:49 a.m. in the sign of Aries. Look for the moonrise at 7:14 p.m. EST in Virginia. The Hunter's Moon was so named by Native American tribes because it was... Continue Reading →

Meaningful Ways to Celebrate the Autumn Equinox

The Autumn Equinox, also known as the first day of autumn, occurs every year. This year, the Autumn Equinox takes place today, September 22nd at 9:03 pm in Northern Virginia (it takes place at the same time everywhere but the time zones are different). During an equinox, day and night are of equal length. So... Continue Reading →

Create an autumn sacred space

Many people have a space in their home where they display pictures, cards, trophies, religious items and other mementos of love, reverence and pride.  Think about how people use mantels and decorate them for the holidays and throughout the year. I don't have a mantel, so I use my bookcases, but the idea is the... Continue Reading →

Fortune-Telling Games for Halloween

Since the time of the Druids, Halloween has been a time for divination, or forecasting future events with magic.  Many of these fortune-telling games have been traditionally played at Halloween parties, and most involve apples. Apple Peel: Try to peel an apple without breaking the peel.  Take the curly strip of peel and throw it... Continue Reading →

Cast a magical spell

Ready for a little self care? Get in the spirit of Halloween with these magical and relaxing rituals. Candle Magic Photo by Breakingpic on Pexels.comHave you ever blown out a candle and made a wish? That is a version of candle magic. Jack o'lanterns? Originally created to chase away evil spirits. Just as with stones,... Continue Reading →

Cast a magical Harvest Moon circle

The Harvest Moon is here! Some believe this Harvest Moon -- the closest full moon to the autumnal equinox -- has special significance this year because it takes place on Friday the 13th. There are 13 full moons in a year and Friday is associated with the goddess, Venus. The moon is also associated with... Continue Reading →

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