Dryad

Quickening Moon

February’s Full Moon is known as the Quickening Moon. It is still winter. The skies are grey and the weather is cold and stormy. Many parts of the world are still covered with snow and ice. But winter is nearing its end, and though for the most part it still lies dormant, new life is(…)

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Quickening Moon

February’s Full Moon is known as the Quickening Moon. It is still winter. The skies are grey and the weather is cold and stormy. Many parts of the world are still covered with snow and ice. But winter is nearing its end, and though for the most part it still lies dormant, new life is(…)

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February, Imbolc, and Candlemas

February 1 is Imbolc, also known as Candlemas. Imbolc is a cross-quarter day, midway between the Winter Solstice (Yule) and the Spring Equinox (Ostara). At Yule, the days slowly started getting longer, and at Imbolc the lengthening days are finally noticible. Although in many places this is the coldest time of the year, we are(…)

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Altared States

What exactly is an altar? Well, basically it is a surface on which to place both symbolic and functional items for the purpose of worship, spell casting or prayer.  It can be a table, a chest, a shelf, even a large flat stone or a tree trunk.  Some altars are permanent, left up all the(…)

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The Wolf Moon Is Coming Soon

The Wolf Moon is the first Full Moon of the calendar year. In 2011, the first full moon falls on January 19th. Also called the Cold Moon, it occurs in the middle of the cold winter season, a time of death and desolation in nature. Food supplies for predators are scarce, and wolves are on(…)

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