• Category Archives Witchy ways in Maine
  • Hail to the season, as we welcome Imbolc.  this is a time for early signs of spring, though here in Maine we’ll still be getting snow for a few more months  How do we recognize  springs’ first stirrings?  The lengthening of the days, the sun’s warmth, certain animal behaviors…both wild and domesticated, and the stirring in our blood regarding hopes and creativity.

    Some of us have ordered our seeds, and are planning and plotting gardens and flower-space.  Some of us are preparing for summer-time trips and events, while others are renewing vows to gods and hearth.

    I fill my ritual space with many candles, as a way to bring light into the darkness.  I honor the Goddess, and celebrate the sun’s light warming the earth.  Our winters can be hard, and hope is needed to get through a time of isolation and discomfort.

     


  • Hail to the winter Sun!

    A blessed Winter Solstice to All!

    During this time of cold and darkness, I would wish blessings upon everyone.  May you find warmth in the cold nights, light in the darkness, and a circle of connection with those who hold you safe and sacred.

    For those of you sharing in community – hold close the ones you love, tell them you love them, and celebrate creativity and joy with each other.

    For those of you celebrating alone – I do not know your name, and I may never have met you, but you are in my thoughts.  We share a connection through the earth itself, in the light of the sun, the moon, and stars.  May the warmth of your inner fires shine bright and true, and may your new year be one filled with all that you hope for.

     


  • Samhain

    Hail to Samhain!  A time for honoring Ancestors, bidding farewell to the old year, saying goodbye to those who have passed this year, and entering into the dark time of the season.

    Samhain has not gone according to plan:  Maine was hit by a huge storm and many of us are without power and repairing the damage caused by torrential rains and  powerful winds.  This has disrupted daily lives, routines, and definitely Samhain/Halloween plans.  I’m grumpy, don’t want to associate with anyone, and it’s been hard to concentrate on parenting and client needs.

    I feel like I’m in a time-bubble and haven’t quite caught up with everyone else.  This has impacted motivation, creativity, and connection, and I’m doing my best to focus on affirmations, feeding my soul whatever good stuff I can find, and trying to not let the overwhelming isolation drag me under.

    I bid farewell to the old, offer my tears, my songs, and prayers to those that have passed.  I know that this is a time of delving inward, of seeking inner guidance and strength, and that the darkness is a friend, not enemy.