Hearth Keeper’s Ritual: April

Preparation: a candle (or fire symbol: LED candle, picture, red stone, etc); offerings and a bowl; cup of water/drink; divination set. Initiating the RiteWe come to this space ready to honor the spirits. We set aside those things of the mundane world that would trouble this rite. May our space be made sacred because weContinue reading “Hearth Keeper’s Ritual: April”

Spring Equinox High Day

Initiating Ritual and Purifying Space[Ring bell] This time is sacred to me, and I honor it. This space is sacred to me, and I honor it. This work is sacred to me, and I honor it. Two Powers Meditation Earth MotherI call to the Earth Mother.She who is nearest and dearest.Mother of waters, mother ofContinue reading “Spring Equinox High Day”

Druid Moon Ritual: Anagantios

Preparation: two candles, one for the hearth and one for your hand (preferably a Brigid’s candle, which was first lit from the Kildare fire in Ireland or lit from a candle which was lit from Kildare’s fire), and water that is sacred for you. The Anagantios Ritual is different from other Druid Moons because itContinue reading “Druid Moon Ritual: Anagantios”

Hearth Keeper’s Way: February

Preparation: a candle (or fire symbol: LED candle, picture, red stone, etc); offerings and a bowl; cup of water/drink; divination set. Initiating the RiteWe come to this space ready to honor the spirits. We set aside those things of the mundane world that would trouble this rite. May our space be made sacred because weContinue reading “Hearth Keeper’s Way: February”

February Cross Quarter High Day

This is a Gaulish Spring Cross-Quarter Ritual. I performed this ritual with ADF’s Weekly Online Ritual Group, which is open to the public. Our omen was Ingwaz, Thurisaz, and Algiz (I have yet to buy/make a Gaulish rune set). I interpreted this omen that the deities we called in – Nemetona, Loucetios, and also Cernunnos,Continue reading “February Cross Quarter High Day”

Druid Moon Ritual: Frost Moon

Preparation: a candle, a vessel with water, a symbol of a tree, offerings, items required for the working. Opening[Light the candle and add silver to the cup of water.]Take a breath and put aside any tensions from the mundane world. Know this space is made sacred because we gather here in ritual. Gatekeeper and OpeningContinue reading “Druid Moon Ritual: Frost Moon”

Hearth Keeper’s Way: January

Preparation: a candle (or fire symbol: LED candle, picture, red stone, etc); offerings and a bowl; cup of water/drink; divination set. Initiating the RiteWe come to this space ready to honor the spirits. We set aside those things of the mundane world that would trouble this rite. May our space be made sacred because weContinue reading “Hearth Keeper’s Way: January”

Rituals for 2022

I’m starting a ritual series because I want more practice in writing liturgy, and because I have the goal of celebrating new moon, druid moon, and solar holidays this year. I probably won’t write most rituals from scratch. But I will mention when I have been inspired by a ritual script or prayer, or whenContinue reading “Rituals for 2022”

The Real History of the Summer Solstice

Spoiler: It’s not good news. The modern 8 High Days of the Pagan calendar (or wheel of the year) comes from early Wicca, which based much of its traditions from Celtic and occult sources. Over nearly a century, we’ve become better at understanding the practices and beliefs of our pagan fore-bearers, but we can’t simplyContinue reading “The Real History of the Summer Solstice”

Paganism and LGBTQ+ Pride

Happy Pride, y’all! I want to get down to how we can adapt Paganism to be more inclusive of the LGBTQ+ community. Let’s add some Queer Theory to our religious practices. I want to look at lore, phrasing, and especially concepts within Paganism that we should look at with a critical eye. Queering Pagan LoreContinue reading “Paganism and LGBTQ+ Pride”