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As you explore this site, you may find links to a "page not found" instead of something cool and magickal. For this I apologize. I am very working hard behind the scenes to restore those pages along with a link to their homes on my new website where they can be viewed in full.

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Being A Witch

We should educate people that 'Witch' is not evil but ancient and positive. The first time I called myself a 'Witch' was the most magical moment of my life.

~Margot Adler

Monday, June 21, 2010

The Summer Solstice

People around the world have observed spiritual and religious seasonal days of celebration during the month of June. Most have been religious holy days which are linked in some way to the summer solstice.

On this day, typically June 21, the daytime hours are at a maximum in the Northern hemisphere, and night time is at a minimum. It is officially the first day of summer. It is also referred to as Midsummer because it is roughly the middle of the growing season throughout much of Europe....

... I am so sorry to do this to you, but this post has been moved to my new website, The Pagan Calendar, and can be found in its entirety here: The Summer Solstice

Purple Loosestrife Magickal Uses

Magickal Uses:

This plant was considered most powerful when gathered at Kupalo (The Summer Solstice). One could control demons and troublesome spirits with the root if the following words were chanted over it before a sacred image:

Tear-weed, tear-weed
You have wept long and much but gained little.
May your tears not drown the open field...


... I am so sorry to do this to you, but this post has been moved to my new website, Magickal Ingredients, and can be found in its entirety here: Purple Loosestrife Magick and Lore

Sunday, June 20, 2010

A Summer Solstice Ritual


The Summer Solstice, or Midsummer, celebrates the longest day of the year. It falls around June 22. The Summer Solstice ritual focuses on the god because summer is his time. Celebrate it outdoors if you can, or if indoors, during the day so the sun is a prominent part of your ritual.

Things You'll Need:
  • Piece of cloth or cloth pouch
  • Midsummer herbs
  • Piece of red string or yarn
  • Midsummer flowers
  • Gold or yellow robe, shirt or dress
  • Yellow or gold candle
  • Summer fruit
Prepare for the Summer Solstice ritual by...

... I am so sorry to do this to you, but this post has been moved to my new website, Book of Shadows, and can be found in its entirety here: A Summer Solstice Ritual

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

June Moon Names

What follows is a list (in alphabetical order) of the names given to the June moon. Also listed is the tradition and/or origin of that moon name:



Aerra Litha Moon ~other
Blackberry Moon ~Greek
Buffalo Moon ~Omaha
Corn Tassel Moon ~Taos
Dark Green Leaves Moon ~Pueblo
Dyad Moon ~Medieval English
Fish Spoils Moon ~Wishram
Flower Moon ~Cherokee
Green Corn Moon ~Cherokee
Green Grass Moon ~Sioux
Hay Moon ~other
Hoer Moon ~Abernaki
Horses’ Moon ~Celtic
Honey Moon ~Algonquin
Hot Moon ~Algonquin
Hot Weather Moon ~Ponca, Arapaho
Leaf Moon ~Assiniboine
Leaf Dark Moon ~San Juan
Leaves Moon ~Cree
Lotus Moon ~Chinese
Lovers’ Moon ~other
Major Planting Moon ~Hopi
Making Fat Moon ~Lakota
Mead Moon ~Janic (full)
Planting Moon ~Neo Pagan
Ripe Berries ~Dakota
Ripening Moon ~Mohawk
Rose Moon ~Algonquin
Strawberry Moon ~Anishnaabe, Dark Janic, Algonquin
Strong Sun Moon ~other
Summer Moon ~Kiowa, Passamaquoddy
Turtle Moon ~Potawatomi
Water Melon Moon ~Natchez
Windy Moon ~Choctaw

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