Clearing Ritual Ideas

It’s a new year and time to start fresh! Whilst performing a clearing ritual may sound ‘strange’ you probably do it already. No doubt you’ve heard of ‘spring cleaning’ and you may do this yourself. You may not be aware that a spring clean is typically performed at the Spring Equinox and is traditionally a […]

Honour Your Real Xmas Tree

I’ve always found it strange celebrating Christmas with a pine tree and carols about jingle bells, sleighs and snowmen when the holiday falls in Australia’s midsummer. (In our house we also celebrate Yule in July.) A fake Christmas tree has always been our choice for decorating at Christmas – not only because fresh trees are […]

Solstice Blessings for Litha!

21 December 2009 is the Summer Solstice (longest day) in the southern hemisphere and Winter Solstice (shortest day) in the northern hemisphere. As this blog is based in the southern hemisphere I’ll focus on the Summer Solstice – or Litha. Litha is just one of eight celtic seasonal celebrations¬†– or Sabbats – in the pagan […]

The Giveaway Ritual

I was alerted to a recent newspaper article talking about thousands of Hindu devotees who are flocking to a village in Nepal ahead of the planned sacrifice of more than 300,000 animals to Gadhimai, the Hindu goddess of power. Devotees believe that sacrificing animals will bring them good luck and prosperity for their families. Blood […]