Monday, February 15, 2016


Imbolc is one of my favorite pagan holidays. The air is always tingling with springtime energy, no matter how cold it is. This year was wonderful because for a change, Punxsutawney Phil did *not* see his shadow and predicted an early Spring. The weather was also quite nice, getting up over 40°F with the sun breaking through quite a bit.

I didn't do much of a ritual though. I was feeling depressed, and only cleared my altar off a bit. Jacqueline made lemon poppy seed muffins, lemon to symbolize the sun, the seeds representing both the seeds waiting to burst forth and the seeds of opportunity waiting for us all in life; and she made lamb stew, a traditional Imbolc food.

Painting from Luna Moon Hare written & illustrated by Wendy Andrew

Sunday, February 7, 2016

And so we begin again...

After many starts and stops, I have begun my work with the colors again. This past Full Moon at the end of January, Jacqueline & I celebrated the Full Wolf Moon with Lady Black, who encourages us to seek our Truth. As we did so, we answered the question the Wolf Moon asks, "What dreams are you hungry for?" (Jamie Ridler's Year of Dreams)

♥ I am hungry for a deeper, more intimate relationship with Jacqueline.

♦ I am hungry for a permanent full-time job that I love, not just substitute, part-time, or interim.

♠ I am hungry for a healthy, happy body: moving, resting, full of energy...

♣ I am hungry for a home I love to be in, colors on the walls I like, things around my room I want to see (not things i feel I have to keep)...

How I imagine Lady Black to appear at times...
Brooklyn Museum - Lady in Black - Emil Fuchs - overall
Emil Fuchs [No restrictions or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons