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Have a Blessed Ostara!

It’s that time again! The wheel keeps on turning and we’ve reached the next major holiday for those of you who follow the old ways. And for those of you who don’t quite follow the old ways, but you like your Easter eggs, this holiday is for you, too.

Didn’t you always wonder why a bunny was laying eggs and what that had to do with Jesus? Well, sit down and let me educate you a little. Continue reading Have a Blessed Ostara!

What seeds will you plant?

Today (or yesterday, depending on your tradition) is Imbolc, a Celtic Pagan holiday celebrating the sun’s return and the last of the snow. I’m fairly certain our (as in American) holiday of Groundhog’s Day comes from this holiday. Well, from the Christian appropriation of this holiday.

Christians took this holiday and called it Candlemas, and from there, they came up with a handy little poem to help determine the weather:

“If Candlemas Day be fair & bright Winter will have another flight But if Candlemas Day be clouds & rain Winter is gone & will not come again.”

The U.S. translated that into if a rodent in Philadelphia sees his shadow, we have, what is it, 6 more weeks of winter.

Continue reading What seeds will you plant?