Lughnassad

Lughnassad

by Dru The Pagan Wheel of the Year, consisting of eight holidays, follows an agricultural and herding tradition, and it marks three autumn harvest festivals. Lughnassad (pronounced: LOO-nah-sah; the Irish “Lunassa” means “August”) is the first harvest. It is...
Samhain

Samhain

by Merlyn Wiccans and Wiccan detractors who think that Wicca is only a religion of sweetness and pleasure should become familiar with the Samhain Sabbat and its theme of death. Samhain, October 31, is a time to remember departed family and friends and to squarely face...
Yule

Yule

by Merlyn Yule celebrates the winter solstice, the year’s shortest day when the sun ceases its southern journey and begins its return north. Yule is a Nordic word meaning wheel. The Celtic name for this solstice is Alban Arthuran. The winter solstice was...
Interpreting the Death Card

Interpreting the Death Card

by Dru This article originally appeared in Lady Letter, Volume 1, No. 3 Facing your mortality is a difficult task. For some, it is impossible. So, when the Death Trump, the thirteenth card of the Tarot’s Major Arcana appears, questioners can become anywhere from...