Devotions

Devotions

Blessings of Artemis

Each month on the New Moon I celebrate Noumenia and focus my celebration on a different Olympian God. For the new moon in Sagittarius, I honor Artemis. I have always had somewhat of a difficult relationship with Artemis because of the whole man-hating virgin thing. But I have come to realize that that’s pretty much […]

Read More
Devotions
Family
Kitchen Witch Corner
Ritual

Little Rituals

Before I begin, I feel that perhaps some definitions are in order. When I refer to rituals, I refer to meaningful things done over and over. These are not necessarily ceremonies, they need not be flashy. Rituals can be as simple as a kiss before bedtime or picking up a coffee at your favorite shop […]

Read More
Devotions
Family

Breastfeeding Is Divine

Breastfeeding is a subject I’ve become extremely passionate about over the past few years. I never thought I would, but there it is. I’m even considering joining a local breastfeeding awareness group that I recently discovered. Breastfeeding has become a sort of spiritual thing to me. I think it has to be, because it’s hard. […]

Read More
Devotions

An Altar to Aphrodite

My altar to Aphrodite is in my bedroom on the table right next to my bed. I do most of my rituals to Aphrodite sitting on my bed, cross-legged, before the altar. It’s a very simple arrangement including a statuette with porcelain roses at her feet. When I do a ritual to Aphrodite I will […]

Read More
Book of Shadows
Devotions
Holy Days
Ritual

Rite of Awakening

The ancients celebrated the end of the barren season, when Persephone returned and Demeter deigned to bless the land with fertility again, and so do we. The barren season to the ancients was the dry summer season, so she travels in opposite directions for us and she’s gone quite a bit longer, too. In the […]

Read More