Happy May Day slash Beltane to all of you blessed pilgrims out there! I have started writing this three times now. The first time, I was feeling a lot of anxiety. I have a lot on my plate and feel like I'm slipping behind even when I'm cranking out all kinds of work in like … Continue reading Onward we charge, into the sun
It was the winter of the morning star, Especially the second half. When she hovered with terrifying grace for months off the edge of the crescent moon - and some of you know what that means. It was the winter of the coyote, appearing and vanishing at will - none of it random, all of … Continue reading Ode to This Time
Bet you didn't know we did elections at the Wizard of Monadnock. Until a couple weeks ago, neither did me. How and when exactly this little endeavor came to me, I can't quite recall. The fact of the matter is, I sprang right into action, putting together a democratic election apparatus and inventing bylaws and … Continue reading This Year, Equinox Week is Election Week (Dispatches from Campaign HQ)
This is your official Imbolc post for 2017, right on schedule, just over 9 days late. I often say to my wife, when making excuses for being behind on things or being confused as to how it is already the date that it is - both of which are nearly daily occurrences, as you might … Continue reading Take heart! The wheel turns on!
Even as all things are now in motion, As we confront before us a darkness, a chaos, a sorrow, Rejoice and worship, for the divine spark is still everywhere! Hold fast to the light from the spark, go into it, And proceed forward - believe it or not, you'll make it. The beginnings of things … Continue reading Meditation for Imbolc
Here we are, in 2017, shooting through space. It's still possible that the story won't have a happy ending, that fate will perhaps be unkind. I don't know - beyond my scope. What I have for you, however, is a methodically constructed, wizardry-based outlook assessing what we can expect out of the universe in 2017. … Continue reading Will 2017 be better than 2016? A special Annual Wizard Spirit-Forecast for the year ahead
Considering the fact that we may well be fast approaching the end of civilization, if not the world, we deserve a whole hell of a lot more celebration and mirth-making than we're getting. Collectively, we grasp for this in large part without any conscious awareness of the fact. There's this kind of foggy block just … Continue reading Making Sense of 2016 (Now that it’s Finally Over
Welcome to the Dark Side - the Dark Side of the Year. That's why Samhain (aka HALLOWEEN, fam) was such a big deal for the Celts. It's interesting - what I typically think of as "the middle holidays" in the Wheel of the Year, the ones that fall between the solstices and equinoxes, were actually the main … Continue reading All the Ghosts, All the Saints, All the Souls
Harvest time, yet again. In terms of the year's cycle, we may as well call it The Moment of Truth. Some might go so far as to say "Judgment Day," but let's not let our sense of drama completely get away from us. In any case, it's kind of a BFD - now we see the … Continue reading HARVEST TIME: What Have I Grown?