Winter is Over, Time for Ostara

Winter is over in theory anyway. Where I live there’s still a lot of snow, cold, and 200,000 mph winds, so I’m not really in a springtime mood. (Funnily enough, I complained about this in my last Pagan holiday post. Go figure.) However, that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate Ostara; especially if you’ve rejected Catholicism like me.…

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Celebrate the End of Winter with Imbolc

At least, in theory. It’s still bitterly cold and snowy where I live. Moving on from the complaining. Anyway, Imbolc is an early Celtic holiday celebrating that spring is on the way. Think of it as a precursor to Groundhog Day. So, do some spring cleaning. Pack away all of your things from Yule, dust,…

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A Brief How-to on Yule, the OG Christmas

Yes, you read that right. Theologians actually speculate Christ, if he lived, was born sometime in April, so how did we come to celebrate Christmas in December? Because of Pagans. To encourage Pagans to convert to Christianity, early Christians decided to be accommodating and meld pre-existing Pagan holidays with Christian ones. And so, Yule became Christmastide…

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