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The Festival of Yule

The Winter Solstice was actually celebrated long before, Christmas was in Britain. Held on the shortest day of the year – which in 2017 will be the 21st December. Pagans would look to the future, the return of the Sun and the rebirth of nature. Many pagan festivals are centred on the Sun and the […]

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A Charmed life…

Throughout the world people will often use charms, to attract or protect against various energies. There are many different types of symbols and materials used and these will often be referred to as one of the following… Amulets these are objects which are thought to have natural magical properties, usually used for protection or drawing […]

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The Elder – 25th November – 23rd December – Tree Lore

Trees were sacred to the druids. They believed that certain trees would represent the characteristics of a person, in relation to when they were born. Elder – Free spirit, deep thinker, passionate The Elder is a resilient tree re growing branches with ease. Its hollow steams were used as bellows to aid fires and they […]

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A Witches Tool Kit…

Quite often if you enter a witchy house hold there will be an Aladdin’s cave of interesting objects, various books, charms and tools to draw your attention. Most witches will have these items either because they are part of their everyday tool kit or just because they speak to them in some way that makes […]

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The Reed – 28th October – 24th November – Tree Lore

Trees are sacred to many cultures and have been used throughout time, for both magical and practical purposes. The Druids believed that certain trees would represent the characteristics of a person, in relation to when they were born. Reed- discreet, Inquisitive, protective The reed has often been used for protection practically and magically. For roofing […]

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Samhain

It is widely believed that Halloween held on the 31st October has evolved from the ancient Celtic festival called Samhain. Samhain Pronounced sow-in, is a Gaelic word meaning ‘end of the summer’. This pagan festival marks the last harvest, the time when mother earth goes to sleep until she gives birth to the Sun God. […]

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The Ivy – 30th September – 27th October – Tree Lore

The word Druid comes from the Celtic word for Oak …Duir. Ancient Celtic priests believed the trees to be sacred with the oak being the most revered. The oak was thought to possess infinite knowledge and wisdom. The Druids later developed their own form of astrology which incorporated trees. Depending on what month you were […]

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Mabon – Autumn Equinox

The mid harvest festival this year will be on the 22nd September 2017. The Autumn Equinox or Mabon as it is also known, celebrates the balance within nature. It is a time when night and day stand in equal duration. Nature is beginning to slow down as it rests during the winter. Our ancestors would […]

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The Vine – 2nd September – 29th September – Tree Lore

Trees were sacred to the druids. They believed that certain trees would represent the characteristics of a person, in relation to when they were born. Vine – Creative, Unpredictable If you are born under the Vine month you are thought to be charming with an ability to get along with most people. Vines are open […]

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The Hazel – 5th August – 1st September – Tree Lore

Trees are sacred to many cultures and have been used throughout time, for both magical and practical purposes. The Druids believed that certain trees would represent the characteristics of a person, in relation to when they were born. Hazel – Wisdom, Accuracy The Hazel has a reputation as being a magical tree. It was used […]

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