Beltaine, The Rites of Spring

The celebration of Beltaine is the symbolic union of the male and female principles of creation.  The God and Goddess are united in sacred marriage; the consummation of  their relationship symbolically fertilises the crops and animals for the coming year.  It is a celebration of the continued renewal of life. Symbols of rebirth, renewal and […]

A Curious Seahorse

Limerick #7 A curious seahorse called Sam Developed a strange liking for Spam His friends were aghast Hoped this phase wouldn’t last And urged a more suitable repast. Seabirds, turtles, marine mammals and fish can mistake floating trash for food; if ingested, it can choke them or block their digestive systems. Large debris, such as […]

Room with a View #2

It’s all in how you look at things. “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” Wayne Dyer – self help author and motivational speaker

A Prayer for Spring

Disease and disaster do not consider race, religion, country or political beliefs. If there is any good to come out of this pandemic it will be that humanity finally realises we are all related. In the Northern Hemisphere we are celebrating the first day of Spring. On the Vernal Equinox, day and night are of […]

Sea Dragon

In a quiet cove, a young sea dragon discovers some colourful shells. Sea dragons are rather shy creatures. So many people might think they don’t exist. 😉 We must protect the oceans so sea animals, birds, plants and sea dragons can flourish.Plastic debris causes the deaths of more than 1 million sea birds and more […]

Coronis – 3 Haiku Poems

Originally posted on Poet Rummager:
Click on the raven above to visit Magick Mermaid’s stunning blog!__________________________________________________________________________ Raven spies up high Trading secrets with the moon They whisper, She’s doomed. <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< Coronis now hides In her lover’s arms she prays To see one more day >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Apollo’s rage burns Sears the raven’s plumes to black Riled…

Limerick #5

There was an old man from Kent A rather mysterious gent The legend was told He turned lead into gold And gave alms wherever he went. Merlin wasn’t from Kent but I thought this illustration went well with the limerick 🙂 The Wizard Merlin Print is available in two sizes here: magickmermaid.com

An Exciting Honour

In October I was contacted by Below The Radar TV ,the award-winning current affairs/documentary/film programme from Northern Ireland on the BBC.  Their I Lár an Aonaigh Series presents a wide range of topics in the Irish language (with English subtitles). In Series 8-Episode 3, one of the segments is about Irish folk cures. They asked […]

Wheel of the Year

As this year draws to a close, we often think about the year ahead. A good time to contemplate how to make the coming year better.Happy New Year! Eight solar festivals derived from the ancient Celts and Norse commonly celebrated today.   (Northern Hemisphere) WINTER SOLSTICE 20th, 21st or 22nd of DecemberAlso known as Midwinter and […]