Wishing Everyone a Joyful Imbolc!

Here in the Northern Hemisphere we are celebrating Imbolc. Imbolc celebrates the Goddess in her incarnation as the Bride of the returning Sun God. For the celebration of Imbolc, many candles are lit to symbolise the return of light and heat represented by the Sun God. Grain dollies made from the sheaves of the last […]

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 […]

Wishing Everyone a Blessed Samhain

The modern celebration of Halloween is derived from the ancient Celtic celebration of Samhain, which marked the end of Summer and honored the Ancestors. Celebrated on October 31st, spirits may visit as the veil between This World and the Otherworld is the thinnest. This is also a time to give thanks for a bountiful harvest. […]

Beware the Beansidhe!

The Beansidhe (usually written in English as Banshee) is the Celtic faery spirit whose keening wail announces an impending death. Her lament is usually heard at night. The beansidhe can appear as an ugly hag or as a beautiful woman. To hear the shriek of the Beansidhe or see her is quite scary indeed. An […]

Happy Mabon to Everyone! Autumn Equinox

The days are noticeably shorter and there is a chill in the night air in the Northern hemisphere. Some of the trees are beginning to don their Autumn colours as we approach the dark season of the year. Mabon is the second harvest festival of the year, occurring on the 21st or 22nd of September. […]

A Happy Lughnasadh to Everyone!

Summer has passed its zenith and although temperatures are still quite warm (in the Northern Hemisphere), the sun sets a bit earlier each day.  Some crops are ready to harvest and preserve for the coming cold months. Lughnasadh, named for the Irish Sun God Lugh, is celebrated on the first or second day of August.  […]

Magickal Oak Tree Miniatures

Oak trees are sacred to many cultures. Celebrate the seasons with these whimsical trees dressed in seasonal colours! Just added to MagickMermaid: Magickal Oak ACEO/ATCs ACEO (Art Cards Originals and Editions) and ATC (Artist Trading Cards) are miniature artworks measuring 2.5 inches X 3.5 inches (6.35cm X 7.62cm). The right size for small spaces, gnome […]