Celebrating Ostara — ravenhawks’ magazine Magick for Mind Body and Soul

How did we Celebrate Ostara? For early Pagans in the Germanic countries, this was a time to celebrate planting and the new crop season. Typically, the Celtic peoples did not celebrate Ostara as a holiday, although they were in tune with the changing of the seasons. Persian kings known as the Achaemenians celebrated the spring […] Celebrating Ostara — ravenhawks’ magazine Magick for Mind Body and … Continue reading Celebrating Ostara — ravenhawks’ magazine Magick for Mind Body and Soul

Ostara:History — ravenhawks’ magazine Magick for Mind Body and Soul

History of Ostara OSTARA (pronounced O-STAR-ah) is one of the Lesser Sabbats, and may also be known by these names:[ Lady Day, Alban Eiler (Druidic), Eostara (Teutonic), Ostara, Eostra, Eos (Greek), Alban Eilir (Druidic), Spring Equinox, Vernal Equinox, Summer Finding (Asatru), Naw Ruz (Persian New Year), Alban Elfed, Festival of Trees, No Ruz, Ostra, Rites […] Ostara:History — ravenhawks’ magazine Magick for Mind Body and Soul Continue reading Ostara:History — ravenhawks’ magazine Magick for Mind Body and Soul

Sustainable Valentine’s Day Gifts [Visual] — ecogreenlove

Whether you celebrate Valentine’s Day or not, is always good to show your appreciation (any time of the year) to your significant other, your friends or yourself! Show your love in an ethical way with sustainable gifts or –even better– with experiences 💚 Sustainable Valentine’s Day Gifts [Visual] — ecogreenlove Continue reading Sustainable Valentine’s Day Gifts [Visual] — ecogreenlove

Chinese New Year 2021 – Year of the Ox

Chinese New Year 2021 – the Year of the Ox – begins today [12 February 2021].  Also known as Lunar New Year or Spring Festival, Chinese New Year is China’s most important festival. It starts from the beginning of Spring and marks the end of winter, and a new year on the lunar calendar, as well as the desire for a new life. 2021 is a year of the Ox … Continue reading Chinese New Year 2021 – Year of the Ox

Imbolc: What Do We Celebrate — ravenhawks’ magazine

Imbolc is one of the four principal festivals of the Irish calendar, celebrated among Gaelic peoples and some other Celtic cultures either at the beginning of February or at the first local signs of Spring. Most commonly it is celebrated on February 2, since this is the cross-quarter day on the solar calendar, halfway between […] Imbolc: What Do We Celebrate — ravenhawks’ magazine Continue reading Imbolc: What Do We Celebrate — ravenhawks’ magazine

Imbolc 2021 — ravenhawks’ magazine

Imbolc/Candlemas Imbolc, (pronounced “IM-bulk” or “EM-bowlk”), also called Oimealg, (“IM-mol’g), by the Druids, is the festival of the lactating sheep. It is derived from the Gaelic word “oimelc” which means “ewes milk”. It is the time of Blessing of the seeds and consecration of agricultural tools. It marks the center point of the dark half […] Imbolc 2021 — ravenhawks’ magazine Continue reading Imbolc 2021 — ravenhawks’ magazine

House of Herbology: DIY Nourishing Hand Cream

Keep your hands moisturised during the winter months with a nourishing hand cream. The below video shows you how to make your own handcream using skin nourishing ingredients including coconut oil, shea butter, cocoa butter and aloe vera juice. Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyles including sustainable and green living. She also offers content services to businesses and individuals … Continue reading House of Herbology: DIY Nourishing Hand Cream