Beltane Blessings!

Beltane Blessings! Beltane or May Day represents the beginning of Summer or the height of Spring. Beltane, which comes from the Gaelic word meaning “bright fire” or “lucky fire”, honours fertility, at a time when the earth blossoms, and the creative force of fire. Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyle including sustainable and green living.  Continue reading Beltane Blessings!

Beltane 2021 — ravenhawks’ magazine Magick for Mind Body and Soul

The word Beltane corresponds to the modern Irish Gaelic word Bealtaine, the name of the month of May, and to the Scottish Gaelic word Bealtuinn meaning May Day. Other names For the Day and the celebrations are: May 1: Rudemas/Roodmas, Rood Day (the Christian term for Rood Day), St. Walburga’s Day; Beltane, May Day, Cetsamhain […] Beltane 2021 — ravenhawks’ magazine Magick for Mind Body and … Continue reading Beltane 2021 — ravenhawks’ magazine Magick for Mind Body and Soul

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