Celebrating Sabbats: Beltane

So until recently I knew nothing about Beltane except that it is May Day. I recall being taken to a village fete as a child by my Nana, and looking forward to seeing the older girls dancing with their ribbons around a May pole. I recall the traffic being terrible, with it being a bank…

Celebrating Sabbats: Ostara

One of the life lessons I learnt a few years ago was a small mantra: Awareness, Acceptance, Action.  Although I have been Aware of the gift which has run down the female side of my family ever since I was a child, I was raised by my Father and Step-mother (a psychiatric nurse), who treated…

Valentine Tarot Spread

I love creating my own spreads, and any occasion is an excuse.  It’s a simple process, and here is the formula: Decide on the deck you wish to use for the occasion. Think about the shape of the spread. Choose an appropriate spread cloth or cut one out especially for the purpose. Lay out the…

Imbolc Reading

In my last post I shared an image of a spread I had created for Imbolc. Now I am going to share how I read those cards. More for my own journal than anything else… but also because I have learnt that i need to journal my own readings in order to be thorough. When…

Celebrating Imbolc

Since before I ever had heard of Sabbats, I celebrated them.  My husband and I had constant debates about the seasons… I was convinced Spring starts at the end of January or beginning of February, when I would see new growth on my daily walks.  And it made sense to me, because it was exactly…