What Yule means to me: Home, family and love

There are a lot of holidays and festivals celebrated all over the world at this time of year. I'm more than a little bit done with people arguing over which culture had which tradition first when it comes to lights, plants and decorations, or how this way of celebrating is more valid or meaningful than …

Samhain: My plans for the year ahead

Colour photograph of the moon in a dark cloudy night sky

As a Pagan, Samhain is when I celebrate the beginning of a new year. Although the calendar new year inspires a natural sense of looking back, Samhain is when I look forward. It's when I feel the greatest sense of potential and possibility, when I get excited about things to come. Instead of making resolutions, …

The Horned God

Colour photograph of a bronze-coloured horned god statue with smoke against a black background

This little statue of the Horned God was a gift to my husband from a friend. The lighting is from one studio light fitted with a honeycomb and a four-leaf barndoor. The 'smoke' is vapour. Not that it's particularly relevant, but it was very tasty vapour and thankfully I got this in one shot so …

Nazis ruin everything (or why I got a new necklace)

Colour photograph of a person wearing a necklace with silver mjolnir, skull and pentagram pendants

There's quite a bit of jewellery I wear all the time. Fourteen face and body piercings with various bars, rings and tunnels through them. My wedding ring and engagement ring, although neither are the originals as those had to be cut off following an accident with concentrated industrial cleaning fluid. My Fitbit. A brass and …

How I celebrated Lammas

Colour photo of a forest surrounding a walled field

I don't really connect emotionally or spiritually with Lammas/Lughnasadh as a concept or a practice in the traditional sense. I'm really not a summer person (I was born on the Winter Solstice, so maybe that's why) and having always lived in urban or suburban areas I have literally no meaningful connection whatsoever to agriculture, apart …

Musings about Odin, warrior poet witch god

Colour photo of a white mug with a teabag tag saying "Let your heart speak to others' hearts"

My tea had some words of wisdom for me this afternoon and inspired me to write this post. Sometimes tea is very clever. If you read my blog specifically for things related to writing or photography, here's a quick catch-up to put what I'm going to ramble about in context. I'm an eclectic pagan witch, …