Water • September Pagan Challenge # 26
In OBOD Druidry, Autumn Equinox is called Alban Elfed, the Light of the Water. So here are some photos of water and light. I think Alban Elfed is a wonderful name — light and water are a natural pairing and the reflective nature of water does amazing things with light. Water is sacred in most Earth-based traditions, including ancient and modern Pagan traditions, and Indigenous traditions of Turtle Island (North America). Continue reading
Green witch • September Pagan Challenge # 18.
Whenever anyone asks “are you a black witch or a white witch?” (thankfully this is an increasingly rare question), I say “neither, I’m a green witch”. I love walking in the woods and gardening, so I think that makes me a green witch. I also try to be green by doing recycling and using less resources. Continue reading
“As to you O Moon” by Edward Carpenter • September Pagan Challenge # 17 (New Moon)
Today’s moon phase is actually waxing gibbous. Edward Carpenter (1844-1929) was a gay Pagan vegetarian socialist and one of the founders of the Pagan revival. This poem appears on page 141-142 of his book “ ”. Towards Democracy Thanks to James Butler for introducing me to this poem. Continue reading
Birds • September Pagan Challenge # 14
Autumn is when many birds start to migrate southwards. In Canada, skeins of geese are seen flying overhead; in England, birds start lining up on telegraph wires, ready for their long journey south.
September Pagan Challenge # 13 • Autumn foods.
There’s definitely something about this time of year — I start craving apple and blackberry crumble, and homemade pies.
September Pagan Challenge # 11 is about the waning Moon, but it’s actually waxing Moon right now, so let’s talk about both.
September Pagan Challenge #6: Favourite autumn pastime
Incense — September Pagan Challenge #4. One of my favourite incenses is Night Queen, which turns out to be made from a night-blooming jasmine known as Queen of the Night.
September Pagan Challenge #3: Sunrise
Full Moon, 12 November, 2019
Full Moon, 31 December 2020
September Pagan Challenge day 2: Full Moon.