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How do you celebrate

Tonight I was talking with some dear friends about how we celebrate. Now you know me and my goal is to celebrate life to its fullest all the way.

What I was thinking about particularly is celebrating religious holidays. Because I’m pagan I know a lot of pagans that don’t celebrate at all or think they can’t celebrate because no one else they know does. I on the other hand will often celebrate any Sabbat 3 times at least.
1. I celebrate with the Coven with a ritual and magic and food
2. with the family with food
3. with myself. depending on the Sabbat with a spell or an activity with morning meditation.

How do you celebrate? With others by yourself? not at all?

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J is for juggling pagan blog project


I had to look up what letter we are on and apparently it is J so juggling it is.

I am not talking about the physical kind of course I am talking about the kind that we are all more adept with and that is the mental and theoretical kind.

here are few of the balls I have in the air at the moment. Yours might be the same or more or less or different but all are valid.

kid trying to make her behave and know I love her and teach her everything and let her learn and grow and make mistakes. ok that is several balls

my house keeping it looking more like a home and less like a herd of wild water buffalo have just stampede through.

Packing That’s right we are moving ūüôā

oh and speaking of moving. the paper work that goes with a new home

blogging and reading all the blogs I love. Ok this ball has been on the floor a lot lately

my coven. leading, browning, planning, mentoring

work Oh yeah that too

family not stressed but still something to keep tabs on

FB duties as an admin. love it and take surprisingly a lot of time.

side business. workbooks and teaching etc. again not getting a whole ton of stuff done here.

At this point you might be wondering what this has to do with being pagan. Well it doesn’t it has to do with being human my Christian and Jewish and Muslim and Atheist friends all go through it too but there is a particular piece that I do feel applies to paganhood.

some people call it balance and personally find that laughable. I will never be balanced with 13.4% of my time spent in each category, and to be honest I wouldn’t want to. Things come up and need more attention at times than others. Some times the ball is sailing through the air and sometimes it needs you to toss it up.

One of ¬†part that pagans have to deal with is often who knows I’m a pagan can I be me fully here or do I worry they might envision burning me at the stake. Or will they somehow bully my family because of what I choose to believe.

There is also the ever popular but “I want to just check out of my mundane life and life a completely spiritual life somewhere remote” option I hear from time to time. In this fantasy money and maybe the prospect of eating don’t come into play. For me this is just not reality and I wouldn’t want it. I have perfectly happy living in this world as a spiritual person and living my day-to-day life in the mundane world with and an¬†eye always on my faith. Because that is the thing about juggling, you are interacting with all the balls no matter which one is in your hand they all interplay and what happens to one will affect the others. I’m never going to be a hermit tossing one ball up and down I am always going to have a rainbow of balls arching ¬†through the sky and that is ok with me.


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A new step

In my life as a Witch I have almost always been a solitary. I have occasionally done rituals with friends and in college I was a co-founder of a pagan club back when I was in college. I have also taught a lot of people or introduced them to the path and let them find the way to their own teachings. I have never headed a group.

Over a year ago my then student wanted to do a group ritual. So I called the girls and we had a lovely ritual. From there we attempted to meet as much as possible for Sabats. It was a wonderful experience. We all got meshed well.

A few months ago a friend of one of the gals needed help. So we did a circle to help her. She hadn’t practiced in a while but felt called back. Then a couple or so months later another friend of a friend needed to help.(sneak peek: this is the¬†ritual¬†I will be writing about for our Back to School for Witches too! blog party) Again we gathered to help. This friend was moved and wanted to know more.

So we meet and just like that a new student. Of course this all started because of the first student who also found me. We had just met and were at a networking group for professional women.  She came up to me and asked if I was a Witch. To this day all I can say is that it was destiny as I was dressed in a skirt suit with nylons and heels. I looked very conservative, no pentacle or trace of witchyness.

So now we are taking a new step. A step as a group that practices together and regularly. I am also taking a new step as a High Priestess of a group. I am nervous and excited about this. I am excited to have such wonderful woman to work with and I am nervous at the responsibility I have to each of them and hoping I can fulfill my role in perfect love and perfect trust.Its funny where life takes you. I am thankful for all the adventures I get to go on.

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