Samhain Altar Share and Remembering Loved Ones

Samhain Altar 2015 with Picture | SpiritMAMA Blog

My Samhain altar this year is dedicated to my ancestors, my family, my husband’s ancestors and our recently departed.   In the week leading up to Halloween, I had a very strong dream about an old friend of mine who died young. My best friend actually, in high-school, she was 17 when she died in […]

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Happy Ostara

Ostara by Helena Nelson Reed | SpiritMAMA Blog

We started following the traditional wheel of the year many years ago after a rather harrowing Christmas season. The stress of it all made me question why I was actually doing it. We weren’t Christian after all and back then that seemed pretty black and white. We weren’t pagan either. We had no religious leanings. I […]

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How Solstice Was Magic This Year

Altar with Ptarmigan Statue 2015 | SpiritMAMA Blog

This year, in the beginning, the usual winter holiday festivities felt staged to me. A little barren, a little rote. We had more cash to buy gifts than usual, but this actually made everything a tad more stressful (shopping) and left me feeling hollow. I opted out of doing any hosting this year. Usually we host […]

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