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Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day

Bellisana 08/02/2019 0
     Can you believe it’s almost Valentine’s Day? I have a theory about why the year gets away from us so quickly. Commercialized holidays. Before one holiday is over, ads for the next one come out. This makes it seem like it’s going faster. In early February, though, we get a whole bunch of things to celebrate at once. Imbolc, Groundhog Day, Lupercalia, the Roman Fertility celebration, and Valentine’s Day all fall within two weeks. When you get down to the history of the holidays, it can get confusing. The legends behind both Imbolc and Lupercalia vary. Both are holidays to welcome spring and enhance love and fertility. However, while Imbolc...
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Super Blood Wolf Moon and Lunar Eclipse

Super Blood Wolf Moon and Lunar Eclipse

Bellisana 20/01/2019 0
Tonight we have quite a special event in the sky, and I hope everyone gets a chance to see The Super Blood Wolf Moon. The Blood moon part, although long prophesied biblical precursor for the end of times, naturally has a much less sinister genesis, the blood moon is called that because of the red ring that results when the earth is directly between the Sun and the Moon, and the earth casts a shadow on the moon. The Wolf moon was originally called that after tales of wolves howling outside villages in the winter when food is scarce and they’re hungry and hunting, and the Super part is because the moon is closer to the earth than normal, so it ...
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New Beginnings

New Beginnings

Bellisana 30/12/2018 0
We all know that Winter Solstice is a time for new beginnings, the return of the light. The days grow longer, and we look to the coming of spring. All things seem possible in the new year to come. Yule is a time of celebration and feasting. Just as the Yule celebration was adapted into Christmas, so have most of us adapted to celebrating both Yule and Christmas, as well as the New Year, all of which herald the changing of the year and the coming of the new. So, in the spirit of new beginnings, I thought we’d look at New Year’s Resolutions and some alternatives to them. The first known New Year’s resolutions were in Babylon, about 4000 years a...
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Giving your

Giving your "All"

Bellisana 20/11/2018 0
I thought for sure I would be writing about death this week since I just lost another close friend, and in a way, I am, but I want to focus on the empaths and on why and how important it is to save enough energy for yourself. I know it’s easy to get so caught up in caring for others and seeing to their needs that you forget to replenish yourself, and you let your root chakra get out of balance. Sometimes this happens when you’re in a situation where your normal path to replenishment is blocked, or you just don't feel you have time.  I do understand all of that, but I’ve also seen what can happen when you give all your energy to other people.G...
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Handfasting

Handfasting

Bellisana 02/09/2018 0
Well, after 5 years, my roommate and I have decided to get married!!!!  I’m excited. He’s a wonderful man, and I don’t know what I’d do without him.  My best friend since junior high school is not only standing up with me, she’s also making my dress. I am truly blessed.Naturally, this has led me to do some refresher reading about the history of handfasting and the meanings behind it. Handfasting dates to the ancient Celts and involves the wrapping of the intended’s hands with a cord and tying a knot. Sounds simple enough, and overall, it is, but you can choose to use all four hands, right hands, left hands, or one of each, depending on what i...
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Spells from Pagan Realms
Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day

Bellisana 08/02/2019 0
     Can you believe it’s almost Valentine’s Day? I have a theory about why the year gets away from us so quickly. Commercialized holidays. Before one holiday is over, ads for the next one come out. This makes it seem like it’s going faster. In early...
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Super Blood Wolf Moon and Lunar Eclipse

Super Blood Wolf Moon and Lunar Eclipse

Bellisana 20/01/2019 0
Tonight we have quite a special event in the sky, and I hope everyone gets a chance to see The Super Blood Wolf Moon. The Blood moon part, although long prophesied biblical precursor for the end of times, naturally has a much less sinister genesis, t...
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A Spell to Welcome Blessings

A Spell to Welcome Blessings

Bellisana 05/01/2019 0
As we begin the journey toward spring and the rebirth of the earth, many people start building toward new goals or continue working toward those in progress. No matter the stage you’re in, blessings are always welcome.We also want to let the spirit s...
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