Winter Solstice

The Shortest Day And so the Shortest Day came and the year died And everywhere down the centuries of the snow-white world Came people singing, dancing, To drive the dark away. They lighted candles in the winter trees; They hung their homes with evergreen; They burned beseeching fires all night long To keep the year … More Winter Solstice

Tis the Season to Decorate with Parasites!

Have you received a kiss under the mistletoe yet this season? There are a variety of mythologies surrounding mistletoe and winter traditions.  Because of my celtic ancestry, let’s hear a few from the British Isles. Mistletoe was considered a sacred plant to the Druids.  They believed mistletoe to have many magical characteristics: healing diseases, antidote to poisons, … More Tis the Season to Decorate with Parasites!