Merry Spring Equinox!

Blessings of Alban Eilir, the Light of the Earth. Praise the new shoots bursting up through the ground, may we have their resilience to push on through.

Please come join us this weekend for the Pagan Federation Spring Equinox Online Moot which is all about trees! Here is the schedule for Sunday’s event. All from the comfort and safety of your own home.

Online Support for You

At the Pagan Federation we’ve been talking about what sorts of content we should be putting online for our communities, to help them out when they’re in isolation and unable to leave their homes. We already do online moots and festivals, in fact, do please join us this weekend for the Spring Equinox moot about trees, link below.

What else would you like to see online? Videos? Stories? Readings? What matters to you and what will be useful, entertaining, or enriching if you end up in isolation, or indeed are you already in that position and wish there was something more we offered? Let me know in the comments.

Spring Equinox Online Moot

Anyone who is excited for the spring equinox and who loves trees, come along to our online moot next week!

With crowds and gatherings not being a great idea right now, the Pagan Federation have decided to help you celebrate the Spring Equinox from the comfort and safety of your own homes. More info to follow, simply click the event and select “Going” for further updates. Expect talks on trees, paganism, some music, discussion and more!

Rose Petals

Drying out rose petals from an almost dead bouquet in a single layer. Once dried, they’ll be kept in an airtight jar or displayed in a pretty bowl- like this one! Can anyone identify the other two flowers already drying out in there?

Valentine’s Softness

An old #ValentinesDay poem (link below) which switches between cynical and soft- which are you this #Valentine2020 ?‬

Keep Turning the Lights Off

I sometimes feel

In the singular

Even in my own home

Flicking switches

Tightening taps

Rinsing our eggshells

Crushing them

Like brittle dreams

But over time

My way is becoming

The way

Save the jars

Scrub and recycle the plastic

Make towers of tubs

And rockets from

Rubicon cans

Just mind those sharp edges

The challenge is fatigue

Sometimes it’s just easier

To throw it all in one bin

To leave the house bright and lit

No dark space

For contemplation

But the world is on fire

Greta wasn’t joking

When she told us

The world is on fire

Australia is on fire

America has been on fire

Portugal has been on fire

Midden heaps exploding

In the midday sun

So my fatigue

The thoughtless laziness

Of small boys

And larger

Is meaningless

But action

Means very much indeed

So sort the bins

Walk to the shops

Patch the clothes

Replace fuses, not fridges

And when it’s hard

I’ll just keep

Turning the lights off

One at a time.

Image via Unsplash, Skye Studios, @skyestudiosmedia

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