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    Merry Meet

      Merry Meet and welcome to the February 2014 Issue of PaganPages We have a great issue for you this month, which includes: Interview with Dorothy L Abrams: Magic, Ethics and Standing in your Power and Book Review: The Qabalah Workbook for Magicians   Our Etsy is back!  You can check it out Here Be sure to like us on facebook and Twitter for updates and releases!!!      We are currently looking for Pagan Parents to head up some columns on pagan parenting.  Interested??  Email [email protected]

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    Imbolc Correspondences

    February 1, 2 Other Names: Imbolg (im-molc)(em-bowl’g) (Celtic), Candlemas (Christian), Brigantia (Caledonii), Oimelc, Festival of Light, Brigid’s (Brid, Bride) Day, La Fheill, An Fheille Bride, Candelaria (Mexico), Chinese New Year, Disting-tid (Feb 14th, Teutonic), DisaBlot, Anagantios, Lupercalia/Lupercus (Strega), Groundhog Day, Valentines Day. Animals & Mythical Beings: Firebird, dragon, groundhog, deer, burrowing animals, ewes, robin, sheep, lamb, other creatures waking from hibernation. Gemstones: Amethyst, garnet, onyx, turquoise. Incense/Oil: Jasmine, rosemary, frankincense, cinnamon, neroli, musk, olive, sweet pea, basil, myrrh, and wisteria, apricot, carnation. Colors/Candles: Brown, pink, red, orange, white, lavender, pale yellow, silver. Tools,Symbols, & Decorations: White flowers, marigolds, plum blossoms, daffodils, Brigid wheel, Brigid’s cross, candles, grain/seed for blessing, red…

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    Inside

    Inside, inside, I see inside. I look so deep I want to hide. I hear a calling, a presence so near, it fades away, carries my fear. Inside, inside, I feel so safe. For so long it’s been my true escape, I know what’s there it touches me, draws me in, helps me see, inside. Kathleen Morgan ©

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    Astro Report for February 2014

    Imbolc (Candlemas) Saturday, February 1, 2014 – 7:22 am EST (sunrise) Names: Candlemas,  Imbolc, Oimelc, Brigit, Brigid’s Day, Bride’s Day, Festival of Lights, Brigantia, Gwyl y Canhwyllau (Welsh), Lady Day Date: Feb 1st (sometimes celebrated on the eve – Jan 31st) Astro Correspondence: 15 degrees Aquarius Color: reds for the blood shed by lambs, whites for the milk Food: lamb, nuts, legumes, breads, egg dishes, chicken, cakes, chocolate, wine Common Info: Brigit or Brid is honored (Keepers of the Flame at Kildare, Ireland), Brigit’s Crosses are made, first Fertility Fest, Initiations/re-dedications,   Imbolc (Oimelc) is the festival of candles, aka as Candlemas. The date is usually around the 1st or…

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    Seeing the Signs

    Divining the Weather: Will Winter This Year be Kind or Cruel?   There has been an ongoing argument among some of my Facebook friends about the Banded Wooly Caterpillar and if this animal really can predict the weather of the winter to come.  A Wooly Caterpillar is black with a middle band that is brown or tannish.  If the brown band is narrow, the coming winter will be harsh.  Naturally, if the band is wide, it will be a mild winter.  I have to admit I have never seen any of these caterpillars, so I cannot comment on whether these animals actually do predict the weather.  But having been watching…

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    Tree of Life

    Spring Cleansing Though winter may seem to still be holding on very tightly at this time of year, spring is only just around the corner. The days have noticeably lengthened since the Winter Solstice, birds are starting to pair up in readiness to raise their broods, and the first spring flowers are starting to appear. Spring is a great time to give your home and your life a good cleansing in preparation for the year ahead. After the period of withdrawal and contemplation provided by winter it is time to shake off the literal and metaphysical cobwebs, let in some fresh air and welcome in the new possibilities that life…

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    February Correspondences

    Legends and Lore for February February, the second month of the current Gregorian calendar and the third month of Winter’s rule, derives its name from Februa, the name of a Roman purification festival held on the fifteenth day of February in ancient times. The traditional birthstone amulet of February is the amethyst; and the primrose and the violet are the month’s traditional flowers. February is shared by the astrological signs of Aquarius the Water-Bearer and Pisces the Two Fishes, and is sacred to the following pagan deities: Aradia, Brigid, Juno Februa, and the Wiccan Goddess in Her aspect as the Maiden. During the month of February, the Great Solar Wheel…

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    Across the Great Divide

        Paranormal Communication             To exist is to communicate. Bees in a hive; a pack of wolves on the hunt; two women in a coffee shop; – even the phones we text each other with-; effective communication is occurring everywhere around us every day and in various forms both organic and artificial.             Humans are quite egocentric when it comes to the physical world and their professed mastery of it. If they cannot hear it, see it, touch it, or understand it then it doesn’t exist or is laughed off as the illogical ramblings of the foolish. A common- and clichéd- axiom is “if a tree falls and no…

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    The Witch’s Cupboard

    Blessed Imbolc! Pathworking for Imbolc includes some of the following: *    Go for a holiday walk.  It can be short or long, whichever you like.  See if you can feel the impending season.  Imagine, as you walk, what activities are occurring under the soil. *    Clean house.  Physically first, then psychically, magically. *    Make a list of things you would like to plant in yourself, and keep the list in a place you will remember.  Add to it between now and Ostara, whenever the mood strikes you. *    Light candles for yourself and your loved ones, saying prayers and sending them light ad color symbolizing that which they most need…

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    Bare Feet on an Earth Path

    Note: When I first started writing here at Pagan Pages, I decided to write about how I came to paganism.  But as I sat down and began writing, I realized just how messy a story it really was. It felt too deeply personal for my first column here, so instead, I published a different, somewhat lighter article on the topic. I have received some comments on my posts since then and feel blessed to know that my articles are touching readers. Writing, for me, is about being raw, about being real, and I believe that I am at my best as a writer when I am those things. This is…