There are many similarities between a Wiccaning and that of a Christian Baptism. Both are a profound Rite of Passage marking a new stage in that individual's life. However, where as in a Baptism, the individual is promising to adhere to the requirements of the Christian faith, in a Wiccaning it is the community to which that individual belongs that makes the promise to lead them in the ways of their faith, to raise that child in the knowledge of the Old Gods.
Well, it's definitely that time of the year again: Soup Season. It's bitterly cold, the melted snow has left hard Earth and ice and the Wind has returned full force now to dust everything with just enough snow to make it extra slippery. All wonderful reasons to stay in-doors as much as possible right now, and all wonderful reasons to either set a pot to simmer on the back burner or finally whip out that crock pot.
My eldest son has decided to make a Book of Shadows. Granted, that's not what he's calling it (he doesn't know such a term, it's not something that we use...) but that is essentially what it is. He's decided he needs to write down everything he knows about magick. He did something similar this past Summer, though he was quite clear that that particular book was a book to teach people how to do magick. That's right, at four he wrote his first how-to magick book; I wonder if Llewellyn would be interested...
During each of my pregnancies, I come to favor a certain blend of herbs for a daily tea. This blend usually addresses any concerns or issues that I've been having, but, overall, is supportive to the pregnancy, a safe labor, and a healthy, squishy baby. This pregnancy, I've been favoring a blend of highly nutritious herbs with an extra dose of Stinging Nettle to combat that horrendous crawley sensation you get in your legs (known as Restless Leg Syndrome. I thought it was a joke, so the Universe, of course, saw fit to provide me with a 9 month long confirmation that it really does exist.)
Throwing the Bones
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