Summer Solstice 2018

From the Regional Druid Happy Summer Solstice! This Solstice seems to be about memory and tradition.  The runes for our Omen included Othala. Initially, the rune represented ancestral holdings or inherited land. In our current culture, many of us don’t live on land that has been inherited. In some cases, we don’t even live in the…

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Beltane 2018

From the Regional Druid Happy Start of Summer! My apologies for the tardiness of this Newsletter. Unfortunately, life (mostly work) has been a bit crazy. It’s May, and that usually means that it’s starting to warm up. Here in the Bay Area, the weather is unusual, and we seem to be alternating between warmer and colder…

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Spring Equinox 2018

From the Regional Druid Happy Spring! Winter and Spring seem to be battling for the current season.  The weeks are switching between nice spring weather and cold and rainy winter.  It reminds me a bit of the challenge that we can sometimes face with our own internal struggles – with choices, with depression, with just figuring…

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Imbolc 2018

From the Regional Druid Happy 2018! This year has started out with one heck of a bang! Unfortunately, that means that it’s been an insane January and early February for me – which is why this newsletter is a bit late.  Here in California, Imbolc has nothing to do with flowers poking up from snow. In…

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Winter Solstice 2017

From the Regional Druid   Happy Winter Solstice to you all! Another year is almost over, and we’re in the middle of the winter holidays and getting ready for the New Year. There’s so much going on, and sometimes we have to deal with individuals that we’d rather not interact with. As we go through these times,…

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Samhain 2017

From the Regional Druid Greetings and welcome to the NW newsletter for Samhain. “Spin, Spindle, spin, to end is to begin, spiral winds the wyrd yarn, dying is a being born, spindle, spindle, spin.” These are the words of a song from Diana Paxton’s book “The Way of the Oracle.” These words help to lead the…

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Autumn Equinox 2017

From the Regional Druid Greetings and welcome to the NW newsletter for the Autumn Equinox. This High Day generally marks the end of summer for this area, although the warm weather can drag on a little. We are heading into winter – into the cold and wet weather. Many folks love the winter, many folks hate…

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August High Day 2017

From the Regional Druid We are well into summer now, and it’s even getting hot all over our region. The heat heralds the start of Pagan Pride season! You can find out if there’s a Pagan Pride near you at http://www.paganpride.org/. Please consider volunteering or attending if you do. I have some ADF business cards that…

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Summer Solstice 2017

From the Regional Druid Greetings to the druids of the Northwest! Happy Summer to you all! I hope that everyone is finding a way to stay relatively cool in this season – or perhaps you’re in one of the areas that hasn’t gotten hot yet and are enjoying the weather. Happy Belated Father’s Day to all…

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Beltane 2017

Flowers by the Water

From the Regional Druid Blessed Beltane to you all, Here in California, we’re having a wet spring. While it’s lovely that we’re getting the water, it does put a bit of a damper on outdoor activities.  I’m looking forward to a somewhat dryer summer so I can get outside to walk more often. Beltane is an interesting…

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