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just putting these here so they show up in my frequently used list
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When youโ€™re old you can have dark chocolate chip cookies for breakfast. Itโ€™s allowed and probably expected ๐Ÿช โค๏ธ

Hi #Histodons -- Today is (roughly) what the #AngloSaxons and #Jutes would have called the start of ร†rra Gฤ“ola [ แšซแšฑแšฑแšช:แšทแ›–แšฉแ›šแšช ] or "First/Before #Yule"; their name for #December.

The two main celebrations for this time of year were the Winter Solstice (Yule) and Mลdraniht [ แ›—แšฉแ›žแšฑแšชแšพแ›แšปแ› ] or "Mother's Night" (on the 25th, though might be apocryphal).

I like to think they maybe it was a celebration of the the other Mother Goddesses celebrated through the year:

Hrรชรฐa [ แšปแšฑแ›–แšฆแšช ]
ฤ’ostre [ แ›–แšฉแ›‹แ›แšฑแ›– ]
And finally the Winter Goddess herself, Frฤซg [ แš แšฑแ›แšท ]

Artwork by me, the first is Hrรชรฐa -- she is announcing that her sister ฤ’ostre is coming. The second off of ฤ’ostre, under the three of life. Both in the #Early #Medieval Style

#Winter #Advent #Yule #Yuletide #Runes

@histodons @folklore @folklorethursday

If you have some self-control. If you behave like an adult. If you can critically assess what you read, see or hear. If you have decency. If you care about others. If you believe that everyone should seek their own happiness that does not hurt others

The right will call you Woke

As an sign, there is no more perfect sound than the rushing past my windows, the screens slamming against the frames, while the chimney whistles and creaks. The force of wind rushing across the can be seen by the swaying dance of the trees, many still full of colors. Ah, and the house shakes. It is a good day ๐Ÿ’จ :pentagram: โค๏ธ

Witches,

I just want to thank all of you for the great conversation today regarding conservation and the process of evaluating our tools and collections and what serves the earth and its people/spirits as a whole.

I love hearing all your ideas and thoughts and emotional connections to your practice.

It makes my heart warm to hear so many of you are working through your conscience and activism so that witches won't be seen as a scourge on the planet and its energy.

โค๏ธ ๐ŸŒŽ ๐Ÿ’จ ๐Ÿ”ฅ ๐Ÿ’ฆ ๐Ÿƒ

This one especially goes out to my teacher Raven Moonshadow. I'm grateful I could be with you at the end.

#WorldAIDSDay

Iโ€™ve got my list figured out, in my own very particular order :pentagram:

The Crystal Cave - Mary Stewart
The Mists of Avalon - Marion Zimmer Bradley
The Stranger - Albert Camus
Still Life with Woodpecker - Tom Robbins
A Spy in the House of Love - Anais Nin
On the Road - Jack Kerouac
The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane - Katherine Howe

These define parts of me โ€ฆ yet my holds much more
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A little something different from my usual travel photography.

Battling breast cancer and wanting to show the world that she is far more than the 70 year old person, mother, grandmother and friend people think she is, April hired us to do a body paint photoshoot and show a whole new perspective of her being.

#photography #strobist #photographer #photo #melbourne

All-terrain wheelchairs arrive at U.S. parks: โ€˜This is life-changingโ€™. Georgia and South Dakota are the latest states to provide off-road wheelchairs on public trails.

wapo.st/3GRo4RN

#Accessibility #Disability

We are just hours away from becoming grandparents for the first time! โค๏ธ ๐Ÿ˜ โค๏ธ

I donโ€™t like promoting FANG material, but I have to say Wednesday Adams is killing it.

#Wednesday #ThatStreamingService

Itโ€™s still dark out at almost 5:30 am. The stars are slowly fading, their twinkling diminished as the sky over the mountains to the East begins to show signs of light, of life. With each minute the horizon grows a bit clearer as the new day dawns. I sit with my coffee, saying a blessing to the Sun as it rises. Have a magickal day ! Blessed be :pentagram: :_witchhat: :mooncat:

Having run my own test mastodon server, I can tell you that boosting is REALLY important. That's how posts propagate between servers that are not federated together.

I may get a bit technical, and it can be hard to describe but it's something like this:

Let's say that you have 2 servers, A and B that are not connected. They have their own federated timelines that is vastly different.

let's assume they have their users @a@A and @b@B that are mutuals. If user @a@A sees something interesting on theirs federated timeline and boosts it, user @b@B will see that on their own home page. But more importantly server B will now know about and download that post, and everyone else on B server will be able to see that post on their own federated timeline!

And that's why you boost, guys! It helps posts to spread.

#FediTips

Deborah Blake + I are excited to share one of the final sketches for the Witch's Familiar Oracle deck for Llewellyn Worldwide. This is set in the "Everyday Witch" realm + features different animal familiars on each card. The final illustration will be an ink and watercolor painting.

Right now, patrons get more sneak peeks/progress updates than we share elsewhere! You can join my Patreon at patreon.com/elisabethalba.

#oracle #tarot #raven #animalart #mastoart #wip #animals #sketch #witch

apparently Iโ€™m fat fingered โ€ฆ I have now voted in two just by trying to scroll past them ๐Ÿฅด

Life is endlessly hard but over the years I've discovered a few things. Living everyday within my pagan beliefs is a comfort. Following my interpretation of old rituals and creating new ones, celebration of the Turn of the Wheel as it relates to my area and environment, identifying qualities of old gods and incorporating them into my daily life, and following my personal code has helped me move through a lot of chaotic and bad shit over the years. Everyone has to find their own way but mindfulness of the world, and how it relates to my immediate environment and using that to conduct myself has given me peace of mind. And everyday, I learn something new.

#pagan #witchcraft #turnthewheel #ritual #celebration #mindfulness

I find myself exceptionally grateful for the utter lack of non-stop meme posting on Mastodon. It is refreshing to simply see conversations. So thanks!

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