Full Moon Glory!

Full Moon Glory!
Luna Bright, Full Moon Light!

Lullaby by Nox Arcana - Absolutely Lovely

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas Magic!

Christmas Magic! Bright Blessings to All! Happy Holidays!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Winter Solstice Storm

I was really bummed we couldn't make it up to Red Rocks. Disappointed like a child with a popped balloon. And then Scott Cunningham's words came to me:
"I sorrow not, though the world is wrapped in sleep. I sorrow not, though the icy winds blast. I sorrow not, though the snow falls hard and deep. I sorrow not, this too shall soon be past".
And then my family and I gathered in the living room and welcomed Yule and Winter.  Blessed Be and Bright Blessings to us All.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Solstice Eve Day!

It's Solstice Eve Day!  I got up early today, even though I had the day off.  I've become accustomed to viewing the Moon and the Stars in the early morning hours.  I was greeted by the dark morning sky, the Moon in her final Crescent surrounded by brightly lit stars.  The Sun was turning the eastern sky light blue.  This is the final day of Fall, although here in Colorado, we've been in Winter for awhile.

Today I'll finish getting presents together, to be given as Christmas presents.  Yes, I still love Christmas and Christmas day.  Its the Spirit of the season that fills me, not the religion and I love spending the Holiday with my family and friends.

Tomorrow I'll be with my family and community, drumming up the Sun.  I believe we Pagans start it off, ecstatically celebrating in the cold clear morning of the Winter Solstice.  It may even snow!

Tonight I will burn an authentic Yule log in my fire pit.  Two seasons have passed since our neighbor's Grand Oak Tree gifted us with oak logs.  They are dry and ready to burn!  I've got some lovely Yule incense to throw in the fire as well.  Its a special night and I'm happy to be in tune with it, Nature, the Goddess and the glory of the seasons.

May the Solstice and this season bring us all Bright Blessings!

Blessed Be,
Priestess Najah

Saturday, December 17, 2011

The Art of Being Pagan/Winter Solstice

Deep thoughts. 

I am blessed to live in Colorado, in Denver specifically where the Pagan community is rich and alive.  Each year on the Winter Solstice we gather at Red Rocks Amphitheatre and drum up the Sun. It is a sacred time, a pilgrimage to give thanks to the returning light and the start of winter.

I rise early, the morning still dark and very quiet, the sky blanketed with stars and this year, the Moon.  I get excited knowing I'll see my brothers and sisters, families and friends.  I love the drive in the quiet of the morning, the headlights and taillights all quietly making their way to Red Rocks.

I feel connected as we walk to the top of Red Rocks and the sound of drums touches my Spirit.  It is very hard to put the experience into words.  I always bring my rattles and my little cauldron to burn incense.  We settle in and I began to shake and rattle, as my Spirit flies out to greet the dawn and a peace and serenity settles over me that only this moment can bring.

Sometimes its tough being Pagan in a modern, Christian - God -centered society.  Nobody wishes us a Happy or Blessed Yule, except within own our communities.  When we burn a Yule log during the longest night, its because we are honoring the sacredness of the change of seasons.  We recognize the beauty and sacredness of Nature, which turns our world.  And me personally, I honor the Divine Feminine, which I call Goddess.

During the Holidays, I love seeing the houses lit up and decorated.  In my heart I give thanks because whether one is Christian or Pagan, we all are giving thanks for the Light.  I believe we instinctively know our ancestors sat in darkness and waited for the light to return, thus giving way to metaphors and modern celebrations.

Its been a dark period for me.  I'm looking forward to rising early, joining with my family and friends and drumming up the Sun, then gathering for some well earned hot breakfast.

May we all be blessed this Holiday Season.

Blessed Be,
Priestess Najah

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Winter Solstice, Blessed Yule!

The Solstice is coming! If you're in Denver don't miss "Drumming Up The Sun" at Red Rocks on 12/22/11. Blessed Yule, Happy Holidays!

Updating My Website

I'm re-tooling my website www.craftandconjure.com and my Priestess Najah Facebook page. I'm looking forward to building new bridges, new connections and maintaining old bridges and relationships. I'm excited about new opportunities and better ways to be of service. Several pages are now under construction and are being updated for the New Year.

Blessed Be!
Priestess Najah