Reaching for the Moon Podcast: Episode 18 – Imbolc 2016

Reaching for the Moon Podcast

Welcome to the 18th episode of Reaching for the Moon, the podcast brought to you by the Witches and Pagans of Everglades Moon Local Council. The Wheel continues to turn and we find ourselves at Imbolc! While we’re still in Winter’s grasp, we have already noticed the days starting to grow longer…

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Within our Imbolc 2016 podcast, you will find:

  • Pandie’s Pagan Projects: Alpandia teaches how to add herbs and oils to candles (bringing light in for Imbolc)
  • FooDoo with Qabal: Qabal walks us through the making of scones
  • Music: “Flicker and Flame” by Mama Gina from her album “Goddess Kiss’d
  • Nice Witch with Shaylee: discussing the use of technology in ritual
  • Tarot Tips: Lady Bridget talks about how to choose a tarot deck
  • It’ll Grow On You: Join Lord Riekin as we continue through medicinal uses for Kitchen Spices! This episode we look at herbs starting with the letters P, Q, R, and S
  • Music: “Turning Wheel” by Lady Bridget from her album “In Her Sacred Space

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If you have suggestions or comments, we’d love to hear them! If you’d like to contribute something to our podcast, whether it’s your music, an article, or something else, please leave us a comment below and we’ll get back to you to help make that happen! Please be sure to leave us feedback on iTunes. It’s a great way to help other pagans find us, and makes us feel awesome when we see those 5-Stars!

You may have noticed that we’ve got some really nice music between our segments now. This great music was supplied by JewelBeat. Download your free music and free sound effects at www.jewelbeat.com.

Blessed be! We are EMLC, and We are CoG!


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Reaching for the Moon Podcast: Episode 17 – Yule 2015

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Welcome to the 17th episode of Reaching for the Moon, the podcast brought to you by the Witches and Pagans of Everglades Moon Local Council. The Wheel continues to turn and we find ourselves at Yule! It’s our last podcast of 2015!

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Within our Yule 2015 podcast, you will find:

  • The Interview: Lady Bridget interviews Cossette about relocating from Miami, FL to Australia, and the differences she has found
  • FooDoo with Qabal: Revealing the secret techniques and mystery behind making successful Madeleines.
  • Nice Witch with Shaylee: on how to use Common Sense to survive the Holidays
  • Music: “Santa Claus is Pagan, Too” by Emerald Rose from their album “Rants and Rambles
  • It’ll Grow On You: Join Lord Riekin as we continue through medicinal uses for Kitchen Spices! This episode we look at herbs starting with the letters M, N, and O
  • Pandie’s Pagan Projects: cleverly incorporate spellworking into your holiday tree decorations
  • Music: “Old Ways” by Mama Gina from her album “Solitarie“.

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If you have suggestions or comments, we’d love to hear them! If you’d like to contribute something to our podcast, whether it’s your music, an article, or something else, please leave us a comment below and we’ll get back to you to help make that happen! Please be sure to leave us feedback on iTunes. It’s a great way to help other pagans find us, and makes us feel awesome when we see those 5-Stars!

You may have noticed that we’ve got some really nice music between our segments now. This great music was supplied by JewelBeat. Download your free music and free sound effects at www.jewelbeat.com.

Blessed be! We are EMLC, and We are CoG!


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Enter the Turning the Tide Wreath Contest

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Feeling crafty? In the Yuletide Spirit? Itching to make a wreath? Join us this year in our annual Turning the Tide Wreath Contest!

This year’s theme is Through the Tides. We will be working a lot with our Ancestors throughout the weekend.  How well will your wreath fit our theme?

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So break out the glue guns, the glitter and tinsel, and all those crafting supplies you’ve been gathering all year … and start wreath making!!!

Please note, if you are planning on entering the wreath contest this year, please contact Shaylee at shaylee2812 @ gmail . com or leave a comment below to make arrangements for hanging and displaying. She will also be making sure all wreaths are entered before voting begins!

As always, we will have great prizes for our contest winners.

Reaching for the Moon Podcast: Episode 16 – Samhain 2015

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Welcome to the latest episode of Reaching for the Moon, the podcast brought to you by the Witches and Pagans of Everglades Moon Local Council. The veil thins as we turn our attentions towards Samhain.

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Within our Samhain 2015 podcast, you will find:

  • The Interview: Interview with Kasha, NFO of CoG
  • Astronomy with Aequitas: Scorpio and Sagittarius
  • Pandie’s Pagan Projects: How to make Samhain Candles
  • Music: “Autumn in Asheville” by Emerald Rose from their album, “Archives of Ages to Come”
  • It’ll Grow on You!: We continue our journey through your spice rack with Lord Riekin – we cover spices with the letters H through L
  • Lord Coyote Morningstar shares his thoughts on Ancestor Prayer and Altar Setup
  • Music: “We Do Not Die” by Ginger Doss and Velvet Hammer, from their album, “Best of Pagan Song”
  • FooDoo: Qabal teaches us how to make Yogurt
  • Nice Witch with Shaylee: where she discusses Accomidations
  • Music: “Summerland” by Emerald Rose from their album, “Fire in the Head”

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If you have suggestions or comments, we’d love to hear them! If you’d like to contribute something to our podcast, whether it’s your music, an article, or something else, please leave us a comment below and we’ll get back to you to help make that happen! Please be sure to leave us feedback on iTunes. It’s a great way to help other pagans find us, and makes us feel awesome when we see those 5-Stars!

Blessed be! We are EMLC, and We are CoG!


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EMLC Podcast: Episode 9 – Yule

PodcastLogoWelcome to the Yule episode of EMLC’s pagan podcast, Reaching for the Moon! The Goddess gives birth to the new Sun God. All of nature is quiet and contemplative. It’s as if the world drew in a breath and is waiting to exhale. Big thanks to everyone in Everglades Moon Local Council for contributing and sharing with us, and for helping us get our podcast back up and going. In this episode you’ll find:

  • An Introduction by Sirona
  • La Befana Alpandia treats us to a story about La Befana and Her origins
  • Music: Lord Coyote Morning star sings “Hark! The Panpipes!”, an original Yuletide song by Mike Goettee
  • Workshop: Aequitas provides an Astrology lesson on the Fixed Stars and how to capture their energies for magical use.
  • Music: Carolers from Turning the Tide 2014 sing “Moon of Silver
  • Pandie’s Pagan Projects: Alpandia teaches us how to make Galaxy Globes to decorate our Yule Trees
  • It’ll Grow On You: Lord Riekin teaches us about Mulling spices
  • Music: Lady Bridget sings “Yule in the Twilight”, from the album “Voices of the Goddess”. This album is available at LadyBridget.com

Aequitas has provided this in-depth hand-out as part of his workshop. Click this link to download and view the hand-out.  In addition, he references several sources for information regarding calculating planetary hours and days. These include:

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Are you in touch with us? Be sure to subscribe to our podcast to stay in-the-know with what’s going on down here with Everglades Moon LC. But our podcast is not the only way to keep up with us! You can LIKE us on Facebook and FOLLOW us on Twitter! And if you’re on Instagram, be sure to follow us there, too!

If you have suggestions or comments, we’d love to hear them! If you’d like to contribute something to our podcast, whether it’s your music, an article, or something else, please leave us a comment below and we’ll get back to you to help make that happen! Please be sure to leave us feedback on iTunes. It’s a great way to help other pagans find us, and makes us feel awesome when we see those 5-Stars!

You may have noticed that we’ve got some really nice music between our segments now. This great music was supplied by JewelBeat. Download your free music and free sound effects at www.jewelbeat.com.

Blessed be! We are EMLC, and We are CoG!

EMLC Podcast: Episode 5 – Lammas

PodcastLogoWelcome to the Lammas (or Lughnassadh) episode of EMLC’s pagan podcast, Reaching for the Moon! We’ve got so many exciting things to share with you this go-round. It’s a veritable cornucopia of information and contributions!! As our Local Council continues to share with us, we continue to share them with you! In this episode you’ll find:

  • An Introduction by Sirona
  • SAVE THE DATE! Turning the Tide 2013 will be Dec 6-Dec 8!
  • Music: Live music by Mama Gina from the Summer Solstice Festival
  • Pagan Parenting: How to talk about religion with your child’s new teacher
  • Pandie’s Pagan Projects: Pretty Lammas candles for your altar
  • It’ll Grow on You: Lord Riekin discusses uses of Cayenne Pepper and Garlic
  • News from EMLC: CoG’s Upcoming Grand Council – see you there! Follow us on our @EMLCTweets twitter with #GrandCouncil2013
  • Music: Riekin’s Brew, by Lady Bridget
  • Interview: An interview with Amber Moon of Officers of Avalon
  • Workshop: Part 2 of Kasha’s Money workshop, Candle Magic!
  • Music: Magical Child, by Lady Bridget

You can subscribe to our podcast using this link for iTunes, using your favorite Podcast listening device from this download link, or right here from our site by clicking the grey PLAY button below!

Are you in touch with us? Be sure to subscribe to our podcast to stay in-the-know with what’s going on down here with Everglades Moon LC. But our podcast is not the only way to keep up with us! You can LIKE us on Facebook and FOLLOW us on Twitter! We’re LIVE TWEETING Grand Council 2013 live from SALEM this year!  If you’re there, use #GrandCouncil2013 to be included in our discussion!

If you have suggestions or comments, we’d love to hear them! If you’d like to contribute something to our podcast, whether it’s your music, an article, or something else, please leave us a comment below and we’ll get back to you to help make that happen! Please be sure to leave us feedback on iTunes. It’s a great way to help other pagans find us, and makes us feel awesome when we see those 5-Stars!

You may have noticed that we’ve got some really nice music between our segments now. This great music was supplied by JewelBeat. Download your free music and free sound effects at www.jewelbeat.com.

Blessed be!  We are EMLC, and We are CoG!

EMLC Podcast: Episode 4 – Litha

PodcastLogoWelcome to the Litha episode of EMLC’s pagan podcast, Reaching for the Moon! We’ve got so many exciting things to share with you this go-round. The contributions from many members of our amazing Local Council continue to come in, and we continue to share them with you! In this episode you’ll find:

  • An Introduction by Sirona
  • Sharing Our Traditions – Sirona shares a lovely way that many of our EMLC witches celebrate Litha by singing up the Sun on the Beach
  • Music: Earth and Ocean, by Aradia
  • It’ll Grow On You – our herb segment by Lord Riekin.  With summer upon us, it’s the perfect time to discuss the many uses of Aloe Vera! It’s not just for burns!
  • Music: Apollo, by Lady Bridget
  • A Crafty Sabbat – project by Alpandia – making your own Faery Star
  • Music: Hail, Mananan by Lord Coyote Morningstar
  • In the News – Sirona recaps all the latest pagan news, including the latest with regards to the Freemasons and Wiccans, and Kyrja Withers, as well as the protests against an upcoming Summer Solstice festival!
  • Poetry: Priestess by Lord Gwydion
  • Workshop: We present Part One of Kasha’s Money workshop from FPG Beltane
  • Closing by Sirona
  • Music: Conjuring the Summer In, by Aradia

You can subscribe to our podcast using this link for iTunes, using your favorite Podcast listening device from this download link, or right here from our site by clicking the grey PLAY button below!

Are you in touch with us? Be sure to subscribe to our podcast to stay in-the-know with what’s going on down here with Everglades Moon LC. But our podcast is not the only way to keep up with us! You can LIKE us on Facebook and FOLLOW us on Twitter!

If you have suggestions or comments, we’d love to hear them! If you’d like to contribute something to our podcast, whether it’s your music, an article, or something else, please leave us a comment below and we’ll get back to you to help make that happen! Please be sure to leave us feedback on iTunes. It’s a great way to help other pagans find us, and makes us feel awesome when we see those 5-Stars!

You may have noticed that we’ve got some really nice music between our segments now. This great music was supplied by JewelBeat. Download your free music and free sound effects at www.jewelbeat.com.

Blessed be!  We are EMLC, and We are CoG!

Beltane Craft: Your Personal Maypole

beltaneI’d like to share with you a craft to make your own personal Maypole.  This is great to make with small children as you describe what Beltane is to them.  You can also make this with your coven if you cannot dance the Maypole for some reason. All the materials I used for this project I was able to purchase at my local craft store. 

To make this project, you will need:
 

  • A short wooden dowel, about 8″-12″
  • A wooden disc, about 12″ in diameter
  • Paints
  • Hot glue and a Hot Glue Gun
  • Ribbons
  • Optional Decorations, such as small people, flower garlands, etc.

To make your Maypole:

  1. The wooden disc will be the base of your Maypole and the dowel will represent the Maypole itself.  Paint these however you want.  I painted my wooden disc a light green to represent grass.  My Maypole is red with a golden spiral going from top to bottom.
  2. Once the paint dries, hot glue the dowel to the center of your wooden disc.
  3. Affix ribbons to the top of your Maypole with hot glue (BE CAREFUL!! I burned myself a few times holding down the ribbons – use the lower setting on your hot glue gun).  You can pick festive colors, colors representing what you’d like to grow in the fertile spring-time soils, etc.
  4. Now you can decorate! I wove a few flowers together into a circlet that is about the same size as the base of my Maypole. Luckily, it’s about the same size around as my head 🙂  I was able to wear this to a Mayday celebration and then bring that energy back to my personal Maypole.  You can also hot glue little people dancing your Maypole to the base and give them the ribbons.

Tah-Dah!  You’re done!  Below are some pictures, for those who prefer picture step-by-steps:

Ostara Craft: Yarn Eggs

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While perusing Facebook, someone (and forgive me, but I can’t remember who) posted a pictorial guide to making yarn eggs.  I thought to myself…

Self! You have an over-abundance of yarn! This could be a way to make snazzy Ostara/Primavera presents for all your friends AAANNNDDD make yourself feel better about all that yarn you’ve been hording!

I immediately got to work.  I’ll outline the basic-ness of the project, and even give you some step-by-step pictures.  I’ll also clue you in on some possible pitfalls I found with this project and ways I got around them. Click the “Continue Reading” link to see the entire project.

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