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Summer Solstice 2022

The apparent path of the sun reached its northernmost point at 9:13 UTC today, marking the longest day of the year and the beginning of summer in the Northern Hemisphere, and the shortest day of the year & first day of winter in the Southern.  May all of your plans come to fruition in the fullness of time, and Blessed Be!

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May Day 2022

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May Eve 2022

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Easter 2022

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Vernal Equinox 2022

The apparent path of the sun will cross the equator moving northward at 15:33 UTC today, signaling the beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere and autumn in the Southern.  Enjoy the milder weather to come, and Blessed Be!

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Mardi Gras 2022


Maybe the places where many of y’all live don’t observe it, but I still do. So Happy Mardi Gras, dear readers!

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Valentine’s Day 2022


As longtime readers know, Valentine’s Day is my least favorite of holidays, and I’m not particularly fond of the typical iconography associated with it, either (which is often weird or violent or creepy as hell).  So every year I try to share an exception, like this cute kitten valentine which eschews the usual terrible puns in favor of a simple, direct message which could have been written by a computer, had computers existed back then.

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Imbolc 2022

May the reawakening of the world bring with it the reawakening of good things you thought gone forever. Blessed Be!

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If you don’t understand why this witch is carrying a sackful of toys, I suggest you consult my column from seven years ago today, which also (not by coincidence) contains links to the columns for the previous four years.  That should give you all the information you need to understand why I’m wishing some of my readers a Merry Christmas, some a Good Epiphany and others a Happy King Day, and welcoming all of you to the Carnival season!

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New Year’s Day 2022

Happy New Year, dear readers!

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