10 Reasons To Join OBOD

10 Reasons To Join OBOD

I have gotten a LOT of questions on the posts talking about the Bard, Ovate, and Druid courses through OBOD. It seems I'm not the only one who's struggled to decide whether it's really the right place for me (ok I struggled before the Bard course and then jumped in after that). This is what [...]

The Magic of a New Year

The Magic of a New Year

Happy 2019! I hope you all are having a wonderful January and start to this fresh, new year. I always feel a big shift in energy starting at Yule and leading right up to the New Year on the calendar. It's the perfect time for me to set new intentions and get the magical juices [...]

Ancestor Magic

Ancestor Magic

Moving into Samhain means that many of us are putting a greater focus on our ancestors through our practices and spellcraft. As the veil thins our ancestors becomes increasingly available to us. The most visible change in my practice at this time of year is the addition of an ancestor altar. I know that many [...]

Garden Magic

Garden Magic

We have passed Lughnasadh and well on our way to Mabon. The harvest season is upon us in the Northern hemisphere. Now is the time that I begin to think about garden magic, when the bounty of my garden is bursting and I worry there will never be enough jars for my pickles. The garden is [...]

Ogham as a Practice

Ogham as a Practice

One of the first things I came across as a fledgling Pagan was the Celtic Tree Calendar. I'm sure you've all seen a version somewhere. It usually splits the year into 13 months and associates a single Ogham tree to each of these sections. The version I saw gave it zodiac-esq meanings making you feel [...]