La Bona Dea's Journal of Everyday Magic

Storytelling which touches the heart and awakens the soul


Welcome, Imbolc, and Enter the Light

The freezing cold is upon us, and the temperatures barely wane. Cold air, cold water, cold earth. But underneath the crust is the business of spring! Imbolc marks the first Holy Sabbat on the Wheel of the Year. Though it is cold and wet, frosty and icy, we might feel the stir of early spring […]

Samhain with the TBC

Our tradition began when the kids were in school. We, as working moms, scheduled time off to watch the kids in the Halloween Parade, help out in the classrooms for Halloween Parties, and, of course, celebrate the Witches’ New Year by casting our wishes to the universe for a charmed life. Twenty years or so […]

A Dracula Halloween? Not Anymore

Halloween This season holds mystery and thrill, as the sun fades and the fog clings to the earth. The darkness hides creatures and haunted beings. The empty trees have died for a bit, but plan to return in the spring. The thought of witches casting spells and making potions right out in the open after […]

2023 Super Blue Moon

Ahhh, 7 planets are in retrograde and the moon is BLUE! The goal is to return to what was but to ask for improved conditions. For example, if you were making good money by working hard, but the income stopped, then your abundance is coming back. . . . BUT, you can ask for the […]

Spring Into Non-Action

Spring is a time to jump up and fly! To bounce outside and wander the earth, to look for waterfalls and rainbows. The sun beckons us to join him in the golden ray-filled days, and we stretch our arms above our heads and agree. . . it is time to move! Yet, sometimes it is […]

The Power of Imbolc

Honor the Maiden within at Imbolc Imbolc arrives as a soft whisper, a gentle breeze that rustles through empty branches, or it storms in, letting you know it is time to wake! Before the Wheel turns again, remember who you were last year. This new turn takes us on a fresh journey, one of promise […]

Merry Yule

Yule is quickly approaching and this means that the Wheel of the Year spun by! It is always amazing how quickly the hear seems to fly once the end is near. I notice this with each year that I get to take another turn around the sun the time moves swiftly and my hair is […]

Were they really Wicked?

You bet they were. . . but we know better We gathered to celebrate Samhain, and as I read the damning and wicked words from the Witches’ Hammer, the Malleus Maleficarum, we discovered what those words could really mean. First, you must know that the Malleus Maleficarum was the book used to take down wise […]

Samhain’s Arrival

I walk among the trees and notice the changing, falling, and decaying leaves. Dark brown acorns, roasted from these long, hot dog days, the snap of dry, brittle twigs, and the still and murky water in the creek near my home, confirm the Earth has tilted toward winter. She pivots, about to dip with a […]

Summer Harvest Time is Champagne Time!

Precious Fairy Godmother and HP Brigid took a field trip to Korbel Champagne Cellars and had a fine outting! Cheers! I am truly blessed to have my sweet friend Gailya in my life. She is the essence of divine on earth and her love and beauty grace everywhere he goes. Cheers my beautiful friend! What […]