The Ram

The picture of the illustrated ram of the Druid Animal Oracle, that plants named for the ram and a carving of a snake with a ram’s head lay at the ram’s feet. They exemplify the importance of this animal down through the ages.

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Jeanne Crane
Tarot Card for July Three of Cups

To me, tarot decks are like flash cards, teaching me aspects of mythology and folklore that I had not been exposed to in my education or family background. I love pulling cards just to learn a tidbit about another place or another figure. I feel the power of story strongly in a well-presented deck of cards. I invite you to try one of the many decks that are available not just stories from Celtic mythology but from other lands as well.

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Solstice Greetings

Can you imagine what it was like for our ancestors? Damp, cold, standing water in the grasslands, dark days with only a fire for light and warmth? It certainly makes sense that they would create monuments to the Sun, calibrated to align with the Sun on the solstice when the sun is at its highest and the length of the day is longest. How they must have yearned for summer. How they must have watched for the signs of the turning of the seasons.

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Something Special about Celtic Lambs and Sheep

The picture above is one of my favorites. I came over the rise of the hill leading up to my favorite stone circle. There-smack dab in the middle of what I consider sacred space- was this little cutie looking right at me. I not only got the perfect picture but we also had quite a nice I-Thou communication going until his mother scurried him away. I liked the picture so much I chose it for the back cover of my new novel Amidst the Stones.

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Lough Gur: Stone Circles, Fairies, and Swans by Leah Eggleston Krygowski

Lough Gur is one of the magical sites in Ireland often overlooked by tour buses and tourists, making it all the more worth visiting. Lough Gur is also the site of the Grange stone circle and enchanting ancient ruins. See Snapshots of Clare and Limerick for more.

 

 This guest blog is from Leah Eggleston Krygowski, a book reviewer, avid reader, and aspiring writer who recently caught the international travel bug following her first trip to Ireland. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband, John, and their two Cairn terriers.

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Tarot Card for June The World Tree

No, dear reader, this is not a test of your memory. Last month at this time, you did read that I had pulled the World Tree as our tarot card for May. Here it is again; but, pulled from a different deck and at a different time. The coincidence is stunning, especially when we had seen it before in February.

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