There are many of you who are used to celebrating in groups and are at a loss for what to do while using social distancing tactics or even while being in isolation if you believe yourself to be sick. Just because there's a viral outbreak out there and we're all supposed to stay home as much as possible doesn't mean the holiday is cancelled. Here are some of the practices already used by solitary witches...
Frigg is not loved for her beauty
We're on Day 9 of the 30 Days of Deity Devotion for Frigg and the assignment is "Common mistakes about this deity." So my first thought is, "Well, that would be the Frigg-Freyja hypothesis, but I already covered that. Should I just skip today?" But almost the second I thought that, I realized a more perfect topic for today: The misappropriation of Frigg as a beauty goddess. A very specific beauty too: One that is soft and delicate, meek and polite, young and willowy (sometimes she is depicted with a pornstar body instead), and cute and pastel-coloured.
The Crocus and other symbols of early spring
Many people have different definitions for the beginning of spring. For some, Imbolc is the first day of spring, for others it is spring equinox. For some, it's marked by a holiday like Easter or Spring Day. As a child, I always heard the first day of spring was the first day you saw a robin. My new family doesn't measure spring in birds; we measure it in flowers.
Imbolc and healing trauma
Imbolc is a pagan holiday halfway between winter solstice and spring equinox. It symbolizes the return of early spring. In this post, I examine how that relates to dealing with grief.