A happy 2013 to all Avalonians!
Well here we are then we made it, the world didn't end on the 21st December!! But then we all knew this didn't we?
However, there has been a shift in the energies and many of our friends faced new challenges and changes around this time, I wonder how many of you faced the same?
We would like to hear your stories, please send them to us.
I faced a massive change days before; on 30th November my beloved Samcat was gathered by Cerridwen into the Summerlands. He had been my faithful companion for over 18 years, he was my fur baby. I had the deepest privilege in sharing his life, and he gave us great joy and love, if you have read these blogs you will know how big a role he had in the Hedgewitch House, now alas there is a big hole, he is greatly missed, although I often hear a soft padded paw fall and out of the corner of my eye I see a ginger tail flick pass......................Samcat you will never be forgotten.
We may have escaped the Mayan prophecy, but we cannot escape the Cailleach of Winter's rod that strikes the land, whereupon it freezes, the Goddess of Winter is certainly making Her presence felt! Although treacherous at times, the countryside is breathtakingly beautiful in the snow and ice, and this I believe is Her way of reminding us of Her awesome power and the beauty of Her earth.
All too soon we shall be welcoming the Maiden as Imbolc comes closer, when She takes the rod from the Cailleach, whereupon it turns white, as She strikes the land, She awakens the life lying dormant.
The Wheel will turn! Blessed Be!!
Many Bright Blessings,
p.s. Please don't forget to feed the birds during this time, the pleasure of watching them is reward enough!