The Three Acts of Love

Ancient Inspirations for Valentine’s Day  by Angelo Nasios, author of the Tarot Tracker: A Year-Long Journey and Tarot: Unlocking the Arcana. Like many contemporary holidays of European origin, Valentine’s Day has ancient pre-Christian roots. Celebrated annually on February 14th, Valentine’s Day, also called St. Valentine’s Day, was once the Roman holiday Lupercalia. This festival marked the coming of spring and included fertility rites and courtship of women with men by lottery.[1] The festival survived through…

Magickal Beltane

The Wheel of the Year is constantly in motion. It represents a full cycle of the seasons and refers to the changing of the seasons. Each season is marked by a series of holy days called Sabbats to honor the particular qualities of each time of the year. The eight Sabbats depict life’s lessons as revealed through nature, and our relationship with the Goddess and God. The spokes of the Wheel are comprised of the…