It’s hard putting yourself out there. Even when you’ve been doing magic for years, decades, centuries, eons. Being yourself while also trying to navigate the mores of social media is…a pain in the ass. It’s not all about the views or the likes, and it never has been. But it IS about building community and needing to be heard.
We’re not fans of ‘shouting into the void’. If we are talking, we hope you are listening, and we hope you have something to say back. That is, after all how conversations, community, and friendships form. We all have to somehow find balance with the-way-things-are-run and who we are, what we stand for, who we need to be.
All of which is our halfass excuse for some of the earliest posts on this blog. We’d like to be able to call this growth, but it’s not. That was softening and tempering; it was anxiety over alienating our audience at the expense of our own beliefs.
So, without further ado, we present Real Talk: Observations on Observations, revisited. #ranting
Because we are NOT okay with people bumbling along and following blindly like sheep. And we are damn well not okay with PAGANS disrespecting the seasons and the moon by deciding that mathing the godsdamned days is too fucking hard. You cannot wax poetic about the moon, then ignore her influence.
The solstices and equinoxes are different times and days every year, because they do not follow the obnoxious human-invented calendar. They are set in place by the moon, following her rule and whims. So, knowing this, why would you assume that the cross-quarter sabbats are fixed? It’s laziness. Someone decided that they didn’t want to do the work (probably based loosely on dates of local celebrations), it got stuck into calendars, and we all just went with it.
If you want to get together with friends on a saturday because it’s your only day off, no problem. But don’t call it a sabbat, or a solstice party, or whatever, because it’s fucking not. Nothing that is worth doing is meant to be easy. Paganism is not about shortcuts and quick fixes. And magic does not and will not conform to your convenience