Monthly Archives: December 2013

Sylvester – Rauhnacht (Dec. 31)

As I drew they daily Tarot card (from the Druid Craft Tarot) this morning, I got the High Priestess, and she reminded me of continuing my Raunächte discussion. The prompting moment was this particular sentence in the description of the card: ‘The High Priestess’s power … Continue reading

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Having a rough time? Try Alpine Raunächte…

December and January are very busy times. And by that I don’t mean shopping for the holidays and then bringing the gifts back to the stores to get something else. I am talking spiritually busy. After Krampus has ransacked Alpine villages … Continue reading

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He’s A-Coming…And Just How Naughty Were You This Year?

When I was a kid, my parent “rented” a Krampus once. I guess my sister and I were a particular pain that year. All I remember was my dad opening the door, the shadow of the creature in the doorway, … Continue reading

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Barbarazweigerl (St. Barbara Twigs)

In Austria – and I am sure in other regions of Europe – people cut a few twigs from a fruit tree (usually cherry, but any fruit tree should work) on December 4th. When put into a vase with water inside the … Continue reading

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