Starcat’s Favorites: Hints of Spring

We celebrated the Spring Equinox this week, and I’m noticing hints of spring all around. No, in our case, not even the crocuses have been able to poke their first shoots up above the snow. But the sun is getting … Continue reading

The Whole Point of Creative Projects

It was Sunday evening. I hadn’t been feeling well, so I was sitting in the comfy chair in the living room with Percy cat on my lap, doing some journal writing and some reading. My list of projects and tasks … Continue reading

On Faerie Tales

I love faeries, and stories about them. What images are conjured up when you think of faeries? In modern culture, we often shortcut straight to Disney movies and the tiny winged females that decorate little girls’ bedroom walls. I’m no … Continue reading

Starcat’s Favorites: I’m Ready!

Happy March! Not to rush Mother Nature or anything, but I’m more than ready for the Spring Equinox, which happens this month. Or more accurately, for the warmer weather that it will presumably usher in.  It’s been a cold week, … Continue reading

Of Animal Myths and Magic

I recently read a wonderful book called Invoking Animal Magic: A Guide for the Pagan Priestess by Hearth Moon Rising. I’ve encountered other guides to working with animal totems or animal energies, and most often they are encyclopedic lists of … Continue reading

Starcat’s Favorites: Snow Day

I’m enjoying being snowed in today. The cats are sort of bored, but not me. I have plenty of projects to keep me busy. Currently I’m listening to A Prairie Home Companion and waiting for the vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie to … Continue reading

Starcat’s Favorites: Waning Days of 2013

How were your holidays? Are you basking in a contented glow, feeling glad that they’re finally over, or a bit of both? I had some joyful times with my dear family and friends. Yet there was also sadness, and some … Continue reading

Creations, Gratitude, and a Sparkly New Project

It’s the last day of November, the final hours even. How did my NaNoWriMo go? Here’s a simple answer: We did it! BlackLion and I finished our first-ever novel around noontime today, with a combined total of 105,332 words. Yessss!!! … Continue reading