Archive | June 2012

Celebrating the Summer Solstice

The Mid-Summer Festival
By Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D.  🐾

The Summer Solstice is a pre-Christian holiday and has been celebrated throughout Europe and many parts of the world for eons. The solstice itself has remained a special moment of the annual cycle of the year since Neolithic times.

In Anglo-Saxon form, the holiday is known as Litha. A Germanic word for June and meaning mid-summer. In Irish form Meitheam. (From Old Irish mithem (“midsummer, June”), from Proto-Celtic *medjo-samīno- (compare Welsh Mehefin)).

Today Solstice celebrations center around the astronomical timing of the summer solstice. But many pagans still hold to traditional lunar calendar celebrations holding the rite at sunset on June 20th, the 21st or June 24, the day of the solstice in Roman times.

Like most pagan holidays, the early Christian Church assimilated the holiday into their calendar and original Celtic celebrations slowly faded. The “new” holiday is associated with the nativity of John the Baptist, which is observed on, June 24. Knowing that pagans followed a lunar calendar and began their celebrations at sunset on the eve before the Gregorian calendar date, the early church established St John’s Eve on the evening of June 23. This is the eve of celebration before the Feast Day of St John the Baptist. Continue reading

Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: The Emperor – Inverted

The Emperor - Inverted

Mystic Faery Tarot by Linda Ravenscroft

Be cautious of those telling little lies around you. It’s an important day to shield your energies, and your back pocket. Trust your intuition and control your own future. It’s hard being the leader who governs his domain. But remember, you asked for this and you will succeed. But as the Emperor you must remain vigilant and remain aware of the little games being played that can disrupt your plans.



Additional Insight:

Don’t be afraid to confront your suspicions. You may find those little lies to be transparent, but attempts by others to save your feelings from what otherwise are harmless activities.

Those are trying to pull the wool over your eyes for their own greed or ego, will deny their deceit. But they will also give up their attempts to device you and spend the rest of the week wondering how you found out.

You’re the one in control today. Be upfront and confident in expressing your insight and views. You can turn the day into a win/win in your favor!

© 2012 Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. Springwolf Reflections / Springs Haven, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: The Sun

Mystic Faery Tarot by Linda Ravenscroft

When you shine, others take notice. Make sure what they notice is the positive example. Don’t merely talk about living and thinking positively and not put those words into practice. Walk the talk and practice what you preach to others. You will bring the success you seek into your world; and be the shining example to others that you can make it with the right attitude.



Additional Insight:

Remember the children watch and emulate your actions and reactions. When you put your spiritual beliefs into practice, you are teaching them how to live with ethics and integrity. These are the characteristics you will show to the world around you as well. 

Those who preach to others but do not put those lessons into practice on their own path, live in hypocrisy. You cannot preach about peace, love and compassion and then withhold those activities from a select group of people simply because you don’t like what they look like, or the way they have chosen to live their lives.

Be the shinning example of your positive and inspirational words and you will find success in all the things you do.

© 2012 Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. Springwolf Reflections / Springs Haven, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: Nine of Wands – Inverted

9 of Wands Inverted

Mystic Faery Tarot by Linda Ravenscroft

Don’t let others tie your mouth shut. You have just as much right to share your views and opinions as they do. But remember, your view is only one of many. If you want to be respected for your thoughts; you need to allow others to speak their minds and respect their views in return. There’s room for all perspectives.



Additional Insight:

Expressing your own creativity and communicating your own thoughts is an important part of who you are. Don’t allow others to cause you to become angry and cut yourself off from the world or those around you. There are many who are interested in what you have to offer and would enjoy a conversation with you. 

Maintain control of your emotions, don’t let hurt feelings dictate the control others have over you and walk your talk as an example of who you are. When you share your views and talent with calm love and compassion; the one who looks like a fool are those who want to keep you quiet and put you down. Win the game by protecting your ego and being who you really are. Walk Your Talk!

© 2012 Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. Springwolf Reflections / Springs Haven, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

This Week On The Ænigma Project – 6/18 Zombies

The Ænigma Project – Mondays 9 PM EST

The Ænigma ProjectThe Ænigma Project is a discussion group focused on the realm of the supernatural, paranormal and mysterious events that sometimes take place in our lives. Through multiple view points and experiences, we seek to enlighten our listeners and elucidate that which has become hidden beneath the many layers of misunderstanding and fear.

Join creator Paul Cagle with co-hosts Sushi and Springwolf for our discussion this week:

Zombies
Out of the headlines we’ll take a look at Zombie lore, myth and magik. Where does the idea come from? Are they real? Does the Government have a Zombie Survivor plan? Find out, on The Ænigma Project.

You can listen online and join in the chat room to share your perspective or ask questions for the panel to contemplate and address. Or you can check out the may ways you can listen on the go, at home, at work or in your car. Simply go to the app that allows you to stream the show and search for Tenacity Radio, then save it as a favorite.

We always have a lot of fun! And we’d love to have you with us.


If you missed the show, you can listen on the Tenacity Radio Archives for the The Ænigma Project (2012-06-18-Zombies), or the The Ænigma Project blog and iTunes. And don’t miss Zombies The Walking Undead by Springwolf on Paranormal X where we share a post look at the information shared on the show, with links and additional insights.

© 2012 Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. Springwolf Reflections / Spring’s Haven, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

!! Vacation !!

My Backyard

Beautiful weather..perfect for the sunburn I now have on my chest. How that spot got more sun than any other..I don’t know! But man it hurts!!

© 2012 Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. Springwolf Reflections / Spring’s Haven, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

This Week On The Ænigma Project 06/11 – Alien Abductions

The Ænigma Project – Mondays 9 PM EST

The Ænigma ProjectThe Ænigma Project is a discussion group focused on the realm of the supernatural, paranormal and mysterious events that sometimes take place in our lives. Through multiple view points and experiences, we seek to enlighten our listeners and elucidate that which has become hidden beneath the many layers of misunderstanding and fear.

Join creator Paul Cagle with co-hosts Sushi and Springwolf for our discussion this week:

Alien Abductions
If you have an abduction story you would like to share, please send it to paul@aenigmaproject.com and we’ll share it on our show!

You can listen online and join in the chat room to share your perspective or ask questions for the panel to contemplate and address. Or you can check out the may ways you can listen on the go, at home, at work or in your car. Simply go to the app that allows you to stream the show and search for Tenacity Radio, then save it as a favorite.

We always have a lot of fun! And we’d love to have you with us.


If you missed the show, you can listen on the Tenacity Radio Archives for the The Ænigma Project (2012-06-11-Aliens and Alien Abduction Theory), or the The Ænigma Project blog and iTunes.


© 2012 Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. Springwolf Reflections / Spring’s Haven, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Daily Tarot Meditation Drawing – On Hiatus for June 11 to 15th

The Magician

Mystic Faery Tarot by Linda Ravenscroft

There will be no Tarot Meditation Drawing for the week of June 11t trough the 15th.

We’ll be back with new drawings on June 18th!

While we’re gone, we hope you’ll take some time to visit my Springwolf Reflections A to Z

Visit my spiritual center Spring’s Haven

Tour my original education website at PagansPath.com

Or check out my book Pagan Metaphysics 101!

I’ll still be appearing on The Ænigma Project Monday June 11th, 9pm eastern. Join creator Paul Cagle with co-hosts Sushi and Springwolf for our discussion this week: Alien Abductions. 

© 2012 Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. Springwolf Reflections / Spring’s Haven, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: Strength – Inverted

Strength Inverted

Mystic Faery Tarot by Linda Ravenscroft

Many are feeling drained in all areas of mind/body/spirit. It has been a trying week on all levels, but much work has been accomplished. You’ve made it through, now it’s time to relax. Spend the afternoon soaking up some sun, floating in the water, or simply sitting in a park and watching the world move about. Allow your stress to leave your body, relax for the remainder of the weekend and escape the day to day grind. You deserve it!



It’s important to escape the stress of life now and then. If for no other reason than to replenish your energy to fight again another day. This weekend take time for YOU and relax. Failing to do so will cause you to worry yourself sick.

Spend the afternoon with good friends and enjoy some much needed down time. Share a meal, a bottle of wine or just relax on the porch or deck and soak in the calm serenity of nature around you. This weekend is a great time to journey to a park and walk through the trees, or sit on a bench and watch the birds play. Find something that you will enjoy to take your mind off the stresses of this past week. Boost your energy with some light meditation. Watch a good movie or read a good book. Let your mind wander through dreams and desires and truly escape the worry for a few days.

© 2012 Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. Springwolf Reflections / Spring’s Haven, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: Three of Pentacles – Inverted

3 of Pentacles - Inverted

Mystic Faery Tarot by Linda Ravenscroft

Stop day dreaming and pay attention to the work at hand. Your lack of focus will cause you to pull up the plants in your garden instead of the weeds. Don’t let your frustration and impatience get the best of you today. You have work to do and things that need your attention. If you give them your time and attention, you’ll undo a lot of work you’ve already done to put your plans and dreams into place!



Additional Insight:

Even though your energy is depleted, now is not the time to give up and push things to the side. Wait till tomorrow afternoon and this weekend to relax and regain some of your energy. Today it’s important that you remain focused and stay on task. There’s a time and place for play, and a time and place for work. Don’t throw away all your hard work, simply because your tired. Take a 10 minute nap this afternoon and then get back to work.  But stay focused. Mistakes can undo all the hard work you’ve already achieved. You’ll be glad you made the extra effort today.

© 2012 Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. Springwolf Reflections / Spring’s Haven, LLC. All Rights Reserved.