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National Religious Freedom Day

National Religious Freedom Day

Yesterday, January 16th, was National Religious Freedom Day. I’d never heard about it before I read about it on the Grand Overseer. The cynic in me thought this day was a recent political ploy to garner support for (majority) religious expression. But I was happily wrong. National Religious Freedom Day has been commemorated by every...
Jax's Detox Home Challenge

Jax’s Detox Home Challenge

I’ve decided to try phasing out new-fangled (20th Century and later) chemicals in my house by replacing my cleaners and personal care items with homemade equivalents. I want to do this both as an environmental and health measure, but as a cost saving measure as well. For quite a while now we’ve been exchanging hard-core...
Janus, January and No Resolutions for Me in 2014!

Janus, January and No Resolutions for Me in 2014!

*My apologies for the late post. Family and holiday craziness has kept me from my computer. This post is a slight alteration of a post I made for Here Be Magic.* January is named for the Roman god Janus (said yon-us). My introdution to Janus came from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, when the evil Ethan...
The Presents of Odin in Christmas

The Presents of Odin in Christmas

We princesses are off princessing with kith and kin this week in celebration of Yule. But we have a few things to share in case you need your week to be extra regal. A few weeks ago, I shared my pride in the Pagan roots of Christmas. It’s lovely to think this holiday season is...
Ode to Ægir, God of the Seas

Ode to Ægir, God of the Seas

I read somewhere–I can’t recall where–that someone prayed to Ægir (pronounced eye-year), a sea god-giant, for good travels. The logic was that the Norse people traveled almost everywhere by water and said a prayer to Æegir before they left, so by extension he prayed to Ægir whenever he went traveling–by boat, car or plane. This logic...
Mercury is in Retrograde. What Does that Mean?

Mercury is in Retrograde. What Does that Mean?

There are a few articles being shared through The Grand Overseer about this astronomical event. I mean astronomical in a “sun and stars” kind of way, not a “wow, that is massive!” sort of way. Mercury in retrograde is also an astrological event. We’ve written about astronomical and astrological events on TPP before. What does it...
The Metaphysics of Runes, Part 2

The Metaphysics of Runes, Part 2

Guest blogger: David Shane Shelton Website: Thorsdaeink Royal reader since: 2012 I am a princess when I listen to others, and when I am present to other’s suffering. ♕   ♕   ♕   ♕   ♕   ♕ Welcome back to the Pagan Princesses’ guest blog! Today, I am going to demonstrate one of the runes and break it...
The Metaphysics of Runes, Part 1

The Metaphysics of Runes, Part 1

Guest blogger: David Shane Shelton Website: Thorsdaeink Royal reader since: 2012 I am a princess when I listen to others, and when I am present to other’s suffering. ♕   ♕   ♕   ♕   ♕   ♕ Welcome to a Pagan Princesses side-bar. I have been invited to provide my perspective into the ancient mystics. A little bit about me…I...
Frigg vs Freyja: What Does It Mean to Be a Strong Woman?

Frigg vs Freyja: What Does It Mean to Be a Strong Woman?

Note: This article is intended as personal reflection and not scholarship. While I don’t intentionally mislead or make incorrect assertions, I freely include my own ideas and opinions. Please take it as such. 🙂 Frigg, daughter of Earth (Fjörgynn) and Lady of the Æsir, stays at home while her husband, Odin, travels the nine realms....
5 Things that Sound Gross But are Eco-friendly

5 Things that Sound Gross But are Eco-friendly

I’ve been thinking about eco-friendly habits lately. Or maybe I’ve been thinking about how to justify lazy habits as eco-friendly. I’m not sure, exactly. But I thought I’d share my ponderance with you. Here are five things you can do that sound kinda gross, but are actually green. Most of them will help conserve water....
'Tis the Season: Celebrating Yule

‘Tis the Season: Celebrating Yule

Thanksgiving is over, so I can legitimately put on the holiday music, pull out the garlands and set a date for getting a tree. (This weekend. Because why wait?) Yule (Jul) is the most important holiday of the Heathen calendar. It’s multi-day celebration that can last up to twelve days (“On the first day of...
In Honor of Veteran’s Day: The Einherjar, Warriors of the Apocalypse

In Honor of Veteran’s Day: The Einherjar, Warriors of the Apocalypse

**On a completely unrelated note, my book launch for How Beauty Met the Beast will be at Bar Congress on November 20th from 5:30-7pm. There will be specialty cocktails inspired by the lead characters and much fun to be had. Come join us! (The book itself releases on Novemeber 19th. I can’t believe it’s really here!!) Now...