February 2011

Have a Witchy Valentine's Day!

Like just about every other modern holiday, Valentine’s Day has its roots in ancient paganism. As with most of these holidays, it was renamed in a Christian fashion—in this case, after a Christian saint, St. Valentine. February 14 used to be known as (and is still known as, by some people) the Eve of Lupercalia, as well as the Feast of Juno during Roman times. Fertility rites, feasts, and random couplings (where a couple, together due to a name drawn randomly, were together either for the evening or the rest of the year) were customary during this time.

While I wouldn’t suggest randomly hooking up with someone for Valentine’s Day, there are still many ways we can celebrate Valentine’s Day in magical ways, such as…