Full Moons Throughout The Year 2022: Names and Meanings

Full Moons Throughout The Year 2022: Names and Meanings

Every month has a full moon. That moon has a name and certain meanings attached to it. The names may vary a bit with different cultures but the intent is often similar.

Certain moons have different energies depending on their placement in relationship to the earth and sun during that month. Planning to do rituals and spells during these times can help you harness that energy for a positive outcome.

Hanwi: Sioux Moon Goddess

Hanwi: Sioux Moon Goddess

Hanwi is the Moon Goddess of the Sioux Tribe of Native American Indigenous people. The Sioux are part of the Dakota and Lakota Nation.

Just like the moon pierces the darkness of the night it is believed that Hanwi pierces the darkness of your soul and protects you from negative beings.

Simple Guide to Become a Norse Pagan

Simple Guide to Become a Norse Pagan

So, you want to become a Norse pagan? That's great! In general, pagan religions don’t ask you to convert, proselytize, or profess allegiance to a single God.

Norse paganism is open to anyone who believes in their deities and practices. There is a growing interest in Nordic religions. In fact, the old Norse religion is going through a major revival.

Norse Gods and Their Spirit Animals

Norse Gods and Their Spirit Animals

Totemism and animal spirit guides are common in the Nordic religion. Odin, the Allfather, had several animals that assisted him.

In this article, we will talk briefly about the concept of totemism and animal spirit guides. I will then give you a complete list of Norse deities and their mythological animals, totem, or allocated spirit guides

Are There Pagan Angels?

Are There Pagan Angels?

First, let’s get rid of the myth that says Angels belong to the Judeo/Christian belief system. Angels existed long before the Book of Genesis was written.

So yes, there are “pagan” angels in many pre-Christian religions. Pagan angels were notably part of Celtic, Greek, Norse, and Shamen traditions. The difference lies in how we view them.

11 Core Nordic Religion Principal Beliefs

11 Core Nordic Religion Principal Beliefs

The Nordic religion was the primary belief system in Scandanavian and Germanic countries before the spread of Christianity. We know about this faith due to oral histories, written accounts, artwork, and archaeological excavations.

The Norse religion thrives today. As with many modern pagan religions, there are various branches that people follow such as Asatru, Vanatru, or Heathenry among others. For the most part, they all embellish the following beliefs which come from the ancient Nordic people.

Religious Beards in the Workplace: Are Pagans Allowed Beards?

Religious Beards in the Workplace: Are Pagans Allowed Beards?

This is a question that many religious people have been asking themselves lately. In the past, it was commonplace for religious individuals to wear beards as part of their religious attire.

But now, with so much attention being focused on workplace safety and company image, more and more companies are starting to say no to religious facial hair in the workplace.

Should pagans be allowed to wear a beard in the workplace? Let's take a look at some of the arguments for both sides!

Odin, The Allfather of the Norse Faith

Odin, The Allfather of the Norse Faith

In this article, we will be exploring one of the most prominent Gods of the Æsir. A God who has more names than bones in the human body, Odin or Óðin (Oo-theen)

We will be taking a dive into his character and his nature. Odin is a man of intrigue, danger, love, and betrayal, to name but a few of his personal traits.

Paganism Is On the Rise! Latest Statistics and Studies

Paganism Is On the Rise! Latest Statistics and Studies

Paganism is not an ancient dead religion. Statistically, it is growing quickly in the United States and Europe.

As we all know paganism is very diverse and some studies look at paganism as a whole. Some look at a subset of paganism such as Wicca, Norse, or Neo-paganism.

On all accounts, we are growing in numbers.

Do Pagans Celebrate Christmas?

Do Pagans Celebrate Christmas?

Pagans celebrate Yule a holiday that takes place during the Winter Solstice, usually just a few days before Christians celebrate Christmas. The two holidays have similarities since Christmas is rooted in both the Germanic Yule, as well as the Roman Saturnalia.

Many modern Christmas traditions are based on pagan Yuletide celebrations. For example, pagans would traditionally decorate an evergreen tree to celebrate the winter solstice. This influenced the decorating of Christmas trees.