Celebrate Samhain the ancient Celtic Pagan celebration marking the end of the year. The actual day of celebration is November 1st, but in keeping with the ancient practices that followed the lunar calendar, celebrations begin at sunset on October 31st and last for three days. It is this practice that has linked the Samhain celebration to Halloween which is also observed on October 31st. Ancient Samhain celebrations began with extinguishing all fires in the home, followed by an extensive fall cleaning usually done by the entire family. The cleaning signified the out with the old and in with the new philosophy. Villages
In Japan, Jizo is the protector of the weak and vulnerable with emphasis on women in childbirth, children and travelers. Jizo is also known to help those who are working with a karmic problem or physical affliction. Jizo's aids you with optimism, fearlessness, and gentleness. He is a much beloved figure in Japan, Korea and China.
Green Tara Tapestry This exquisite tapestry features the image of the beloved Tibetan Goddess- Green Tara. Beautiful hues of blues have been used to create a two-toned border of swirling vines and leaves. Each beautiful tapestry is meticulously hand crafted from 100% cotton. Tapestries can be hung on the wall, used as tablecloth, blanket, curtain, or as a focal point for meditation. The Green Tara is the Fiercest of all Tara incarnations. She is the mother of mercy and compassion, who bestows inner peace and spiritual acceptance. Tara help her devotees to remain centered and reminds us of our
Juno is the ancient Roman Goddess of women and children. She, as Juno Luna, blesses women with the gift of menstruation. Juno is also the wife of Jupiter and the Goddess of marriage. The month of June was named after her and for this reason it was the most popular month to marry. Midsummer was also the time ancient Romans celebrated Vesta, goddess of the hearth. Women hoping to receive blessing for their homes would take salted meals to her temple for eight days, this in combination with the celebrations of Juno added to June’s popularity for weddings. Even today, June