Happy Groundsquirrel Day!

Once again, I love my Mom. Today she sent me another announcement, to inform us of this important development in her religious tradition the California Local-Wight Pagan Society**:

In this year of hoping for MORE WATER instead of more dry sunlight, I am delighted to see that the groundhogs in California (if there are any) did not see their shadows.
Since the original ‘groundhog’ for this legend were the badgers in Germany, I officially declare ground squirrels to be California’s groundhogs, and wish them a very nice free shower today.


So, Happy Groundsquirrel Day! May there be more water!


** There are three of us now, it seems! Plus Yul Brynner as an honorary member, apparently. I have no idea why.

About EmberVoices

Ember Cooke has been a member of Hrafnar and Seidhjallr for more than a decade, where she trained to be a Seidhkona, Galdrakona, and Gythia. She founded the Vanic Conspiracy and made ordination vows to the Vanir and her congregation in the summer of 2013. She has contributed to several publications on Heathen and Northern Pagan subjects and regularly presents rituals and workshops at festivals. Her personal practice is more diverse, as the Vanir have lead her into cross-training and service for the wider Pagan community. This has including medium and servitor training in American Umbanda, clergy training with the Fellowship of the Spiral Path, and jail ministry for local counties. She holds a BA with honors in Religious Studies from Santa Clara University. Ember has lived all her life in the south San Francisco Bay Area, and is intimately bound to the valley of her birth.
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1 Response to Happy Groundsquirrel Day!

  1. EmberVoices says:

    2 thoughts. 1: These would make good comics. 2: Apparently the Yul Brynner thing was because the third member of our little group replied “So let it be written! So let it be done!”




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