I live in Portland, Oregon, in the region called the Pacific Northwest.I live in the nation called the United States of America.
I live in North America.
I live in the Northern Hemisphere.
Each of these is a way of looking at where I live. And each of these affects the seasons of my year and the holidays that belong to them.
My spiritual life is held by the container of the seasons. While I have many religious expressions, they are all affected by the turn of the Wheel of the Year. Events and holidyas, seasons and calendars from the Wiccan, Roman Catholic, la Regla de Ocha, and Unitarian Universalist traditions shape what I do and when I do it.
I offer retreats and classes related to the seasons. I celebrate rituals of various kinds for holidays. I read cards in light of the day, month, and season.
We spin the Wheel of the Year and the Wheel spins us.