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Gnomes Enter Curling Competition

Curling is a fan favourite at the IMPS* Olympics.

It was snowing quite a bit during the curling competition which accounts for the fuzzy photo.  However, the intrepid Team Gnome played on.  And captured the gold medal! Beard curling is also part of this event so gnomes have a definite edge.

(When I asked Henri why he doesn’t like sweeping at home, he pretended not to know what I was talking about.)

*International Magickal Peoples Society

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And check out my latest posts on reporting at the IMPS Olympics  🙂

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What’s Your Sign? Lunar Astrology and Druid Tree Lore February and March Birthdays

Druid Tree Lore – Celtic Lunar Astrology
18th February – 17th March

11 inches x 14 inches (27.94cm x 35.56cm)

Ash_Seahorse_Celtic_Zodiac_Print8 inches x 10 inches (20.32cm x 25.4cm)

About Druid Tree Lore and Celtic Lunar Astrology
People have been marking the passage of time by the phases of the moon for millennia. Although it is impossible to say for certain because the lore and traditions were not written, many historians believe that both the Celts and Druids used a 13 month lunar calendar.  The months and symbols differ from the solar calendar with which most of us are familiar. Druidic horoscopes are often mentioned in legends.

Trees have long been a source of sacred folklore with each chosen to represent the months and having its own magickal properties. The Ogham symbols may have been devised by ancient Druids. As several of the symbols refer to trees, the ogham alphabet is often called the Tree Alphabet. These symbols are included next to the tree names which are shown in both English and Old Irish. The animal symbols are my interpretation based on various sources. The ruling planets of each sign are also noted.  The information provided here is an introduction to the wealth of knowledge concerning Druid teachings and Celtic lore.

See the entire collection of zodiac signs here or on my website, MagickMermaid



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Henri Takes Silver in Luge Competition

With the crowds cheering him on, Henri wins a silver medal in the Singles Luge Competition at the IMPS* Olympics.

It’s well-gknown that gnomes enjoy sledding.  So it should come as gno surprise that Team Gnome won gold, silver and bronze in this event.  Careening through the difficult course of hairpin turns and steep curves at breakneck speed, the gnomes iced the other competitors with record-setting times.  Herbert took home gold.  Horatio and Harold tied for bronze.

*International Magickal Peoples Society formerly known as the International Magickal Peoples Association.  The name change was suggested by Ellie P. at and unanimously adopted on the spot.


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Love is in the Air!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

                                                                My Batty Valentine


                                                           Henri and Rita Booke

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Henri and Teammates Take Gold in Bobsled Event!

Henri and his teammates, Horatio, Harold and Herbert won the gold medal in the
Four-IMP Bobsled Event at the IMPS (International Magickal Peoples Society) Olympics.

Gnorthern Gnomes are extreme bobsled enthusiasts.  So it was gno surprise as Henri and mates chalked up another win in this event.  This victory was very important as the team has won 10 consecutive bobsled competitions.  This assures their inclusion in the Gniunness Book of Gnomish Records.

Congratulations to the Elves who went home with the silver medal and the Forest Sprites who won the bronze.

For more stories about Henri visit The Gnome and I

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Henri, Gnomic Olympic Champion

Not many people are aware that the Gnomic Gnation was well-represented at the 1912 Olympiad.  However, after much thought about safety concerns the Olympic Committee instituted a new height requirement in 1916.  And gnomes were no longer admitted to compete.

Undaunted, the Gnomic Nations called a meeting of the International Magickal Peoples Association and they formed their own Olympic Games.

Another little-known fact is that Henri and a few of his friends developed the sport of snowboarding long before it became popular in the human Olympics.  Henri was so proficient in this sport he was nicknamed “The Flying Potato”.

Flying Potato


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Imbolc – Celtic Sun Goddess Brighid

Goddess of Fire and Fertility

Imbolc celebrates the Goddess in her incarnation as the Bride of the returning Sun God. For the celebration of Imbolc, many candles are lit to symbolise the return of light and heat represented by the Sun God. Grain dollies made from the sheaves of the last harvest represent the Bride. The Goddess and God await the return of Spring and their sacred marriage at Beltaine.

Brighid (or Brid) represents the supreme Mother. She is the Celtic Sun Goddess of fertility, fire, creative inspiration, healing and protector of children. She is honoured at Imbolc, 2nd of February. Her symbols include blackberries, natural wells dedicated to her and the heart, an ancient symbol of feminine power. She holds a cauldron of fire as the sun rises in a lush green valley.

Wishing everyone a joyful Imbolc!


Brighid is available in two sizes on