|The Wheel of the Year|
- My immediate family includes practising Christians who aren't aware of my paganism
- Christianity was forced on me as a child and I don't want to do the same to my children
- The culture I live in (the UK) is very much organised around Christian festivals
So, we celebrate Christmas with gifts and a tree, Easter with eggs (or other gifts) and I mark the Wheel of the Year festivals by myself. I keep an altar in the living room on the hearth, and do change it according to the season and any particular intent I'm working with. My family know about the festivals and sometimes have wanted to celebrate with me, but it's not an expectation. There are aspects of my practice that impact our family life (mostly natural living things rather than specific spiritual practices), but I generally keep the seasons in a solitary manner.
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