SerpentStar 20th Anniversary – Alban Hefin 2017

It is with great joy and pride that I present to you the 20th Anniversary special edition of SerpentStar. Not only that, but I can also announce that the archiving project, which aimed to capture all the editions which had not appeared online before (plus a couple whose files had disappeared) is now complete, and can be viewed here

With the joy of the Solstice

Mandy /|\

SerpentStar Samhuinn 2017


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Belated Samhuinn Blessings everyone, thanks for waiting! Just a note, too – I’ve noticed that the online version of SerpentStar (ie the one that opens in a new browser page when you click on the cover image) provides an image quality that is not as good as the standalone pdf. If you’d like to see SerpentStar in the better quality version, click the download button in the top right-hand corner of the open magazine to save it to your computer, then open it there. Much prettier! 🙂

Here for your enjoyment is the Samhuinn 2017 edition of SerpentStar. /|\

Hello from our new home!

Hiya All

By now subscribers should have received an email from me announcing SerpentStar’s move from our old home on the main WordPress site to here at Druidry Australia. This is the second post/email to test the mailout function – if you’re an existing subscriber and have received this message via email you’re all set up for the next edition 🙂

If you’re not yet a subscriber to SerpentStar and are here for the first time, welcome! Please enter your email address in the box on this page to receive quarterly notification of new editions of SerpentStar. The next one will be uploaded here for Samhuinn on 1 May.


Mandy /|\

New Year Survey

Hi All

As it’s a new calendar year I thought it might be useful to ask for some feedback on how you feel SerpentStar is developing, and what you’d like to see in your newsletter in the future. So I’ve set up a short online survey – it takes only 10 minutes to complete, and collects no personal data so your comments will be completely anonymous.

If you’d like to be part of the survey, please click on the link (or copy into your browser):

If you have any questions about the survey, please feel free to contact me.

Mandy /|\

SerpentStar Beltane 2011


Beltane SerpentStar 2011

Please don’t forget to submit your work! ladya.serpentstar @ (remove spaces!)

A friendly reminder that the submission deadlines are the 20th of the month prior to the publish date. e.g. for the Lughnasadh edition, the deadline is January 20, 2012.

Bright Blessings under the Southern Stars,


(NB there was no edition of SerpentStar released for Imbolc 2011 – Ed.)

SerpentStar Imbolc 2010

Hallo everyone,

Here’s the latest SerpentStar.

Please note that SerpentStar is looking for a new editor. It’s great fun, light easy work, and keeps you in touch. Plus you learn heaps about desktop publishing – a valuable skill these days. If you have a few spare hours per quarter year, consider volunteering for this enjoyable, richly rewarding job. I will be available to help you get your hand in.

Meanwhile This Imbolc’s SerpentStar is hosted here:

SerpentStar Imbolc 2010

Anyone having difficulty downloading it, let me, wyverne, know at and I’ll try emailing it direct.

(During the archiving project, Jowen made contact to say she had noticed the poem she had submitted to this issue had been published in the wrong order. Click below to read a restored version.)

Jowen Poem Imbolc 2010 restored version

SerpentStar Lughnasadh 2010

SerpentStar Lughnasadh 2010

(Original uploaded file lost, restored by Elkie White who writes “This one could be called ‘the Pan edition’: the front page features a delightful picture of the Great God and there’s an extensive article on Pan within. But there’s much more in this edition than that: Julie Mill’s article on Developing a Localised Wheel of the Year initiates a critical aspect of druidry: knowing your locale. There’s another colourful centre-piece, this time about Lughnasadh. From Wyverne also is a poem title Galahs, a commentary on an old ballad, and a Maui tale adapted from Myths of the Pacific.”

SerpentStar Beltane 2009

Here’s the latest SerpentStar, the 2009 Beltane issue. It’s bursting its seams with good reading for you all.

SerpentStar Beltane 2009

May your Beltane be truly blessed!

In the peace of the Grove

wyverne /|\

(Original uploaded file lost, restored by Elkie White, who writes “Serpentstar has grown in size and switched from the Equinoxes & Solstices to the 4 Fire Festivals since the last one I scanned. This magazine-like edition was edited by Wyverne. Following the success of Southern Echoes, she makes a call for an Anthology and CD of SH Bardry. Billy Dean has launched a film in response to the end date of the Mayan calendar on December 21 2012, and called it This Sacred Earth. Another exciting announcement is Damh the Bard’s inaugural visit to Australia. The ‘firsts’ continue with C. S. Mac Cath writing about the first International Celtic Gathering in Canada. The Melbourne Grove will host its first assembly in April and the program details have been included. Julie Mills writes about the triad of ancestors: those of bloodline, those of our tradition, and those of the land, and offers a verse from her personal inspiration. Wyverne offers her thoughts on Beltane in a stunningly colourful centre-page. She follows this with an article titled Greeting the New Gods and includes her translation of Amergin’s Poem. Further poems are by Mandagora – A Woman Divine, and Spear of Destiny – and Vyvyan Ogma Wyverne – The Red Wattle Bird.  There’s an old ballad called Dee-Side Cattle Raid and you can hear the melody to it at an internet site set up by Wyverne. An original crossword puzzle by Wyverne is on page 3 with answers on page 18. The Kids Page is divided into activities for Junior Bards, Young Ovates, and Budding Druids.”)