I can't believe it's this time of year already! Where did 2016 go?? This past year has been wracked with huge changes in my life. All hell broke loose December 31, 2015, and it's been a wild ride ever since-- spiritually, emotionally, and financially. However, the wild ride appears to be calming down now, life … Continue reading 5 Things That Bring Samhain Home for Me
1. Cleanse each room of energy debris...The negative stuff, the dark and ugly energy lurking in the corners and beneath the couch and chairs, the energy that hides in the cubbies and closets and scares those children who sense it...smudge, incense, burn candles, and bring out that magickal broom-- sweep, sweep, sweep that space clean. … Continue reading Magickal Preparations for Winter
For all the Pagans out there who celebrate Mabon (the autumnal equinox), may you have a glorious day of equal sun-light & darkness. The dark season will be upon us now, before we know it. This means that I will happily light candles around the house earlier and earlier in the evening and relish their … Continue reading Good-by Sweet Summer
October Named for: “Octo”, meaning ‘eight’ Anglo-Saxon: Win-monap Birthstone: opal, tourmaline Flower: calendula October Moon Magick: Blood Moon Herbs: ginger, myrrh, allspice, basil, clove Stones: alexandrite, citrine, lilac kunzite Scents: pine, patchouli Colors: dark green, brown, gold Trees: yew, cypress, maple, oak Deities: Astarte, Horned God, Lakshmi, Ishtar Elements: Air/Water Astrological Influences for October: Libra: … Continue reading October’s Magick
This past weekend, October 14 & 15th, we shared a unique boutique/yardsale experience which included arts and crafts, as well as new-age items and tarot readings. We met a lot of interesting people, made some new friends, and had two very fun-filled days. By the magick of the following photo slideshow, you can take a … Continue reading Photo Slideshow: Our Fall Craft/Newage Boutique
When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers, ‘tis near Halloween. ~Author Unknown October Moon Magick: Blood Moon Herbs: ginger, myrrh, allspice, basil, clove Stones: alexandrite, citrine, lilac kunzite Scents: pine, patchouli Colors: dark green, brown, gold Trees: yew, cypress, maple, oak Deities: Astarte, Horned … Continue reading The Real Witches of Halloween Blog Tour…Welcome!
I was just talking to my girls the other day about flowers and foliage and the seasons. I mentioned that it seems, after that first brilliant 'coming to life' in the spring, there is a hot and lazy period. Everything seems scorched and beaten by the summer sun, wilted and tortured by the elements of … Continue reading Autumn Magick: Flower Power