Month at a Glance: July 2019

What better way to kick off Independence Day than with a Month at a Glance reading? Here’s mine for the month, and I thought I’d share it all with you. July is a month of possibilities and creativity. With all four cards pulled being Wands, my creativity and inspiration are at the front. However, I […]

Energy Work How-To

One thing that you’ll hear witches mention a lot is the need for energy work. So, what is energy work in witchcraft? Well, its exactly as it sounds: using and manipulating energy around you to achieve a specific result. It can take a lot of practice, but its something that is doable. There are a […]

Persephone

Persephone – The Poems of Sappho I saw a tender maiden plucking flowersOnce, long ago, in the bright morning hours;And then from heaven I saw a sudden cloudFall swift and dark, and heard her cry aloud. Again I looked, but from my open doorMy anxious eyes espied the maid no more;The cloud had vanished, bearing her […]

Thoughtful Thursday

If you could travel back in time, where would you go and why? I’ve thought about this before, but I don’t think I have one solid answer because there’s so much that I want to know. We know that history is written by the victor, and most often, the victor tainted the story of how […]

Abnoba

“Celtic goddess. Known in both Britain and on the Continent, Abnoba gave her name to the many rivers named Avon, including the famous one in England that flows through the the town where playwright William Shakespeare was born; she also ruled the source of the Danube River in central Europe and was associated with the […]

A Beginner’s Guide to Crystal Healing

Crystals and natural stones have been used in the art of healing for thousands of years. Some of the oldest amulets from a natural source date back 30,000 years and are made of baltic amber. Humans have an affinity for pretty things, and stones and crystals are no exception. These healing and protective crystals were […]

Tarot: The Fool’s Journey

The Major Arcana in tarot can be seen as a metaphor for life, with each of the 22 cards representing a major event/person/situation that we may experience on the physical plane. There’s a reason that the major arcana cards are called trump cards, and that’s because when they are pulled in a reading, they are […]

Tarot: Top 5 Things to Know

If you’ve grown up with any amount of pop-culture in your life, you’re probably familiar with the image of the g*psy woman dressed to the nines, headscarf and all, sitting behind a little wooden table with her crystal ball and tarot cards. Let me be honest with you. That’s so far from the truth of […]

Balancing Act: Making Time when Life gets Chaotic

It’s part of modern life, running out of time. Sometimes it seems like we have a million things to do every single day and never enough time to do it. I’ll use myself as an example. I work a “typical” job with a schedule from 8am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday. I get two 15 minute breaks […]

Book Review: Witch by Lisa Lister

  “A witch is a wise woman, a healer. Yet for so long the word “witch” has had negative connotations. In this book, third generation hereditary witch Lisa Lister explains the history behind witchcraft, why identifying as a healer in past centuries led women to be burned at the stake, and why the witch is […]