Samhain

October 31 – November 1 (Northern Hemisphere)April 30 – May 1 (Southern Hemisphere) Throughout the world, Samhain is typically known as Halloween or All Hallow’s Eve is celebrated in the Northern Hemisphere. Historically, this was the last day of the calendar year to the Celts. It was a time when grazing days for cattle were […]

Hiding in Plain Sight

Sometimes, practicing your craft and your faith will require hiding in plain sight. This can be for several reasons, but the most common is safety and professionalism. Now, I’m not talking about kids hiding things from their parents or guardians. That’s a different topic and one I will touch on at a later day. I’m […]

Odin

Odin is the most powerful God in the Norse pantheon. He is sometimes called the all-father, but in fact has many names as he has taken on many personas for various occasions. He is associated with the day Wednesday. This is because the word Wednesday comes from the word Wotan, which is another name for […]

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 […]

Tarot on a Whim

Some days I pull a Tarot card in the morning just because, well, I feel like it. This morning’s card was a positive affirmation for where I am in my life and where I want to go. The Nine of Cups is often called the wish card because it shows you that your wishes are […]

Imbolc

February 2 (Northern Hemisphere) August 2 (Southern Hemisphere) The word Imbolc is thought to have come from the Old Irish word oimelc, which means “ewe’s milk”. It is also said that the word itself, Imbolc, literally translates to “in the belly”. This is a fitting name for this Sabbat as we celebrate the return of […]

The Wiccan Rede: Things to Remember

The Wiccan Rede is one of the core tenants that Wiccans follow. It states “An’ it harm none, do what ye will”, and is open for interpretation depending on your path and tradition. Just because it is a core tenant, though, doesn’t mean there isn’t some confusion about it. Here are some things to consider. […]

What makes an altar?

I was sitting at my altar this morning, just for a few minutes, taking a quiet moment to myself before I left for work. It occurred to me that my altar doesn’t look how I wished it would, but that’s ok. There’s a lot of extenuating circumstances around my altar and why it looks the […]

Creating a Consistent Practice

We’ve all been there, in the time when you have no time. When life gets too hectic for you to keep your wits about you, let alone practice your faith. When each tick of the second hand on the clock is a reminder that you’re running out of time, and your to-do list just keeps growing. […]

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 […]