Yule (Winter Solstice)

Most religions celebrate some type of holiday at the winter solstice. What it’s called varies on the specific culture. I’m going to use “Yule” as it’s a popular name among Euro-centric Pagans. And yes, this IS written by some one in the Northern Hemisphere. Following the traditional Wheel of the Year, Yule is at the…

How I Built My Astral Temple

The term “Astral Temple” is a little misleading in that many people automatically envision a church like setting. It really doesn’t need to be, and for some pagans, that may even be counter productive as your AT is supposed to be a place of spiritual and/or mental solace. That being said it can be literally…

Obligatory OP

This is kind of a rant…I’m sorry…I have an opinion that is slightly controversial (or maybe just unpopular), and before you all jump my shit, please hear me out. I am an advocate for “labels”, and a some what structured path. Labels are words that we use to describe ourselves. Even saying “I don’t use…

Adventures in Offering

I was sitting there, offering water on my altar, in a Sponge Bob coffee mug because I discovered earlier today that the beautiful shell I found along the beach was too porous to hold water and, therefore, cannot funtion as my Well. I felt silly. I felt dissappointed. I felt slightly defeated, and inexplicably anxious….

Weather Correspondences

The topic of this week’s Fundamental Friday is working with the weather. It should be noted that this is NOT about “Weather Magic” as that is a whole different can of worms meant to INFLUENCE. We are going to talk about using what’s already there. This is one of those slippery topics as it’s truly…

What’s in a Name

This week I settled on magical names for Fundamental Friday. Let’s start this off by saying that it’s completely valid to only ever use the name your given at birth (or whatever), and choosing a magical name is entirely optional HOWEVER for many, it’s a vital part of their path. Many people, across many religions,…

Spell Crafting

“Starlight, Star bright. The first Star I see tonight. I wish I may, I wish I might, have the wish I wish tonight.” Such a simple little rhyme. I don’t even remember where I learned it, but as a small child during the summer months I would eagerly wait for that first glimmer of a…

How to be a Witch

I’m frequently seeing Facebook posts asking things like “how do I become a Witch?” or “how can I bring more magic into my life?”.  Normally, I scroll by with a mild eye roll, but I’m trying to be more open, kind, and patient so I compiled a list of 30 things you can do One…

Palm Oil

The proud old woman shuffles towards me, an upright collection of skirts, shawls, and softly chiming jewelry. Her face, though lined with the creases of time, has settled handsomely on her bones.  Her eyes are still clear and bright, and I feel a tingle of expectation trill down my spine. She stops an arm’s length away,…

I am.

I am more than the sum of my parts. More than thighs, lips, stomach. More than hair, arms, genitals. I am creator, destroyer, mother, sister, daughter, friend. I am the gentle breeze at sunrise, and the crashing thunder that wakes you in the night. Slow and steady on the surface, with a raging rip-tide BELOW….

Easter?! and why we dye eggs…

Let me start by explaining that we ‘celebrate’ Easter by eating chocolate, and watching cartoons. It’s NOT a religious holiday in our house, however I try to be open, honest, and as factual with my children as is appropriate. If you happen to be Christian, and are easily offended, you may want to stop reading now….

Spirit Guides

This is by no means intended to be a comprehensive study on Spirit Guides (henceforth called SGs for my sanity), but merely a jumping off point for your own studies… Since the emergence of ‘New Age’ spirituality SGs have become heavily monetized and wide streamed. Because of this, many people may scoff or roll their…