The Busy Witch: Making the Most of Mercury Retrograde

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We’re in the midst of another Mercury Retrograde, and while I don’t pretend to be an astrological guru, I have learned a lot through trial and error about making the most of this wonky energy. Attitude is everything: if you expect Mercury Retrograde to knock you flat, it probably will, but if you expect this to be a time of contemplation and creative opportunities, you’ll ride the astrological tide with joy. [Read more...]

The Busy Witch: Midsummer Traditions

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For me, the summer solstice has always been closely linked with the play A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Fairies! Lovers! Parties! From start to finish, this play is one giant romp, and that’s the kind of energy I want to cultivate in the summer — starting with making offerings to the fairies. [Read more...]

The Busy Witch: Hereditary Magic

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It was only after more than a decade as a witch that I realized I have inherited magic from my matrilineal line. I just couldn’t see it before because I expected hereditary magic to be flashy and imbued with a sense of secrecy, and so I ignored something that had been out in the open all my life. [Read more...]

The Busy Witch: Learning to Fly

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Hovering there over the studio floor, bathed in the golden light from the skylight above, I think I truly understood the depth of the word, “Namaste”; we are all divine beings, and we all have the power to take flight. All it takes is a moment of risk, and a joyful practice.

How will you take flight? [Read more...]

The Busy Witch: Accidental Magic

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With intention, we can manifest amazing things, but sometimes, we find ourselves manifesting things we never imagined. I’m going to apply my intention to the things that I was already doing without thought: spreading gratitude, tending to myself, and offering joy to those around me. What unintentional acts is it time you made intentional? [Read more...]

The Busy Witch: Making Magic Together

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For ten years, I was mostly content to “practice” as a solitary. I say “practice” because for most of that time, despite calling myself a Witch and feeling a connection to Goddess, I did very little in the way of spells or rituals. I was constantly haunted by Stockard Channing’s voice from the film Practical Magic reminding me that “You can’t practice witchcraft while you look down your nose at it!” [Read more...]

The Busy Witch: Creating My Change

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When I was reading T. Thorn Coyle’s Make Magic of Your Life, I had an epiphany. A desire had been lurking in the bottom of my heart for years, and last month, I finally listened and took the plunge. I’m going to participate in a yoga teacher certification program. [Read more...]


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