The Busy Witch: Why I Am A Witch

Cheeky Cat

Patheos is hosting a challenge right now: answer the question “Why I am a…” in 200 words or less. I’ve decided to answer with a poem. [Read more...]

The Busy Witch: Balance Within and Without?

Flowers

With the coming Equinox, I am ready to shed my winter skin. Not only is spring beginning to burst out, but we are approaching a powerful moment. The days have been getting gradually longer, but before we can feel the full flush of summer, we must pause and acknowledge the equinox. At the vernal equinox this week, day and night will be almost balanced. Such an event only occurs twice a year, and because of this rarity, it provides us with a powerful opportunity for soul work and magic. [Read more...]

The Busy Witch: Reviewing MAKE MAGIC OF YOUR LIFE by T. Thorn Coyle

Dare

Whether you are feeling blocked like I was, or you are simply seeking a way to know yourself better, this is book is an excellent place to start. Read it slowly, savoring the information and exercises, and don’t be surprised if you find yourself transformed by the time you reach the last page. Coyle has, once again, produced a piece of soul-work that will nourish others, and I am so thankful this book came across my path this month. It was exactly what I didn’t know I needed, and those kinds of unexpected blessings can bring the most bliss! [Read more...]

The Busy Witch: Magic and Marriage

Jar and Beads

I’ve been creating informal altars around our home for years, but this little corner shelf is the first time I’ve done so consciously and with my husband’s consent and support. Already, the shrine has served to remind me of the abundance that is already in my life: the abundant love and respect my husband and I share that allows us to bridge the gap of our faiths to create sacred space together. [Read more...]

The Busy Witch: DIY with Brigid

Candle

Brigid was one of the first goddesses I discovered, and although I do not frequently work with her, she’s always on my mind at this time of year. She’s a poet and a craftswoman, but despite her fiery attributes, she’s a fairly mellow Goddess. What does this Celtic Goddess of smith-crafts and writers have to do with a DIY project? [Read more...]

The Busy Witch: Sacred Stillness

SSC Yoga with Eoin Finn by lululemon athletica, 2011

There are countless physical benefits that come with a regular exercise practice like yoga, but for me, my weekly class isn’t about shaping up and slimming down. Yoga is a communal expression of my spirituality, and it provides me the opportunity to deepen my relationship with Goddess, myself, and the ever-expanding Universe. [Read more...]

The Busy Witch: Making Time for Magic

Magical Stone

As Pagans, we’re at a bit of a disadvantage when it comes to making time to worship. Most of us don’t have any routine structures of worship in place. While this can be frustrating, it also allows us a lot of freedom. We can craft a devotional schedule that suits our lives and our own individualized practice. [Read more...]


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