The Busy Witch: Making Magic Together

making magic together

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

Mala Beads

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...]

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...]


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