The Busy Witch: Celebrating Change

Jen McConnel

The wheel of the year turns on, and as summer makes way for fall, I’m eager to begin tending my new hearth. [Read more...]

The Busy Witch: The Magic of Giving

Goddess Spells for Busy Girls, by Jenn McConnell

Giving your talents, your time, your money, whatever it is that you value and want to share, is a great way to express gratitude to the universe and to keep the cycle of abundance flowing, rather than allowing it to stagnate. [Read more...]

The Busy Witch: A Simple, Solitary Spell for Thanksgiving

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Whether you’re flying solo this season or surrounded by second cousins, it’s important to make time for magic before you plunge into the madness of the coming months, and I want to share one of my favorite solitary spells for gratitude with you before I head to Thanksgiving dinner this week. [Read more...]

The Zen Pagan: Gratitude, Schmatitude


I’m not going to tell you to be thankful, even as you’re about to be bombarded with that message over the next week. (And then with messages about BUY! BUY! BUY!) But I will suggest that you consider what you can do to improve your ability to recognize and enjoy beauty. And that includes not just the beauty of music or painting or poetry, but the beauty that can be found in contemplation of the deep interconnectedness of all things, of our interdependence and interbeing with the entire universe. [Read more...]

The Busy Witch: Easy Candle Magic


Candle magic is an easy way to connect to the Universe and your chosen divinity, and it’s still the type of spell craft I turn to most often for fast results. [Read more...]

The Busy Witch: Coming Home

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Instead of leaving me feeling bereft, the absence of my regular rituals actually strengthened my appreciation for returning home and renewed my desire to make conscious choices about my magical practice. Stepping away from my altar gave me a different perspective, and I realized how rote some of my actions had become. [Read more...]

The Busy Witch: Honoring the Creative Spark


I realized that as long as I am honoring my heart center with the projects I craft, I am allowed to take pride in my work. In that moment, I started to understand that it’s not arrogant to honor your creative spark and the divinity around you in the same breath. [Read more...]