Yep, I know – the phrase ‘Mercury retrograde’ usually strikes terror into the heart of many a pagan or planet follower.  It has a reputation for causing absolute chaos with machinery and equipment breaking down, computers going haywire and any mishap or accident gets blamed on this poor ole planet, but why? Read more

If I am sitting down for a long meditation session or with a specific meditation journey in mind I often make a loose incense blend to burn to help me, there are lots of lovely incense ingredients that are good for incense blends, Read more

Drinking a special tea blend before you start your meditation can help you focus, here are some ideas to get you started but experiment with herbs and spices you have in your kitchen cupboards, see what works for you. Read more

All sorts of crafty goodness for your Ostara celebrations. Read more

You can begin to feel the change.  The earth is waking properly albeit that some parts of the globe may still be covered in snow, but the sun is gaining in strength.  As the month progresses we will start to see and feel that spring air.  Plants, animals and humans are feeling those familiar stirrings…oeerrr.   Everything is fresh, new and young. Read more

I receive quite a few queries on a regular basis asking about spells to protect children, especially if they are being bullied.  Bear in mind that I have experienced this situation as a parent myself.  I have made some suggestions below, they won’t sit well with everyone and they won’t be relevant to all, so take what works for you and your child, if it helps.  They can of course be used for adults, because bullying doesn’t just happen to children.  As a parent our first reaction is to break out the Viking in us and go on a rampage…whilst this may make you feel better initially it probably isn’t the best course of action…and quite frankly I don’t have the beard for it… Read more

Want to know what to work into your love spells? These are just some suggestions, as always I encourage you to trust your own intuition and go with what works for you… Read more

Many animal spirit guides will come in the form of winged creatures and these have carried magic with them for thousands of years.  Many deities have bird sidekicks and all manner of winged fanciful creatures – legends and myths are full of them. Read more

This is a bit of an unpredictable month. The weather never knows what it is doing. The first signs of spring are making an effort (depending where you are in the world of course) and then the snow dumps on top of them. But the signs of the earth beginning to awaken are there…somewhere. The year spreads open before us full of potential even if we have to wrap up warm in seventeen layers of clothing still. Read more

It is totally your call as to whether you are comfortable using animal parts in magic whether it is in spell workings, divination or on your altar to honour the animal. Personally I find them very useful and a way to honour the animal. Read more

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