For my ritual I experienced a challenging physical ordeal, I pushed myself beyond what I thought I could handle, I almost gave up, and at one point I thought that I had failed and would be denied initiation. Read more

Ultimately, the tarot is a platform for you to explore your own intuition and ‘sight’. The meaning that is most important is the meaning that you feel from the cards. However, just like any spiritual pursuit, you need to know the history and roots of a tradition. Be intuitive AND be a good student. Read more

The cauldron then is the both the container of the magic and an active participant in the spell work. One might say that it is actually the most important ingredient in the whole process for without the it, there’s nothing to put the other bits and bobs into. Read more

No matter what we might choose to do with our time or what choices are made for us about how we should spend our time, time is the only thing we really have. Read more

What is the one thing you can do today that forwards your work in the world? Is it a magical spell? Is it creating an intention, writing a to-do list, sending an email, making a phone call, setting up a time to meet with someone, sleeping, dreaming, naming what you want out loud? What is the one thing you can do right now and why haven’t you done it yet?” Read more

Penda is described as ‘victorious through the arts of the Devil, for he was not baptised, and never believed in God’ Read more

The Witches Next Door listed our favourite blogs. A few were super well received, others, not so much. But we thought they were worth a second look. Read more

on the actual solstice, I slept through it and woke up late the next day. Which, I must say, was quite wonderful. Read more

Not everyone in our family, of blood or choice, is Pagan. Here’s what to say when navigating a spiritually diverse family gathering, and how to deal magickally with troublesome relatives. Read more

Hidden between the objects are reminders to step away, appreciate beauty, and stay engaged with my body. I placed secret messages underneath a few pieces. Read more

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