February 13, 2019

While I’m packing for Witchcamp, I’m not only packing my bags — I’m also preparing for coming home. Preparing for integration, or that fuzzy space after camp (or any magickal experience) that looks like possibility and often slips by too quickly. Before I can make sense of the mystical. How will I land after the ecstasy? Intention I begin with a direction, a place I want to go. What do I really want? What am I seeking? Sometimes, I am… Read more

February 6, 2019

In 10 days, I’m getting on a plane to go to Witchcamp. This is my 20-something-th trip to time out of time. I get to see witches I only see once a year and some witches I get to see more frequently. The piles of clothes and magickal accoutrement are growing in the spare bedroom. And my thoughts are turning to transformation. That which I ask for and that which I need. Magickal Preparations for Witchcamp While I will need… Read more

January 26, 2019

One of my favorite rituals of the year is Brigid (as is often, though not always, celebrated in Reclaiming). I love the promise of spring and the moment at the well where I run my fingers through fire and dip my fingers into water from around the world before making a pledge to Her. (Which I promptly forget.) I know this happens. I know that I will have this glorious, shifting moment at the well, with the whole community watching…. Read more

January 26, 2019

I wanted to call this ‘How to Witch When You’re Too Damn Tired.’ Or ‘How to Witch When the World is Too Much.’ Maybe it’s because it’s winter or maybe it’s because my self care practices tend to slink back under the covers when I need them the most. Or maybe I’ve been faking ‘okay’ for a bit too long. And that’s no good for my magick or for me. Or for anyone around me. As Above, So Below I… Read more

January 17, 2019

The ritual happened today, between rain drops and storms. Since the ground was so wet, it took no time at all to dig a hole about two feet long and one foot wide. And deep enough to hold a precious being. Death and Ritual and Story and Journeys My mind has been filled with stories about what I should do, how I should do it. Why is my witch brain so confused when I’ve done this before. I’ve looked death… Read more

January 11, 2019

I remember the first time I knew myself to be a Witch. I was sitting with a group of women, a ‘study group,’ as the flyer in the New Age shop described. And one woman led us on a guided meditation. To meet Her. I didn’t know who ‘Her’ was and I didn’t know if there even was a Her that would show up. All I knew was that I was sitting in that basement for a reason. I’d said… Read more

January 5, 2019

I am writing within the time of the dark moon and into the new moon. I am up early and see only the dark expanse of the sky, shadowy and streaked with clouds across stars. It is about to rain again, as it has done so on and off all night. My mind is quieter and reflective, and my heart is stretching into the space of possibility. What happens now? What comes next? I turn to the moon. Breaking the… Read more

January 4, 2019

Sometimes I think about how I might feel if I didn’t have Witchcraft in my life at this particular time.  I wonder about how it would feel to be in a world of power struggles and wars and isms. I wonder if I would tune out or sink into the background noise of injustice or accept everything as truth. Or would I fight for a new government? Would I be able to see something better that’s worth fighting for? While… Read more

December 24, 2018

I’m not necessarily a resolution sort of person. And yet, every year, I make some. Every year. But if this year’s messages and encounters have taught me anything, it’s that I can do more to support my magick. And since accountability is a thing, I’m going to be bold and name what I’m doing here. Here goes. Resolution: To Know, To Will, To Dare, to Keep Silent I’ve already talked about my energetic approach to the new calendar year, but… Read more

December 23, 2018

I like the new year. I like new things, new spaces, and new shifts in my own awareness and action. The invitations to do something different, to make something better, and to expand who I am in my heart — and in the world. At Samhain, I am grateful for the end of the turn of the wheel. I look over the months to see what has happened since the previous year, what has grown and died. I look at… Read more

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