August 10, 2020

What are you doing in the weeks between Lammas and Samhain? This is the time of year where we spiral inward, and now we have an added layer of pandemic over everything. Here are a few things to start working on during this end of summer, as we head towards Samhain. Time to start moving, planning ahead and making plans for the season ahead. Read more

July 19, 2020

Preparing for Lammas can be a time of dread afor summer winding down, and enjoyment of the first harvest. Here are some ways I am preparing for this turn on the Wheel of the Year during COVID-19. Read more

June 30, 2020

Gratitude seems like a simple concept, until you feel overwhelmed. Here are a few ideas to get your gratitude going, including being grateful for being a Pagan. Read more

June 22, 2020

A manifesto is a public declaration of aims, and a Pagan Manifesto works in a similar fashion. I’ve included some tenets that help me stay focused and centered in these uncertain times. I hope it inspires your own. Read more

June 17, 2020

Have you ever noticed the unease of the first few weeks of June? It used to be the liminal time between school ending and summer vacation, it’s been a time of flaring tempers and violence (Pulse nightclub, The Charleston 9, and more), and in this year, a time of unrelenting bad news (weather, toxic White House occupant and more). Notice a theme here? Midsummer/Litha/Summer Solstice celebrating seems like “ugh, another thing to do”, coupled with “why celebrate?” leading to wanting to hide under the covers in general. For the sun lovers like me, it’s also a bit sad, as the days now grown shorter as we head into the second half of the year. Here are ten ideas to help you celebrate this turn on the Wheel of the Year. Read more

June 9, 2020

Feeling overwhelmed is a common refrain nowadays. In this endlessly changing world, emotions run amok during the course of a day, and even keeping to a schedule can seem insurmountable sometimes. I experienced this myself these last few weeks, and spurred by the knowledge that action makes me feel better, I began to make note of spellwork that helped me resist feeling overwhelmed and stuck. Read more

May 31, 2020

This is not the time to feel helpless. The news is relentless, and social media keeps us distracted and off-kilter. Now is not the time to falter. As William Shakespeare wrote in Love’s Labour’s Lost: “Muster your wits; stand in your own defence;… ” Yes, the news is overwhelming, scary and relentless. There is a time for crying, and a time for rest. A time for fear, and a time for determination. While the world is burning, keep doing your work.  Read more

May 25, 2020

I have been looking forward to this book for quite a while, so I took my time reading it, uncovering the content like a present with many delightful gems inside. Patti Wigington does not disappoint, and this book is not only for novice herbalists, but also those on the journey, and a refresher for those well-versed in the fascinating world of magic herbalism. Read more

May 17, 2020

A pandemic seems and feels like a roller coaster. You go up, reach the top, survey all around you, think everything’s okay, take a deep breath, and then down you go, screaming all the way. One week doesn’t look like the next, or it does, until you scream from the monotony. I observe people all around me, going through various stages of grief, because that’s what it’s like, grieving what was, and not knowing what will be. Or thinking you have a handle on what will be, and then things change. A spiritual practice during this time can help ground you, and provide a guidepost for your day. Read more

May 8, 2020

Although I may be known as a Positive Pagan, I myself have my moments of dealing with anxiety as our worlds shift daily with new information. It can get dark pretty quickly, as anxiety and past trauma seek to overwhelm me as I try to move forward. The darkness can threaten to engulf me, but the life raft of witch tools stays within reach, and I use them to make it to to the shore of calm. As states phase re-openings after a long period of quarantine, the thought of what’s ahead can fill me with anxiety. Read more

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