If you’ve ever left home for a few days, you may have noticed that it feels different when you return. Whether the place is empty or occupied by a cat-sitter, the energy of our apartment shifts when we’re gone. To get our place’s vibes back into balance after a long separation, here are some of the things I like to do within 24 hours of getting home.
This is the first entry in our series on the natural elements. In this series, we’re going to have short entries on the main cardinal elements: Earth, Air, Fire, and Water. We’ll explore their connections with other aspects of the craft, such as color and direction correspondences.
This series starts with those basic correspondences, then moves on to tools of the craft which are used to represent these elements. We follow that with various activities one can do in relation to the elements and finish off with elemental connections to the Zodiac.
Hello, Witchlings For the last 24 weeks or so, blog entries have had pretty much the same format. They each began in the same way and shared a basic structure. Now that the Ordains series has ended, I don’t know how to start a non-series post without feeling like a …
I can already hear the collective groans. Don’t fret, witchlings, it’s not what you think. Read through to the end for a bonus note!
The idea of avoiding the fool is certainly intriguing. It’s especially so when we consider the Tarot…
Witchcraft is more than simply using energy to raise power. It requires study, understanding on many levels, and a powerful will. However, at it’s core, that’s precisely what magick is: the art of using energy to change things. It doesn’t matter how many tools we have or techniques we learn, our magick doesn’t work without understanding that basic concept.
This is the nineteenth entry in a series on a set of Pagan guidelines known as the Ordains. The Ordains, as we know them today, can be found in the works of Gerald Gardener. Maiden’s Circle uses a simplified version that has been edited and altered to reflect our core …
This is the eighteenth entry in a series on the Ordains. I’ve always had mixed feelings about money in general, and this law didn’t help.
The idea that one should practice a particular type of magick only if they fully understand it exists for a good reason. The nature of magick is such that dabbling can prove dangerous.
This seems like a simple concept: Keep an open mind in all things. Versions of this tenet can be heard all over the Pagan community. In fact, long before learning of Gerald Gardner’s Ordains, this has been a stable belief in my life. The belief, of course, being that taking in knowledge constantly is a basic part of being a witch.