Yule is the Winter Solstice, which marks the longest night of the year and celebrates the rebirth of the sun. Depending on the calendar, this Sabbat falls between December 19th-21st. Celebrate with a Ritual and Tarot Spread.
Mabon is the second harvest festival. A time to reap what you have sown, whether that means crops of food or metaphorically. Day and night hang in the balance as we begin our descent towards the cooler months, leaving the warmth behind us. We embrace the transition during this time of equal light and dark, of masculine and feminine, to find balance in all aspects of our lives. Celebrate this Sabbat with a unique ritual and tarot spread.
Tarot is a great tool for getting to the heart of any challenge, choice, or question — but there's a secret to getting the most out of your reading. Here are a few tips for getting the best tarot reading ever.
Printed in 1491, the Sola Busca is the earliest known 78-card tarot deck in which every card is illustrated — all the majors and all the minors. How does it hold up to modern day readings, and what can it teach us today?
Litha, the Summer Solstice June 19th-22nd Magical Yule to Our Witchy Friends in the Southern Hemisphere! Check out our Yule post with Winter Solstice rituals and a tarot spread. Litha is the midsummer festival to celebrate the longest day of the year. We soak in the full warmth of the sun, giving gratitude for its… Continue reading Litha, the Summer Solstice
Mimosa flowers float in mountain water under ponderosa pines, flooded with solstice sunlight, on the lands of the Concow-Maidu in the sacred Sierra Nevada foothills. I feel the energies of this powerful site in the pads of my bare feet on the warm earth. -Tiana, June 2018, California I don't have many people around me… Continue reading Summer Solstice Ritual
Modern Magic: A Crone's Take on the Witchcraft Fad The practice of the Old Ways has become big business, and it’s kind of breaking my heart. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for practitioners making an honest living with their skills and experience and talents, but our ancient, sacred way of life has become bastardized… Continue reading A Crone’s Memories of Magic: The Pregnancy Pendulum
Witch Tiana reflects on the magical time of harvest, bounty, ritual, magic, and witchcraft. We hope you'll be inspired by her remembrance of this special time.
Animism is the concept that all beings are imbued with spirit, that so called “inanimate things” are alive with consciousness, and that the magic weavers have a responsibility to interact and care for them. Familiars are those animals, spirits, stones, flowers, trees, herbs, mycelium, stars and ancestors that are closest to us.
Mugwort, Artemisia Vulgaris, is an herb sometimes known as cronewort. This plant is prized as an aid for visioning and intuition.