Welcome to the Witching Season

Welcome to the Witching Season

Every year, on October first, I write my Welcome to the Witching Season post. October has always been my favorite month and autumn, my favorite season. This makes sense, of course, given I’m a shamanic witch and this season is

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September: The Harvest Moon

September: The Harvest Moon

Today’s the Full Moon, and in most traditions, it’s known as The Harvest Moon. September: Harvest Moon September, with Mabon, brings our Harvest and Thanksgiving festival. We have worked hard through the season of growth and now enter a period

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The Nature of Mabon

The Nature of Mabon

Tomorrow we’ll be celebrating Mabon. Mabon is the celebration of the Autumnal Equinox, when day and night are once again in balance.  Once more the sun crosses the celestial equator and day and night equal one another. Celebrated in late

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Magickal Reading List

Magickal Reading List

First, I’m of course going to recommend my own books. What I don’t have back in circulation, will soon be! Galenorn, Yasmine: (See also Intermediate/Advanced) Trancing The Witch’s Wheel (was reissued as Magical Meditations but will be back under its

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Answering Reader Questions!

Answering Reader Questions!

Hey there! Good morning and how’s it going? It’s reader questions day on the blog, and I’m here to answer a bunch of your questions. But first I want to tell you that I have been off coffee for two

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August: Corn Moon

August: Corn Moon

Sunday is the Corn Moon–the zenith was at 4:56 AM PDT. August: Corn Moon As Lughnasadh, the harvest of grain and corn, arrives we begin to think about the coming autumn and winter. During August, we focus on tying up

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Magickal Tools–Part Two

Magickal Tools–Part Two

Making Magickal Tools Making Wreaths I make my own wands, wreaths, and decorate my household brooms. This isn’t that difficult. When I make a wreath, I think first about the mood I want it to embody. This wreath is for

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The Nature of Lughnasadh

The Nature of Lughnasadh

It is August 1st, the Festival of Lughnasadh (pronounced Loo’-na-sah). Lughnasadh is the Celtic festival dedicated to the God Lugh, the Long Handed, who is associated with light and fire.  The festival is also considered to be the first harvest,

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July: The Vine Moon

July: The Vine Moon

Friday, the full moon will be at it’s zenith at 1:20 PM PDT. In some traditions, it’s known as the Vine Moon. July: Vine Moon July arrives with lazy days and leaves with the sense that summer, while still around

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Magickal Tools–Part One

Magickal Tools–Part One

Some Common Magickal Tools And Their Uses Below, you will find a list of some of the most common, along with brief descriptions of their use. Athame: A ritual dagger, traditionally double-edged, used  to direct energy.  It can have any

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