Tarot Self Care

Tarot Self Care

My go to tarot deck has been the Herbal Tarot. It was my first deck, bought from a Barnes & Noble more than twenty years ago. Since then, I have collected more tarot decks, buying or being gifted them. But I haven’t used them. I might flip through them on...

Using Music for Cleansing

A lot of pagan and witchcraft practices use incense for cleansing a space. It’s a great way for beginners to learn the concept and theory behind cleansing. The smoke provides visual cues and the scent acts as a quick way to manifest the energy you are trying to raise....
What’s in a Name: Five Witchy Herbs

What’s in a Name: Five Witchy Herbs

There’s a Tumblr post that makes it’s way around the internet about the folk names of various plants. It points out the fact that “eye of newt” is the folk name for wild mustard seed or that “bat’s wing” actually refers to the holly leaf. As a hedgewitch, I love this...

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

My daughter came down the other morning, gestured out the window to the snow that was falling, and asked–in typical teenage fashion–”What is this bullshit?” “A Midwestern March,” I answered. I shared her annoyance at the snow, but wouldn’t necessarily label it...
Kitchen Table Magic

Kitchen Table Magic

In my family, like so many others, the kitchen table is the heart of our home. We eat at it, yes, but it is also where we play games (Uno, M:tG and D&D being our favorites). It is where we discuss important matters of finances, school, work and our feelings. We...