The Complete Guide to Grimoires: Part 1

Grimoires and Books of Shadows are one of the more mysterious and exciting elements of witchcraft, especially for beginners. We see these incredible handcrafted examples on Pinterest and Charmed and Practical Magick and think: I’m not an artist, or even a scrapbooker. How am I supposed to make a book that looks like that? The […]

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#100daysofritual: Week Two Round-Up

Week two of my participation in the 100 Days of Ritual Instagram Challenge is complete! It’s fascinating how documenting something everyday, especially things you might otherwise do anyway, can bring patterns to light. So far I’ve discovered the following things about my practice since starting this challenge: I feel most magickal and ritualistic at my […]

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Full Moon Ritual for Reaffirming Intentions

Have you ever enacted a spell or performed a ritual and it just didn’t work? Of course you have, because magick is not just incantations and burning incense; it’s work and effort! There’s a reason we say we practice magick, right? Since I actively started practicing again back in May, I’ve really thrown myself into […]

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#100DaysofRitual: Week One Round-Up

Welcome to the first weekly round-up of my posts for the #100DaysofRitual Instagram challenge! I’m planning to round up all of my posts each week on Sundays and talk a little bit about infusing the everyday with magick and ritual. This week I was just getting my feet wet with the project (and I did […]

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5 Steps to Figure Out What Kind of Witch You Are

I self-identify as a cottage witch. It took me a while of practice to determine what kind of witchcraft really spoke to me and I strongly encourage any newbie practitioners to find what styles, heritages and traditions speak to you. I was drawn to the kitchen, I was drawn to the garden, I was drawn […]

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#100DaysofRitual: A Simple Garden Ritual

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how to make the everyday magickal. I recently joined The Lunar Apothecary (which is awesome and so worth signing up for), and Alexis talks a lot about creating nightly rituals and honoring every incremental phase of the moon – not just the new and full phases. I ALSO […]

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Lammas New Moon Ritual (Part 2)

Yesterday, I talked about how Lammas is about beginnings and endings. So, in many ways, is the new moon. Due to the cyclical nature of the moon’s phases, the new moon is both a fresh-faced rebirth and a dark, calming time of rest between the moon’s constant waxing and waning periods. Although it is more […]

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Lammas New Moon Ritual (Part 1)

Although Lammas and the new moon are technically a day apart this year, I thought it would still be appropriate to honor them together. I’ll be doing a two-night ritual that combines the energies of both, on August 1 (Lammas) and August 2 (New Moon). The energy of Lammas is all about endings and beginnings, […]

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