The Spiritual Meaning of Sun Dogs
This beautiful image is of something we call a sun dog. It's a circular rainbow that seems to surround the sun. The sky within the circle...
The Festival of Brighid
The quickening of our own inner fire begins now. Here's how to cultivate and honor the energy of Imbolc
The Year-End Review
This post includes how to accomplish a year-end review, how to sort experiences into a naughty list and a nice list, and instructions on...
Get What You Want
So how do we get everything we want in life? When asked this question, the first thing I noticed was that it includes two verbs: get and...
Beltane and Sex
As anyone who has read The Mists of Avalon and its sequels already suspects, Beltane was once observed with bawdy parties and revelry and lo
What are Fairies?
There's a simple rule for puzzling out how things work and what things are. "As above, so below. As within, so without."
The Stillness of Winter & a Pine Cone Spell
Winter is a time of stillness, and the Winter Solstice seems the epitome of absolute stillness. Which to me translates as absolute...
I have long held a firm philosophy if never working widdershins, but my practice and understanding are constantly evolving...
Two Ways to Meditate
I spent years believing I couldn't meditate. As a novelist, my inner mind chatter was necessarily more persistent than most. It was differen
The Element of Water
Water's direction is west, the direction of the sunset, and because of that, it's seen as the direction of maturity, fullness, abundance. Ha
Creative Blocks and Self-Healing
So far in 2021 I've released zero new novels. I'm working on two of them, but working is a relevant term. Mostly I've been feeling bad
Do Our Brains Synch Up With One Another?
According to Discovery Magazine, scientists have observed that when people are working together on the same goal, their brains synch up....
Summer Solstice thoughts, symbols, and ritual ideas follow. May your growth be rampant, your rainfall be plenty, and may the summer sun radi
Sacred Texts of the Craft: The Witch's Rune
The Witches Rune seems to be a basic Altar Devotion or Altar Quickening, that is a rite one performs at the very beginning of ritual.
Law of Attraction and The Rule of Three
There’s hot debate about the Wiccan Rule of Three. Many believe the first mention of this “rule” seemed to come from a novel by,,,
The Element of Fire
In my spiritual practice, Fire's direction is south. It's seen as all things new hot and active, things that are full and are thriving.
Practical Magical Gardening | Planting the Seeds
There is no part of my life that is not imbued with magic. And so magical gardening is just how I do it.
My Ostara Magic
Law of attraction says that like attracts like. When we want to create something that we don't currently have in our experience, the method
The Element of Air
In natural magic, there are 5 elements. Earth, Air, Fire, Water, and Spirit. Each element has numerous associations.
Eggs in Magic: History, Uses, Substitutions
Down through time, folk magic has thrived among rural dwellers who had to use whatever magical ingredients were handy. After all, it's not t