Category Archives for "Wicca"

11 months ago

A Winter Solstice Ritual of Release

This is my second Winter Solstice post this year, but I felt inspired, so here you go! The shortest day, the longest night. No matter what came over the past year, you can release it into the darkness of this magical night. You can let it go. It’s the perfect night for letting go of […]

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11 months ago

Candle Magic

You can make any topic as simple or as complicated as you like. There are entire books about nothing else other than candle magic. I can only assume they must tell you how to gather the wax from bees, color it with natural dyes, and weave wicks from empowered hemp to get that much material […]

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last year

How Divination Works

There are lots of people out there offering readings and channeled messages, and some are better at it than others. To get a good reading, you really ought to come to your own understanding of how divination works. And then you can kind of feel out the providers to decide whether they are approaching this from […]

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How Magic Works

Magic is just science we don’t yet understand. But if understanding is what you want, it’s not hard to do. Here, in a nutshell, is how magic works.  So to begin, let’s agree to define magic as, “to create change at will by non-physical means.” But I have trouble with even this much, because I […]

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Samhain

It’s the season of the Witch. Some call it Halloween, but Halloween is really just the spinoff. The original was and is, Samhain, and it falls precisely halfway between the autumnal equinox and the winter solstice. That comes, this year, on November 7th, and it always falls within a couple of days of that date.  […]

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A Mabon Ritual

Items Needed: Several fallen leaves, one for each of several things for which you are grateful, and one for each of several wishes yet to come true. A small bonfire or an iron cauldron with tea light. Incense with a touch of cinnamon, apple, or pumpkin pie. A small basket. A mirror. During the day, […]

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The Energy of Mabon

Autumn is officially here. But as always, I like to talk about how our own cycles reflect the seasonal ones, and what the changing seasons mean to me on a deeper level. The energy of Mabon and fall is adulthood. Maturity. The fullest level of growth. It’s harvest time. The fruits of our actions are […]

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What is light?

I got the most amazing things from my morning meditation today! Things about light, and about the nature of the soul, and about who and what we are. Here is what I got. I was shown my cupped hands, and my spirit-self pouring its energy down into them  and from them into my body. I […]

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April Fool’s Day, Tarot, and Quantum Physics

That’s right, this blog post is going to compare a Tarot card to a physics lesson. I promise, it’ll be simple and easy to understand because, contrary to popular belief, I am not a particle physicist. A photon is the smallest particle of light we know about. In experiments, a single photon exists in many […]

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Spring!

It’s here, it’s here! The Vernal Equinox was yesterday. Today is the first full day of spring. Daytime and nighttime are equal, and from now on every single day will be a little bit longer, and every night will be a little bit shorter, until the longest day of them all, the Summer Solstice. To many […]

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