Black: banishment, break bad habits, Crone aspect of the
Triple Goddess, stop gossip, separation, uncovering truth,
Pale Blue: calmness, clarity, healing, peace, pleasant dreams,
Dark Blue: feminine deities, organization, water element
Brown: grounding, diffusing potentially harmful situations,
relieve excess energy
Gold: financial increase, personal security,...
Once the Yule log is ready, turn your home into a magical wonderland. Get into the holiday spirit by decorating mantles, shelves, walls, and corners. Afraid it will be too expensive? Think again! The magical ideas below make great decorations without making short work of your pocketbook.Evergreen WreathMetal ring (the desired size of the wreath)Sprigs of pine, spruce, fir, cedar, or hollyPine...
Materials 1 sheet of white paper 1 yellow candle Pen or pencil On the paper, draw a personal “life map” with the date of your birth in the lower left-hand corner, the present date close to the center, and the goal most close to your heart in the upper right-hand corner. Then use the space between the present date and your goal to write in the steps necessary to achieve what you wish along...
As silly as it may sound, there's something both magical and therapeutic about plunging your hands into the soil. First of all, it reaffirms your link with the Earth and increases your capacity for walking between the worlds equally. It also provides a link to the collective consciousness of everyone who has ever tread that piece of ground. Just as important, though, it stabilizes the psyche and allows you to see everything in a new light—a brighter light—a light in which solutions are found, problems are solved, and fresh starts abound. And after the dormancy of Winter, that's something we can all use. Dorothy Morrison, author of Bud, Blossom, & Leaf, shares gardening rituals for affirmation and growth.
The New Year is a great time for undertaking resolutions and new endeavors. This invocation asks the Triple Goddess for blessings as you begin your new project: Invocation to the Triple Goddess for Blessings on a New Project Maiden Goddess, You Who sprout From tiny seed, the Earth throughout Bless this project with Your joy And those of us in its employ. Mother Goddess, You...
No matter who we are or where we live, the Yuletide season is something we all look forward to. As worthy of celebration as the Winter Solstice is, though, doing so often presents its own set of problems in the form of time and money. Dorothy Morrison illustrates how to celebrate the Yuletide season without losing your mind--or your life savings, for that matter.
So you think you know all there is to know about Yule? The history and origins and how certain delights came to be? Test your knowledge by reading some of the fun facts below—you may be surprised?Modern-day astronomers say that the famous Star of Bethlehem wasn’t a star at all. More than likely, it was either a comet or an astronomical phenomenon caused by the conjunction of several planets at...
Magic. For some, the word conjures visions of a genie in a bottle, a wand with endless powers and maybe even a cackling old hag stirring up a pot of who-knows-what beneath a moonlit sky. But for the modern practitioner, the word evokes an entirely ...
Celebrate the changing of the seasons and the beauty and power of the Moon, the Stars, and the Sun. Written by a Witch who has spent many years teaching the Craft of Wicca to newcomers, The Craft is an accessible introductory guide that presents ...