Here in the northern hemisphere, the Summer Solstice is almost upon us, but for our southern hemisphere friends, it is time for the winter solstice. To help you celebrate, we’ve rounded up our best rituals, spells, books, and more!
Winter Solstice Pumpkin Soup:
Celebrate the Winter Solstice with this festive golden soup, warmed with fragrant nutmeg and allspice. This velvety soup is elegant and deceptively simple to prepare.
Winter Solstice Wishing Candle:
There is a tradition of making a wish at the Winter Solstice, of burning pieces of paper with wishes or affirmations written on them. Craft these homemade candles infused with your
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Natalie Zaman and Wendy Martin, co-authors of the new Color and Conjure.
Have you ever tried coloring as a magical working? It's a wonderfully simple way to focus your energies. Give it a whirl with this spell, crafted specifically for the impending fall equinox ♥.
A Twenty Four Carat (Carrot) Coloring Charm
Clearly, there are NOT 24 carrots to color in this spell (although it might be fun). There are only three carrots, but you can still have a 24-carat intention—remember, in magic, intent is (almost!) everything. (And 24 is divisible by three after all. 3 divided by 24 is 8—another magical number that represents, among other
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Melanie Marquis, author of The Witch's Bag of Tricks, A Witch's World of Magick, Beltane, and the new Lughnasadh.
Nothing quite says Lughnasadh better than a warm cup of freshly made spiced apple cider! It's easy to make and easy to customize to bring out the flavors and magickal properties that you find most appealing. The most important thing to know is that good cider starts with good apples. Many apple varieties come into season during this time, and you with a little poking around, you may be able to find a local grower who also produces their own apple cider. It takes a lot of apples and a lot of work to make cider, so you'll probably
Most tarot teachers and authors advise keeping a tarot journal. I don’t know about you, but I love journaling and especially combining journal keeping with tarot. This entry begins a series of articles that explore what various authors and teachers say about journaling and tarot.
This first foray is from one of my favorite authors, Christine Jette. Her book, Tarot for All Seasons, takes us on a journey through the Wheel of the Year, providing rituals and spreads inspired by the Sabbats and moon phases. But for now, let’s see what she says about journaling:
Keeping a journal allow syou to put into words your innermost thoughts without fear of criticism. A journal is your