Here in the northern hemisphere, Beltane, is almost upon us, but for our southern hemisphere friends, it is time for samhain. To help you celebrate, we’ve rounded up our best rituals, spells, books, and more!
Candles for Nights of Halloween Magic: Novelty candles make fun and festive decorations. As figural candles (such as black cats, red devils, skulls, and the like) are also used in American folk magic, the availability of Halloween candles suggests many possibilities for imaginative spell working. The following are some magical suggestions for Halloween candles.
A Dark Moon Ritual for Fall: The new moon is a time when many say that magic and
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Jo Graham, author of The Great Wheel and the new Winter.
The octaves of the Wheel of the Year are the map of our life. Just like the world, we pass through eight seasons, only instead of each being 5-7 weeks long, each is about 13 years long. Like the Wheel of the Year, each season of the Wheel of Life has its own flavor, tasks, and rewards.
Spring Equinox to Beltane: Beginning—Birth to Age 13
We are born with the spring. Each child, like each sprouting seed, is filled with potential, reaching upward toward the sun. Better! Stronger! Faster than last time! The need is to grow and stretch.
Beltane to Midsummer: Becoming—Age 13 to
Here in the northern hemisphere, Imbolc is almost upon us, but for our southern hemisphere friends, it is time for Lammas. To help you celebrate, we’ve rounded up our best rituals, spells, books, and more!
Traditional Lughnasadh with a Modern Twist: Discover fun ways to make your Lughnasadh celebrations more modern.
Lucky Deva Abundance Charm for Lammas: Craft a lucky abundance charm for Lammas with these instructions from HedgeWitch author Silver RavenWolf.
Pear Spice Cake for Lammas: Pears are beginning to ripen around Lughnasadh. This pear spice
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Raechel Henderson, author of Sew Witchy.
I will admit it: winter is not my favorite season. Give me the sprouting new life of spring, or the bounty of autumn. Even the energy of Summer, with its heat and mosquitoes, is more welcome than the cold and snow and ice of winter. More than anything, though, I think my issue with winter is that it is a time for rest. It is a time for reflecting on what the year brought, and mulling over what lessons one learned. It is a slow season. And, as someone who is constantly working, constantly on the go, I find it hard to stop and just be.
And so, I cheat. I throw myself into the tasks of the season. I