Using poppets in spell casting is not about sticking pins in effigies. Learn how to work sympathetic magic with the help of poppets and dolls.
A handfasting is a less fussy version of a wedding. It’s relaxed, fun, and the happy couple can structure it any way they wish. It can take place anywhere, and anyone or no one can officiate.
Are witches special? Have you got what it takes to be a real witch? It's both easier and harder than you might think.
As a writer and a witch, keeping a record of my magickal doings is essential. Here are some suggestions for your books of spells and witchy journals. Find out how you can work magick right there in your notebook.
A look at what witch marks meant back in the days of the witch trials and how someone with one or more could be condemned as a witch in league with the Devil.
The main reason people are attracted to witchcraft is the prospect of working magic. But how does magick really work? It's not as spectacular as you might think.
New to witchcraft and practicing solo? Here are some simple directions for casting a circle when working alone.
Know you're a witch but not sure what kind? Perhaps you don't fit into any neat category at all. How do you find out?
Sometimes you just have to do it. When someone is plaguing you, bullying you, or being generally unpleasant, hold them off with these banishing spells.
Vacationers and tenants need to be vigilant when moving into a new rental. Several instances of hidden spy cameras have come to light recently. Don't compromise your privacy—carry out basic checks for surveillance devices.
Have you had some strange premonitions that came true? Do you think this means you might be a witch? Maybe, maybe not.
Understanding the elements and their correspondences is fundamental to witchcraft. They are the basis and framework of all magickal workings.
Reversals in tarot are complex and often confusing. Here's a clear explanation and guide based on the Rider-Waite Tarot.
As a tarot writer, every time I publish an article, I get asked to give free readings. Here's why it's not good to beg for freebies.
A toxic person can blight your life if you let them. Simply recognizing their negative traits can often be enough to neutralize their effect. Read on to discover the 10 toxic types to avoid.
Nobody wants to be accused of neediness. It feels like a sign of weakness or desperation. The key is to recognize what it is that drives the behavior and then learn how to soothe it—not suppress it—in order to improve your relationships.
Young people are often drawn to the idea of becoming a witch. But what does it really entail? Where do you start? And why should you wait?
My journey to healing and the three books that are helping me cure non-specific pain (TMS).
What’s so good about using spells and magick in everyday life? Well, because you can. Once you have mastered the trick of tapping into your emotions and desire at will to raise energy, you might as well make the most of it and live an enhanced, enchanted, always surprising, lovely witchy life.
When you are doing a tarot reading and the LWB (Little White Book) is nowhere in sight. Here's a list of the common meanings for the Rider-Waite and its many clones.
You can dispel negative energy easily—once you’ve recognized its existence and effectively instructed it to leave, that’s usually the end of it. Sometimes, however, that negative energy is hard to slough off, so you need to give your spiritual and psychic well-being an extra boost.
When you are starting in the craft, it's appealing to call yourself a white witch. But what does that mean? How can you stay on the straight and narrow path of white witchcraft?
Curious about witches? Want to get some answers about witchcraft? If your question is not answered, then feel free to ask.
The beginner witch is eager to star casting spells. That's what it's all about, isn't it? Here's how to do it properly.
Looking for ways to live a magickal life? Here are 50 easy ideas to be witchy every day. Be who you are meant to be.
Want to boost your spellcasting? Incorporate switchwords into your spells to supercharge them.
No witch is born knowing all there is to know. It takes a lot of study to become a full-fledged witch. Here's how you start.
Debunking and explaining seven common myths surrounding witchcraft.
Find out why your spell may have fizzled out and discover how to do it properly with a super easy money spell.
A successful witch knows all about the Law of Attraction, it's what makes the wheels of magic turn. When you work with LoA, you are working with the flow of universal energy.
Wondering what witchcraft path to take? There are a lot to choose from. I've listed 60 witchcraft traditions here. The key is to research all you can, and try one or two traditions on for size.
Witch sigils are an easy way to cast spells, create a better life and manifest your desires. Have fun and experiment—this is easy magick.
GPS tracking is such a useful technology. In this article, I show you how to make use of it to ensure your family's safety. I also discuss other everyday applications these trackers have.
These are questions I get asked all the time. If you can't find the answer to your tarot-related question, then please ask in the comments section.
Witches are often told that they and their kind are evil. Generally speaking, nothing could be further from the truth, yet the accusations of evil-doing persist.
Did you know that sleeping in separate beds could be beneficial? Getting a restful night's sleep can ease stress and improve well-being within a long-term relationship.
The best reason to keep a tarot journal is that it is a record of your journey into this most magical of systems. It will be your personal tarot bible that helps your readings become more accurate.
Tarot readings are as accurate as they can possibly be given all the various factors that can influence and interfere with them. Find out why tarot card interpretations can vary.
Obsession or ally? How Lego contributes to a homeschool education by developing problem-solving and fine motor skills.
You could buy a wand, but why not harvest it yourself and create a unique one just for you? Making your own wand imbues it with your personal energy.
Maybe you are drawn to the witchy life. You feel a calling... but it's all so complicated. It doesn't have to be--simple witchcraft; all you need to know.
The underrated one-card tarot reading will give you more than enough information—if you know how to persuade it to reveal its secrets.
If you've decided you might be a witch, you'll want to know what to do next.
When you want to know right now: quick cheat sheet of playing card tarot yes/no/maybe answers.
A quick reference to the tarot meanings of regular playing cards. Feel free to submit your questions.
My exploration of the fascinating 'clairs' continues with a look at claircognizance.
The tarot Hermit is mysterious and sometimes confounding. Delve into its secrets and embrace your inner hermit.
Discover your tarot significator using the attributes of the court cards and zodiac correspondences.
Unsure whether you are clairsentient or just sensitive? Know that being sensitive to other people's energy is a sign of clairsentience.
I'm going to admit it. Capricorns are sometimes, just sometimes, a little bit critical. Look, if you're going to do something, then do it properly.
Quick one-card tarot readings for answers to your money and prosperity questions. Grab your deck, shuffle and draw a card.
My top five tarot decks out of more than fifty. Find out why I love these the best.
Signs you are madly in love with your ex... and what to do about it.
Get the answers you seek from a deck of playing cards. Drawing one card can give you clarity and knowledge about your romantic situation.
Having trouble getting to sleep? I found an instant cure with ASMR.
Is your lover cheating on you? Find out with these two 'is he cheating?' tarot spreads.
The mysterious and mystical Hanged Man card can be disturbing. It also holds a very useful message—hang round for awhile and I'll explain. . .
Are you being victimized by your neighbor? Wondering if there's anything you can do about it? The answer is yes, there is.
Star children walk among us, or so they say. What exactly are indigo, crystal, and star children? Are you one? Do you have one?
You’ve fallen in love with a married woman. How do you cope with the emotions involved? Do you believe she will leave her husband for you?
You arrived here by accident...or did you? Maybe you have a question about your relationship? The love tarotscope could have the answer.
What do you think of when you hear the term "earth angel"? Do you think you might be one? Or do you know someone who deserves the title of earth angel?
State sponsored surveillance - necessary for your well-being, or an invasion of privacy? Find out how you are being watched, your conversations recorded and your communications intcercepted.
Do you feel that life is full of mystery and magic, that there is a deeper aspect to nature, that modern life seems to ignore? Perhaps you've just discovered your true path.
Having premonitions? Hearing voices or seeing shadows out of the corner of your eye? Maybe you have extra-sensory perception?
Most tarot readers aren't witches... but some of us are. Learn how to bring tarot and witchcraft together for many unique witchy learning experiences.
Need to make a fast decision regarding a love situation? Looking for guidance? Look no further—tarot can give you the yes/no answer you need.
Spells are simply a way of manipulating energy to attain your desired result. Here is a simple tarot love spell to bring romantic love into your life.
What's it like to have a 9/11 birthday? Do the events of September 11th overshadow what should be a day of celebration?
It might be a complete surprise, or perhaps you knew it all along? Check out these signs and take a quiz to see if you are a witch.
If you've ever been tempted to try a tarot reading with playing cards, you've probably wondered how to lay them out and how to do a reading—this article is for you.
Use a simple, basic ritual to work some magic and improve your life. All you need is a deck of cards and focused intention.
If you suspect that your boyfriend is trying to control you, check these signs. Then you have to make a decision - should you stay or should you leave?
Looking for tarot spreads for love? Here are three quick and easy three-card layouts you can use for your relationship questions.
Why color your hair when you've got the best color already? Embrace the greys. Love your gray hair.
Villains are just the best characters to write. Your baddie needs to be just as good as your goodie... or something like that. Find out how to write a believable baddie.
You may have seen them appearing on websites recently, but what is a tarotscope? In this article, you'll find an explanation plus your own tarotscope reading.
Switchwords have been around a while, though you might not have seen them before. Discover the Master Switchwords and find out how to use them. Together. Divine. Bring.
You've discovered HubPages and now you want to write here. Your first article has been rejected. Help is at hand - read on to find out how to write an article for HubPages.
As an experienced reader and tarot blogger, I am often asked how can someone make money reading tarot cards - well, here's how.
Do you suspect your husband is tracking you? Watching your every move? Monitoring your computer and phone? Find out how to deal with a snooping husband.
Is it ever acceptable to spy on your partner? What circumstances would warrant snooping? Would you be willing to lose everything by spying on your spouse?
Somebody is watching me... and I need to know what to do. Do you have the feeling you are not alone, that your life is being monitored by some unknown person or organization? Here's how to find out and what to do if it's true.
Meet the royal families of the tarot cards. They're just like us - really!
The Page of Pentacles or Coins is sometimes known as 'the eternal student'.
The Knight of Pentacles may appear staid, but he has intriguing hidden depths.
The fecund Queen of Pentacles is a resourceful and strong woman.
Here are ten confusing things de-confused in a light-hearted way.
This article is aimed at teenagers, and specifically, my own!
The King of Pentacles is down-to-earth, easy-going and very wealthy!
Say, "Hello" to the King of Wands. Check his mood first though!
Delve into the extrovert character of the Queen of Wands.
The Knight of Wands as a love interest? Personally, I'd advise you to avoid him at all costs. However, there's no denying that he is an attractive and magnetic personality - perfect for a passionate fling.
An introduction to the free spirit of the Page of Wands.
Meet the Page of Cups, messenger of lurve!
Marmalade is delicious and straightforward to make.
Come say hello to Mr Romantic, the Knight of Cups.
Meet the serene and empathic Queen of Cups.
How well do you know the King of Cups? An in-depth look at the caring King.
Meet the feisty Page of Swords—active, questing, and often quite snarky!
An in-depth examination of what makes this complex character tick.
The Queen of Swords - what is she like as a lover, mother, wife or best friend?
The King of Swords is an authoritarian, but what makes this personality tick?
This revolutionary gel plate by Gelli Arts brings a new dimension to mixed media. Vibrant monoprint backgrounds are created in a matter of moments.
Painting a flower study in colored pencil. Step-by-step photos and detailed description. Super-simple, and looks lovely framed up as a gift.
If you have decided to take up journaling, whether it be a diary or perhaps a gratitude journal, then why not use collage to help you express how you feel?
Creating these little pieces of art can transport you to a happy place. Come and see!
Learn how to create a brightly-colored, abstract flower art painting, using markers and colored pencils. Step-by-step tutorial. No artistic skills required!
I confess. All the photos in this article were taken in my home. We hoard books... and we need help.
A round-up and review of all the drawing instruction books on my bookshelf, as well as some that languish on my Amazon wishlist. Put your pencil down, grab a coffee and come and see what I have for you.
I am a fabric hoarder and can't bear to throw away even the smallest scrap. I have heard on the intervines that I am not alone.
You feel you are ready to delve into tarot, but first you need a deck of cards. How do you decide which will suit you best?
The Celtic Cross is one of the most widely used tarot spreads. It is also one of the most complicated and is worth taking the time to study.
Looking for some art inspiration? How about turning those garment labels into pretty tag art. Step-by-step tutorial.
"Serendipity". Step-by-step, mixed-media flower painting.
Paint a rock cat, step-by-step - detailed description and over 30 photos.
Which is better, gratitude or appreciation... and what's the difference anyway?
What to do when a cherished friendship goes wrong. How to start making things right.
Having used watercolor pencils for many years, mostly in mixed media projects, here is a round-up of my favorite brands.
Learn about Laugharne's two famous sheds: Dylan Thomas's Writing Shed and the Tin Shed Experience, a museum that brings the 'small moments' of WW2 to life.
If you don't own a long black skirt, then your wardrobe could be lacking a vital element. There are so many ways to wear a plain, long black skirt that you are only limited by your imagination. You could choose a slinky jersey skirt or a casual...
How can you tell if you are being spied on? Is your partner surveilling your every move? Do you hold an important position at work?
Seaweed ideas for kids.
The best methods to store garlic.
Fragrant beeswax and carnauba polish will make your home glow, and smell delicious.
Find out more about this popular paper.
Simple, step-by-step tutorial - how to paint an abstract floral doodle.
Lettering techniques for journals and scrapbooks.
Beginning home-schooling is a huge decision and can engender terror in the hearts of parents brave enough to undertake such a commitment. Fear not, it's not so scary after all. First comes 'deschooling'...
Bucket lists are boring. Most people's are identical. Do you really need a bucket list? Read this first to find out.
Zentangle-inspired art (ZIA) is a lovely way to relax and create small abstract drawings with pen and pencil. Learn how to see tangles everywhere.
If you live in a Victorian home or love Victorian style - here are suggestions how to integrate the old with the new.
Online art classes - do they really help to improve your skills and techniques? What are the advantages and disadvantages of online art courses?
Shabby chic style originated in Britain... and we want it back!
Cardiff Freegle has been set up to support the re-using of items in Cardiff. Help the community by giving your unwanted stuff away.
It seems so straightforward... you decide that a wall, a baseboard, or a piece of furniture needs painting so you need to buy paint, right? Pick it up at the hardware store, nothing could be simpler... or could it?
Making your own decorative tape and washi tape is simple when you know how.
Step-by-step recipe for steamed treacle pudding using Lyle's Golden Syrup.
Improve your relationship and even attract a new one with tarot cards!
Tea & coffee make effective dyes for many surfaces and materials.
Don't put up with boring notebook covers! Be an original and make them unique with one or more of these creative ideas!
Rescue your fashion dolls. Make them as good as new.
Get into the habit of adding fresh herbs to your daily cooking - not only will your meals be tastier but your family will reap the extra health benefits too.
A simple, yet elegant, method of applying tarot card meanings to ordinary playing cards.
Create layered journal pages easily.
Step-by-step mixed media page.
There are many different reflexology modalities. Which one sounds the best to you?
The problematic and challenging fives.
Inexpensive materials make beautiful layered art.
An introduction to the unusual and rewarding hobby of painting rocks. Make the most of freely available stones and pebbles to create fascinating 3-D paintings.
As you improve as a tarot reader, you will develop your own way of laying down the cards. This article explains why spreads (layouts) are helpful in readings.
Confused about where to start learning the tarot? This article will set you on an amazing spiritual journey,
Weird and wacky birth superstitions.
We're all used to microfiber cloths now - but are you making yours work hard enough?
Quick method for baking fresh, fragrant, rustic artisan bread. Bless your family with their daily bread.
Learn how to accentuate your Zentangles, zendoodles, and ZIAs with shading.
Unlike living rooms and bedrooms, when redecorating your kitchen, you have several additional factors to consider. Kitchen walls have to withstand frequent cleaning, constant temperature changes and condensation.
Annoying but usually easy to fix. This article refers to first generation Flip Ultras.
One of the things I used to enjoy a few years back, was searching for vintage clothing at flea markets, jumble sales and car boot sales. I loved discovering silks and unusual fabrics which could be given new life by cleaning, repairing, altering and...
Delve into the delicious world of art journaling.
Learn how to make tactile journals with these easy steps.
Why you should curate your thoughts in a beautiful leather journal.
Learn how to make Zentangles or Zendoodles — abstract drawings created with pen and ink.
People have been doodling for years... well at least since the invention of the telephone! Haven't you sometimes been quite surprised at seeing the results of your mindless marks? Zentangles aren't really doodling - they are much more than that.