There is a difference between being empathic and empathetic. Which are you? If you're not sure, you can find out here.
Some Pagans take offense to St. Paddy's Day and protest by spending the day dressed in black. Others don their greens and put on the corned beef and cabbage, celebrating it in a new way—All Snakes Day!
"Does Witchcraft really work?" Is probably the question I get asked the most. In my mind, there is no doubt. Maybe the problem is not that it doesn't work; maybe you just don't understand how it does work. Allow me to explain.
Samhain, or what some might call Halloween, is a powerful time of year for magic. It isn't a coincidence that in folklore and fiction it has been considered the season of the Witch. Here are some simple spells with a minimum of fuss and muss to newcomers of magic.
Halloween is a fun secular celebration, but if you love this season, why not infuse it with deeper meaning? Use it to establish a family tradition of honoring those who came before you. You may find a connection to the past is a great way to move forward into the future.
Spells for Samhain are a great way to utilize seasonal energies in order to bring what you desire into your life. This basic pumpkin spell is easy enough—even for beginner Witches. You can actually cast it any time, but at Samhain it is particularly powerful.
Why is magic so closely associated with Halloween. Is it just folklore? Well, actually, no-- take it from this Witch. There are reasons why this is a very powerful time of year for magic and divination.
Samhain, Halloween, All Hallow's Eve, Shadowfest—no matter what you choose to call this holiday, there is one thing we can all agree on: it is arguably the most powerful time for magic and divination. Here are some magical workings that even newcomers can try.
Are you a blood Witch? Natural Witch? Hereditary Witch? Do you come from a magical bloodline? How can you tell? Here is what you need to know.
If you are studying herbal magic, or any form of Witchcraft that involves herbs, then you should not overlook dandelions. These plants are so unfairly underrated. Here are details about its many medicinal, magical, and folk uses as well as how to grow it.
Tis the season to be festive, but you're just burnt out. We all have those years. Don't worry about elaborate altars or casting circles; try these ideas for your holiday.
Tarot cards are not just great for divination; they're a great tool to help foster your creativity and inspire you. Writers can especially find tarot cards helpful when they struggle with blocks.
Sometimes the sabbats just sneak up on us! Just because you didn't get time to do anything fancy does't mean you need to let it go by unnoted. Here are some quiet, simple ways to observe it.
The Pagan Unity Festival is a 4-day annual festival held every year in Montgomery Bell State Park. This year (2017) marked PUF's 20th anniversary. You don't want to miss this festival!
Bring a little autumn magic to your home by brewing up some kitchen witchery! This delicious autumn-themed hot cocoa with with pumpkin, white chocolate and autumn spices is just the thing.
Can you still connect with your loved ones after they die? I don't think it's as hard as we might think. I believe they're still there, and can still be a part of our lives.
I attended the first 'Hallowed Homecoming' Samhain retreat for Pagans on Nov. 6 - 8, 2015. I attended the second on Nov. 4-6, 2016. Let me tell you why I plan to go back for Nov. 2017, and beyond!
I've been on Hubpages for 4 1/2 years now, and as the Beatle's said, "It's getting better all the time." I've made mistakes along the way, but ultimately I'm happy I joined Hubpages. Here's why.
Lughasadh (Lammas, August Eve) is a Major Sabbat on the Wiccan Wheel of the Year! Here are some great ideas to help you plan your celebration and Lughnasadh magical workings.
"The Craft" may make a comeback. Sony announced a remake of the popular witchy cult classic. Will it enchant audiences as much as the original, or end up a curse?
Looking for some beautiful printable pages for your Book of Shadows? Here are some designs I've come up with for you~ free for personal use!
Pat Robertson warned on his show that Wiccans will 'destroy' your children and people should stay away from their Wiccan neighbors. I feel such pity for Robertson, and people like him.
"Why didn't my spell work?" There's more to spell casting than just following a step-by-step instruction. If your spells are not working, it's time to examine them and the way you cast them.
Midsummer (Litha, the Summer Solstice) is considered one of the most powerful nights of the magical year! Here are some ideas to help you plan your celebration and Midsummer magical workings.
How can a scandalous incident involving right-wing Christian conservative reality TV stars illustrate a lesson in Wicca? Allow me to explain.
Petition magic is a type of candle magic that's good for even beginners in the Craft. Here is how to design and use a petition magic spell, so that you can use this format for any magical goal.
Were you worried that practicing Wicca would break your bank? You needn't be; take a trip to a dollar store with me and we'll set up a full working altar on a budget of just 20 bucks!
Blood magic conjures up all kinds of gothic images. It's a topic of controversy within the magical community. Here’s what you should know about it—especially if you want to practice it.
Beltane is a-comin', a sabbat when powerful energies in nature abound. What better way to celebrate the season than with a little bit of magic?
A shrine for worshiping your deities can be very beneficial in helping you connect, but not everyone can just set up a permanent shrine. You don't have to-- here's how to make one that packs away.
Looking for a great yet simple way to celebrate Beltane? Here's one that can work for you whether you're a new Wiccan or have been walking the path for a long time.
If you are studying herbal magic or any form of Witchcraft that involves herbs, let me introduce you to lavender! Here are details, how to grow it, its many medicinal, magical and folk uses!
Jar spells are so versatile! Once you learn the basics, you can use the techniques for just about any magical goal. Here is a thorough, step-by-step beginner's guide to designing jar spells for any need.
A recommended reading list for your first year (or in your beginning years) of converting to Wicca. I believe these give the best possible essential foundation for study and practice.
Is charging money unethical when it comes to certain services pertaining to spiritual things? Or is it a natural exchange of resources?
Seasonal celebrations of spring can really help shake off the winter doldrums. What better way to celebrate the season than with a little bit of magic?
Grounding and centering can be a very productive activity, not just for ritual but for a healthy, balanced life. These visualizations are a great way to accomplish grounding and centering anytime.
You've heard of grounding and centering, but just what are these things? How do you do them? Learn here- you don't need to be Wiccan to reap the benefits from learning to ground and center, but it is a must for Wiccans to learn.
Christians tell me on a regular basis that because I am Wiccan, unless I make a major about-face, I am in danger of going to Hell. I have found peace with that. Here’s why
Looking to put a little magic into your Valentine's Day? Here's a general correspondence 'cheat sheet' for you to raid, or add it to your Book of Shadows for future workings regarding love and sex.
Valentine's Day is approaching, Spring is coming, and love is in the air. If not, then it should be-- so try casting one of these spells to bring love into your life.
Delicious Flavors of the season in a cute little pie—perfect for holiday entertaining, or just a treat! It's also an easy way to use up that leftover eggnog.
I could not find a maple pecan pie recipe that wasn’t runny, and I really hate using corn syrup. So, I invented one. After some experimenting, I came up with this—and I’m thrilled with it.
Winter Solstice is such a magical night! It’s a great opportunity to take advantage of the abundant energies, and to take advantage of certain ingredients that are pretty common this time of year.
Solstice is here, and you are invited to join me in a special celebration! Care to join me? Read on...
It's that time of year again! Last year I gave you some of my original Pagan/Wiccan themed Jack-O-Lantern printables. I have a new batch for you this year! Enjoy!
Many people use these terms interchangeably, but they're not actually synonymous. If you're not sure if you're Wiccan or Pagan, let me explain.
I love movies that touch on realistic depictions of Paganism and Witchcraft, and was thrilled to stumble on this somewhat obscure film with a brilliant cast. Here's my review of the Last Keepers.
Learning to connect with your deities is the heart of what Wicca is about, but just how do you do it? Read here for some ideas to begin your relationship with your Gods.
One handy tool for practicing Witchcraft is a pendulum. It’s actually quite a diverse tool that can help eliminate a lot of guesswork. Learn here how to make a pendulum, and multiple ways to use it.
Do you ever think of the ‘one who got away?’ Do you regret that you never got together with the person, or that the relationship fell apart? Need a second chance? Why not try a little magic?
Candle magic is one of the most beautiful types of magic. It’s perfect for beginning spellcasters as well as potent enough to satisfy advanced practitioners. If you’ve always wanted to try candle magic, learn the basics and get started!
An esbat in Wicca is a type of ritual. Where, when and how it's performed is something most beginners are eager to learn. Here are the answers to the questions you may have.
Crafts are a fun way to get into the spirit of the holiday. Here are some Pagan harvest festival crafts that are easy, cheap, great for kids and adults, and look great on your altar!
Looking for a simple ritual for Lughasadh (also known as Lammas) that can be performed as a solitary or adapted for a group? Look no further-- here's a great one for your seasonal celebration!
What should you do for the Pagan holiday Lughnasadh, a.k.a Lammas? Well, here's an article that's just full of ideas for you to help you plan your own celebration! Dig in!
This is a special recipe my family uses every year. We like to make our holiday bread the "old-fashioned" way and infuse it with a special ingredient you can't get at the store: magic!
August 1st is Lughnasadh on the Wiccan Wheel of the Year-- one of the four Major Sabbats in our religion! Want to learn more about this holiday, its meaning and its history? Look no further...
Wiccan wedding ceremonies are usually called handfastings, in which a couple's hands are bound with a cord to symbolize their unions. Learn more about the Wiccan version of this ceremony here.
What's a Wiccan name, and how do you get one? All these questions and more answered right here.
The Summer Solstice is coming- and here's the perfect ritual. This ritual is perfect for groups or families (especially those with children!), or it can be adapted for individuals.
'Midsummer,' the Summer Solstice, is a very fun and light-hearted Sabbat on the Wiccan Wheel of the Year! Learn about correspondences, associations and traditions to help you plan celebrations!
If you are studying herbal magic or any form of Witchcraft that involves herbs, let me introduce you to lemon balm! Here are details, how to grow it, its many medicinal, magical and folk uses!
If you are studying herbal magic or any form of Witchcraft that involves herbs, let me introduce you to belladonna! Here are details, how to grow it, its many medicinal, magical and folk uses!
I love to see Wicca in the news, but not for things like this. One recent news story that's been literally painful to accept involves child abuse and a self-proclaimed "Wiccan warlock".
The Summer Solstice is one stop on the Wiccan Wheel of the Year. The Sun is at its height, the Earth is bursting with life and we enjoy the lazy days of summer-- what's not to celebrate?
If you want to learn Witchcraft, you've got to learn to improve your natural intuitive abilities. Here are some exercises to help you work on those psychic powers.
We can all use a little extra cash. If witchcraft is your means of obtaining the objects of your desire, then you may find that the charm bag highlighted in this article is just what you need.
I had a friend once; a wonderful friend and mentor. As suddenly as she came into my life, she was gone, and my faith was shattered... but she helped me find it again.
The Craft is not just something a Kitchen Witch does; it's what she lives—it becomes a lifestyle, and can make for quite an enchanted life.
If you are studying herbal magic or any form of Witchcraft that involves herbs, let me introduce you to sage! Here are details, how to grow it, its many medicinal, magical and folk uses!
Do you know a Wiccan mom? Maybe your own mom is Wiccan. If you're struggling with gift ideas for Mother's Day, consider some of these.
Want to learn Witchcraft? Consider me your new teacher, and here are your first lessons. You'll find a wealth of free information here to help you get started on your path.
Looking for the perfect recipe for the Beltane pot luck or for your home celebration? This is always a hit-- hummus is really easy to make, and more versatile than you might have thought!
Want to learn Wicca? Don't know where to turn? Looking for instruction and hands-on advice? This is the place-- it's free, and no sign up required.
Wiccan holidays, what we call Sabbats, are part of a system known as "The Wheel of the Year." Celebrating is both fun and spiritually meaningful -- and here is a wealth of information to help you.
Music can be a very powerful force within a ritual context. If you like to use music in your ritual, consider making a playlist to run stead
If you are studying herbal magic or any form of Witchcraft that involves herbs, let me introduce you to bay! Here are details, how to grow it, its many medicinal, magical and folk uses!
Looking for a great group ritual or solitary ritual for Beltane-- here's one that can easily be adapted, celebrating the season in an unexpected but appropriate way.
The Witches Pyramid is a fundamental philosophy that's beneficial in learning The Craft. It is an important lesson for all beginning Witches.
What's the difference between a potion and a brew? What's a mojo bag, or a witches bottle? Learn the terminology for your Witch Crafting right here...
Some Pagans are terribly offended by the film The Wicker Man-- I'm not. In fact, I really adore it, even though I am Pagan. Want to know why? Read on...
If you are studying herbal magic or any form of Witchcraft that involves herbs, let me introduce you to rosemary! Here are details, how to grow it, its many medicinal, magical and folk uses!
Witches ladders spells are good introductory spells for the beginner. They can be cast any time-- but are particularly appropriate for a Beltane spell.
If you’re planning your Beltane celebration, here is some great information to help you plan and prepare!
Is it May, already? Blessed Beltane to one and all! Learn all about this festive Wiccan holiday right here!
If you are studying herbal magic or any form of Witchcraft that involves herbs, let me introduce you to Stevia! Here are details, how to grow it, its many medicinal, magical and folk uses!
Designing spells is an art and Witches can get very creative. Underneath it all, however, there are certain principles to which you have to adhere for it to all come together and work effectively.
Once again, I'm going to present something against popular opinion. But I hope this perspective, if new to you, is something that will help expand your own way of thinking on the elements.
If you are studying herbal magic or any form of Witchcraft that involves herbs, let me introduce you to mugwort! Here are details on how to grow it and its many medicinal, magical, and folk uses!
If you are studying herbal magic or any form of Witchcraft that involves herbs, let me introduce you to basil! Here are details, how to grow it, its many medicinal, magical and folk uses!
If you are studying herbal magic or any form of Witchcraft that involves herbs, let me introduce you to aloe! Here are details, how to grow it, its many medicinal, magical and folk uses!
The Wiccan view of deity differs than more mainstream religions with which most people are familiar. Learn more about the Horned God and Triple Goddess here.
Looking for ideas for Ostara? Here are some correspondences and associations to help you plan and prepare for the Sabbat!
Looking for a simple way to celebrate Ostara, the Spring Equinox? Try this Ostara ritual for solitaries or for groups- no specialized tools or techniques are required so it's great for beginners.
Ostara crafts are fun for the whole family. If you're celebrating the Spring Equinox, give these pretty egg geode altar decorations a try.
I often talk about books and authors I recommend. Here are a few I don't, for various reasons. Beginner Wiccans, save your money on these author's books.
Make some really pretty colored egg candles for your sabbat altar this year. Use real eggshells as your candle mold! Check out this easy, illustrated guide.
Looking for ways to celebrate Pagan springtime holidays with your family? Here are some great ideas to help you get your festivities rolling!
Celebrating Pagan holidays is not only a spiritual experience, but fun! Why not make the perfect cookie for your Equinox Celebration?
Looking for a mentor or teacher to help you with Witchcraft? There are a lot of people who are not what they claim to be. Here's what you should look for.
At my family's spring Ostara celebrations, lamb is usually on the menu. These Gyro Beef and Lamb Burgers are always a big hit- for anytime really. Check out my recipe here!
Do you like incense? Do you enjoy that billowy, curling, sweet-scented smoke filling the air during your meditations and rituals? Learn how to make incense here-- the good stuff!
A new Wiccan Sabbat is approaching-- celebrating Ostara is the celebration of springtime! Come and join our celebration-- learn about Ostara (or Eostre) right here.
Is Wicca a cult? Let's take the facts into account about the Wiccan religion and see what they reveal.
The pentagram is probably one of the most fascinating and one of the most misunderstood symbols in history. So what should a beginner Wicca know about it? Learn here!
Looking for a spell to help you with a break up that's been holding you back? Try this one, perfectly timed for this (or any) waning moon.
Looking for some really nice, decorative pages for your Book of Shadows? Print some of these!
Not everyone is crafty and has great handwriting, but everyone wants a beautiful Book of Shadows, right? Don't be afraid to be a 21st century Pagan! Make your Book of Shadows on your computer!
Calculating planetary hours can be a bit advanced, but with these reference charts, and some basic math, you can figure out the perfect timing of your spell down to the minute.
When a spirit animal comes into your life, you never know what to expect. Some days they may give you lessons, other days they may bring you gifts. My personal experience with my spirit animal.
Sex and religion are not usually two topics you see discussed together. Many mainstream religions consider sex sinful or taboo. Sex actually plays a prominent role in the Wiccan religion.
Did I ever mention how I met my husband? I cast a love spell! After about 20 years together and still going strong. Here, allow me to share my most successful spell.
This is a fun read for lovers of teen fiction, particularly teens who want to learn about Wicca and Witchcraft. Adults in the Pagan community may also find inspiration here for dealing with teens.
Looking to cast spells that work for a change? Maybe the problem isn't your skills—it's your goals. Don't waste your time with ineffective spells.
Proper magical timing is always a great way to give a boost when casting spells. Try working with the moon signs to see if it improves your magical efforts.
Looking to break the grip of an addiction that has a hold on you? Try this spell, perfect for the dark moon phase.
My hundredth hub! Why do I write so much about Wicca? I want to make my contribution, to give back in a small way. What has it given me? Well, just... everything.
Some Witches swear by timing spells based on moon phases. Here is a guide for using lunar timing in your spell work.
Is there something in your life that is no longer serving you? Need to make a big transition? Here is a spell to help you.
Looking for a formal Imbolc ritual for a solitary or small group? Try this original sabbat ritual.
If you want your spells to work, you can't just cast them and expect things to fall out of the air. You need to create channels for them. What's a channel and how do you make one? That's easy!
I first read Scott Cunningham's book "Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner about 25 years ago". This review discusses my opinions on it, then and now.
Flush away the fat with this weight loss spell. This simple spell for losing weight can be used at any full moon, but is ideal for January.
What better gift for Imbolc than magical purification soap? Hand-milled soaps don’t require you to make soap from scratch so it’s easy for beginners.
Remember the story of the boy who cried 'wolf'? Let's talk about the Wiccans who cry 'persecution'... a lot.
There's nothing more protective than the spirit of the wolf. Take the opportunity during this 'wolf moon' to summon a guardian spirit to protect your hearth and home.
Just what is the Wiccan Wheel of the Year? What's it all about? Here is a brief overview that will give you insight into the meaning of our religious observances.
You keep hearing how meditation is beneficial for personal growth, spirituality, witchcraft—you just can't sit still long enough to find out. Guess what? You don't have to sit still to meditate.
This brief guide strips down meditation to the bare basics to help newbies get started without becoming overwhelmed.
It's a question that many new Witches—and even some long-time Witches—will ask. Everyone has their opinion. Here's mine—with my reasons. You be the judge.
A friend and I experience ritual catharsis at an open Pagan gathering-- and I found that for me, it's the only way to go.
Some people feel like there is a war on Christmas. Some people feel like Christians are waging a war on everyone else. I don't understand why any wars are necessary.
How do I love Yule- let me count the ways! Lots of fun things to do for solitaries, groups and families for the Wiccan Sabbat, the Winter Solstice.
The Winter Solstice -- the Wiccan Yule -- is one of the eight Sabbats of the year. If you're planning a celebration, use these seasonal correspondences and associations for inspiration.
The Winter Solstice -- also known as Yule -- is one of the eight Wiccan Sabbats on the Wheel of the Year.
Where do we go when we die? A lot of religions have different ideas about our final destination. Ever wonder what Wiccans believe? Learn about that here.
Don't throw those turkey bones away-- there is a precious magical artifact hidden in that plate of discards! This Thanksgiving, make sure you get that wishbone! Here are some ways to use it!
Looking to bring a little magic to your holiday season? Try some kitchen Witchcraft for Thanksgiving. Here are some great ideas you can use.
You have probably seen that many Wiccans spell the word 'magick' with a 'k'. Not all do, though. Some Wiccans prefer the accepted spelling of the word: magic. Here's why.
The questions about Casting a Circle in Wicca seem to go on and on. Here are a few little details to continue your understanding and way of thinking about this sacred religious rite.
Word associations can sometimes be more powerful than their actual definitions. When learning a new religion, you learn a new 'jargon' and it's time to drop those negative connotations.
Witchcraft isn't easy-- mistakes can be made. Knowing what pitfalls to avoid can sometimes be half the battle.
Hallmark's movie series The Good Witch is just one of the many television and movie depictions of Witchcraft-- but how does this one measure up to the real thing? Here's my opinion.
Learning to manipulate energy is a big part of Wicca, Witchcraft and many other esoteric religions. Need practice? Try these exercises to help improve your skills.
Casting a circle is an art and it only comes with practice. Here are some techniques, tips, and exercises you can use to help develop your ability to perform this essential Wiccan rite.
Love jack-o-lanterns for Samhain? Here are some Pagan pumpkin carving stencils for you to print and use this year.
Casting a circle is one of the most basic elements of the Wiccan ritual. Learn what this rite is and why it is an important part of ritual structure for a Wiccan.
Of all the Wiccan sabbats, some of my most moving experiences have occurred on Samhain. I browse through my Book of Shadows and share with you some of my past experiences with this holiday.
Samhain is also known as the Feast of Apples. Moist, delicious apple bread is the perfect holiday snack. Just take a whiff of this bred-- it smells like everything harvest season represents.
I don't know about you, but I can always use a little wisdom from those who have gone before. Ask your ancestors to bless you with wisdom as you honor them this Samhain season.
Prosper from the fruits of your own labors and investments this year. Cast a Samhain prosperity spell for abundance and success. Charm this mojo bag to bring with you throughout the year.
Looking for a spell this Samhain? If you have a need to put the past for rest, this one is for you. It's as simple a 'kitchen Witch' spell as it gets-- all you need is an apple.
At our house, one thing you can usually count on at Samhain is a bubbling hot cauldron-- of beef stew! This is my favorite recipe, I don't think we've had a Samhain without it for 15 years.
Being a teen Wiccan can be tough, especially when you can't do what your favorite books are telling you to do. Before you think about breaking house rules, consider these alternatives.
Samhain is a holiday on which we honor the memory of our ancestors and loved ones who've passed on. A memorial candle, easily made with a printer, is a great addition to the altar.
Thinking about starting your own Book of Shadows? That's great! But you might be wondering exactly what you should start with. Here are some ideas of what to put (and what not to put) in your BOS.
Love apple pie? You're going to love these single-serving apple pies for the Samhain pot luck, Mabon, Halloween, Thanksgiving- or anytime. They're just so cute!
Divination is a traditional activity for Samhain. Many who celebrate this sabbat believe the veil between the worlds is thin and it's a ripe time for peering into the future. He're the perfect tool.
You gotta love Samhain-- I know I do. Are you looking for some activities to enjoy for this Sabbat? Here are some great seasonally appropriate activities you can do alone, with friends or family.
Looking to plan your Samhain festivities? Not sure about how to decorate the altar? What to serve at the feast? Which spell to perform? Look no further-- here are some great ideas.
There is a lot of information out there about Samhain, about Halloween, and about their connection. Unfortunately, most of it is wrong- even things that seem most commonly believed. Learn facts here.
One of the most well-known sabbats, it's arguably the most loved (by Pagans) and despised (by non-Pagans), and probably the most misunderstood. As the season is upon us, come and learn about Samhain!
Learn correspondences and associations of the Element Water, as it pertains in general to the religion of Wicca.
Learn correspondences and associations of the Element Fire, as it pertains in general to the religion of Wicca.
I visited a place so powerful that I felt overwhelmed at times by the energy. While there, I performed one of the most powerful healing spells of my life. Where is this place? Walt Disney World.
Many teens seek out someone to teach them about Wicca, because self-study can be confusing and slow-going. If you're looking for guidance, read here to learn the best way to go about it.
Reactions to this saying have varied from cheers of agreement to vehement opposition. Here, I explain my personal take on this issue, and the reasoning behind my opinion.
Ethics is a complex issue of ethics in the Wiccan religion, so let's examine what is know as the "Threefold Law", or "Law of Three." How does a Wiccan interpret this and put it to use?
Magic and spells cast on the Sabbats can be particularly potent. The autumn equinox lends energies to your workings that can really boost the effects. Mabon is the perfect time for banishments.
A simple but unexpected addition can turn an ordinary meal into a feast. For us, that luxurious little touch would be butter made with my freshly harvested Mabon herbs. Butter is actually easy! Try it
Looking for a simple, rib-sticking recipe for Mabon this year? Try this hearty Autumn soup, which captures all the earth, heart-warming flavors of the season.
Tap into the unique energy of the Sabbat, which can lend power to your spells. This ritual Wiccan spell for balance can draw great strength from the equinox energies at Mabon.
Don't have an athame or pentacle yet? Here's a mobile solitary Mabon ritual you can do with just a few items you probably already have in the house. Have a blessed sabbat!
Celebrating Mabon with the family? Trying to include your children in your Sabbat celebrations? Here are some great ideas for things you can do together.
Learn about all things seasonally appropriate for Mabon or the Autumn Equinox (circa September 21st in the northern hemisphere), one of the Minor Sabbats on the Wiccan Wheel of the Year.
It's September, and Mabon is coming upon us. This is one of the festivals on the Wiccan Wheel of the Year—learn what the celebration is about right here!
I have always been a strong believer in the power of prayer, which I know some people question. A recent experience made me re-think, and has re-affirmed for me, the power of prayer.
In the next article of this series on Elements in Wicca, we will examine the correspondences of the Element of Earth.
Learn about the Element of Air, its correspondences and exercises for attuning with the Element.
On first glance, the concept of the Elements seems simple and straightforward. But upon closer look, you'll notice the many layers and complexities that surround this spiritual concept.
If you've ever read a book about Wicca you've probably been told to do any and all of these things-- but did you ever really stop to think what they are, or what they're about? Let's take a look...
You have probably heard the argument that it’s unethical to do magic for personal gain. I am one of those who disagree, and I will explain why.
Getting ready to build your Wiccan altar and hold rituals? How exciting! The altar is truly the center stage of religious rites and should be both practical and pleasant. Try these suggestions!
If you don't have a permanent altar, a shrine can be an excellent place for daily spiritual devotionals and meditations. And for some occasions, a shrine is like the center stage of the event.
The seat of worship is generally the altar-- but what type do you have? What type do you need? Get the basics of the most basic of tools-- the place where you would lay all the rest of them: the altar.
Even the best of us, no matter how experience, probably stumbled over at least one or two of these mistakes in the beginning. So for all you beginners out there, forewarned is forearmed!
What makes you Wiccan? And how do you go about getting it done? What's the difference between dedicate and initiation? Let's chat about what it all means to help you sort out your path.
Having a standard ritual opening and closing is a great way to promote ritual consciousness and gain confidence so your experiences will be deep and meaningful. Here's one to use or adapt!
Anticipating your first Wiccan ritual is exhilarating, yet most people have not grown up in Pagan religions, and it is a bit out of their comfort zone. Here's some advice to set your mind at ease.
Looking to start holding Wiccan rituals? That's a lot to take on, but you don't need to do it all at once. The best thing to do is break it down into bite-sized chunks, like I've done here.
Transitioning into a new religion can leave you feeling overwhelmed, but keep in mind that it's not a race; it's a lifestyle. Slow down and start with baby steps, like those outlined here.
If you want to learn Witchcraft, you don't need a spell book; you don't need to run out and buy an altar full of tools. What you really need to begin with is training the mind.
Are you a Wiccan who feels drawn to the Greek Gods and Goddesses? This is a pantheon that fits very nicely within the Wiccan religion. Learn more about it here.
Mom and Dad won't let you be Wiccan? You're not alone. While it's important to honor your parents, you can also be true to yourself. Here's how.
You don't need to go broke to be Wiccan, you don't need a lot of fancy tools-- and what you do choose to have, you can get almost anywhere. Here are some bargain hunting tips for Wiccans.
As a ritualistic religion, a lot of minor tools and supplies may make their way onto the Wiccan altar. Here are some ideas for what you might want to keep stocked in your ritual supply cabinet.
Wicca is a ritualistic religion that embraces drama, symbolism and ceremony. Aside from the main Wiccan ritual tools, these come from various influences. Some are more common than others.
An overview of the 5 main Wiccan tools used in ritual: the Book of Shadows, athame, pentacle, wand and cup.
Why do Wiccans use ritual tools? Do we need them? What's the point An introduction to the concepts of tools in Wicca.