Deck Interview- The Everyday Witch Tarot (mini)

This deck was on my wishlist, but was low priority on that list. I know that people love it, I just never really understood the big draw. But when I saw it at a local metaphysical bookstore, in a mini version (I love mini tarot decks), and had a couple bucks in my pocket, I…

Deck Interview- Tarot of Mystical Moments

I’ve had my eye on this deck for some time. Several YouTubers favored it, and I was pretty intrigued by the surreal art style. So it had been on my wish list for a while. When I found it at a local metaphysical bookstore that my sister had given me a gift card for, well,…

Deck Interview- The Magical Nordic Tarot

I have a philosophy when it comes to collecting tarot and oracle decks. I only buy them or add them to my wish list if I know that I’ll actually USE them. I have a few decks that I use just for study or just for the art, but for the most part, my collection…

Deck Interview- The Wild Unknown Alchemy

My sister knows me so well. She has a way of knowing exactly what deck I need at what time. And like The Shaman’s Dream Oracle, this one came at the right time. I definitely need some alchemy in my life, and this should help me get there. Kim Krans is another deck creator that…

Deck Interview- The Shaman’s Dream Oracle

I really love most of Colette Baron-Reid’s decks, and this one is no exception. While her card meanings and the booklet are interesting and give a fresh take to the often ubiquitous oracle deck, it’s the art that usually really speaks to me. CBR has a way of finding artists that make her unique visions…

Samhain Corn Chowder

Isn’t Samhain just the best time of year? The magick is palpable now, and everyone is at their witchy best. It’s also my busy time of year with various tarot and Pagan events and activities, so I usually try to find something easy to make, but something that evokes the feelings of the season. What’s…

Elen of the Ways Annointing Oil

I’ve recently begun working with Elen of the Ways, and have been building an altar for her. There are a lot of components to the altar, including an image that I ordered from FreeRangeFaeries on Etsy, various stones, a dedicated candle, a pinecone I found in the middle of the road in Florida, and some…

Comfrey and Safety in Travel

Comfrey has a ton of folk names, attesting to its long use in folk magick. It’s been known as Assear, Black Wort, Boneset, Bruisewort, Consohda, Consound, Gavez, Gum Plant, Healing Blade, Healing Herb, Karakaffes, Knit Back, Knit Bone, Miracle Herb, Slippery Root, Salsify, Smeerwartel, Wallwort, Yalluc, and Ztworkost. A lot of these names suggest its…

Rue and Protection

When I was a teenager, I tried to start an herb garden. The problem is that while I’m great at planning gardens, I suck at tending them after they’re started. So most of my plants sadly didn’t make it. However, the rue thrived on my neglect, and soon took over its corner of the garden….

How to Have a Conversation with your Tarot or Oracle Cards

I’ve been reading tarot for quite a long time. But the one thing that I’ve learned is that the more I think I know, the more there is to learn. In all honesty, that’s what I love about tarot more than anything. I love that I can study it for years and years, and still…

Mugwort and Psychic Vision

Mugwort is hands down my favorite plant ally. It has so many practical applications for my personal practice that I can’t seem to buy enough of it. I have little half-filled jars of it everywhere. But this year, I asked my husbear to grow me some fresh mugwort. And it’s gorgeous, lush, and plentiful. Thanks,…

Agrimony, Sleep, and Protection

There are conflicting reports of the best use of agrimony in sleep and dream magick. Some say that it will lull you into a deep, dreamless sleep. And some use it in dream pillows to induce prophetic dreaming. What’s the truth? I’ll let you know as soon as I know. I’ll be making dream pillows…

Hyssop and Purification

There are many herbs that can be used for the purposes of purification. But if you practice a European tradition of Paganism, then hyssop is the purification herb for you. This is a great alternative to white sage, which is part of a closed Native American practice, and is being used almost to the point…

Spider Symbolism

September is for spiders. They always show up around this time of year, spinning their webs, catching their prey. And this year, we have two enormous orb weavers at the front door, and 3 joro spiders at the back door. Needless to say, we’ve been finding creative ways to get in and out of the…

New Notion Ritual/Spell Planning Template!

Keep your spellwork records easily organized and accessible by phone, tablet, or computer! Notion is a platform that can help you keep your magickal records easily. There’s a place to record the date and time, moon phases, ingredients, steps, and how well the spell or ritual worked. Use this in conjunction with my Notion Book…

New Sabbats/Wheel of the Year Notion Template!

Have you always wanted to keep track of the Wheel of the Year electronically? Use Notion! It’s a great way to track information about the Sabbats on your phone, computer, or tablet. This is part of my larger Book of Shadows Template that’s being offered separately. There’s plenty of room to record your findings about…

Essential Oil Blend to Support Heart Health

Disclaimer first: This is NO SUBSTITUTE for visiting your doctor. But if you are under a doctor’s care, and want a magickal way to compliment that, this is a good blend to use. In a base of grapeseed oil, blend: 30 drops of ylang ylang oil (useful for the heart chakra and anything in that…

May New Moon- Bee

Bees are known for being busy. And that’s exactly how my month has gone. I’ve had SO MUCH to worry about, and SO MUCH to do. I’m stuck between being proud of myself for perservering and just being exhausted. So we’ll see how everything falls out. In Greek mythology, bees were variously associated with Aphrodite,…

Deck Interview- Dreams of Gaia Tarot

I was so hesitant to buy this deck, though I had seen the artwork and loved it. But I read that the cards were big and difficult to shuffle. With my arthritic hands, that’s a concern, so I put it off. But a few days ago, I found out that there was a pocket edition,…

Deck Interview- The Alleyman’s Tarot

I don’t know how else to put it… This deck is SUPER FUCKIN’ COOL. It was a kickstarter that exploded in popularity and just grew and grew. There were BOOSTER PACKS of extra tarot cards added in. The result is this seemingly random amalgamation of cards that became a behemoth deck. My only complaint would…

Deck Interview- Seasons of the Witch Beltane Oracle

I went back and forth over whether to buy this deck. I’ve been in a collection frenzy, and I wasn’t sure if I really NEEDED this one. However, our tax return came in, and the rest is history. Boy, am I glad I got this one. It’s a stunner. And it looks lovely paired with…

April’s 2nd New Moon- The Hieros Gamos

This month’s theme is so incredibly appropriate for the Beltane season. The Hieros Gamos is the sacred marriage between The Goddess and the king of the land. The queen personified The Goddess, and chose her mate to rule beside her as her consort. That plays into the whole sexuality/fertility theme of Beltane so well! The…

Introducing Seeds of Magick!!

What is Seeds of Magick, you may ask? Well, it’s kind of a hybrid between journal prompts, life prompts, and monthly challenges. There is a SOM for every month of the year, and each month comes with a different theme. May’s theme, for example, is Nourishment and Growth, and contains prompts about wellness and personal…

April New Moon- Triangle

Throughout history, the triangle has represented the feminine principle while the square or the cross (both representing the number 4) has represented the male principle. You can see examples of the tri-fold nature of the Goddess in the Triple Goddesses of many cultures. There is also a connection between the Greek letter Delta (a triangle),…

New Book of Shadows Notion Template!

I finally did it! I just released my Book of Shadows/Grimoire Notion Template on Gumroad. Keeping a digital Book of Shadows is fun and easy! This template contains correspondence tables for herbs, animals, stones, the sabbats, and the planets, as well as plenty of space for journaling your own findings. There are also spellwork templates,…

Orchid Magick

Orchids are named after the Greek word Orchis, meaning testicles. That’s because the bulb is twinned and resembles, well, testicles. As such, it’s been known as a potent love and potency charm throughout the ages. The Romans thought it grew where satyrs copulated. Huzzah! Orchid is associated with Venus, which should come as no suprise…

March New Moon- Water

I have to be honest, I’m struggling with this one. My goal for this year has been to rediscover my fire and bring back my passion, motivation, and drive. I’ve been stuck in my feelings for so long that to embrace the energies of water (emotions, receptivity, ‘flow’) seems like a step backwards. So what…

Deck Interview- Forhaxa Tarot

Husbear outdid himself for Valentine’s Day. Granted, I showed him exactly what I wanted, and even sent him the website, but he took the plunge and pressed the order button. That’s what’s important! I’ve really been trying to curb my tarot/oracle spending for the past few years. The truth is that I have so many…

Book Review- The She Book

I usually don’t do book reviews on this blog, but when I read The She Book by Tanya Markul, I knew that I wanted to say something about it here. Not only is it a beautiful book of poetry, but it is a powerful tool for healing through pain and finding your own power and…

February New Moon- Oracle

In this month’s bibliomancy adventure, we find our finger on the entry for Oracle. It explains that the oracle was seen as an intermediary between the divine and humankind, and the shrines of oracles were centers of spirituality, not just fortune-telling. So how does this apply to me? Is this divination telling me that I…

January New Moon- Alder

So I found today’s bibliomancy find a little curious. When I think of tree magick, I think of the Celtic tree months. And the month of Alder (Fearn) takes place from March 18- April 14th. Therefore, it represents the energy of Spring and new beginnings. But here we are in the middle of Winter, far…