This Is Hallowe’en

Halloween. The word conjures images of caramel apples, jack-o’-lanterns, costumes, and of course all things “spooky.” This is one of those holidays that, try as the Catholic church may have, it never could separate from its Pagan roots. Another name for Halloween is Samhain—usually pronounced “sow-iyn”—and, for many folks who identify as Pagan, like Witches … Read more

Harvesting Lughnasadh Symbols In The Tarot

Working with Strength and The Sun cards to grasp the energy of this Witch Holy Day. August 2nd marks the Pagan holiday and season of Lughnasadh, also named Lammas. During this season we will work with issues around Power, Leadership, Winning vs. Losing, Natural Talents vs. Learned Skills, and Adepthood. We are watching the Sun … Read more

The Thrust of Summer

Here in the Pacific Northwest, finding a moment to revel in the baking heat of the season can seem almost impossible. We may have brief interludes of warmth, but they are couched in between weeks of rain or at least overcast skies. But when those golden moments do shine through, our bodies soften, our hearts … Read more

Samhain, 2017

Oct. 31st, 2017. 6 pm. Sun, Mercury and Jupiter in Scorpio, Moon in Pisces, Venus and Mars in Libra, Saturn in Sagittarius The waning sunlight signals the descent. Starlight, torches, candles, flashlights, cell phones, phosphorous lights our way as we pick tenuous steps out of the inky black. She Opens. The warm, wet, hot, dry, … Read more

The History and Possibilities of Putting Weed in Your Witchcraft

From your bong to your broomstick. Cannabis has been included in magical, religious, and spiritual rites for millennia, from Hindu sadhus who use marijuana as a prayer to Lord Shiva to Coptic Christians who burned it on altars as a holy offering. Witches and warlocks, too, have had a long history with this helper, utilizing … Read more