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Merry Beltane: DIY May Day Flower Crown & Redesigning My Altar

I was recently invited to participate in the annual May Day Magic Crowning Ritual created by Mookychick, an awesome alternative-feminist website which promotes all-inclusivity and features unique lifestyles such as modern witchcraft. On May 1st anyone who would like to participate, will join others from across the world in gifting one another with a May […]

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Blessed Ostara: Hello Spring!

Last December, on the third night of Yule- I looked ahead to the third month of 2017- March. In honor of Ostara, I asked myself a few questions about growth. Now that Ostara has arrived, I’ve finally found the answers I was looking for and they all conclude that this is the time of my […]

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Plan with a Witch: Imbolc

Of all the Sabbats, I relate to Imbolc on a very spiritual and meaningful level. I connect with the imagery of a slumbering land, hiding beneath the winter snow on the cusp of awakening and renewal. My name Snow Orchid, reveals this story of my soul- a fairy tale of tragedy, courage and love. Snow- […]

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Preparing for Wolf Moon Magick

January’s Esbat celebrates the virtue of perseverance as we struggle to endure the remainder of these cold winter months before spring. That is, unless you live in the south and are enjoying sunny days with temperatures in the mid-70’s. I swear, our weather has been so chaotic. Last week we had an arctic blast. This […]

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12 Nights of Yule- December 31st

At this point we’ve been contemplating our New Year goals since Samhain, began newer healthier habits in November and have finalized our annual plans throughout December. Now that the planning is done, it’s time to relax, enjoy good food and ring in the New Year with the people in my life who matter the most. […]

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12 Nights of Yule- December 30th

Witches celebrate Thanksgiving on Mabon in September but in November we celebrate with the rest of the country. Although I don’t agree with the history behind the American Thanksgiving, I do appreciate any extra time I get to spend with my family. On the eleventh night of Yule, I pay tribute to the second Thanksgiving. […]

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12 Nights of Yule-December 29th

It’s the tenth night of Yule and today I’m envisioning my favorite month of the year- October! While everyone else is out boozing it up at Halloween parties, witches usually spend the night holding a Dumb Supper and honoring the dead. Dumb is the Old English word for mute which is why it is customary […]

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12 Nights of Yule- December 28th

The year is coming very close to an end and on the ninth night of Yule, I continue to set my intentions for 2017 by looking ahead to September & Mabon. Mabon is one of my favorite Sabbats because it celebrates one of my favorite seasons- autumn. I live in south Texas, so summer lasts […]

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12 Nights of Yule- December 27th

On the eighth night of Yule, I look ahead to the eighth month of the year. In August we celebrate Lughnasadh, also known as Lammas, which marks the beginning of autumn and the first harvest of the season. It’s customary to celebrate with grain & gratitude by baking Lammas bread and sharing it with the […]

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12 Nights of Yule- December 26th

On the seventh night of Yule, I dreamt up my plans for July and listed them in a journal I had received from an awesome friend who knows I’m basically a list-freak. It’s called The 52 Lists Project: A Year of Weekly Journaling Inspiration by Moorea Seal. The book’s sections are broken down by season […]