Witch Or Pagan: Do You Really Know The Difference? — The Traveling Witch

There are so many labels. What do you call yourself? "Terminology in the world of magic can be hugely confusing. Every day people ask me if they’re a witch or a wizard, or maybe a warlock? Some people use Wicca as an umbrella term and still others are convinced that witchcraft and paganism are inseparable. … Continue reading Witch Or Pagan: Do You Really Know The Difference? — The Traveling Witch

The Cleansing Power of Salt Bowls: Removing Negative Energy From The Home | Make Your Own Salt Bowl To Absorb Negative Energy In Your Home

If you've ever been curious as to how to make a salt bowl to cleanse the energy of your home, here are a few steps to get you started in the right [...] Click the link below to find out more. ❤ Source: The Cleansing Power of Salt Bowls: Removing Negative Energy From The Home … Continue reading The Cleansing Power of Salt Bowls: Removing Negative Energy From The Home | Make Your Own Salt Bowl To Absorb Negative Energy In Your Home

In Like a Lion: A March Ritual for Hreda | Molly Khan

I had hoped to share this earlier in the month but, better later than never. March can be a cruel month as far as weather goes. So, check out his post by Molly Khan that shares a propitiatory rite to acknowledge the destructive power of the March winds and weather, and pleading instead for the … Continue reading In Like a Lion: A March Ritual for Hreda | Molly Khan

The Witch’s Bell As An Altar Tool: Calling Spirits & Change | The Witch’s Bell As An Altar Tool: Calling Spirits And Change

My magical altar - notice the prominence of my bell. I loved this post by Astrea where she explains more about incorporating a "bell" into your practice. I ring mine three times because the number three signifies harmony, wisdom, and understanding. Read more about the number three HERE. Astrea shares more wisdom below: In magical … Continue reading The Witch’s Bell As An Altar Tool: Calling Spirits & Change | The Witch’s Bell As An Altar Tool: Calling Spirits And Change

The Goddesses Eostre & Vesna; Celebrating Ostara & the Spring Equinox, by Colleen M. Chesebro

The second celebration on the Pagan Wheel of the Year is the Spring Equinox, also called Ostara, which is named after the Germanic goddess, Eostre, of Norse origin. Her name was also the inspiration for the Christian name, "Easter," and for the name, "Ostara." Eostre is the goddess of springtime and is always represented with … Continue reading The Goddesses Eostre & Vesna; Celebrating Ostara & the Spring Equinox, by Colleen M. Chesebro

8 Things to do for Ostara as a Solitary Pagan | John Beckett

"...What we know is that Ostara (or Eostre) is a Germanic Goddess of the Dawn, who may or may not have been associated with Spring. The early English Christian monk Bede (673 – 735) is our only source for the connection, which is where the English name for the Christian holy day Easter comes from..." … Continue reading 8 Things to do for Ostara as a Solitary Pagan | John Beckett

The Witch And The Rabbit: Moon Magick, Shapeshfiting, Messages From the Dead And A Rebirth Ritual | Cyndi Brannen

"Once regarded as the favorite familiar of witches, rabbits have a long history of involvement in all forms of magick, from their power of transformation to their quickness. Long known as messengers of the departed and strongly associated with the moon. As a harbinger of seasonal change, rabbits contribute greatly to the Wheel of the … Continue reading The Witch And The Rabbit: Moon Magick, Shapeshfiting, Messages From the Dead And A Rebirth Ritual | Cyndi Brannen

The Truth Of “A Witch That Can’t Hex, Can’t Heal” | Hexing and Healing

Excellent explanation! We have all been brainwashed with the meanings of certain words... *** The expression "a witch that can't hex, can't heal" is often offered as a counterpoint to sayings like "harm none," but what [...] Source: The Truth Of “A Witch That Can’t Hex, Can’t Heal” | Hexing and Healing

Imbolc, Brigid, & the Coming of Spring

One of my favorite celebrations (and there are many) featured on the Wheel of the Year is Imbolc or Saint Brigid's Day in the Gaelic tradition. This holiday is celebrated February 1st or 2nd of each year. I like to celebrate both days. In America, this is also Ground Hogs day and I've also heard … Continue reading Imbolc, Brigid, & the Coming of Spring

Walking with the Stone Spirits

I'm a stone freak! Seriously, ever since I was a child, I loved picking up rocks, pebbles, stones - any rock that caught my attention. I've always recognized exceptional magic in stones. They speak to me. I wish I could capture the sparkling mica in this stone (above) with my camera. I've tried numerous times … Continue reading Walking with the Stone Spirits