For a good long time in my life, I have been fascinated by the mystical—blame it on my Catholic immersion, nine years of elementary education in a Catholic school attached to a diocese cathedral. Throw in a smattering of attendance at my father's Christian Orthodox church and you'd be hard pressed to find a more … Continue reading By the Numbers & In the Cards
The wheel of the year turns in its own time. Sometimes it seems not fast enough for us, and others it seems to speed along at breakneck pace. By our human nature, we’d all like the season we most enjoy to last the longest. For me, living in northern woods bordering Canada, that season is summer. I want it to arrive sooner, stay longer and take slow leave.
Well, here we are, on the threshold of another brand new year. This last one has been a doozy. I wasn’t keeping a tote board, so I’m not sure whether we’ve suffered more political or natural upheaval on this venerable but also fragile planet. Either way it was exhausting. Ancient hatred oozed up from the … Continue reading Ring Out the Old, Ring In the New
As published on Medium. Unless you’ve been living alone on a desert island, you’ve probably noticed that witchcraft is a thing. What you may not know, is that you don’t have to be a witch to stir up a little practical magic, you just need to activate your own personal mojo. Witch or not, everybody … Continue reading Simple Witchcraft: Magical Self-Care To Get You Through The Holi-Daze
We all remember the witches from the fairy tales of our youth, or the movies we watched as teenagers. They were generally a pretty frightening bunch of ladies, all seeming to have a score to settle. Dark and a little bitter might be okay for chocolate but whose got time for the whole bitch-on-a-broomstick thing … Continue reading Ghourls’ Night In
I spent a few very pleasant hours this sunny autumn afternoon grounding myself in nature. It's something I don't do as often as I'd like, or should. If only I would remember how good it is for me to get away from my work/the tech screens and out of my head. Being outside, whether rain … Continue reading Grounding