Many pagans and witches like to change their altar to suit the season and upcoming sabbat on the wheel of the year. They put time and energy into collecting symbols of the season to put on their altar. I think this is a beautiful expression of religious devotion!Continue reading The Ultimate Guide to Imbolc Altar Decor
Yule is a holiday that taps into the eternal cycle of life and death and the battle between light and dark. It reminds us that even in the darkness, there is hope in knowing that the sun will return.Continue reading The Meaning Of Yule: Why We Celebrate The Coming Of The Sun
To the untrained eye, Yule in much of the world may seem devoid of the greenery that green witches so desperately need to feel connected with nature. But that’s not true! Greenery can be found even in the dead of winter.
In this gray and dull time, access to plants is essential for all people to be healthy and happy. For the green witch that wants to increase their access to plants or help their loved ones to beat the winter blues, these activities can be a great way to make Yule spiritually fulfilling.Continue reading Yule Activities For Green Witches
In all cultures and all religions, giving thanks for what you have and what you are given is important. Many cultures have a Thanksgiving ritual to celebrate the harvest of the year. This is true for pagans and witches as much as it is for anyone else.Continue reading Pagan Thanksgiving Ritual
The construction of an altar for Yule is a deeply personal experience. Maybe you only have a little windowsill overlooking a back alley for space.Continue reading Yule Altar Symbolism And Decorations
There are many controversies surrounding the American holiday of Thanksgiving. From its racist and genocidal past, some find it hard to celebrate this holiday.
Thanksgiving is also controversial for some Christians because of its possible ties to certain pagan holidays. But do the similarities between two holidays make Thanksgiving pagan? Or do the similarities simply have to do with a common theme that is important to all humans?Continue reading Is Thanksgiving Pagan?
Samhain is upon us, and one of the activities that witches do on this spooky holiday is try to divine the future. This spell asks Hekate to protect you while you try to see the future. Hekate’s power is especially strong at this time of year.
This spell does not need to be done on Halloween, as Samhain is more of a season than a specific day. You can perform this spell until mid-November and have exceptional results.Continue reading Call on Hekate To See The Future This Samhain
What’s happening in the world of witchcraft for Samhain 2019? Check out these articles and blog posts before you party for Halloween!
Wired – I wouldn’t say I agree with the premise of this article’s title, but I do think Trump has inspired a renewal in cultural magic. Witchcraft has been on the rise for years, but magic performed by large numbers of people wasn’t quite as common as it was when ancient pagans were practicing.Continue reading Witchcraft Roundup For Samhain 2019
It’s common for people to think that Samhain and Halloween are the same holiday. There are a lot of similarities, and there is a historical tie between them. But are they really the same holiday?Continue reading Are Samhain And Halloween The Same?