Month: October 2019

Samhain – A Break Down

Samhain – October 31st Pronounced  – Irish: “Sow-in” Gaelic: “Sow-een” Colors – Black, Brown, Yellow, Gold and Red Stones – Smoky quartz, Amber, Obsidian, Onyx, Carnelian and Turquoise Flowers & Herbs – Calendula, Sunflowers, Sage, Ginseng, Wormwood, Allspice and Rosemary Trees – Apples, Hazel and Oak Foods – Apples, Pumpkins, Roasted game, Cider, Dark wine and Root veggies Altar Decorations…

Cultural Appropriation or Appreciation?

Aunty Snark, I am really interested in studying shamanism but I am afraid to because I am white. Would it be considered appropriate for me to even to show any interest in shamanism? Am I appreciating or appropriating? ____________________________________________________________________________ Am I appreciating or appropriating, Way to bring me a tough one. There are so many things for me to address…

Samhain Food

Samhain, it is a time for remembering our loved ones that have passed over, dispelling negative energy and invoking protection. It is the Celtic New Year, the third and last harvest of the year, and the time in which the Goddess becomes the Crone and the God lies in her womb waiting for his rebirth at Yule. This is the…

Candle Magick

Candle Magick It’s time to play with fire. Element – Fire Type – Transformation Time – Depends of the size/type/wax of candle  Expense – Will range from $ to $$$$$ Level – Novice to Sage ____________________________________________________________________________________________ Candle magick is one that everyone from a non practicing witch to a witch with fifty years under his/her belt performs. Allow me to…

Wanting a Tarot Deck

Hey Auntie Snark, I have been looking into getting a tarot deck but have heard that my first deck should be given me. What are the rules for this sort of thing? Wanting a Tarot Deck to Call My Own ____________________________________________________________________________ Wanting a Tarot Deck to Call My Own, Let’s take a look at Tarot “rules” shall we? Never buy…

Grey Witchcraft

It is all over the place “An’ ye harm none, do what ye will” aka do no harm. This is the basic tenet of the Wiccan Rede. Even if you are not Wiccan, you can’t get away from this thing. It is EVERYWHERE! In all the books, in the movies, on blogs and in articles. Sure this sounds good, in…

Circle Casting

*I apologize for the late upload. A certain husband decided to bring home an illness and contaminate me. I swear I am going to put him through CDC bio-hazard/contamination protocols before he can touch me after being in civilization* You have your spell, you have all of your ingredients and now it is time to craft. So what do you…

Hecate – Goddess of Crossroads

Name – Hecate or Hekate Name Meaning – She that operates from Afar Pantheon – Greek Familiars – Dogs : The dog that she is normally seen with is considered to be Hekabe, a Trojan Queen, who jumped into the sea after the Trojan War who she transformed. Polecats: Was either, depending on the myth, was with a witch of…

It’s Dangerous to go Alone – Take This!

Auntie Snark, I am currently a solitary witch but I don’t want to be! I want to be part of a coven and learn from others. Do you have any recommendations on how to find a good coven? All Alone ____________________________________________________________________________ All Alone, Being the one little lonely witch in the vast forest of your area can be overwhelming. I…

Kitchen Witchery

When people think of witchcraft, they think of elaborate rituals occurring deep in the forest, performed by a witch in a hooded cloak. As a witch, that isn’t required, you can be a witch in your own home with nothing more than a cup of coffee or cooking a meal. (Personally I am tired of people telling me and others…