Tree Magick

If you wish to use tree magick, this will require some memorizing, just like herbs, to remember their meanings or you can just write things down…..write things down, I do. Some common trees and their meanings can be found below. This by no means is a complete list, that would be epic, but is just a few common trees that…

Why the Hate on Wicca

Auntie Snark, I am on some Facebook groups that are for Pagans in general and I am seeing a lot of hate for Wiccans. What the hell gives?! Why is there Wiccan hate? Wondering Wiccan ____________________________________________________________________________ Wondering Wiccan, Your question, well there are several answers to it and maybe all are right and maybe none will be right. You see,…

Hermes – Herald of the Gods

Name – Herme(s) (Greek) or Mercury (Roman) Name Meaning – Messenger Pantheon – Greek/Roman Animals – Ram, Hare, Hawk & Tortoise Symbols – The Caduceus, Winged Sandals & a Winged Helm Colors – Blue & Black Sacred plant/tree – Crocus God of – Thieves, Messengers, Travelers, Merchants, Sailors, Athletes, Herdsman, Wit, Cunning  & Boundaries Hermes, like most of Zeus’s offspring…

Lupercalia

Lupercalia is a Roman holiday that occurred on February 15th. It was celebrated to avert evil spirits, purify the city and release health and fertility upon its citizens. So how did the Roman’s go about this holiday? Well in the typical Roman way; sacrifice, nakedness and flogging. Lupercalia rites were confined to the Lupercal Cave, the Palatine Hill and the…

Wands

Wands, a tool that is so familiar with witchcraft that you can now buy them in bookstores, on Facebook, Amazon and Etsy. We will get back to the location where you can buy wands at a later point. A wand is normally a thin piece of wood that can be used one handed. Although traditionally made out of wood, wands…

Looking for a Mentor

Aunty Snark, I was wondering how I should go about finding a mentor? Looking for a Mentor ____________________________________________________________________________ Looking for a Mentor, The search for a mentor can be long. This isn’t something that you are going to want to rush into. This will require work on your part. I know I just said a dirty word but you have…

Wicca Witchcraft

Wiccan Rede Bide the Wiccan Laws we must In Perfect Love and Perfect Trust. Live and let live. Fairly take and fairly give. Cast the Circle thrice about to keep the evil spirits out. To bind the spell every time let the spell be spake in rhyme. Soft of eye and light of touch, Speak little, listen much. Deosil go…

Yule Food

Snow is falling, chestnuts are roasting on an open fire, the scent of pine and cinnamon fills the air. This the time of the Winter Solstice, or better known as Yule. There are actually many winter holidays that occur before, around or shortly after the Winter Solstice. The most famous Pagan one, is the neopagan holiday of Yule.  Yule celebrates…

Wands, Athames and Staffs, Oh My

Dear Auntie Snark, I am looking into getting a wand but I should I get an athame instead? Should I get both? What should I be looking for? Looking for a Tool ____________________________________________________________________________ Looking for a Tool, My first question for you is; why do you need a tool? Is it because some book told you that you need it…

Odin – Allfather of the Aesir

Name – Odin, Wodan, Wotan and many more Name Meaning – Master of Ecstacy  Pantheon – Norse/Germanic Animals – Two wolves (Geri & Freki), Two Ravens (Huginn & Muninn), Steed (Sleiphir) and bears Symbols – Three triangles interlocking pointing up, two ravens, two wolves, eight legged steed,  Colors – Blue?  Sacred plant/tree – Ash tree God of – Wisdom, Poetry,…