Tag: Witches

Stomping out Gatekeeping

Excitement vibrates through your body as you post the image of your newest tarot deck that you made to one of your favorite online Pagan Facebook Groups. With great reason, you are extremely proud of something you have spent hours making because although finances are tight, you are a decent artist. You eagerly wait for the comments of how beautiful…

Witch Bottle Vs Witch Ball

Aunt Snark, I am seeing witches bottles online. What are they? Can I make them? What is the difference between a witches bottle and a witches ball? I looked up witches bottles and witch balls came up too. Can’t Decide Can’t Decide, Ahhh, a witch bottle vs a witch ball. These two items are two separate things and one is…

An Unwelcomed Bible?

Aunt Snark, I recently have come out of the Broom closet to my very religious family. I am constantly getting unwelcomed preaching and my grandmother just recently gave me a bible! How do I tell my family to stick it?!  Frustrated from Unsolistiated Preaching Dear Frustrated, Welcome to the first year(s), depending on your family’s persistent nature, of coming out…

Is Baby Witch THAT Offensive?

Auntie Snark, I was on a Facebook group the other day to ask a question and labeled myself as a baby witch as I am new to witchcraft. In the responses some people yelled at me about calling myself a baby witch. What the HELL?! What am I supposed to call myself as a new witch? Dazed and New Dazed…

Moon Magick – What the Phases Are

Like so much of our craft, we tend to pay attention to the changing season and the changing of the moon. Now if you are like me, you have never paid much attention to the moon cycles besides to go, “Ooooh pretty. Give me your power.” but if you are unlike me, then you may want to tap into the…

Full Moon Magick

Auntie Snark, I am horrible at remembering when the full moon is. In fact, I forget about it so often that I barely do any spells on the full moon. Does this make me a bad witch, not remembering when the full moon hits? I mean it seems like the most basic thing all witches remember/practice on. Bad Moon Witch…

Fire Magick

Fire Magick Direction – South Season – Summer Colors – Greens, Browns, Blacks and Coppers Astrological Signs – Ares, Leo & Sagittarius Herbs – Cinnamon, Chili, Pepper, Cloves, Ginger, Wormwood, Asfoetida Crystals – Amber, Apache Tear, Citrine, Carnelian, Ruby, Fire Agate, Fire Opal, Flint, Sardonyx, Red Tourmaline, Sunstone, Spinel, Sulfur. Moon – Waxing Cresent The element of fire can be both creative and destructive. It can warm our homes, heat our food and…

It Doesn’t Need to Be Old

This tradition dates back to Ancient Egypt. That celebration can be traced to the Celtics. This is the Norse Pantheon, incredibly old and the runes can be found here and there. “I am a 47th Hereditary witch that can trace my lineage to a Druid High Priest that cursed a Roman legion.” “I am the reincarnation of Cleopatra.” What do…

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…