Recalling Samhain

Can it be that Samhain (pronounced sow-in) was almost half a month ago? As I put away all the decorations from this years holiday I was struck how wonderful it had been to be with my family including a new member of the family; my brother’s girlfriend.  Everything seemed that…

Samhain Spectacular

This is the witchiest month of the year. I am in my element. Halloween (what we witches call Samhain, Gaelic for “Summer’s End”) is the one month out of the year that celebrates everything that we are. Now that is not exactly intentional of course (just like Christmas picking up…

Lovely Libra

I celebrated my birthday yesterday. What does a witch do on her birthday? Same thing that everyone else does: moans about getting older and that her youth has slipped away, eats cake (vanilla with lemon curd & buttercream), enjoys gifts both witchy (new lamps for the Temple Room) and practical…

My Familiar

All witches have a familiar, even if they don’t realize it. Some are physically manifested like my own; others are on the astral plane. My familiar has been with me s a very long time. Now he is old and will leave me soon. Knowing this does not change how…

Sell-outs and Lying Liars

Usually I do not comment on the goings-on outside my witchy world but this touched my world and disappointed me tremendously. I have been a member of the online community Zaadz since its beginning two years ago. They offered innovative community tools and it seemed to be a place where…

Midsummer Eve

I have always loved Midsummer (the Summer Solstice). This year I was especially looking forward to it because this was the first summer in many years where my Mom and I would take our Midsummer Eve Faerie Walk in a place so overwhelming with natural beauty. In my backyard I…