Imbolc

Art by Annie Rosenberg of Blackhausart The pendulum as an image for better understanding the energies of Imbolc and surrounding seasonal cycles. As you can see, the peaks of the  pendulum's swing are at Winter Solstice and Summer Solstice. These are points of both beginnings and endings, the longest night and longest day, and the …

Tools of the Witch

The object you see hanging around my neck is a flint striker, which I use along with my magickal knife to start fires for ritual, cooking, dye pots etc. What started out as a somewhat mundane novelty (starting fires with a flint striker is pretty fun) became, over time, a more significantly magickal practice for …

Nine Basic Components of Ritual

This is the framework I use for formulating all of my rituals: Purification of selfPurification of spaceCreating sacred spaceInvocationRitual observance (on sabbats and esbats)Energy raising (during magick)Earthing the powerThanking the Goddess and GodBreaking the circle Source: Cunningham, Scott. Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practicioner. Woodbury: Llewellyn Publications, 2019. (First edition, revised) Blessed be, S.