Witch Tips: Reaching Out to the Pagan Community

Like in dating, you are never going to meet that one special coven or Witch friend unless you put yourself out there.  Newsflash, lovely reader: the Goddess is not going to just magically put you in the path of a wise old woman who will take you under her wing and introduce you to all of her coven mates.  In this case the Goddess helps those who help themselves.

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So whether you are looking to join a coven or are just looking for a friend who doesn’t think athames and energy work is weird, Continue reading

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Witch Tips Special Series: Connecting to the Queen

This is the third of a four part series with tips and tricks to connect to all of the aspects of the Triple/Four-Part Goddess.

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While the majority of Pagans worship the Triple Goddess, a growing number of practitioners honor the Goddess in her aspect as Queen.  The Queen refers to all aspects of the Goddess that do not fit into the role of Maiden, Mother, or Crone. Continue reading

Witch Tips: How to Be Supportive When Someone You Love Changes Religions

This week Doreen Virtue announced that she has converted to Christianity and is renouncing her Pagan beliefs.  This has been really hard on the Pagan community since she is such a public figure and her work has really helped a lot of people in our community.  As I have been reading comments on Twitter and Tumblr about this, it brought me back to my own conversion from apathetic Christianity to Paganism and how my family and friends reacted to it.  As most Pagans are converts from other religions, we may face a large amount of negativity and loss when we come out of the broom closet and change religions.

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But it is not just Pagans.  I am of the age where friends are switching to their spouse’s faith because they want to raise kids in a particular way. Continue reading

Working Witch: Balancing Work, Life, and a Spiritual Practice

A few days ago, one of my coworkers asked me to make a clickable PDF.  I agreed to take the task (even though I had no idea how to do that), looked up how to accomplish my goal, and turned her document into a clickable PDF.  The whole process took about a half an hour. When I returned the document back to my coworker, she responded to me by saying, “Oh my god I think you are a wizard.”

Not going to lie. I chuckled.

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This is not the only time that coworkers of mine Continue reading

Witch Tips Special Goddess Series: Connecting to the Maiden

This is the first of a four part series with tips and tricks to connect to all of the aspects of the Triple/Four-Part Goddess.

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Source: http://sacredwicca.jigsy.com/goddess-ostara

The Maiden Goddess is the youngest aspect of the Goddess.  She is wild, young, unattached, excited, and carefree.  She is the Goddess of the wild, the flowers, and of the hunt.  The waxing moon is her symbol.  She represents all of life’s beginnings and possibilities.  In classical and mythological lore, the Goddesses Kore (Persephone) and Artemis correlate to this aspect. Continue reading

Witch Tips: When Sh*t Hits the Fan

So you’re going about your day, lalala, and BOOM! You get fired.  Or your grandfather dies.  Or the entire bottom of your car rusts out and falls off on I-93 and now you have a concussion, a broken leg, and no car.  Well, shit.  Now what?  Your emotions are all over the place and things literally might be falling apart.  Well, take a breathe my friend and use your witchy skills to heal and to move through this time in your life.

Obviously I am not a doctor, licensed therapist, or minister.  I’m just someone who has been through some tough times and feel called to offer some friendly, well-intentioned, and free advice.  So, you know, take some of this with a grain of salt. Continue reading