Looking on social media these days, there seems to be a lot of expectations regarding what it means to be a Witch or a Pagan. You have to be this boho Goddess, bitch who takes no prisoners, Anthropologie wearing, crystal and herb collection owning, jack of all trades. The modern, Instagram savy Witch has three rituals a day, constantly is “present,” does a ton of spell work, is the top of their yoga class, meditates for two hours a day, and only buys vegan organic or Whole 30 food.
In preparation for the eclipse later this month, I am sharing with you this videos from Vox, the lovely CharmingPixieFlora, and Wychcity Magic on the scientific, magical, and spiritual properties of this celestial event. Enjoy!
I picked up Rise Sister Rise: A Guide to Unleashing the Wise, Wild WomanWithin by Rebecca Campbell at a Barnes and Noble about three months ago. I was looking for a book on women’s spirituality from a broader perspective. Something a bit more mulitfaith or from a non religious standpoint. I was attempting to get myself out of my spiritual comfort zone of standard Pagan, Wiccan, witchcraft and magic books and manuals.
I straddle two worlds within the Pagan community. One, the Pagan online community, is this bounty of creativity where I get to connect to so many people around the world (including you, lovely reader). The other, my IRL Pagan community, is full of tradition and ceremony passed down from person to person for generations. I love both of them. They fulfill me in different ways. The online Pagan community, specifically the blogs I follow and Tumblr, inspires me to think in new ways and jump starts my creativity. My physical community is there for me and provides structure to my days. For me, they compliment each other nicely and both help my grow as a woman, a Pagan, a Witch, and a person.
Lately I’ve noticed that I seem to be the only one know feels this way. I have noticed a lot of ire in both camps regarding the other. Continue reading →
Sometimes you just need advice from an unbiased source. For some people that means turning to a tarot reading.
Tarot readings typically involve a private conversation between a reader and a client. Usually the client picks the cards out of the deck, and the reader creates the spread and interprets the cards. Continue reading →
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.”