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What Is the Celtic Month of Holly?

The Celtic month of Holly happens around the same time as Lughnasadh. The Celtic Tree Months are unlikely to have been practiced by our Celtic ancestors. They are a modern invention, but still worth understanding. Read on to uncover ways to use Holly in your magickal intentions!

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5 Daily Pagan Rituals

A list of five quick and easy informal pagan rituals for those who don't have the time to regularly perform formal rituals.

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Ten Crystals for New Moon Intentions

Crystals can add powerful magic and intentions at the new moon.

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How to Select and Use Crystals as Amulets and Talismans

Amulets and talismans have long been used by people all over the world in gaining success and protection from unwanted and negative energies and events. Crystals are one of many ways that these useful charms can be utilised even in modern life.

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Crystals for the Sign of Sagittarius

Crystals are excellent for healing and supporting a wide range of situations, and they also possess energies that align them with individual signs of the zodiac. These stones have properties that are well suited to the traits and personality of that sign.

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How to Use Crystals to Boost New Year’s Resolutions

The beneficial energy of crystal can support us in many ways that help us in reaching goals and sticking to resolutions we make.

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Ways to Celebrate the Fall Equinox

The fall equinox is a time for balance and reflection. But most of all, it's for taking time to give thanks for your life, your magick, and your spirituality.

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Items You Should Have on Your Pagan Altar

Discover the seven basic items found on pagan ritual altars and how they should be positioned for a Southern Hemisphere altar.

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Exploring the Egyptian God Ra

A Witch’s perspective on the Egyptian Sun God Ra, including how to bring His magick into your daily life.

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Bastet: Exploring the Egyptian Goddess

A Witch’s perspective on the Egyptian Cat Goddess, Bast (or Bastet). This article covers the goddess's history, symbolism, and how to include Her magick in your daily life.

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Exploring the Greenman

History and lore of the Greenman, including how to bring His magick into your daily life.

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Exploring the Maya Goddess IxChel

A Witch's perspective on the Moon Goddess IxChel, including how to bring Her magick into your daily life.

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All Snakes Day: A Pagan St. Patrick's Day Celebration

Some Pagans take offense to St. Paddy's Day and protest by spending the day dressed in black. Others don their greens and put on the corned beef and cabbage. Some celebrate it in a new way—All Snakes Day!

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10 Ways to Save Money on Pagan, Wiccan, and Witchcraft Supplies

Buying supplies for your craft and its practices need not be expensive. Here are many budget options that will save you money, without compromising on quality and effectiveness.

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Magic for Samhain: 5 Simple Spells and Potions

Samhain, Halloween, All Hallow's Eve, Shadowfest—no matter what you choose to call this holiday, there is one thing we can all agree on: it is arguably the most powerful time for magic and divination. Here are some magical workings that even newcomers can try.

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Seven Crystals for Traveling

Learning about crystals? You should know about crystals for traveling. Crystals can be very beneficial for anyone traveling, whether for business or leisure. This article describes some of these stones and the benefits they bring.

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Akhilandeshvari: The Goddess Never Not Broken

This obscure Hindu goddess is not as well known as her counterparts, but she is a goddess who can teach important life lessons. She uses heartbreak, trauma, and brokenness as tools to fuel her through life as she rides on the back of a giant crocodile down the River of the Universe.

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Seven Crystals to Use for Mabon

Mabon is the festival celebrated at the autumn equinox and is the second of three pagan harvest festivals. What crystals should you use during this festival? Read on for a list of seven suggestions.

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Seven Crystals for Lammas

Different crystals are best for different parts of the year. Read on for information on crystals that are suited for use around and during the pagan harvest festival of Lammas.

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Inspirational Áine: Celtic Goddess of Love and Healing

Áine is the Queen of the Faeries, a Celtic sun goddess, and an inspiration to me as a woman. I am sharing her story in hopes that men and women will learn from her tales and learn to be truer to themselves. She can help with healing and herbal magick as well.

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The Magic of the Morrigan: Alluring Anu

The Morrigan is a Celtic Triple Goddess comprised of three sisters. Anu, otherwise known as Anand, is referred to as Morrigu, the third sister. She is more than a Land Goddess—she is the land, nourishing the gods with her rich soil and lush foliage.

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The Magic of the Morrigan: Badb the Battle Crow

The magic of the Morrigan affects every aspect of life. This Celtic Triple Goddess is comprised of three sisters, and while each reflects the essence of the Morrigan, each sister plays a unique role. Badb the Battle Crow possesses magic that heals, enriches, and helps you peer into the future.

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The Magic of the Morrigan: Mighty Macha

Mighty Macha is the sister to Badb and Anu of the sisters Morrigan. She can infuse your life with fertile abundance, with the vibrant power of the sun, and the strength and bravery of a Celtic warrior. I will summarize her ancient lore and suggest ways to bring her into your life.

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The Magic of the Morrigan: Shedding Light on the Dark Goddess

The Morrigan is a misunderstood goddess. I will shed light on this Dark Goddess by summarizing her myths and appearances in history and then will outline ways to initiate a devotional practice.

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A Beginner's Guide to Beltane: Ways to Celebrate the Pagan Fire Festival

Sunset on April 30th marks the beginning of Beltane. Here is a quick history and a list of activities pagans can do to celebrate this vibrant holiday.

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An Explanation of Paganism and Its Origins

Broadly speaking, paganism, from a Western viewpoint, means all religions that do not trace their origins to Abraham, i.e. Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

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Seven Crystals for Celebrating Litha

Information on the pagan celebration of Litha and seven crystals suited to this festival.

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Seven Crystals for Imbolc

Learning about crystals? Difference crystals are best for different reasons. Discover seven types of crystals that are ideal for use at Imbolc. We will discuss common properties and unique attributes associated with these seven selections.

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Which Finnish Goddess Are You?

Interested in Finnish folklore? Want to connect to a goddess? Take this test to find out which Finnish goddess best represents you!

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Seven Crystals for Yule

Information on seven crystals that are ideal for use during the pagan celebration of Yule.

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Seven Crystals for Samhain

Information on the pagan celebration of Samhai and seven crystals that are suited to this time of the year.

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Seven Signs You Are a Pagan

Wondering if you're a pagan? Do you feel that life is full of mystery and magic, that there is a deeper aspect to nature, that modern life seems to ignore? Perhaps you've just discovered your true path. Read on for how to tell if you're a pagan.

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Seven Crystals for Ostara

It's important to know which crystals are best for each time of year. Read on for information about the pagan celebration of Ostara and the seven crystals that are suited to this time of the year.

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Seven Crystals for Beltane

Discover seven crystals that can be very useful to work with around Beltane.

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Which Alternative Religion Is Right for You?

Wicca or Asatru, La Santisima Muerte or Voodoo? There are many spiritual paths you can follow, and all of them are very different from one another. Here are some ideas to get you started.

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Samhain: The Celtic Festival of the Dying Year and the New Year

An overview of the Celtic festival, Samhain, from ancient times to its modern aspects—including recipes and rituals (first published in "Pagan Forest Magazine").

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How to Make a Rowan Necklace for Magical Protection

The virtues of Rowan, also known as Mountain Ash, have long been celebrated in folk-magic. This article teaches you how to make your own necklace from the berries.

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Three Short Crystal Meditations to Improve Relationships

Find information and tips on how to use crystals to enhance love and relationships. This article covers types of crystals you can use and some easy exercises to get you started.

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The Fairy Faith: An Ancient Indigenous Religion

There are two different meanings of “Fairy Faith.” First, it simply refers to the old folkloric belief in fairies, and the practices found therein. The second meaning is found in modern paganism.

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5 Pagan Family Harvest Crafts

Crafts are a fun way to get into the spirit of the holiday. Here are some Pagan harvest festival crafts that are easy, cheap, and great for both kids and adults. They also look great on your altar!

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European Mother Goddesses

Although many spiritual people today consider God to be firmly male, the concept of female divinity is an ancient one. Mother-figure deities are still found in many contemporary religions.

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Samhain Pagan Pumpkin Carving Printable Stencils

Love jack-o'-lanterns for Samhain? Here are some Pagan pumpkin carving stencils for you to print and use this year.

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Mabon for Pagan Families: Ideas for Celebrating With Children

Celebrating Mabon with the family? Trying to include your children in your Sabbat celebrations? Here are some great ideas for things you can do together.

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Ideas for Celebrating Pagan Holidays With Family and Children

What can you do to share your Pagan holidays with your children? How can you create family traditions and make seasonal celebrations meaningful for them? Try some of these Imbolc activities and crafts to start building wonderful memories for your Sabbats.

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Wiccan Holidays: What Is Imbolc?

Imbolc is one stop on the Wiccan Wheel of the Year, though many Pagans celebrate the holiday in some way. It has roots in ancient history, but is still relevant to our lives today. Grab a cup of tea and sit with me as we learn the basics of Imbolc.

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Wheel of the Year: The Eight Pagan Holidays Explained

Planning to celebrate the seasons and honor Mother Earth with the Wheel of the Year? Learn more about the history and significance of the eight pagan holidays.

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Druid Ceremony: Summer Solstice at the Rollright Stones

Taking part in a Druid summer solstice ceremony doesn't need to be completely mysterious. I joined the public celebration at the Rollright Stones, and it was a wonderful experience. Here's what to expect—includes pictures!

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Brigid: Celtic Goddess and Catholic Saint

Brigid was an Irish Celtic Goddess who was worshipped as the one who could aid people in survival against all odds. When Christianity came to Ireland, she was somehow able to become St. Brigid while also maintaining her identity as a Pagan Goddess. Pretty nifty, wouldn't you say?

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The Egyptian God of the Dead: Anubis the Black Jackal

Anubis was the original Egyptian God of the Dead and the God of funerary rights. But there is more to Anubis than meets the eye. Read on for everything you need to know about the God of the Dead.

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Pagan Symbols and Their Meanings

Introduction to and the meaning of some commonly used symbols within paganism and esoterism. Includes clear pictures of each symbol.