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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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").
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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?
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.