5 Tips for Foraging Ethically

It’s that time of year in the Midwest where plants are finally starting to bloom and everything is green again! After the long winter, this time couldn’t come soon enough, and I am so excited to get out on the trails near my apartment to start foraging. There are many different edible and medicinal plants…

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Life Update: Making my Apartment Witchy

I know I’ve been very inconsistent with posting the last couple of weeks, and I wanted to start off by apologizing for the lack of posts lately. We were in the process of packing up and moving, but now that we’re all unpacked and settled into our new apartment, I’m excited to get back to…

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Discovering a Connection with Nature

With so many of us living in and around cities and urban areas, it can be difficult to really connect with nature on a deep spiritual level. I always loved the idea of a witch wandering through the wilderness, being in tune with the natural world around them, living off the land and communicating with…

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Science and Magic

Since the beginning of civilizations, people have been trying to understand the world around us. Anything that didn’t have an obvious explanation was often attributed to the gods, magic, or curses. As more and more scientific discoveries were made, the natural occurrences previously explained away as magic or the will of the gods now had…

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5 Tips for Beginner Tarot Readers

Tarot has always been associated with witchcraft and magic, so naturally, I picked up a deck early on when I started down my own path. But, little did I know that reading tarot cards is very tricky. There is so much symbolism involved, and just learning the meanings of each card can take years to…

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Music for Rituals and Spell Work

When working a spell or performing a ritual, it’s important to get into the right state of mind so you can devote all of your focus on your spell and goals. I know of some witches who take a few minutes to sit in silence and mediate to clear their minds before a spell. Maybe…

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Balancing the Magical and Mundane

I was browsing through my Encyclopedia of 1001 Spells for an interview spell, and I realized that that book has a spell for every situation I could imagine. And that’s just in one book! For every situation, every problem we could face, there’s a spell to help. But should we be looking for a spell…

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7 Tips for Newbie Witches

Like learning any new skill or making lifestyle changes, getting into witchcraft can be daunting. It’s hard to know where to start, or even how to go from research to practice. It can get especially confusing when you see so many other witches who have beautiful tools and altars, and seem to be living and…

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