Lately, with Halloween having been and gone, the witchy stereotypes are more prominent than in other times of the year. Warty noses, green skin, pointy hats and flying on broomsticks – more like the Wicked Witch of the West than your standard everyday witch; but on the otherhand, there’s also the “good” or “white” witches all dressed up like the Fairy Godmother from Cinderella.
For me today, I chose not to do a ritual but instead to enjoy a meal with some close family and to respect in thoughts Nanny and other members of my family who are no longer with us. I miss them each and every day.
I’m sure for some of you reading, if you are a solitary witch i.e. not a member of a coven, it’s sometimes hard to find other like-minded people. When you have other commitments like work, kids (or even pets!) you won’t always have the time to go to events where you would meet people with the same interests or you might not have the same local opportunities where you live.
I recently posted an article on what kind of tools can be used in the Craft so I thought it would be a good time to give ways in which to cleanse these tools before and after using them.
When practising the Craft either through ritual or spell work, various tools are commonly used to assist in directing one’s will.
I’m really starting to get through a good portion of these books now. Sometimes I find a good strategy is to skim through them and use sticky notes to label certain parts such as the Sabbats, Esbats, Elements, Deities and so on.
The Waning Moon is the moon that is getting smaller, it is moving toward the New Moon from the Full Moon. A Waning Moon is a good time to cast banishing spells and to bring an end to bad decisions or stages in one’s life
In Wicca, there are five elements: Fire, Water, Earth, Air and Spirit. Each element is associated with different zodiac signs
As each form of the Goddess is associated with a different lunar phase, the Triple Moon symbol is often used in rituals, spells and general worship.