How to Make Moon Water

Bringing things back to basics with a how to make moon water. I know this seems like a pretty obvious thing to some folks, but I often get messages asking me what this ingredient is or what that ingredient does. Ingredients many practitioners consider very basic, like full moon water. First, let's cover what full … Continue reading How to Make Moon Water

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What Makes a Crossroads a Crossroads?

Have you ever looked at a spell and it says something like "leave the object at a crossroads"? Many, many spells end this way and for good reason. Leaving an item at a crossroads magically and energetically disperses the energy. It's good when you're leaving a general offering for spirits. It's great when you're trying … Continue reading What Makes a Crossroads a Crossroads?

7 Magical Things to Do When You Want Love (But Don’t Want Romance)

Valentine's Day is almost upon us. Even if you don't pay any attention to this couple-centic holiday, many pagan related festivals also focus on love (or sex). But what about the times in between? Have any of you ever been at a point in your life when you're ready to encourage new love into your … Continue reading 7 Magical Things to Do When You Want Love (But Don’t Want Romance)

Pop Culture Spells Are Real Spells

I’m sure you’ve heard it before. “That’s not a real spell” or “You can’t use that spell from Charmed” or my personal favorite “You need to use a spell from a real spell book not one that you made up or stole from TV.” Some of my followers are laughing. You should be. The sad … Continue reading Pop Culture Spells Are Real Spells

7 Tips to Get Your Life Under Control So You Can Get Back to the Magic

We're all busy, right? We've all got a ton of things on our minds and it gets to be so hard to keep track of stuff. It's even harder to fit in spiritual practices and make time for witchcraft. I recently experienced this myself. I took on a lot of projects for This Crooked Crown … Continue reading 7 Tips to Get Your Life Under Control So You Can Get Back to the Magic

Grimoire or Book of Shadows 101

    Grimoire, Book of Shadows, Book of Secrets, Book of Spells... Magical research is often collected into a book (or two) and is known by a specific name. There isn't a universal name that is correct for your book. You can name it whatever you want! Although "grimoire" isn't a technically accurate name for … Continue reading Grimoire or Book of Shadows 101

How to Create a Deity (Pop Culture Paganism)

  A few years ago there was quite a kerfuffle about pop culture paganism. Okay, I'm totally downplaying it. It was pretty much a knock-out drag-down fight where people from all over were weighing in on their private blogs and tumblrs. It was a thing for at least a week. It's a weird thing to … Continue reading How to Create a Deity (Pop Culture Paganism)

Starter Plants for a Witchy Garden

Starting a witchy garden? Or maybe you're just trying to add more magic to your cooking with fresh herbs? It can be so hard to know which plants to start with and which herbs to keep on hand.   This "must haves" for your practice is going to vary wildly. It's even going to vary … Continue reading Starter Plants for a Witchy Garden

Enchanting Objects for Second Sight

If you've hung around fairy tales long enough, you've run into the concept of using objects to achieve second sight. Second sight is the ability to see things that are beyond normal perception such as spirits or energy. Some people are naturally gifted at this and others train themselves to use it. It sits firmly … Continue reading Enchanting Objects for Second Sight