Half-Assed Witchery, Holidays, Uncategorized

Getting Into the Spirit of Imbolc

Greetings, gentle readers!  I have indeed been absent for a bit, but I’m going to claim my right to winter hibernation to excuse that lapse, because frankly, winter totally sucks.  Well, maybe not everything about winter totally sucks (my kid was born on February 5th, after all!), but the weather certainly does.  Especially after the holidays drain every last ounce…

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Solstice Sojourn: My Winter Solstice 2018

Greetings, gentle readers!  Here’s how I’m spending my Winter Solstice proper this year.  This is my actual written plan for the day, without a lot of extra frills – maybe some year I’ll have more time to dive deeper into it, but until such a time, I hope what I’ve put together entertains or inspires you.  Blessed Yule, my friends!…

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Good(ish) Housekeeping, Half-Assed Witchery, Uncategorized

Preparing the Hibernaculum – Magical Housecleaning Part 3 – Decluttering

Roll up your sleeves and get out your recycling bins for this one, gentle readers – it’s magical clutterbusting time. Cleansing and Blessing 4:  Clutter Removal (for real this time) I left this section for last because sometimes it can be the most daunting – even worse than moving furniture and disturbing the dust bunnies.  I am, as I’ve said…

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FOOD!, Half-Assed Witchery, Uncategorized, Wheel of the Year

Samhain Sojourn: Thanksgiving Thoughts

I honestly can’t remember if I told the tale of my strong dislike of Thanksgiving last year, gentle readers, but just in case I didn’t, I’m going to tell it again now.  For the first 8 to 10 years of my life, I somehow managed to be violently ill on Thanksgiving — either sinus-infection-can’t-even-move-my-eyes-without-barfing ill or full-blown-stomach-virus-gagging-at-the-smell-of-all-food ill.  My loving…

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Prepping the Hibernaculum – Magical Housecleaning Part 2

Welcome back, Household/Domestic Generals!  (No, really, that’s what Mrs. Beeton called them – think of it as a cross between Mrs. Patmore, Mrs. Hughes, and Lady Cora from Downton Abbey…) Our next installment in the Prepping the Hibernaculum series involves both the mundane and spiritual sides of cleansing and blessing your home.  Remember, to get started, you’ll need to have…

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Good(ish) Housekeeping, Half-Assed Witchery, Herbology, Wheel of the Year

Preparing to Seal the Hibernaculum: Magical House Cleaning, Part 1

Fall is fully upon us, gentle readers, at least here in the Midwest, where the leaves and temperatures are both dropping drastically.  One of my goals for this season is to get my house, affectionately called The Hibernaculum, mundanely cleaned and magically blessed and protected before Winter sets in and I basically seal the doors until Spring. Traditional witchy sources…

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Half-Assed Witchery, Holidays, Planners and Journals, Wheel of the Year

Keeping Mind, Body, and Spirit in Balance with Planners and Journals

As I talked about in my article about The Dark Mother, this time of year always sends my anxiety into overdrive and makes me feel very off-kilter – like walking-on-eggshells-through-a-minefield off-kilter – and it doesn’t help that everybody around me is probably feeling the same way, so they’re just as keyed up and touchy as I am.  When my anxiety…

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