Summer Solstice, aka Midsummer, is the longest day of the year and a day to celebrate fertility, life, light, success and energy. There are many ways to celebrate and take advantage of this glowing energy at home. My favorite is to welcome the sunrise around my fire pit in my backyard sanctuary. I usually…
Raising and focusing energy is the activity of magic, intention is it’s core, and grounding and centering is its foundation. We begin and end every working with them both, skipping either will have consequences to your work and your energy. Even in our everyday lives, not being grounded and centered can influence both mood and health….
For most of us, it is hard to believe that underneath all that snow, Ostara, the Spring Equinox, is just around the corner. This year it falls on March 20 and I can not wait! I am not someone who loves the cold dark months of winter and Ostara means those warm sunny days will…
Holding intention is the key to directing your energy toward a goal. The key is to first examine the motivation and intention behind the goal.
Different types of storms have different natures and are best directed toward those aspects. You can prepare ahead or work on the fly with a sudden weather change.
Today is the day to take advantage of those refreshing powers that the sun has to offer us. Open your windows, light some incense or candles and let any negative energy that has been cooped up inside your home for months blow out as the new fresh positive energy blows in.
While ginger is a well-known prescription for stomach problems, it is also eaten before spell-casting to increase the power you lend them. It’s a rhizome filled with fire and will heat you up as well. In particular, ginger is useful for love, money, success, and power spells.
In the middle of winter, it can be easy to find yourself longing for the blossoming days of summer when your garden is full of herbs and flowers.
Tea magic is a great combination of water, earth, and fire magic all in one. Not every spell works directly with the four elements, but in my own practice I find myself drawn to incorporating earth, air, fire, and water.
Cultivating gratitude is such a refreshing way to interact with the world and your magical practice. Cottage and Kitchen witches work with energies that are in and of the natural world. We use what the earth produces, the air carries, the water holds, and the fire consumes.