Add magic into your Happy New Year Day meal

Happy New Year! Almost every culture has a favorite New Year’s Day food to bring good luck.  In the South, it’s black eyed peas.  Spanish celebrants pop 12 grapes at midnight.  Lentils are a biggie in Italy and Cubans cook roast pork.  My father’s lucky food was creamed herring, eaten every New Year’s Eve and Day, to my […]

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Mabon ideas

Happy Mabon!  Happy Autumn! Mabon is a Sabbat that occurs at the same time as the Autumnal Equinox.  It’s a celebration of harvests, and also referred to as the Witches’ Thanksgiving.  Last year I wrote an article about Mabon – read it here.  Included there are ideas on decorating, spells, Mabon oil and incense, activities, […]

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Easy King Cake with refrigerated rolls

The only way it could be easier is if you don’t make it January 6 marks 3 Kings Day.  In our household this means we burn frankincense and myrrh incense, eat king cake, and light the Christmas tree and outdoor lights one last time before putting everything away for another year.  We would always wait […]

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Mabon, the witches’ Thanksgiving

Mabon Sabbat Mabon is a Sabbat on the Wheel of the Year.  It is the second harvest celebration, after Lammas and before Samhain.  Mabon celebrates the bounty of the garden and is basically the witches’ Thanksgiving.  It occurs at the same time as the autumnal equinox and honors the Goddess who becomes the Crone.  We […]

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Ostara – could Spring really be here?

It’s Ostara and Spring is finally here! Ostara, the Wiccan and Pagan Sabbat, occurs at the same time as the Spring Equinox.  The most common associations are rabbits and eggs – much like Easter.  Ostara celebrates the renewal of life after the dark, cold Winter.  There are many ways to honor the day. Color eggs […]

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Witches’ almanac

Witches’ Spell-A-Day Almanac For the past several years, ever since I discovered it, I’ve purchased the “Witches’ Spell-A-Day Almanac.”  I refer to it frequently and each year I try to do every spell in the book.  I never make it all the way through.  Eventually, there’s a week of vacation, days I’m not in the […]

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February 26, 2014

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How to make a garlic wreath for Halloween

Around this time of year every home should have a garlic wreath to make sure no vampires can enter and drain your family’s blood.  We can’t have that.  Plus it makes an awesome Halloween decoration.  This wreath was very easy to make, using only garlic cloves, a straw wreath form, raffia for the bow, and […]

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October 23, 2013

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