Ever wondered which books are the best ones to read to find out more about your chosen path, which direction you should be heading in and what you should be learning? When starting out on a new path, or brushing up on your knowledge, many people ask what would be the best books to read … Continue reading What are the best Pagan, Wiccan or Witch related books to read?
Protection Sigils Sigils are a very common kind of magic but rarely noticed. They are symbols that have been created from a word or phrase that has been condensed but still encapsulates what it represents. So rather than a full word or sentence you are left with a small pictorial symbol. They are believed to … Continue reading What are Sigils and how to use them!
It's good for your body and mind to just sit back and relax in nature for a while. It does your soul good. But life can get too busy to connect with nature, "I haven't got the time to go out to woods", "I live in flat/apartment so I can't get grounded or visit trees" … Continue reading Too busy to connect with nature?
Gardening can be expensive but it doesn't have to be. It's nice to have beautiful pots, the latest seeds, bags of lovely compost and all the latest tools and gadgets but it's not necessary. My garden fork and hoe belonged to my Grandfather who sadly died back in the early 1970's. I reckon these tools … Continue reading Vegetable Gardening on a Budget
As we are starting to emerge a little more from lock down, many are understandably still being very cautious in the hopes of avoiding a second wave of the Pandemic. One precaution is to wear a face mask, mandatory in some places, not here but worth wearing for extra protection. So as I love crafting … Continue reading The Oh Sew Crafty Witch!
I have always had a vegetable plot. Even when I lived in a flat, I still managed to grow tomatoes, cucumbers and few herbs on my windowsills. My various gardens have ranged from the very small to very big. My tiniest outdoor vegetable patch was about 4 feet square and provided me with potatoes, carrots … Continue reading Keeping busy in the Garden
Quite often when I write a new blog or page, I ask hubby just to give it a quick read through for me. He's not Pagan and doesn't share my interests but he tells me if I have made any obvious mistakes, spelling mistakes, missed words etc. Which often happens as my fingers can't always … Continue reading It’s the Little Things that Matter
We are all in a similar situation the world over right now. All trying to stay safe and make the best of everything as and when we can. Many of us are struggling to cope with the uncertainty of life and the turmoil we have been thrown into. Some of us are with family and … Continue reading Staying safe and sane while the world around you goes mad!!
So, being a witch I am naturally drawn towards crafting and healing. My regular job is within Adult Social care and my spare time is often taken up with crafts of various natures. This includes gardening from spring until autumn, so I can make tinctures and balms and any other craft I can fit into … Continue reading Trials and Tribulations of Selling Your Crafts!
You might think it strange that a witch would want to venture into churches but as you may have already gathered, I love going into churches. Well …. so long as there aren’t any people in there lol. I love finding all the grotesque carvings and the occasional pagan symbols still being used by the … Continue reading Here be Dragons
I've often read about other Tarot readers being told that Tarot is evil. I've even heard of someone losing "friends" when it was discovered that they had used Tarot Cards. Throughout history, mankind (although some are not so kind) have had some form of divination. There have always been people attempting to foretell future events … Continue reading Is Tarot Evil ?
Although these days I have to admit to being a crone, I'm still young at heart, adapt easily to new technology and I'm usually pretty laid back about most things. I generally take life in my stride and keep calm even when most about me are losing the plot ..... most of the time!!! So, … Continue reading The Witch, The Car and The Biker!
I am a thinker! I think about things all the time, my brain doesn't seem to know how to switch off. Sometimes this is not so good but most of the time it allows me to plan ahead, think up new ideas, work out how to do something or generally solve life's everyday problems. During … Continue reading All good intentions …
I have seen a few film clips online where some beautiful young man is standing in a town or city holding up a sign that says “Free Hugs”. Lots of people (mainly young Ladies) flock to give them hugs and giggle as they walk away. This always makes me smile. A few days ago I … Continue reading Free Hugs
I love my garden in the summer. To me it is magical, full of new life and offering an abundance of materials for crafts and spell work as well as fabulous things to eat. I like to have it all as natural as possible and I plant both for myself and the bees. I have … Continue reading The Garden of a Witch
I don't know about anyone else but I never seem to have enough hours in the day. Don't get me wrong, although I work, I'm certainly not a workaholic. It's just that there are so many other things I want to do. Crafting, writing, walking, meeting up with friends and potting up plants in my … Continue reading Time is precious – waste it wisely
I love online shopping but every now and again it goes a little wrong!! .... I have recently bought a few little bits and pieces online to cheer myself up - as you do. The first one was not overdue but I received a message from eBay to say the seller was no longer registered … Continue reading Don’t mess with Witches
What’s in a name? Why do some people use a different name and others don’t? Does it make you a fraud? Are you just trying to be something you are not? Or should you be able to be known by any name you wish? Some believe it is pretentious to use a “Magical” name, some … Continue reading Does using a Spiritual, Magical or Witch name make you a fraud?
It’s not just been one of those days, it’s been one of those months! My normal placid exterior had started to melt and had definitely lost some of it’s shine. Life just does that to you sometimes and the phrase “It never rains but it pours” comes to mind. I’m sure I’m not the only … Continue reading De-stressing a stressful Witch!
Real Witches don’t say that, real Witches don’t do this, real Witches are hereditary, you are not a very good Witch if you don’t do it like this etc. etc.! I could think of stronger language to describe how I feel about those kind of statements but I shall confine myself to saying “Poppycock”!! In … Continue reading Real Witches don’t say that!
You might think of graveyards as morbid, depressing, very sad and creepy places and perhaps the modern graveyards and cemeteries are but I love visiting old graveyards. It may sound strange but I know I am not the only one who has this fascination! To me, they are beautiful, peaceful and extremely interesting places. Mismatched … Continue reading The fascination with Graveyards
-Acorns- Years ago it is said that a Witch would carry acorns in her pocket. When she met a fellow Witch she would take out one of these acorns and press it into the other's hand as a sign of recognition. It's much more straight forward than that today... or is it! Well I have … Continue reading Meeting others
I do believe in magic but not the kind you see in films where they twitch their nose or wave a wand and ...>>poof<<... something appears (or disappears). I believe in the power of the mind, I believe we can create what we desire through positivity and will power. I’m not saying that if … Continue reading Do you believe in Magic or Witchcraft?
I have been a witch all my life, I just didn't realise it when I was younger. I was brought up to believe that my religion was "Church of England". Having said that, we never went to church except for weddings, christenings and funerals. We never really talked about religion at all. In early childhood, … Continue reading Out of the Broom Closet
Join me in my journey through my highs and lows of being a Witch ! Tales and facts from a Crones point of view..... I have always had the same beliefs as I do now but as a child and young adult I just didn't realise that there were other kindred spirits out there like … Continue reading The Journey Begins