Tag Archives: Wicca

The Magick of Salt

Salt has been known for its many uses as, of course, a seasoning and preservative practically since the dawn of civilization as we understand it. It quickly became of such high value that not only were wars fought over it, but it was also used as currency. Consider that a person (worker) is “worth his salt”, an expression referring to a worker who worked hard for their wages. The word “salary” has its root in the Latin word for salt. Continue reading

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Upcoming Drawing

So, I have an idea for a bit of fun.  I’m still working out the details of how many entries for what, but it’s going to run across Patreon, Facebook, Instagram and Thornesworld blog.  You’ll all get entries for your support, likes, shares, referrals and such, so the more entries, the better your chances in the drawing Continue reading

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Vernal Equinox – Beginnings and Renewal

The first day of spring, the Vernal or Spring Equinox, occurs between March 20th and 21st here in the northern hemisphere.  This year it’s today, March 20, (at 2:58 PM, here where I live). Many pagans and Wiccans celebrate it … Continue reading

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First Dibs Friday – Moon Phase Incense

This week’s First Dibs Offer is for my ritually crafted and blended, Full and Dark Moon Loose Incense.  Half an ounce each of these luscious blends.  As always they are composed of 9 herbs, resins and oils, each chosen to … Continue reading

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Tarot Tuesday – Doubt & Delay

Today’s pull is from one of my very old decks.  This is the Knapp Tarot, 1929 original printing deck. Even the reproduction decks are long out of print and quite sought after by collectors. It’s slightly reminiscent of the Rider-Waite, … Continue reading

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Imbolc, St Brigid’s Day, & Groundhog Day – A Cross Quarter Celebration by Any Name

Halfway between Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox and it’s time to party, right? In Thornesworld this means a cleaning of the altar, some Calendula and Swiss Chard that made it through winter as offerings, baking some herb and seed breads … Continue reading

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Tarot Tuesday – Awakening and Renewal

For this week’s tarot forecast I’m using this lovely Shadowscape Tarot, by Stephanie Put-Mun Law.  It’s a little light on symbolism for my taste, but a gorgeously illustrated deck full of flowing and fantastical imagery.  I was given her book … Continue reading

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The Call of Your Magickal Muse – Living a Magickal Lifestyle

Do you follow your intuition?  It can be hard to do sometimes, am I right?  Learning to distinguish worry, for instance, from actual intuition.  Learning to discern between desire and will.  Tough stuff. The hardest part, I think, is quieting … Continue reading

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Walking Under Ladders, or: 13 Daily Practices of a Practical Witch

Here we go with another round of 13’s. I love the number because of its associations with bad luck and other foolish superstition. There are big differences between traditional ways of the wise that have been passed down through the … Continue reading

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