Being very firmly rooted in Kitchen Witchcraft I was talking to my publisher Moon Books about a big Kitchen Witchcraft book. The discussion ended up with the idea of a Kitchen Witchcraft series. Spells and Charms is the first book in the series. My magic is straightforward. I don't use fancy tools, complicated or involved spells and never expensive or exotic ingredients. I wanted to share how I work my spells and charms in my usual Kitchen Witchcraft way. This is the resul
Working Magic...WISHES From blowing out the candle on a birthday cake and making a wish as a child to the hopes, dreams and wishes we have as adults. You can make your wishes come true...I am not saying it will be easy and it certainly won't be a 'sit back and watch it happen with your feet up' kinda thing but once that wish is out there...make it happen... Intent: WISHES
Rose quartz Quartz Amethyst
Dandelion Sage Bay
Working Magic...SELF ESTEEM
It is a good time to work some of that bippity boppity boo stuff to boost your self esteem. No matter how confident or courageous a front you put 'out there' to the big ole wide world there will always be a nag of doubt and occasional complete melt down days when your self esteem packs its bags and takes a holiday...I am pretty sure it happens to everyone. Whether you are 20 years old with the figure of an Amazonian princess or like me a 47 year
Whether it is mental, physical or moral courage...let's be having some of it... Intent: COURAGE
Any red crystals
Garnet Bloodstone Tiger's Eye
Carnation Fennel Thyme Incense Blend:
Myrrh Fennel Thyme
I wrote the word 'courage' on a piece of paper and used that as the centre then I charged each herb/spice and crystal that I chose to use with my intent and put them on my altar around the intent paper. I als
On the twenty first day of Yule the Goddess gave to me...
The World Achieving balance, realizing goals and prospering, attainment of the heart's desire, fulfillment, peace of mind.
He's got the whole world in his hands, he's got the whole world in his hands... Satisfaction, peace of mind, achieving balance, a quiet moment in time when you can see your dreams. The Winter Solstice is for me, a time to look back at what I have achieved over the past year, see
On the seventeenth day of Yule the Goddess gave to me...
The Tower Upheaval and sudden change, crisis, releasing all emotion, suffering a blow to the ego, revelation and seeing through illusions.
Change happens...FACT...sometimes you don't like it, quite often it turns out to be for the best...whatever way you've got to deal with it. Part of change can also be about seeing through illusions and gaining clarity about a situation and then making those change
On the sixteenth day of Yule the Goddess gave to me...
The Devil Losing independence, addiction and enslavement, caught up in the material, overindulgement, choosing to stay in the dark, pleasures, lust, and desire.
Yep...it's the Devil...but don't be scared...
He is a pesky little so and so but we all have our dark sides, we have to have that to balance with the light.
Sometimes we get caught up in destructive cycles, we may end up in friendships that
On the fifteenth day of Yule the Goddess gave to me...
Temperance Harmony and equilibrium, balancing of opposites, creating synthesis, healing.
I always think of this card as 'alchemy' it is about bringing together things that meld and mix to make something even better. It is about healing yourself and any rifts you might have with others and bringing harmony and peace.
Candle spell for healing
This can be for health reasons but also for healing of the h
On the fourteenth day of Yule the Goddess gave to me...
Death Closing the door to the past and opening a new one, going through transition, changing status, shedding the old and excess, inexorable forces and sweeping changes.
OK let's not panic...forget Hollywood...the Death card does not mean what you might think it means, look at the beautiful image on this tarot card...it is a Phoenix rising gloriously reborn from the flames. There has to be a 'death' t
On the twelfth day of Yule the Goddess gave to me...
Justice Balance, harmony, equilibrium, assuming responsibility, weighing all sides of an issue before making a decision, choosing with full awareness.
Justice for all...today is about creating balance, harmony and taking responsibility for all the decisions and choices you have made. We all seem to be seeking balance in all areas of our lives and it isn't always easy to get it right. Take some time out t