Clearing negative energy from your home is a basic housekeeping duty of any witch, particularly of the hearth witch variety. Smudging with sage, sprinkling salt and burning clearing incenses are all great ways to “clean up” the energy in your home. But sometimes people forget that that’s just the first step. Once you’ve cleared the […]
Come you in and sit you down What you lost shall here be found. Bowl and cup shall slake your lack; Cast the bundle from your back. No more wandering. No more war. Come you in and close the door. —Caitlin Matthews This would be a beautiful verse to use as a blessing if you […]
Anilah’s MedicineChant is a fantastic accompaniment to shamanic work.
You can’t go wrong with Blackmore’s Night, but this feels particularly appropriate as we enter the darker time of the year…
Every hearth witch knows the power of home cooked food – particularly homemade bread. But not every hearth witch has the time to make bread or rolls from scratch. These rosemary rolls have become almost a signature dish of mine, and they could not be easier or more economical. I start with a bag of […]
Special altar oils – used for anointing people and tools and fixing candles – are a great addition to a Sabbat altar. You can purchase them in a lot of pagan shops or on Etsy, but like many other hearth witches, I prefer to make my own. Most recipes for altar oils require essential oils, […]
Okay, first of all, don’t tell me the climate isn’t changing. I’ve lived in Fogvale Cottage, here on the foggy and wet Northern California coast, for over a decade, and visited the area for years before that. I know what summer is supposed to be like here, and it’s not hot and sunny and bright. […]
When most witches or pagans talk about personal wards or protection, it’s in the context of danger. When you’re feeling uncomfortable, out of your depth or potentially unsafe, it seems a good time to call your spirit guides around you and shore up your personal space. And it is. But it’s also perfectly acceptable to […]