I remember when I first discovered aromatherapy several years ago. I was fascinated by essential oils and excited to try using them. Looking back, I realize I should have done a bit more research before diving into aromatherapy. I offer you the advice I wish I’d had when I was an aromatherapy novice.
Self-care often takes a backseat to work, family, and other obligations. However, without stopping to take care of your mind and body, you’re at risk of burning out and suffering from serious health issues. Start making time for your self-care practices today!
I, like a lot of you, love the idea of ritual baths.But, I am a busy person. Like a lot of you I work, have errands and chores to do (the cats need food and laundry never goes away), and family to and friends to stay connected with. There just isn’t enough time for a lot of “fancy” spiritual practice…or even self-care.
Gift giving can be difficult with so many choices online. So, I have created the perfect Holiday Gift Giving Guide for 2020! It includes products that are made with essential oils from small businesses owned by women, too. This list will make you feel good knowing you have supported a small woman owned business and are gifting something amazing to someone you love.
The night of the New Moon is all about new beginnings. The dark phase is passed, and the energy has rested. Now the universe is filled with anticipation and powerful creation magick. Meditate on what you need abundance for. Take five minutes and really focus on one thing all this energy can help you with.
After Lughnasadh, there is a palpable tang of autumn to the air. A noticeable shortening of the light. The themes or Lughnasadh are the same as any harvest festival. Gratitude, abundance, and connection. We give thanks for the abundance in our lives and look forward to the remaining weeks or light and warmth. Common ways to celebrate Lughnasadh is by harvesting something you have grown in your garden and preparing it to share with loved ones, baking bread, bonfires, making corn dollys, decorating an outdoor altar with all the things the season reminds you of. Spell work related to abundance and hearth magick is particularly powerful.
A day of balance between dark and light (equinox is Latin for equal night) here in the northern hemisphere we are getting ready for spring. The days have been getting longer, up to now still holding more darkness than light but that is all about to change. This year, in Minnesota, we have had one of the snowiest winters on record and the ground is covered in feet of frozen white. It makes it hard to focus on the energies of spring.
Herbal magick is arguably the oldest form known to us. Known for millennia, many species of plants have been incorporated into the practices of healer, shamans, and medicine men and women. In the old days, healing was often treated with herbal concoctions like teas, tinctures, and poultices accompanied by ritual and prayer.
The thing I love most about color magick, like kitchen magick, is it is something we use every day, often without even realizing. It’s woven into the fabric of our daily lives just by virtue of simple choices made throughout the day. You probably practice more witchery than you think.
Imbolc is traditionally the great festival and honoring of Brigid (Brighid, Bride, Brigit), so loved as a pagan Goddess that her worship was woven into the Christian church as St Bridget. Brigid is a Goddess of healing, poetry, and smithcraft. She is a Goddess of Fire, of the Sun and Hearth. She brings fertility to the land and its people and is closely connected to midwives and new-born babies. She is the Triple Goddess, but at Imbolc, she is in her Maiden aspect.
Candle magick is a beautiful beacon for the energy that surrounds us. Lit candles help create a mystical and magickal atmosphere during any ritual or meditation. They inherently draw on the transformative power of fire in addition to the custom correspondences we have put in each creation.