Witch’s Cauldrons

Cauldrons are considered one of the most ancient of cooking vessels and is often the focal point of the Altar.  Traditionally, the Cauldron is crafted from cast iron, has a handle and tripod legs, although wood, ceramics or even soapstone may be crafted to create a cauldron in today’s modern world.  It is a container in which magical transformations take place.  They come in all sizes that range from just a few inches in diameter, perfect for an altar to rather large ones that you may see used inside fireplaces and…

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What is Mayday?

Beltane is another of our great Wicca sabots. It is celebrated from the eve of May Day (night of April 30th) and all through the next day of May 1st.  Modern times know it as May Day.Beltane is the dawn of our summer. Exactly half a year from Samhain also known as Halloween which is when we celebrate our dead Beltane is our celebration of life!It stands for many things like love, sex, fertility, life, joy, growth, beauty, health and luck. A prime time to come in contact and work magic…

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What is a Lunar Eclipse?

An eclipse of the moon can only happen at full moon, when the sun, Earth and moon line up in space, with Earth in the middle. At such times, Earth’s shadow falls on the moon, creating a lunar eclipse. When this happens – and it happens two to four times every year – everyone on Earth’s night side can see the eclipse.There are three kinds of lunar eclipses: total, partial and penumbral.  According to eclipse expert Fred Espenak, about 35% of all eclipses are penumbral. Another 30% are partial eclipses,…

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What is a Besom?

A besom is the traditional witch’s broom used in rituals and ceremonies.  Traditionally, a besom was made from the wood of three different trees and associated with faeries.  The besom is a purifier, so it is connected to the element of Water. Ash for the shaft, as it is protective and has command over the four elementsBirch twigs for the bristles, as it is purifying and draws spirits to one’s serviceWillow strands for the binding cord, as it is sacred to the Goddess and binds them all together There have been few written accounts…

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What are Chakras?

A chakra (pronounced “cha”-“kra” with a resounding “ch”) is a center of one’s energy.  Originating from Sanskrit, it literally means “wheel” by association with its function as a vortex of spinning energy interacting with various physiological and neurological systems in the body.Simply put, Chakras are energy centers within the human body that help to regulate all its processes, from organ function to to the immune system and emotions.There are considered to be seven chakras which are the centers in our bodies of which energy flows through.  Blocked energy in any one of our…

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