The Witch’s Cupboard Series: Sage

In a world with so many herbs, one wonders what should a basic Witch’s Cupboard contain?  You know…especially if you are just starting out?  After reviewing many sites and looking at the consensus in social medias, I compiled a list of what I found to be the TOP TEN most common herbs.  Over the next 10 “Metaphysical Mondays”, we will discuss these 10 magickal herbs.  First up in the series: SAGE SageUsed for self purification and dealing with grief and loss. Carried to improve mental ability and bring wisdom. Used in healing sachets & incense.…

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Evocation of the Witch

To EVOKE a deity or being is to call upon it and ask it to join you during ritual or a working. Sometimes this involves simply asking (“we ask you to join us in the circle tonight!”) or making an offering (“Great Brighid, we offer you this bread as a gift of thanks!”) in hopes that the deity will turn up. Regardless, think of it as “hanging out” with the deity or being.To INVOKE, on the other hand, is a form of voluntary possession. When you invoke a deity or…

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Themed Days Ahead

 As we mentioned yesterday, we are excited to have the new shoppe to keep up with, so The Mystical Willows Team sat down & decided to put a better flow to the information we share on the blog by creating themed days.Now that we are now back to writing Whispers in the Air, storing in the Craft Cellar, adding to our Book of Shadows and add in the new shoppe, we became cluttered and unfocused.  So we sat down and talked about all the things we wanted to share.  Wishing we could…

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Wonderful Changes Ahead

Changes are everywhere in life. How we handle them and what we do with them is what makes them good or bad in our perspectives.  Mystical Willows is a new site and one wouldn’t think that change would come about so soon.  However, April came around, and like the storms she brought with her to nurture the May flowers, a whirlwind of opportunities sprang up around us.  Learning and growing as fast as we did to accept the new ventures, we lost sight of what brought us to this point…Mystical…

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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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