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Welcome

April, 2019

Cover artist: Marcia Stewart of RocknGoddess on Etsy. Collecting river stones becomes a vision to create spiritual art, goddess, and altar stones.Back in 2012, when my husband and I were living on the river, I had a vision inspired by nature to create spiritual, goddess, and altar stones to share peace, love, light, and blessings with the world. I started out as the Simplified Witch, the original goddess on stone artist, which has evolved into RocknGoddess which I feel is a more appropriate name for my art. Each piece contains a heart which represents Universal Love Energy. Creating spiritual art is also my way of sharing my late husband’s eternal love. To see a more detailed story about my art, please check out my full story at: www.etsy.com/shop/RocknGoddess. Check them our on FB, Twitter, Instagram, & Pinterest.

Free coloring page: This month’s free coloring page is given to you by artist Lauralee. Lauraleeis a self taught artist, she matriculated & got a n5 in financial management before she started to draw art for colorists. Drawn to pagan art but not exclusively. She loves humor & wit, her mom and little brother are her biggest fans & colorists. She recently opened an Etsy shop and sells her coloring pages. Check her out at www.etsy.com/au/shop/LlauraleeDesign, also on facebook at LlauraleeDesign.

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So Many Great Features In This Issue…

This Month We Review, Woman Owned, SHA MAMA’S Little Helper Subscription Box in “Worth The Witch”. A Box That is Filled with Self Care & Magick From It’s Maker, Miré Molnar, You Can Feel! Then we Dig Into Miré Molnar’s World with An Interview

Saoirse, Takes us Through A Beautiful Etsy Shop Called “The Closet Pagan” & Shows off Jewelry & Gems She Received,then Shares an Interview with Shop Owner Anna Pierce.

In SpellCrafting: Spells & Rituals This Month, Lynn Woike Has Taken a Great Suggestion from a Recent Review She Did & Reinvented it into a Wonderful Group or Solo Spell/Ritual for Banishing the Negative & Gaining Positivity.

In Crone’s Corner, Shirley Reminds us How Time & Phases of Womanhood are Different in its Many Stages as She Contemplates Just What it is to Be a Pagan Woman and to Head into Cronehood. See How in Any Phase of Womanhood This Piece Will Resonate with You.

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Welcome

March, 2019

Cover artist: Sarah McMenomy is a witch, artist, author, and Tarot reader. She is a student of herbalism, scrying, auras, alchemy, and esoterica who regularly weaves these interests into her artwork and writing. She writes the monthly bullet journalling column “Wreathing the Wheel” and other articles for Pagan Pages, as well as other articles on her own Tumblr. She is working on her own hexagonal-shaped Tarot deck, and offers paid Tarot readings through Facebook and her website as well as free readings in a unique style on her Tumblr, Dry Erase Tarot.

Free Coloring Page: This month’s page is given to you by artist Tara Reynolds. Tara is a spiritual channel, intuitive empath, artist and guide. Her purpose in this life is to share her intuitive, channeled messages with the world through art, spiritual readings and guidance. To learn more about what Tara does, please go to her website taralreynolds.com, visit her Goddess Mandala Etsy Shop for coloring pages and more, or follow her on Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest.

We Welcome in the Changing of the Weather, the Spring Equinox, and Our Readers with a Warm Smile! We Have an Issue Packed full of Great Information!!

Don’t Forget to Download this Month’s Free Coloring Page from artist Tara Reynolds.

Arin Murphy-Hiscock, Author of The Witch’s Book of Self-Care, and Many More Amazing Titles, Blesses us With an Interview Must Read this month!

In Blackthorn’s Botanical Magic, Amy Blackthorn provides the reader with a guide to the safe and proper use of essential oils both in everyday use and in magic.

Why Not Give The Mixology of Astrology a Try? This Little book of Fun May Make Your Next Party!

Celebrating the Old Times in New Ways is Chock-Full of Great Information from a book Review to An Interview with Author Gabiann Marin to a Monthly Ritual Working!

Plus So Much More. So Go Ahead, Get Your Read On!

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The Road to Runes

August, 2018

The Road to Runes: Raidho, The Traveler’s Rune

The fifth rune in the Elder Futhark, Raidho is also the fifth rune in first ætt, or set of eight runes. These first eight runes are known as Freya’s ætt, and relate to physical and emotional happiness, nurturing and compassion. Raidho literally means riding or wagon, and as such is strongly associated with journeys, arrivals, departures, reunions, relocations, traveling and vehicles. The overriding theme is not remaining stationary. Of course, not all journeys are physical. Each one of us is a traveler, making our own winding way down life’s path. We are all on a spiritual journey as well as physical one. Our experiences and insights on our journeys shape us and create the individual soul and presence that makes us who we are.

For this reading, I followed up on a previous divination I did for myself, and asked what the next year held for me in terms of starting a freelance career in writing. I was focused solely on the future, rather than the here-and-now. Previously I pondered about whether I was making the right decision, and was basically told, “Get on with it!”. Now I’m wondering if the runes have any insights about what I might expect along the way, at least in the short-term future.

The traveler’s rune seems an apt response for this question as this is definitely an exciting journey I am on. Each day holds new challenges and new anxieties, yet many small triumphs that make it all worthwhile. Raidho is all about trusting your own inner compass, and not being still but having the courage to step away from where you are, towards where you need to be. I feel like I am doing that, one tiny step at a time, and this reading definitely encourages me to keep going.

When I initially asked about my change in career, I was given Ansuz, Odin’s rune, the breath of the universe and the rune of words. The message seemed to be to concentrate on the words, the power within them and trust in my leap of faith and not indulge in self-doubt. This next rune, focusing much more on what will happen next, and what the future holds, seems much more focused on the challenges this journey may hold. I feel as if the runes or the power channeled through them has recognised that this is, indeed, a new and significant journey I am taking. Though I have written for many (so many!) years, this is the first time I am relying solely on my own skills with words to feed and shelter my family. That’s a huge step, and the journey is very much based on my own determination and willingness not to give up when things get tough.

The Rune Secrets website tells us that one of the key concepts for Raidho is freedom from imprisonment, and in a way, my decision to work from home is just that. I felt trapped in my office job, even on good days. Feeling trapped makes everything about us smaller, until we remember the ultimate responsibility of every prisoner: to escape. But like anyone who has been in confinement for too long, adjusting to freedom will be difficult, and this rune tells me that the journey may be arduous, and I may have to let go of concepts about my life or my inner self that I have clung to for too long. I don’t even know what these might be at this time, but I am not surprised to be told this. I have formed serious work habits based on ‘having a boss’, deadlines, hierarchies and so forth. Breaking these habits will probably be the key to becoming a successful, full-time freelance writer.

I hope my journey with the traveling rune has bought you some insights about what this rune could mean for you in your own divination. Feel free to tweet me @Mabherick if you want me to choose a particular rune to study for next month’s Road to Runes. Take care!

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About the Author:

Mabh Savage is a Pagan author, poet and musician, as well as a freelance journalist.

She is the author of A Modern Celt: Seeking the Ancestors and Pagan Portals – Celtic Witchcraft: Modern Witchcraft Meets Celtic Ways.