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    Notes From the Apothecary: Caraway

    Spring is in full swing for many in the northern hemisphere, yet we’re still weeks or even months away from having fruits and seeds to store. That’s why this is the season when many magical and medical herbalists reach for their store cupboards and the trusty dried herbs, fruits, seeds, and spices at their disposal. With that exact goal in mind, I’ve picked out one of my favourite cupboard spices for this issue of Notes from the Apothecary: Caraway, or Carum carvi. The Kitchen Garden Caraway, a member of the carrot family Apiaceae, is a biennial herb. This means it has a two-year growing cycle, and will often only seed…

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    Learning Lunar: Moon Magic and Mystery

    The Last Quarter Moon The last quarter or third quarter of the moon is the beginning of the end; the final phase before waning all the way to the new moon. In different traditions, it can mean letting go, allowing things to diminish, or even feeling energy diminish within yourself. It can also be the gentle illumination needed for certain types of inner workings, or the reminder that shadow work is an essential aspect of growth, for many. What Does Last Quarter Mean? The moon’s quarter refers to how far along in the cycle of the moon we are. It’s not a reference to shape, as both the first quarter…

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    Wishcraft Oracle Review

    Wishcraft Oracle  By Stacey Demarco Illustrated by Eliabeth Trethoff Published by Rockpool Publishing Published date November 1st 2023 There are 30 cards included and a 41 page booklet. Believe in the power of wishcraft. This is a very unique and inspiring deck. Everyone at one point of their lives have made wishes like when blowing out candles on their birthday cakes, blowing on dandelion seeds or even a shooting star. Oh these pictures on each card is absolutely beautiful. I have so many different oracle decks and honestly this is now one of my favorites. The images are magickal and breathtaking. Here are a few of the cards. They range…

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    #172 – The Samhain Issue

    The Veil Thins for Samhain We’ve got a lot of great articles for you in this issue, dear readers! We’ve got poetry, correspondences, astrology, ritual, and much more to help you prepare for your deathly Sabbat… In Book Reviews: The Witches of Culross The Magic of Seeds Spell Jars for the Modern Witch The Unofficial Wednesday Cookbook Legend of the Deer Woman The Witch’s Yearbook   — and more! In This Month’s Articles: Samhain Correspondences In the Kitchen with Skarlett Witch Hunt The Halloweenification of Black Cats And much more!!

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    #171 – The Mabon Issue

    Enter Mabon! We’ve got a lot of great articles for you in this issue, dear readers! We’ve got poetry, correspondences, astrology, ritual, and much more to get your fall equinox harvest festival ready… In Book Reviews: Fourth Wing, Sacred Actions Journal, The Magic of Cats, Storyland, Finding the Fool, Wiccan Teas & Brews, Meeting the Shadow on the Spiritual Path, Curse and Cure  — and more! In This Month’s Articles: Mabon & Autumn Equinox Correspondences As Above, So Below Poem: Summer’s Last Hurrah And much more!! Introducing: In the Kitchen with Skarlett

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    As Above, So Below (How the Stars Became Our Hearts)

    Duality: Harvest Blessings     Blessed be the shores of Acheron, Blessed be the coming of the dawn. Blessed be the buds of spring And the bees that gather on.   Blessed be the pure and true. Blessed be the morning dew  Blessed be the pink and green. Blessed be the blue.     Blessed be the heat and sweat. Blessed be the sun. Blessed be the steamy wet. Blessed be the fun.   Blessed are the bees, As they toil to me the honey. And blessed are we. As we toil to make the money.     Blessed be the fires burning. Blessed be the year of turning. Blessed…

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    Weyland’s Whey – That Old Familiar Feeling

    Count Them Blessings   I got COVID.  She didn’t.    Are we old?  Not yet!   We love our fur kids!   Our dog’s name is Delinquent….   ….she livers up to it.   Delinquent barks at everything.  One night she warned us of an intruder at our door.   Coffee is awesome!    Wicca is a great comfort.    ** About the Author: Weyland Smith is an eclectic solitaire wytch.  He lives in New Jersey with his girlfriend Sparkle, their two feline familiars and a dog named Delinquent.  Weyland’s interests include writing, crystals and web weaving.  Wey is also a firm believer in reincarnation—in a previous life he was…

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    #170 – The Lughnasadh Issue

    Welcome Lughnasadh! We’ve got a lot of great articles for you in this issue, dear readers! We’ve got poetry, correspondences, astrology, ritual, and much more to get your summer harvest festival growing… In Book Reviews: Celtic Tree Mysteries, Crystal Basics, Spirit Speaker, The Evil Eye, Wyldwood, The Backyard Witch  — and more! In This Month’s Articles: Interview with “I Affirm My Power” Author Phoebe Garnsworthy Finding Inspiration When You’re Overwhelmed Notes from the Apothecary: all about Anemones! Introducing: Advice from Magic Myrtle Brand new webcomic An’ It Charm None Getting eye strain from the background? Just click on the Moon/Sun switch in the menu to turn on night mode and…

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    #169 – The Litha Issue

    Hail the Summer Solstice! This Sabbat, dig deep into Pagan Pages to prepare for the Summer Solstice with poetry, correspondences, astrology, ritual, and more! In Book Reviews: Everyday Soul Dances, Spells for Change, Spirit Voices, Moon Phases, Witchcraft and the Shamanic Journey, Crimson Craft, The Magic of Butterflies and Moths, Earth Witch, African American Magick,  — and many more! This Month’s Articles: A Memorial Interview with Lord Shadow Interview with “The Wildwood way” Author Cliff Seruntine Learn the magic of the Waxing Crescent Moon All about Prometheus! Getting eye strain from the background? Just click on the Moon/Sun switch in the menu to turn on night mode and give your…

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    Book Review – Spells for Change: A Guide for Modern Witches by Frankie Castanea

    Book Review Spells for Change: A Guide for Modern Witches Written by Frankie Castanea Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing 208 Pages Release Date: April 22, 2023         Frankie Castanea called Spells for Change: A Guide for Modern Witches the book she wish she had at sixteen when she began her on her path. It provides the basic foundations beginners need for understanding the history, elements, tools, crystals, herbs, and spell crafting. Castanea, a practicing eclectic/folk witch, found herself answering all the questions she’s received as a mentor while building her audience on social media platforms. The information is purposefully devoid of any particular path or religion, focusing instead…