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A Simple Kitchen Witches Herb Garden

Gardening can be intimidating and, for those of us who do not have our own patch of dirt to tend, it can seem nearly impossible. But growing and using your own herbs is quite satisfying and can only improve our magical relationship with them. And if you don't have your own patch of dirt, many herbs grow quite satisfactorily in pots on a windowsill or a porch step. Here, I hope to list some of the easiest and most useful herbs for a start toward your magical herb garden. Obviously, this is not an...

Gardening By The Moon

Gardening according to the phases of the moon is an ancient practice. Those of us who garden as an expression of our spirituality and our connection with both the Earth and our ancestors may wish to incorporate the moon phases and the lunar calendar into our gardening. There are generally two things that are considered when gardening by the moon. The first is the moon phase and the second is the astrological house the moon is in. Read on to find out how they each affect your plants differently....

Crafting Magical Meals

There are many approaches to using magick and creating a meal with magickal intent is a method embraced the Kitchen Witch. Everything in Nature has energy that can be harnessed and directed toward the manifestation of your Will, food included. Whether you prepare and consume your magical meal as a compliment to other magical work, ceremony or spellwork or as a stand-alone spell in and of itself, a little planning will go a long way toward your success. Here are some tips for preparing a magical...

Entertaining At Midwinter

The Winter Solstice occurs sometime between December 20th and 22nd and is the shortest day and longest night of the year and the official start of winter, though some folks will feel that winter has set in long before its arrival and some of us are saying you ain't seen nothin' yet! . This time of darkness gives rise to a number of holidays to brighten up the gloom of the season with a celebration anticipating the return of the light. I like to use the name Midwinter as a path-neutral...

In Season

New Moon In Aries

The new moon in Aries is a good time for starting new projects, especially those that need a little extra courage. It is also a good time to purchase, consecrate and dedicate a new ritual blade. The new moon is in Aries in late March or early April, when the sun is in April. New Project, Well Begun Courage from Within Blessings of Courage Ritual Blade Dedication Magical Tool Dedication Ceremony Also a good time for a, Ritual in Honor of Artemis, Ritual to Ares or a Ritual in Honor of Athena

Start Planting

Sunday, March 4, 2018 Waning gibbous, Libra Today I started a number of seeds for this year's garden. Don't have much time to elucidate as I've got to leave for work in just a few hours and there is still much to do, but I'm going to list the plants. Also, I have created a very useful planting chart that I will make available at my Patreon. And I will have to come back to write articles for these plants as well. I wish I could say I would be working on this tonight as my client slept, but my...

Gardening By The Moon

Gardening according to the phases of the moon is an ancient practice. Those of us who garden as an expression of our spirituality and our connection with both the Earth and our ancestors may wish to incorporate the moon phases and the lunar calendar into our gardening. There are generally two things that are considered when gardening by the moon. The first is the moon phase and the second is the astrological house the moon is in. Read on to find out how they each affect your plants differently....

Gardening By The Moon

This is a work in progress guide to go with my 2017 schedule calendar. Moonphase Moon Sign Activity Avoid New moon Aries Waxing Aries Dig, harvest, prepare beds, turn compost, plant cane fruit, irrigate Full moon Aries Weed and hunt bugs, plant grain crops, broadcast crops, fodder crops Waning Aries Weed and hunt bugs, start compost, dig, harvest, dry/dehydrate for storage, prepare beds, turn compost, dry/dehydrate for storage New Moon Taurus Plant leafy greens, brassicas, corn,...

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