Kitchen Witch Corner

Diving Into The Cauldron

The Witches cauldron is the stuff of legend and indeed cauldrons feature in folklore from many cultures. While cauldrons haven’t always been associated with witches (everyone had a cauldron back in the day) they have long been associated with abundance. Every good housewife throughout history was expected to be prepared to feed a guest or […]

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Spells and Other Magick

All Purpose Magnet Spell

Purpose- The purpose of the all-purpose magnet spell is to draw a specific type of energy to yourself or to an area. Timing- Anytime from the New through Waxing moon is suitable. The zodiac sign and day of the week are not really important and vary according to the specific purpose of the spell. For […]

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Food
Kitchen Witch Corner

Astrological Correspondences of Food

According to astrologers, individuals have a number of characteristics determined by their sun sign, including specific nutritional requirements and the tendency to develop certain health problems. Therefore, some foods are considered better for certain signs than others. The table below shows those foods commonly recommended for each sign. If you are doing a magic spell […]

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Homestead and Hearthcraft
Morningbird's Garden

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 […]

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Kitchen Witch Corner

Quiche Amazing

Every year for Ostara I make my famous springtime quiche for brunch. This year was no different. For some reason I don’t think about quiche very much between holidays but this time I realized something: I don’t make quiche the way everyone else does. And I realized something else: my quiche is better. I had […]

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Homestead and Hearthcraft

Preparedness – Quarantine Kit

We in America are spoiled. Serious disease does not affect most of us, and when it does, it is whisked away to sterile hospital rooms behind closed doors. They aren’t our problem. Even really serious diseases like Influenza, which kills thousands of people each year in the US is referred to as “just the flu” […]

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Homestead and Hearthcraft

Preparedness – Power Outage

We get a lot of power outages in our area so we have to be prepared all of the time to be out of power at least for the night if not for the weekend. Preparedness Habits Having a kit is well and good, but daily habits can do even more to ensure you’re not […]

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Book of Shadows

Hearthkeeping for the New Moon in Capricorn – Clean Up Your Money

As the moon wanes in its journey toward the sign of Capricorn, I suggest to you that it is time to get organized, perform a deep cleansing on our finances, and take a close look at our budget. Capricorn loves an organized household and this new moon’s energy will help you achieve your goals. Of […]

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Devotions

Blessings of Artemis

Each month on the New Moon I celebrate Noumenia and focus my celebration on a different Olympian God. For the new moon in Sagittarius, I honor Artemis. I have always had somewhat of a difficult relationship with Artemis because of the whole man-hating virgin thing. But I have come to realize that that’s pretty much […]

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Book of Shadows
Rites of Passage

Child Naming Ceremony

A baby naming ceremony is, in many cultures, traditionally done when the baby is about a year old, though many people prefer to do it as soon as possible after the child’s birth. The reason for the year wait is simply because, until recently, most babies didn’t make it through their first year. If they […]

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