Autumn is officially here folks! Join our community discussion about the year so far and your hopes and dreams for the months ahead.
The autumn equinox brings the wheel of the year full circle. It's a bridge from one era of our life into another.
This tree has so many food and medicinal uses, and is central to so much folklore, it is a true witch’s tree. Here's a simple recipe for a nourishing ritual drink!
As the sun wanes, we gather in the fruits of the past six months. What are you harvesting, and what seeds will you save for next year?
Folk tradition, herbalism, meditations, ancestors, rituals, reflections, a memento mori, how to conduct a seance with tarot, and more wonderful writing for the thinning of the veil.
The rowan tree is one of my favourites, and just now, it’s at its most beautiful. Here are a few thoughts on this magical tree, and how to make a garland from its berries.
If you live in a small space or move around a lot, you can make this teeny tiny pocket altar which you can carry around and set up anywhere you please!
I felt some. You probably did too. Meanwhile, here's tons of good stuff to read.
I had so much to ask about, so much that has swirled around inside me for the past six months, so much that I want to pin down, crystalise, make sense of. This five card spread felt just right.
Though it looks like things are dying, seeds are falling, determining where they will grow next year. Intentions set now, commitments made.
This morning, I drew cards from three decks. A tarot card, (then another,) from The Collective Tarot. An oracle card, from Dori Midnight’s Dirty Tarot. And a crystal card from the Crystal Portraits deck: Five of Bones Here’s a card I’ve seen in my own readings fairly regularly over the past year. In The Collective …
In the wheel of the year tradition, tomorrow – August 1st – is Lughnasadh (pronounced ‘lunasa’) or Lammas. This festival marks the start of the harvest season. The fields are full and so are the trees and bushes. Traditionally speaking, we are digging up the vegetables, harvesting grain and fruit, baking the first loaf of …
I’ve been baking! Yes it’s true. Pies aside, it’s been a while. This morning, I made some ‘soul cakes’ for the Halloween/Samhain feast I’m going to tomorrow. Briefly, on All Soul’s Day, poor children would go house to house in wealthier areas, offering prayers for the families’ dead in return for spiced fruit buns called soul …
On Saturday - November 1st, my friend and I are hosting a samhain/halloween feast. Friends will gather to eat and drink and feel warm together as the nights draw in, as winter envelops us. Samhain traditionally marks the pagan new year - or at least, the end of summer and the beginning of winter. It's a time when 'the veil between this world and 'the other' is thin and we are closer to the dead than we usually feel. And we're going to honour our ancestors. Here's what we'll do at our feast.
What is a hearth, to you? Is it an image of the fireside, cats curled in the glow? A bonfire, a beach fire, a fireplace? Friends gathered around… or flickering solitude? Rubbing your hands to get warm, or curled in a blanket with a book and a whiskey? However you go fireside, now is the season …
Right now on the Wildwood's Wheel of the Year, The Mirror asks us to surrender our will and be led by our deeper, more mysterious urges. Across the lake, The Guardian awaits, beckoning us into her cave.
September, my personal 'new year' month, has been a real ride. So much has happened in the past four weeks and today, finally, I have a day to myself to gently think it all over and reflect on the changes within me.
It's time to do some tarot.
As we move from summer into autumn I feel myself becoming more aware of seasons – both external and internal. I feel more sensitive to the changes taking place around me, but also within myself. The joyous bounding around and fiery energy of summer is fading with the warmth of those months, to be replaced by …