Everyday Magic: How To Use The Full Moon’s Energy

Even before I embraced my witchy side, I had been trying to work on being more aware of the moon phases and their meanings. There will be a full moon on Wednesday. You don't have to be a witch to know that a full moon seems to heighten energy around us.

Everyday Magic: Our Family Altar

Since embracing the witchy side of me, not much has changed. A lot of what I did was already a bit witchy: carrying crystals for their various meanings, burning sage to cleanse my home, reading tarot cards, researching what my dreams might be trying to me, and using different herbs for different reasons.

Not Always A Happy Ending In This Forest

Fairytales seem to be full of princesses, witches, magic, and castles. While most present day fairytales seem to have happy endings, the original stories are much darker and with messages other than a girl needs just needs Prince Charming’s kiss to make everything alright. The stories that originate in the forests in today’s post are so much darker than Disney would ever want to go.

A Hike Through The Creepy Forests Of The World

In the final week of our travel themed posts for June we will be checking out some of the creepy forests around the world. Forests that have been the basis of many nightmares, fairytales, and urban legends. Learn about the deaths and missing people cases that add to the level of creepiness that these forests exude. These forests aren’t just the home for numerous spirits. Many cryptoid and fairytale characters may call this home as well. Explore lands that defy even scientific explanation. This week will be full of horror and intrigue.

The Tale Of Two Witches

While researching my previous post about Krampus and Knecht Ruprecht, I was surprised to learn that there are a couple of Christmas or Yule witches in Europe. The two main witches I came across were as different as night and day. Reading their stories made me think of the line from Wizard of Oz “Are you a good witch or are you a bad witch?”

Something Witchy This Way Comes

Since tomorrow is Halloween I thought a post about witches would be appropriate. Surprisingly there are quite a few witch legends in Illinois to check out. I decided to check out the two nearest ones to share with you.

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