Magic for the Heart

Working in an occult shop as Valentine’s Day approached always brought out the romantic and amateur sociologist in me. I never grew tired of hearing people’s tales of broken hearts, sweet kisses, and the courage of commitment. For a secular holiday with murky and not so romantic origins, Valentine’s Day holds such a sense of... Continue Reading →

In Goddess We Trust

“NOT EVERY WOMAN IS A WITCH. BUT EVERY WOMAN IS A FACE OF THE GODDESS.”~ JANET FARRARI’m still glowing with the energetic waves of protest from the Women’s March here in NYC and collectively all over the world. One goddess and asteroid in particular came to me this week in meditations on activism. Pallas Athene,... Continue Reading →

December Will Be Magic Again

As I sit hunched over in my frigid apartment warming my extremities with space heaters and candlelight, I hear Kate Bush’s lyrics in my ear repeating like a mantra, “December Will Be Magic Again.” I breathe her mystical soprano in and repeat her words. Lighting a gold candle I watch the bright flame grow and... Continue Reading →

Night Hags Unite!

Little known fact, I used to be a burlesque dancer in my younger years, and learned all tricks of the trade from mastering a glove peel to the ultimate joy of tassel-twirling. My most memorable acts, however, were always the subversive ones that allowed audiences to relate and celebrate frank expressions of sexuality and personal... Continue Reading →

Sowing Seeds In September

The feeling of hysterical blindness was running rampant last week as the Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse in Pisces left no eye dry and wounds reopened. Like Persephone or Alice in Wonderland, I felt as if I was descending into a frightening abyss only to wake up to even more confusion and endless tears. Luckily... Continue Reading →

Magic Rites Between The Eclipses

As we enter the final 2 weeks of August, I’m submerging myself into a wondrous time and space to work magic between the eclipses. Currently we are in the midst of the season of Lammas, the ancient Celtic holiday was celebrated on the 1st of August. Lammas, or Lughnasadh, is the first harvest of the... Continue Reading →

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