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Written by Feather GardenBelle


10 Ways to Connect with Your Ancestors

Honoring Your Ancestors Falling leaves, pumpkin pie, and an entire month dedicated to honoring your ancestors, Samhain is almost here! Also known as the Witches New Year, Samhain is the third harvest festival and is the pagan sabbat for celebrating those who have passed before us.  Each year Samhain marks a time when the veil to the other side is thin and we are able to communicate easier with the deceased. It's a time to connect deeply with our roots and to remember our ancestors. Samhain is the time to honor the witch within our bloodlines. Here are ten ways to connect with your ancestors.  1. Create an ancestor altar and/or shrine An ancestor altar is a place to join...

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Written by Nicole Canfield


Butterfly Spirit Magick | Witchcraft

Butterfly Magick The witch has no other friend like the butterfly. The butterfly is a powerful guide, familiar, and totem and has been for centuries. Call on the butterfly to aid in transformation, liberation, and creative inspiration. The witch and the butterfly have held a deep connection since the Middle Ages. Butterflies are the souls of the recently deceased and should always be treated with the highest respect. If you are a friend of the butterfly, she will be a friend to you. Learn some of the simplest and most potent butterfly magick here! Butterfly Symbolism Have you ever watched a butterfly alight on a flower? Notice the butterfly’s delicate nature. Once that butterfly was a chunky, hungry caterpillar, eating...

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Written by Feather GardenBelle


A Spell to Enjoy the Simple Pleasures in Life

Spell Casting | Simple Pleasures in Life Items You Will Need ~ yellow or white candle ~ carnelian crystal ~ fresh berry fruit plate Directions Begin by focusing on your intention. Do you wish to have more free time, more time for play, or more time to enjoy the simple pleasures?Sit in your sacred space. Carve your intention into your candle if you wish, you could write for example, FREE TIME. Light your candle and focus on the flame. As you watch the flame flicker in the dark, hold your carnelian crystal in both hands and feel the raw feminine energy and creative vibes flowing into you. You may feel a warm sensation or even tingles in your hand.As the energy...

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Written by Feather GardenBelle


Crafting Magick Tip: Zinnia Flowers

Zinnia Flowers in Witchcraft When it comes to practicing magick, there is more to a colorful Zinnia than meets the eye. Zinnias are used in the art of witchcraft to develop strength of character, to honor the ancestors, and for constancy in friendships. Zinnas for Strength Stand tall and when challenges arise, remain steadfast and blossom. You are reminded to share your truth, to stand in your convictions, and to be open to others, so that you may walk in a world of reciprocation and mutual understanding. Through the many obstacles you may encounter in life, continue to push forward, and like the zinnia, bend when needed. Be flexible. In some of the taller varieties of Zinnias, their long stems wind their...

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Written by Feather GardenBelle


DIY Summer Solstice Incense Recipe

What is the Summer Solstice? Marking the longest day of the year, the Summer Solstice is a time to celebrate the light and the beginning of summer. On this Midsummer day, around June 21st, the sun is the closest to the earth and it's a time to catch some solar rays, and to enjoy the growth in and around us. For many pagans the Midsummer, also known as Litha, is believed to be a magickal time, when the veil between this world and the next is thin.   It's the perfect time to connect with the elements and to craft some homemade incense for your upcoming Midsummer ritual celebration.  DIY Summer Solstice Incense Recipe A loose incense blend to help you...

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