Wicca For Beginners: Fundamentals of Philosophy and Practice

Wicca For Beginners: Fundamentals of Philosophy and Practice  by Thea Sabin Due to the sheer number of Wicca 101 books on the market, many newcomers to the Craft find themselves piecing together their Wiccan education by reading a chapter from one book, a few pages from another. Rather than depending on snippets of wisdom toContinue reading “Wicca For Beginners: Fundamentals of Philosophy and Practice”

6 Minutes of Witchcraft: Regarding Experienced Witches, Newbies, & Books

I just listened to Laura Tempest Zakroff’s “6 Minutes of Witchcraft – A Message to Experienced Witches” where she talked about recommending introductory books to seekers. Would you recommend your favourite beginner books to a newbie today? Popular books from the 1970s (Margot Adler, Starhawk), 1980s (Raymond Buckland), and 1990s (Scott Cunningham, Silver RavenWolf) mayContinue reading “6 Minutes of Witchcraft: Regarding Experienced Witches, Newbies, & Books”

December’s Long Nights Moon

Oak Moon, Long Nights Moon, Cold Moon, Wolf Moon Nature Spirits: snow faeries, storm faeries, winter tree faeries Herbs: holly, English ivy, fir, mistletoe Colors: red, white and black Flowers: holly, poinsettia, Christmas cactus Scents: violet, patchouli, rose geranium, frankincense, myrrh, lilac Stones: serpentine, jacinth, peridot Trees: pine, fir, holly Animals: mouse, deer, horse, bearContinue reading “December’s Long Nights Moon”

November’s Mourning Moon

Mourning Moon, Dark Moon, Snow Moon, Fog Moon, Storm Moon, Beaver Moon, Oak Moon, Frosty Moon Nature Spirits: subterranean faeries Herbs: grains of paradise, verbena, betony, borage, cinquefoil, blessed thistle Colors: gray, sea-green Flowers: blooming cacti, chrysanthemum Scents: cedar, cherry blossoms, hyacinth, narcissus, peppermint, lemon Stones: topaz, hyacinth, lapis lazuli Trees: alder, cypress Animals: unicorn,Continue reading “November’s Mourning Moon”

October’s Blood Moon

Blood Moon, Hunters’ Moon, Shedding Moon, Falling Leaf Moon, Harvest Moon, Sanguine Moon Nature Spirits: frost faeries, plant faeries Herbs: pennyroyal, thyme, catnip, uva ursi, angelica, burdock Colors: dark blue-green Flowers: calendula, marigold, cosmos Scents: strawberry, apple blossom, cherry Stones: opal, tourmaline, beryl, turquoise Trees: yew, cypress, acacia Animals: stag, jackal, elephant, ram, scorpion Birds:Continue reading “October’s Blood Moon”

September’s Harvest Moon

Harvest Moon, Barley Moon, Wine Moon, Singing Moon, Corn Moon, Fruit Moon Nature Spirits: faeries Herbs: copal, fennel, rye, wheat, valerian, skullcap Colors: brown, yellow-green, yellow Flowers: narcissus, lily Scents: storax, mastic, gardenia, bergamot Stones: peridot, olivine, chrysolite, citrine Trees: hazel, larch, bay Animals: snake, jackal Birds: ibis, sparrow Deities: Demeter, Ceres, Isis, Nephthys, Freya, Thoth,Continue reading “September’s Harvest Moon”

August’s Corn Moon

Corn Moon, Wyrt/Wort Moon, Herb Moon, Dispute Moon, Barley Moon, Sturgeon Moon, Grain Moon, Red Moon Nature Spirits: dryads Herbs: chamomile, St. John’s wort, bay, angelica, fennel, rue, orange Colors: yellow, gold Flowers: sunflower, marigold Scents: frankincense, heliotrope Stones: cats eye, carnelian, jasper, fire agate Trees: hazel, alder, cedar Animals: lion, phoenix, sphinx, dragon Birds: crane,Continue reading “August’s Corn Moon”

July’s Blessing Moon

Blessing Moon, Mead Moon, Wyrt/Wort Moon, Fallow Moon, Buck Moon, Thunder Moon, Hay Moon Nature Spirits: hobgoblins, faeries of harvested crops Herbs: honeysuckle, agrimony, lemon balm, hyssop Colors: silver, blue-gray Flowers: lotus, water lily, jasmine Scents: orris, frankincense Stones: pearl, moonstone, white agate Trees: oak, acacia, ash Animals: crab, turtle, dolphin, whale Birds: starling, ibis,Continue reading “July’s Blessing Moon”

April’s Wind Moon

Wind Moon, Seed Moon, Planting Moon, Seed Moon, Growing Moon, Pink Moon, Hare Moon, Sprouting Grass Moon, Egg Moon, Fish Moon Nature Spirits: faeriesHerbs: basil, chives, dragon’s blood, geranium, thistleColors: crimson red, goldFlowers: daisy, sweet peaScents: pine, bay, bergamot, patchouliStones: ruby, garnetTrees: pine, bay, hazelAnimals: bear, wolfBirds: hawk, magpieDeities: Kali, Hathor, Ceres, Ishtar, Venus, BastContinue reading “April’s Wind Moon”

March’s Storm Moon

Storm Moon, Chaste Moon, Plow Moon, Seed Moon, Crow Moon, Lenting/Lenten Moon, Faery Moon, Crust Moon, Worm Moon, Sap Moon Nature Spirits: Air and water beings, connected with spring rains and storms Herbs: High John root, yellow dock, wood betony, Irish moss Colors: pale green, violet Flowers: daffodil, violet Scents: honeysuckle, apple blossom Stones: aquamarine, bloodstoneContinue reading “March’s Storm Moon”