A Winter Solstice Blessing from the Witch Queen

A Winter Solstice Blessing from The Witch Queen

A Winter Solstice blessing as we come to the Crossroads… Now As the sun rises From the embrace of Nyx Rekindled in the darkness That births all light Here At the Crossroads May you know the road Meant for you On sight Here At the Crossroads May you find the courage To turn towards Your desire Here At the Crossroads May you take the step Your heart longs To …

Yule: The Magick of the Longest Night

Yule: The Magick In The Longest Night

I am currently sitting vigil as I write this post. It is a tradition I have followed annually since I began practicing the Craft over thirty years ago. Yule is a powerful Sabbat for me, and one of my favorites. There is deep magick in the longest night of the year. The opportunity for powerful transformation waits in the space between the dying of the light and the birth …

Witch Queen: Magick is Remembering

Witch Queen | Remembering Magick Is How We Learn

I am regularly asked what books I recommend for witches who have taken the turn at the Crossroads and begun walking the path of magick. It’s a pretty normal question. Such is the nature of learning, and books are an acceptable method… for everything but the Craft. In the Craft, remembering magick is how we learn. When I began practicing over three decades ago, books on the subject were …

Blood Lines | Misplaced, a poem by Melody Wingfield

Blood Lines | Misplaced

VSS365 Prompt for December 18, 2020: Misplaced Check out more witchery and bitchery in My Grimoire. Read more of Hekate’s Story or a snarky oBITCHuary. Discover more of my beautiful memes at The Magick Word. Join My Circle in the sidebar so you don’t miss any new content!

Witch, Know Your Darkness

Witch Queen | Know Your Darkness

Self-knowledge is a crown that cannot be taken from you. You need it to rule yourself. Know your strengths, and you can offer your gifts freely, without shame, where they are needed. Come face to face with your desires, and you can aim for what you want to attain. Cataloguing your baggage gives you the power to unchain the present from the past and set your future free. Know …

Be A Writer

That’s your job. Be a writer. Social media has done a number on how we feel about ourselves and how quickly we compare ourselves to others. Are you worried you aren’t attractive enough to be an author? Trying to juggle six different social media platforms, so you don’t remember the last time you wrote? Worried that you aren’t Snapchatting or TikToking and that it’s hurting your chances? Stop. You’re …

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The Bitch Is Back

The asphalt flows beneath the wheels of my Triumph Bonnie like the Styx — black, harsh, winding. I like to ride — slowed and bound by mortal time, it gives me a chance to think. The passage of a hundred miles is a godsblink for an immortal. More than enough time to turn my thoughts loose and run them down. The rhythmic thunks of the pavement seams drum beneath my …

negative traits of each zodiac sign

Today’s oBITCHuary: The Zodiac Excuse

You’re A What? Oh, No Wonder… How many times have you found out someone was a certain astrological sign and gone, “Aha! I should have known.” In today’s oBITCHuary, The Zodiac Excuse, we’ll be roasting the most negative traits of each zodiac sign.  Astrology is fairly proficient at dealing a reputable hand of personality traits, right down to shared common flaws. Next thing you know, like cosmic Teflon, you’re blaming your …

But I Don’t Know Enough To Be A Writer | Yeah, Write!

Welcome to my Yeah, Write! series. I’ve been wanting to do a series of posts busting through some of the mythology and false expectations writers have when starting out. The journey of writing is tough enough without a bunch of misconceptions dogging your heels. Although these little essays are primarily for new writers, my hope is that even experienced creatives will be able to see a little of their …

All That I Love Shall Bleed (Content Warning)

Content warning for violence, sexual references. *drip* “You must understand, of course, I had not intended to kill you today.” She stared at me with glassy eyes, cold and void of life. I had never been one for shuttering the gaze of the dead. Tradition be damned, it was an act of cowardice. The emptiness there was a prick to my heart, reminding me of the sacrifice I had …

Hekate, Witch Queen and Goddess of Magick

Hekate is an ancient goddess with pre-Greek roots traced to Anatolia and Thrace. Earliest accounts portray her as a bewitching young woman. Fierce and powerful, she was sovereign over land and sea and sky. The poets made her the daughter of the Titans Perses, Titan of Destruction by Fire, and Asteria, Goddess of the Stars, Necromancy, and Divination by the Night. Later versions ascribed her to Zeus and Asteria, …

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