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2016 Full Moon Dates

January 23, 8:46pm Eastern – Wolf Moon
February 22, 1:20pm Eastern – Snow Moon
March 23, 8:01am Eastern – Worm Moon
April 22, 1:24am Eastern – Pink Moon
May 21, 5:15pm Eastern – Flower Moon
June 20, 7:02am Eastern – Strawberry Moon
July 19, 6:57pm Eastern – Buck Moon
August 18, 5:27am Eastern – Sturgeon Moon
September 16, 3:05pm Eastern – Harvest Moon
October 16, 12:23am Eastern – Hunters Moon
November 14, 8:52am Eastern – Beavers Moon
December 13, 7:05pm Eastern – Cold Moon

2016 New Moon Dates

January 9, 8:30pm Eastern
February 8, 9:39am Eastern
March 8, 8:54pm Eastern
April 7, 7:24am Eastern
May 6, 3:30pm Eastern
June 4, 11:00pm Eastern
July 4, 7:01am Eastern
August 2, 4:45pm Eastern
September 1, 5:03am Eastern
October 1, 12:12am Eastern
October 30, 12:38pm Eastern
November 29, 7:18am Eastern
December 29, 1:53am Eastern

2016 Total Lunar Eclipse

March 8, 8:58pm Eastern

2016 Equinoxes & Solstices

Spring Equinox
March 20, 12:31am Eastern

Summer Solstice
June 20, 6:35pm Eastern

Autumn Equinox
September 22, 10:21am Eastern

Winter Solstice
December 21, 5:45pm Eastern

Check out all of my 2016 calendars here!

Here’s to the witches...

The Satanist Witches.  Who are constantly thrown under the bus by witches who don’t want to associate with you because they want people to know they’re not “evil”.

The Atheist/Secular Witches.  Who have trouble finding spells suited to their beliefs because most other witches insist on calling on gods or goddesses. 

The Abrahamic Witches.  Who are constantly told their paths aren’t valid by people of their religion and witches alike.

The Trans/non-binary Witches.  Who have a hard time finding representation in religion and the craft.  Who are excluded from covens solely due to how they were born

To Non-Wiccan Witches.  Who constantly need to remind people that witch is not synonymous with Wicca.  

Y’all are wonderful.  Keep being awesome witches!

Great Grimoire/Book of Shadows Options

I found this really cool journal maker called Peter Pauper Press, and their website has quite a few ~gorgeous~ leather-bound journals THAT ARE SUPER AFFORDABLE (although for some reason, they release more versions on Amazon, so those are the ones I will link too.)

I personally use one on these, and it’s amazing and the pages are thick and feel lovely to write on.

Here are a few that are some of my favorites, stylistically:

The Celestial Journal

The Cosmology Journal

The Universe Journal

The Versailles Journal

The Obsidian Journal

The Canterbury Journal

The Labyrinth Journal (what I use)

The Classique Journal

The Persian Splendor Journal

The Bordeaux Journal

All of these are great quality, have lightly lined pages, are VERY study & durable…… AND AVERAGE $10!!!!!

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Made some fire salts today!
You can use these bad boys instead of an open flame/candle or in any spells that need a little extra ‘heat’ (example:love spells and curses).

Ingredients:
2 parts sea salt
1 part cayenne pepper
1 part chili powder
1 part red pepper flakes

Stir in a small pan over low heat to infuse the essence of the heat/forew into the mix.

Store in a container once cool enough to handle. (Recipe credit goes to @pomegranateandivy)

manageable witch-things to do (almost) every day:

  • check your grimoire/book of shadows: you don’t have to necessarily add anything to it, but go through it. if yours is physical, run your hands over its pages. press your intentions for it with the tips of your fingers. if you have a digital copy, like i do, you can still press your intentions into it; it just may not be as literal as with a physical copy. just take a moment to appreciate all the work you’ve put into this thing that is entirely yours.
  • make a list of all the things you want to research. you don’t have to go ahead and research them. just keep a running list of things you may want to include in your grimoire or book of shadows at some point. my list includes adding a section on my god, angels, and saints, as well as fleshing out my correspondence tables and creating a section for prayers.
  • make a list of all the things you want to add to your witchcraft collection. this could be things that you want to buy, things you want to find, whatever. this could be tools you want to incorporate into your practice, that tarot deck you’ve been eyeing, plant clippings - whatever. make your witchy wish list and tuck it somewhere safe, but somewhere you’ll remember to check. 
  • make a list of your goals. where do you want to be in your practice? what do you want to achieve? what is the point you’re trying to reach? i like to set big goals and tiny goals and tiny goals that feel big. a tiny goal that felt big to me: writing my first spell. another goal could be making sigils on a regular basis. it could be adding something to your grimoire or book of shadows each week. give yourself tiny goals that work their way up to your bigger goals. 
  • do something to honor your god(s). light a candle, say a prayer, whatever. it doesn’t have to be big or elaborate. we don’t always have the energy for those types of things and that’s okay! 
  • do something kind for yourself. every list i ever write is going to include this. when you don’t have the energy for anything else, do something kind for yourself. take that bath. lay in that bed. take a nap. you can start again tomorrow, it’s okay. and if you still don’t have the energy tomorrow, don’t get down on yourself. you matter, you’re worth it.