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31 Days of Spiritual Journaling

Prompts for spiritual journals, grimoires, books of shadows…  I hope this can provide inspiration!  Please tag me or, tag the post “31 days of spiritual journaling”.  I would love to see them!  

  1. What do you believe?
  2. How did you come to your path?  (your spiritual journey)
  3. Teach/Describe one of your key spiritual practices.  (mindfulness, meditation, grounding, prayer, ritual…….)
  4. Discuss a plant or place that is important to you spiritually.  Why is it meaningful to you?  
  5. Record a recipe relating to a holiday you celebrate.  How do you use this food/drink/mixture?
  6. Delve into your relationship with a deity, or why you don’t honor deities.
  7. Teach/Describe a craft or skill that‘s tied to your spirituality.
  8. Recommend 3 books! 
  9. What do you do when it is hard to continue your spiritual practice or feel connected spiritually?
  10. Discuss offerings.  What does that look like for you?
  11. Engage with the theme of “sacrifice”  What does that mean to you?
  12. Delve into “Afterlife” or “Ancestors”.  How do those ideas play out in your worldview?  In your spiritual practice?
  13. Have you had experiences meeting or working with other pagans/witches?  Elaborate!
  14. Discuss imagery or symbols that are important to you.  What are they?  Why are they important?  How do you use them?
  15. Make a ‘beginners guide’ or ‘field guide’ for an important element of your practice (stones, weather, herbs, gardening, tarot, camping…)
  16. Engage with the theme of “love”  What does that mean to you?  
  17. Take notes on a book, article, video, or guide about something you’d like to do soon.
  18. Did you have experience being pagan/witchy in school?  Advice for kids who grow up in a pagan/witchy home?
  19. What are your core values?  Challenge yourself to list them and explain your choices.  (Need help? get started by looking at formalized lists like Catholicism’s 7 Heavenly Virtues, the Wiccan Rede, The Nine Noble Virtues, the 7 Principles of Unitarian Universalism…)
  20. Create a page just for Gratitude Journaling. Does “gratitude” have a role in your practice?
  21. Record quotes that are deeply meaningful for you.
  22. Has there been a time your beliefs (pagan, pre-pagan, other…) have been deeply challenged?  What was that like?  What did you learn?
  23. Are there any songs you find spiritually meaningful currently?
  24. How would you describe yourself?  Perhaps attempt a self-portrait.  How have your self-views impacted or been changed by your spirituality?
  25. Describe an intensely spiritual experience you’ve had.
  26. Advice to New Pagans/Witches: What is a mistake you made, or a unnecessary challenge you faced, which you wish you’d been able to avoid?
  27. What does the theme of “courage” mean in your path?
  28. What is your dream home, future-self, or vacation?  Can you identify aspects of your spirituality that impact that dream of yours?
  29. Record a dream.  Do you find any meaning or significance in it?
  30. Do you have any experiences with tarot/runes/divination? What are your beliefs around that?  If you enjoy divinatory work, do you have a theory regarding how/why it works?
  31. If someone was to honor you as their ancestor, what would be a meaningful and loving way for them to do that?

Moon Journaling

I just finished making this handmade book which I’m using to start a Moon Journal or Book of Moons. This is a book used to compile information about the moon, it’s phases, and to track your own lunar magickal practice. Here’s a list of inspirations for starting your own moon journal!

1. Esbat- definition and description
2. Lunar cycle
3. Lunar calendar for the year
4. Sections dedicated to each phase going into more depth. (New, waxing, full, waning)
5. Rare occurrences like blue moons, red moons, eclipses etc.
6. Maiden/Mother/Crone
7. Moon Names
8. Lunar dieties
9. Animal Correspondences
10. Drawing down the moon
11. Tarot spreads
12. Lunar Gardening
13. Spells/rituals
14. Recipes (I plan on including food, teas, and potions and a recipe for moonshine!)
15. Crafts
16. Songs/Poems/Prayers/Devotionals
17. Definitions for words associated with the moon
18. Color associations
19. How to charge crystals
20. Gems/crystal associations

Grab a notebook, fancy journal, or make your own book of Moons and start living in tune with the lunar cycle!

Witches Being Misunderstood is an Understatement

As I research this brilliant topic of Wiccan practices, origins, and history- lm learning of how stereotyped Im raised to believe witches and witchcraft alike are. Here’s some examples and rebuddles of what I mean…


“DEVIL WORSHIPPER” 

Who has ever claimed that was the point… Because I do not follow Christian beliefs to a T doesn’t make me a worshipper of satan. These claims were made by Christians who believed the worship of ANYTHING besides “God” (the big guy in the white robe) is their devil.


“Dont do black magick on me!”

 Anyone who has ever been remotely freaked out thinking we would curse their soul or ruin their lives with magic, has obviously never read the Wiccan Rede… what was it again? “An Ye Harm None, Do What Ye Will”? Huh…


“Eye of *animal*, Wing of *bird*” 

These ingredients aren’t literal, at all… Although my young, shameless self believed it to be, these are just names made up for herbs, plants, and flowers that are ingredients to remedies witches didn’t want abused.


“Why don’t you carry your broom to fly on?” 

This one makes me laugh. Woman used to literally ride broomsticks… maybe it’s a long story but people wanted to use an LSD like ointment and it was most affective on arm pits and … genitals. So they would lather up the broom handle and well… ride the broom into the night causing hallucinations. Weird shit right?


“You’re too colourful to be a witch” 

How? Did I miss the dress code assembly? Because I can wear whatever the fuck I want. Being Wiccan is positive and peaceful and colours have magick their own. If a witch does decide to wear only black, good for them- black means protection, safety, and grounding (amongst other things).


“Where’s your black cat?” 

Cats were once worshipped as symbols of multiple goddesses. In the beginning of the agricultural age, people brought cats with them where they went to ward off mice. Kittens were even wedding presents. Men went to war and women were stuck with the cat and were often widowed… since the woman lived alone- she was also likely to be accused of witchcraft. The Pope also claimed cats were satanic (?) so cats were burned alive - just like witches… but then the mice and rat population went sideways and here comes the Black Plague! Jokes on you - “Whatever you do shall be returns to you three times over”.


So here’s my explanation on stereotypes through research and the ability to look things up and not assume. These are based off of personal experience, first reactions… I also stuck to Wiccan beliefs along with my own personal thrown in the first one (sorry). There are witches out side of Wiccan who do worship Satan and that don’t follow the Rede but this is all biased. Correct me if I’m wrong anywhere here- I apologize already!

Blessed Be! )O(

Happy Spring, my dears! To celebrate my favourite season, I present to you a tarot challenge for the month of April. You are 100% welcome to alter or skip days as makes you comfortable, as these are just my own silly suggestions. Also, please feel free to @ me or tag with April Fool Tarot Challenge to share your adventures through the month! Write as artistically or as informally as you like! (PS I realise this is a little early/long-winded, I honestly just got excited). Anyway, with your consent, I wish you all the growth and warmth of the season! :)


1. The April Fool Spread: Shuffle, and find the Fool. The cards on either side are “what to be optimistic about this month” and “what to be wary of, in case it’s a trick”

2. Tarot Garden: Go through your decks and see if you can find at least three different flower species depicted. Take a super aesthetic photo of this tarot garden!

3. The Sun Cross Spread: Shuffle and find the Sun. The cards on either side are things that will warm up your spring

4. Green Thumb: Find three cards (or more!) with green as the dominant colour. Do the cards’ meanings relate somehow? If differentiating colours is difficult, select one or more cards that mean “growth” to you.

5. The April Showers Spread: Pull a card to represent April showers (an upcoming challenge), and another to show May flowers (a potential positive outcome of this challenge)

6. The Spring Cleaning Spread: Pull (randomly or by design) a card to represent something that needs to leave your life

7. The “That Gross Dirty Melting Snow” Spread (I asked my boyfriend what spring reminds him of, which was a mistake): Tell your deck the beginning of a classic joke, and then pull the punchline. Guaranteed to be an experience.

8. The Diamond Spread: For the April birthstone, pull four cards to represent Luxury, Clarity, Strength, and Rarity for the situation of your choosing

9. The Blossom Spread: Pull a Blossom (something to strive for), a Stem (what to do to help you get there), and Roots (what you already have that will guide your journey).

10. Wild Cards: Take a photo of your cards out in nature (or if you can’t leave your house, with a sweet houseplant!)

11. Haiku: Pull three random cards to write a haiku

12. Sweet Pea: For the birth flower of April, talk about a card that always makes you feel good when you pull it

13. Rubber Boots: Pull a card randomly. Its numerical value is your puddle-jumping-armour stat. How wet are your feet?

14. Hanami: Pull a card (randomly or by design) to represent something that doesn’t last long, so needs to be appreciated while it’s here

15. Tea Time: Have some tea with your cards! You’re halfway through and deserve a break.

16. The Two Easters Spread: My family celebrates both new and old calendar holidays, meaning that we usually have two Easters a year. This year, both fall on the same day (today)! To celebrate, pull two cards: The Resurrection (a lesson you could learn from your childhood self), and Renewed Hope (a message you need to hear from your deck). Feel free to alter this one as is comfortable for your spirituality.

17. The Spring Fling Spread: Shuffle, then spread your cards face up. Are the Lovers closer to the Emperor or the Empress? Use this as advice in your interpersonal relationships

18. Fairy Tales: Pull a card or two to tell us what your life as a garden fairy would be like

19. The Aries Spread: For the last day of this sign, pull a card each for the four stars of the Aries constellation. These will represent Passion (something to pour your heart into), Impulse (something to follow your gut on), Optimism (something to lift your spirits), and Aggression (something frustrating to work on).

20. The Taurus Spread: Taurus has way too many stars for this (lol), so instead, pull a card each for its two horns. One to represent something wonderfully stable, and one to represent something just a little stubborn.

21. The Chinook Spread: Pull a card to represent a very rapid change

22. The Earth Day Spread: Pull a card (or two or three) as a reminder of everything the planet has done for you!

23. The Rainy Day Spread: Pull three cards suggesting your next rainy day activities

24. Tanka: Pull five cards to write a tanka (like a haiku, but the syllables are 5-7-5-7-7)

25. Spring Break: Build a house of cards as best you can. Share pictures, even if it’s kind of a mess (I know mine will be)

26. The Weather: Describe today’s weather using tarot cards! Maybe even try to predict tomorrow’s weather, if you’re feeling it

27. The Migration Spread: Place five cards in a V, like geese flying north for the summer. What are you flying towards?

28. The Arbour Day Spread: A pine tree needs all four classical elements to survive: earth to hold onto, air to breathe, water to drink, and fire to release its seeds. Choose one card of each suit to describe yourself.

29. Rainbow: Find cards in each colour of the rainbow, for the sheer aesthetic of it. If differentiating colours is difficult (or your deck is fairly monochrome), find a handful of your happiest cards and lay them out in an arch.

30. Sunday Brunch: You’re off for a lovely Sunday brunch. Which court card(s) do you invite?

Dex is a Witch

Inspired by this post.

So what kind of witch would Dex be?

The first time he realizes that anger could be a tool, he feels the world shift on its axis. He reads everything he can get his hands on, careful to clear his browsing history and ambivalent of the searching looks the librarian gives him. So many books preach mindfulness. One’s craft should always be free of negative emotions. You must practice meditation, cleanse yourself and your surroundings on a constant basis. Anger, doubt, fear, all poisons to one’s craft.

Dex begins to feel like maybe witchery isn’t in his nature.

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The April Fool Tarot Challenge Day 2: “Tarot Garden”

These decks (the Tarot Mucha and the Romantic Tarot) have a lot of flower symbolism!

The Empress has poppies for imagination and beauty
The Hierophant has lilies for faith and purity of mind
The Sun has sunflowers for positivity and strength
The Queen of Wands has daisies for warmth and clarity
The Fool has a white carnation for luck and innocence
The Ace of Swords has a rose for wisdom and balance

Witches’ Almanac - Aries Season

Welcoming the season of the ram! Here’s your monthly update y’all, blessed be! (March 21st - April 19th)

March 21st: Vernal Equinox

March 22nd: Celebrate

March 24th: Plan your garden

March 26th: Enjoy fine dreams

March 27th: New Moon

March 28th: Waxing Moon

March 31st: Tease a friend

April 1st: April Fools Day

April 3rd: First Quarter Moon

April 5th: Read the Tarot

April 7th: Post to a loved one

April 9th: Plant seeds

April 10th: Cast a spell

April 11th: Full Moon (Seed Moon)

April 12th: Waning Moon

April 13th: Reveal nothing

April 15th: Light a blue candle

April 17th: Knit, weave or braid

April 19th: Third Quarter Moon

looking for witchy blogs to follow! 🌟

hello hello I’m a baby witch trying to learn as much as I can as fast as I can and I’m eating up all the resources I can find aaaaaa
now I’m trying to find more witchcraft themed blogs to fill my dash, I feel especially drawn to:
-crystals
-tarot/divination
-green/garden/herb magic
-nature/aesthetic themed posts as well!
so if there’s a lot of these on your blog please like/reblog this post so I can find you ☺️✨
id love to make some new friends on my journey too! thanks for reading💕💫

🌿 Cold days of Spring 🌿

• Dark chocolate with Lavender melting in Almond milk for a tasty hot chocolate
• Surrounding myself with pastel colored stones
• Picking up some flowers and branches/ pieces of wood ( I do offerings with seeds for birds )
• Soft blanket everywhere at home
• Going for a walk in the woods and fields
• Doing Self love spells
• Making so many “ pieces of Art” with branches, ribbon, old jewels …
• Tarot reading in the garden
• Still reading, still learning
• Setting up an altar outside with candles, shells, flowers and plants
• Daisies flower crowns
• Wearing long dresses with jumpers and feeling like a Hippie
• Collecting Rain Water

That’s basically what I spend my time doing • 🌿 Cold days here where I live in France are quite sunny for the moment but when it rains, it rains A LOT •

Hello! I am a newbie pagan and have been exploring various corners over the past few years, after being slowly drawn to it my whole life. This new blog is my official attempt to reach out to the community I’d love to be a part of.

That being said, I’m desperately looking for blogs to follow!

Please like/reblog if you post any of the following:

  • Druidry/Druidism
  • Celtic paganism, polytheism, reconstructionism, etc.  
  • Witchy things
  • Faerie things
  • Tarot
  • Divination
  • Herbalism
  • Astrology
New witchy blog!

Hi I’m new and looking for blogs to follow! Please like/reblog if you post any of the following:

- Zodiac aesthetics/readings
- Crystals/tarot cards
- Kitchen/Jar/Garden/Candle magic
- Witch aesthetics
- Meditation/Grounding
- Celtic/Northern European magic
- if you are an LGBT witch

- fairy garden aesthetic/photography - Sigils/Sigil creation