A Change of Pace

A Change of Pace

So… I had this lovely little post written up for Ostara that I totally intended to post Friday morning. Only… it was a Friday and they’re kind of my kryptonite in terms of productivity, so it sat open on the computer waiting to be read through one final time, and I didn’t do it. Alternatively, … Continue reading

6 Witchy Preparations for Spring

Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; Whine less, Breathe more; Talk less, say more; Love more, and all good things will be yours! ~Swedish Proverb   Show of hands how many of us are about ready for winter and snow to be over? I know that I am. I’ve confessed before to being … Continue reading

Ayslyn’s Fertility Spell

Ayslyn’s Fertility Spell

This spell, like most of the others on Ayslyn’s Corner is one that I’ve written, so it’s been customized to include things and concepts I felt were appropriate and was comfortable with. As with any spell, you as a practitioner should never be afraid to alter what someone else has shared. Magic worked in its … Continue reading

Pentagrams Everywhere

Pentagrams Everywhere

Has anyone else seen this story about the mother who saw pentagrams in her kid’s school bus’ brake lights and freaked out? She apparently decided to call out the local school district for allowing the offensive, demonic symbol on the bus, telling her local media outlet that anyone who fears god should be outraged. Now, … Continue reading

Cruelty Free Eating for Wiccans

Cruelty Free Eating for Wiccans

The assumption that animals are without rights and the illusion that our treatment of them has no moral significance is a positively outrageous example of Western crudity and barbarity. Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality. ― Arthur Schopenhauer, The Basis of Morality Today we’re going to talk about our food – specifically looking … Continue reading

Loving Your Spiritual Path

Loving Your Spiritual Path

It’s amazing how little things can remind you how you ought to be taking care of yourself, how sometimes it’s the things other people miss that have the greatest impact. I spent last weekend down home in the bible belt, bringing my youngest sister back home after her annual stay with me over winter break. … Continue reading

Tarot Card Chain Challenge

Tarot Card Chain Challenge

Recently I asked the members of one of my favorite Facebook groups which tarot decks they used, and if they used different decks for different purposes. I was surprised by how varied the answers were. A newcomer to tarot cards might assume that the Rider-Waite deck would be by far the most popular, and that … Continue reading

Herbal First Aid Kit

Herbal First Aid Kit

I’ve been going through several old binders over the past couple of days and found a stash of things I kept from my early days exploring Wicca. It’s been quite interesting seeing the things that I felt were important enough to keep. One in particular was a list of first aid herbs that supposedly every … Continue reading

7 Witchy Ways to Dispel Anger

7 Witchy Ways to Dispel Anger

Anger is one of the stages of grief, though to be honest I thought I’d kind of skipped that part. I’ve never been an angry person; I might be upset or passionate about something, but anger for me was always like a match; it flares to life but dies out quickly. This is clearly one … Continue reading