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Why Do People Celebrate Ostara, the Spring...
At Ostara, around March 21, the light is equal to the darkness. This is the time of the spring equinox, and is a great time to celebrate the rebirth of the soil and the land. Because of its close association with the Christian Easter holiday, Ostara is known as a time of fertility and abundance.
Celebrating Ostara, the Spring Equinox
Here's where you'll find links to all kinds of articles on Ostara -- rituals, history, crafts, recipes, and more!
Hold a Simple Solitary Ostara Ritual
Are you welcoming Spring in by yourself? No worries -- here's a simple yet beautiful rite you can perform alone to celebrate the balance of light and dark at Ostara.
2015 Pagan & Wiccan Event and Holiday...
There are plenty of Sabbats and other events celebrated by Pagans each year. Here's our listing of the 2015 Pagan and Wiccan calendar of events.
Meet the Gods and Goddesses of Healing
There are many gods and goddesses associated with healing. Take a look at this list, and welcome the deities of health and wellness into your magical practice and ritual.
How to Break a Curse or Hex
Are you worried that you might be the target of a curse or hex? Here are some tips on how to break negative spells that have headed your way.
Wicca for Beginners: What It Is and What It Isn't
If you're just getting started in learning about Wicca, here are a few of the basic principles and concepts you should know.
How to Set Up Your Ostara Altar
Spring is here, or at least it's on its way -- now how does that translate into a practical altar set up? Here are some great ideas for items to include on your Ostara altar, when you welcome the spring equinox.
How to Get Started in Paganism and Wicca
So you're interested in Wicca or some other form of Paganism, but have no idea how to begin learning and studying? Don't worry - we've got the basics here of what you need to know as you get started.
If Magic Is Real, Why Doesn't Everyone Do It?
Is magic real? Most Pagans accept magic as part of their daily life. So why don't non-Pagans practice magic? Some of the reasons might be simpler than you think.
Hold a Spring Rebirth Ritual for Ostara
Ostara is the spring equinox, and so is considered a time of rebirth. New life is appearing all around, and so for many Pagans, it's also a time of symbolic rebirth. This ritual
Meet the Gods and Goddesses of Paganism
In modern Pagan religions, people feel drawn towards many of the ancient gods. Here is a collection of some of the best known gods and goddesses of modern Paganism, as well as some tips on how to make offerings to them and interact with them.
How is the Spring Equinox Celebrated Around the...
Although for Pagans this time of year is known as Ostara, many other cultures and belief systems mark the Spring Equinox. Learn about some of the many celebrations around the world.
Make a Pagan Book of Shadows
In Wicca and Paganism, it's traditional to create a Book of Shadows, which is a notebook containing information regarding your tradition, gods and goddesses, correspondence tables, sabbat and esbat rites and rituals, magical recipes, and more. Learn how to make your own BOS here.
A Beginner's Guide to Candle Magic
Many Pagans use candles as part of their magical workings. Learn about the basics of candle magic, which colors to use and how to anoint your candles before using them in ritual.
Gods & Goddesses of the Spring Equinox
A number of Pagan deities are associated with the spring equinox. No matter what your tradition, chances are good that there's a god or goddess tied in with the Ostara season.
Are Wicca, Witchcraft and Paganism All the Same?
What's the difference between Wicca, Witchcraft and Paganism? Or are they all just the same thing with different names?
What Are the 4 Classical Elements in Modern...
Many Pagans feel a connection to the four classical elements: earth, air, fire and water. Each is associated with a number of different characteristics and attributes.
13 Books for Beginning Wiccans
Many people come to Wicca seeking something new in their life -- but there's a LOT of information out there to absorb. How do you know which books are good, and which ones are best used as a door stop? Here's a list of thirteen books from a variety of sources that any Wiccan seeker should have in their personal library.
Dos and Don'ts at Pagan Festivals
You're getting ready to attend your first Pagan festival or other public event -- that's awesome! Follow the guidelines for proper festival etiquette, and you'll probably be invited back again next time.
What Are the 8 Pagan Sabbats?
The eight sabbats form the foundation of many modern Pagan traditions. This quick overview explains when the sabbats fall, how they are celebrated, and the rich history behind each of the sabbats that make up the Wheel of the Year.
Prayer for The Resurrection of the Earth at...
This simple springtime prayer honors the rebirth of life that comes each spring.
Pagan Rituals for Families with Children
Looking for rituals and ceremonies that work well for your young Pagans in training? Here's a collection of some of our most popular kid- and family-themed rituals and celebrations.
Celebrate Ostara With Rites and Rituals
Are you looking for rituals to help you celebrate Ostara, the spring equinox? These simple rites and rituals, as well as prayers for the season, will help you welcome back the spring at Ostara.
Celebrate Ostara with the Silly Chocolate...
Ostara is a good time to unleash a bit of Spring silliness, so why not get your kids involves in a fun and easy celebration of the season? Welcome Ostara with a ritual involving jelly beans, Peeps and chocolate bunnies.
Celebrating Mabon, the Autumn Equinox
Mabon is the mid-harvest festival of the autumn equinox, and it is when many modern Pagans honor the changing seasons, and celebrate the second harvest.
Magical Self-Defense and Protection
Think you've got a curse or a hex on you? Worried that someone has attacked you magically? Here's how to figure out what's going on, and what to do about it if you really are under magical attack.
5 Steps to Writing Your Own Spells
There are hundreds of books available on how to write your own Wiccan and Pagan spells, and thousands of spells available on the Internet. But what if you want to write your own spell? Do you need to have decades of experience? You might be surprised to learn that by following a few easy steps, anyone can write an effective spell.
Celebrating the Pagan Beltane Holiday
Beltane is a day to celebrate fertility, fire, and abundance. Learn about the traditions and trends of this Sabbat, how to hold a Maypole Dance, and some great ideas for rituals and celebrations.
Reader Submissions
Want to see what some of our readers have put on their Ostara altars? Check out this photo gallery for some great ideas!
Prayer to Honor the Goddesses of Spring
This prayer honors the goddesses of spring, from several pantheons, in their many different aspects.
How to Cast a Circle as a Sacred Space
We've all read about the idea of Casting a Circle, but what does it really mean, and how is it done? What is the significance of the Circle in Wiccan and Pagan worship?
10 Things You Need to Know About Paganism
So you think you're ready to become Pagan? Here are ten facts you really need to know before you take that step.
Crow & Raven Mythology and Folklore
The crow and raven appear in folklore going back to early times -- what do these beautiful black messengers tell us?
How to Use Magical Crystals & Gemstones
Are you interested in using crystals and gemstones in your magical workings? Here's a list of some of the most popular crystals and gemstones used in magical workings and rituals, as well as ideas for how you can incorporate them into practice.
4 Types of Spirit Guides
Lots of people believe they have spirit guides -- but how do you know that it's not just your imagination? Learn about some of the different types of spirit guides.
10 Bad Reasons to Become a Pagan
People become Pagans or Wiccans for a variety of reasons. Most of those reasons are pretty good - but if yours appear on this list, you might want to rethink your whole spiritual journey and what you hope to get out of it.
Tarot 101: Learn the Basics
If you're ready to start learning about reading Tarot cards, how they work, different spreads, and the best decks to use, this is the place to start.
How to Make Magic in Your Garden
People have been planting gardens for thousands of years. Learn about some of the folklore surrounding the magic of the planting season.
What Do Your Dreams Really Mean?
Have you ever had a dream and woke up wondering why you were thinking about floods, flying, or chickens? Well, chances are good that those things -- and others -- have appeared as a symbol of something else. Here are a few samples of common dream symbols and events that people experience. You can use them as a tool for self-evaluation.
Who is the Green Man?
The Green Man appears in many forms in British and Celtic myth. What is the Green Man, and what does he really represent?
How to Use Magical Herbs
Need to do a working but not sure which herbs are appropriate? Check out this list of correspondences -- it's listed by intent, so all you'll need to do is set a goal and then find your herbs!
Do Easter Eggs Come From Pagan Tradition?
Are Easter eggs considered Pagan traditions or not? After all, the egg is a fertility symbol... but how did the egg come to be associated with rabbits?
October's Full Moon: The Blood Moon
October's Blood Moon brings with it cool, clear nights and the knowledge that winter is around the corner. It's also a time for spiritual growth, because it's when the veil between this world and the next is at its thinnest.
Was There Really a Spring Goddess Called Eostre?
Eostre is frequently mentioned in NeoPagan writings, but it's pretty hard to find any scholarly information about her. Is Eostre an ancient goddess, or is she the product of modern imaginations?
How to Make a Magical Moon Garden
While most people think of their gardens as a place of sun and light, there are a number of plants that thrive nocturnally. Consider planting a magical moon garden, so you can enjoy the benefits of your efforts under a night sky instead.
How To Consecrate Your Magical Tools
What should you do with a wand or athame when you first get it? Many Pagans perform a consecration ritual on their magical tools. Learn how to consecrate your magical tools with this simple ritual invoking the energies of the four classical elements.
Pagan and Wiccan Symbols
In Paganism and Wicca, many traditions use symbols in ritual and magic. Learn about some of the most commonly seen Wiccan and Pagan symbols and their meanings.
Spring Flower Magic
With spring comes blooms and blossoms everywhere -- learn how you can use some of your garden's loveliest plants in your magical workings.
Are the Four Blood Moons Significant?
There's a phenomena called the Four Blood Moons, which is a series of four full moons tying into lunar eclipses. What significance does this have?
Did St. Patrick Really Drive Snakes - or...
St. Patrick is known as the patron saint of Ireland, but to many Pagans, he symbolizes religious conflict. Is it true that he drove the Pagans out of Ireland?
Do Pagans Really Have Ritual Sex?
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What is Paganism?
What is Paganism? Let's look at an explanation of what modern Paganism is, including the Wiccan religion and others.
What is a Psychic Empath?
There are many different types of psychic abilities. Some people are known as empaths, which means they are sensitive to the energy and emotions of others. Let's look at empathic ability in more detail.
How to Get Rid of Unwanted Spirits
Got an extra entity hanging around? Made contact with a snarky spirit during a seance? Here are some tips on how to get rid of them and send them on their way.
What Dragons Blood Is and How It's Used in Magic
Some magical traditions include an ingredient called Dragon's Blood into their ritual and spellwork. But what is it - does it come from real dragons? - and how is it used?
Garden Blessing for Ostara Planting Rituals
Getting ready to till the soil and prepare it for spring planting? Say this garden blessing before you begin.
Perform an Earth Meditation Ritual for Spring
This meditation is a perfect one to perform to help you reconnect with the energies of the earth each spring, or to help rejuvenate yourself at other times of the year.
Ostara Labyrinth Meditation
The labyrinth has long been used as a tool for meditation and reflection. At Ostara, a time of balance and polarity, use this labyrinth meditation as a problem solving ritual.
Should You Use Body Fluids in Magic?
Although many people in today's magical community find it a bit off-putting, the use of bodily fluids in magic is a long-standing custom in many cultures and traditions. Almost universally, body fluids have been used at some point for their powerful magical properties.
What Does "Blessed Be" Mean?
Definition of the phrase Blessed Be in Pagan and neo-Wiccan lore
11 Celtic Deities You Should Know
Many of the ancient Celtic gods and goddesses have become a part of modern Pagan practice. Learn more about some of the deities honored by the Celtic peoples.
Children's Prayer for Ostara
If you have children, you may want to include them in your Ostara celebrations this spring. Teach them this simple rhyming chant, and clap along as you welcome the season of rebirth!
11 Deities of Death and the Underworld
In many cultures, gods of the underworld and death are celebrated during the harvest time. Learn about these gods and goddesses who preside over the domain of the dead.
7 Ways to Develop Your Psychic Skills
Many Pagans believe that everyone has some degree of latent psychic abilities. Here's how you can work on developing your own psychic talents.
Cernunnos - Wild God of the Forest
Cernunnos is the horned god found in many traditions of modern Paganism and Wicca. He is an archetype found predominantly in Celtic regions, and symbolizes fertility and masculine energy.
What Role Do Owls Play in Folklore?
Owls have featured in folklore and legend for a long time. Here are some of the most popular tales of owl magic and mythology.
Triple Moon
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Recipes for Your Ostara Celebration
Looking for recipes to brighten up your Ostara celebration? Here's where you'll find information on seasonal treats such as eggs, breads, salads, and desserts for the Sabbat.
Can You Be a Christian Wiccan?
A reader wants to know if she can practice witchcraft - specifically, Wicca - within a Christian framework. While this probably isn't the best place to get the answer, let's talk about the idea of Christian witchcraft.
Bake Some Hot Cross Buns for Ostara
We've all heard of the Christian tradition of Hot Cross Buns, but a reader wants to know if he can adapt them to his Pagan belief system.
What is an Animal Familiar?
Some modern Pagans and Wiccans incorporate an animal familiar into their spritual practice. Find out what a familiar is, and learn about the history of familiars in witchcraft.
What God and Goddess Do Pagans Worship?
A reader wants to know which god or goddess is worshiped by modern Pagans. Do they all honor the same deities? Let's look at which gods modern Pagans follow.
How to Find Your Magical Name
Many Wiccans and Pagans choose to select a new name to use in ritual and ceremony -- in some cases it's a name shared only with the gods. Learn how you can find the magical name or craft name that's right for you.
How Does Magic Work?
Most Pagans believe that magic exists and is very real - but how does it work? There are different opinions on what makes it happen.
What's Involved in a Pagan Self-Dedication...
Many modern Pagans and Wiccans choose not to be part of a coven or group. Because one of the benefits of joining a group is initiation, if you're practicing as a solitary you may choose to perform a self-dedication rite as a way of declaring yourself to the deities of your tradition.
Triple Horn of Odin
In Paganism and Wicca, many traditions use symbols in ritual and magic. Learn about some of the most commonly seen Wiccan and Pagan symbols and their meanings. Page 15.
What Does "So Mote it Be" Mean?
Many people in the Pagan community use the phrase So Mote It Be - but what does this actually mean, and where did it come from?
How to Plant a Goddess Garden
As spring arrives, why not plan out a garden area to honor the goddess of your tradition? Turn a space in your yard into a living altar by planting a goddess garden.
Who Is the Goddess Isis?
Isis was a great goddess of the Ancient Egyptians, and sister/consort of Osiris. She is honored today by some Pagans as the archetype of the mother and wife, and a goddess of mystery and magic.
10 Magical Herbs to Keep Handy
If you're a practitioner of a modern magical tradition, chances are good that you're in the habit of using herbs. Here's a list of ten herbs that everyone should have on hand for magical purposes.
Create an Elemental Garden for Litha
If you're a Pagan or Wiccan who's into gardening, you may want to consider planting a garden that ties in to the four classical elements of earth, air, fire and water. Here's how you can build your own in just a few simple steps.
What Is a Clairvoyant?
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Triquetra
In Paganism and Wicca, many traditions use symbols in ritual and magic. Learn about some of the most commonly seen Wiccan and Pagan symbols and their meanings. Page 18.
Numerology Basics
Many Pagan and Wiccan spiritual traditions incorporate the practice of numerology. The basic principles of numerology hold that numbers have a great deal of spiritual and magical significance. Some numbers are more potent and powerful than others, and combinations of numbers can be developed for magical use.
How to Interpret the Tarot Cards in a Reading
Once you've got a pile of Tarot cards down in front of you, how do you interpret the messages within them?
Egg Magic, Folklore and Superstitions
In many magical and spiritual systems, the egg is seen as the perfect symbol of life and fertility. This isn't exclusive to NeoPagan beliefs, though.
2014 Pagan/Wiccan Event and Holiday Calendar
Trying to plan your holidays in advance? There are a number of celebrations for Pagans and Wiccans throughout 2014. Check here for the dates for upcoming Sabbats in both the Northern and Southern Hemisphere, as well as full moon dates.
Do Pagan Religions Have Rules?
Are there any rules involved in Paganism or Wicca, or is it just a magical free-for-all where everyone does as they please? Find out what standards most Wiccan and Pagan groups set for themselves.
What is a Kitchen Witch?
There's a growing movement within modern Paganism known as kitchen witchery. The kitchen is, after all, the heart and hearth of many modern households.
How to Work With Pagan Gods
In most Pagan and Wiccan traditions, interaction with the Divine is a key part of the belief system. But how do you know which gods to call upon, particularly if your tradition is an eclectic one with no set guidelines? Learn about the different types of gods, who they are, and when it's appropriate to ask for their assistance.
Celtic Baby Names - Girl
Looking for a Celtic baby name for your little girl? Here's a collection of names as well as their meanings!
Magical Workings and the Phases of the Moon
Wondering what magic should be done during the various moon phases? In many magical traditions, timing really does matter. Read here to find out what to do when.
Tarot Card Spreads & Layouts
There are a variety of spreads, or layouts, that can be used in reading Tarot cards. Try one of these - or try them all! - to see which method is the most accurate for you.
Understanding the Triple Goddess of Pagan...
What is the archetype of the Maiden, Mother and Crone in modern Paganism? This triple goddess represents the three phases of a woman's life.
What is the Rule of Three - And Do You Have to...
What is the Rule of Three, and why does it play such an important role in modern Paganism and Wicca? Does it apply to everyone, or is it just a bunch of fluffy New Age mumbo-jumbo? Let's look at some different interpretations of what the Rule of Three might actually mean.
How to Make Magical Black Salt
Some magical traditions incorporate black salt into spellwork and ritual. Here's how you can make your own to use.
Celebrating Litha, the Summer Solstice
Litha, or Midsummer, is a celebration of the summer solstice. Here's where you'll find links to all kinds of information for this summer sabbat -- crafts, rituals, history and more!
Rabbit Magic & Folklore
In the spring, rabbits are everywhere. Learn about why March hares really go mad, what's up with the egg-laying Easter bunny, and some ways to incorporate rabbit symbolism into your ritual and spellwork.
Setting Up Your Magical Altar
So you've decided to set up an altar space of your own - awesome! But where do you put stuff? Don't panic - everything you need to know for a basic altar setup is here.
Finding the Pagan Teacher That's Right For You
Are you ready to start looking for someone to teach you about modern-day Paganism? Great! Here are some tips to keep in mind when you get started - as well as some hints on what NOT to do.
9 Magical Tools You Should Know
Ever wonder what you can do with a wand, cauldron, or athame? Trying to figure out what tools you absolutely have to have on your altar? Let's look at some of the most commonly used tools of the Craft.
How to Make Smudge Sticks for Ritual
Smudge sticks are used by many Pagans in ritual and ceremony. While it's certainly convenient to buy them at the store, it's also very easy to make your own - and you get to pick which herbs are in it! Here's how to make a your own smudge sticks to use.
Triple Spiral - Triskele
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What Do We Mean by Celtic?
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How to Use the Celtic Cross Spread in Tarot
The Celtic Cross is one of the best known layouts for Tarot readings. Learn how to use this in-depth spread to get answers to your questions.
What Is the Celtic Tree Calendar?
The Celtic tree calendar is based upon thirteen lunar months. Each is named for a letter in the Celtic alphabet. Learn about the thirteen tree months, and how they are used in magical workings.
Wheel of the Year
What is the Wheel of the Year in Pagan and Wiccan tradition?
Daily Tips to Live a Magical Life
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How Long Does it Take for a Magic Spell to Work?
So now you've decided to learn about spellwork, and you're ready to do a little magic of your own. How long should you wait before you start seeing the results of your working?
What is the Asatru Pagan Tradition?
The Asatru tradition is a reconstructionist path that focuses on pre-Christian Norse spirituality. The movement began in the 1970s as part of a revival of Germanic paganism, and numerous Asatru groups exist in the United States and other countries.
Julie's Ostara Altar
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Patchouli
Herbs have been used for thousands of years, both medicinally and ritually. Every herb has its own unique characteristics, and these properties are what makes the plant special. Learn about the correspondences associated with each of these magical herbs. . Page 21.
Celtic Baby Names - Boy
Looking for a Celtic baby name for your little boy? Many Celtic boys' names emphasis strength, heroism, and masculinity. Here's a collection of names as well as their meanings!
Debunking the Myths about Wicca and Paganism
There is a lot of false information floating around out there about Wicca and Paganism. Learn about some of the most common myths and misconceptions, and clear up the truth about Wicca and other Pagan religions.
How to Find a Pagan Prayer for Any Occasion
Looking for a prayer for a special event or ceremony? Check here for our ever-growing list of Pagan and Wiccan prayers!
How to Prepare for Your First Tarot Reading
Ready to read Tarot cards for a friend, family member, or even a total stranger? There are a few things you should know ahead of time.
Pentacle
In Paganism and Wicca, many traditions use symbols in ritual and magic. Learn about some of the most commonly seen Wiccan and Pagan symbols and their meanings. Page 10.
5 Tips for Solitary Pagans
In modern Paganism and Wicca, there are far more people who practice as solitaries than there are people who have joined covens or established traditions. Here are a few tips to make your solitary practice more successful.
Rosemary
Rosemary is known for its many magical and culinary uses. What are some of the ways you can use rosemary in your life? Page 9.
Banishing Spells and Folklore
If you've got people in your life that are causing you pain and suffering, you might want to try a bit of magic. These banishing spells are popular in folklore.
Offerings to the Gods
So you want to make an offering to the deity of your tradition -- but what's an appropriate choice? Here are some suggestions for different types of gods, and what's an acceptable offering.
5 Ways to Cleanse or Purify a Sacred Space
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Hold a Ritual To Draw Down the Moon
This beautiful and powerful ritual is one in which the practitioner invokes the Goddess directly into herself (or himself, as the case may be). In some variations of this ritual, a High Priestess (HPs) may go into a trancelike state and speak the words of the Goddess, and in others, it may be a formal monologue calling upon the Goddess in her many forms.
Brandon's Ostara Altar
Paganism / Wicca. Page 6.
Learn to Use a Pendulum for Divination
The pendulum is the easiest method of divination. Using a simple weight on a string or chain, it allows you to divine Yes/No answers. Here's how to make your own pendulum and calibrate it for use.
Hold an Esbat Rite to Celebrate the Full Moon
In addition to the eight Sabbats, many Wiccans and Pagans celebrate regularly with an Esbat. This is a time of spellwork and magic, as well as of communing with the Divine, traditionally held at the time of the full moon. You can hold this Esbat ritual either alone or as part of a group.
5 Tips for Finding Your Spirit Guide
Are you trying to find a way to meet your spirit guide or guides? Many people believe they have a spirit guide - here are a few tips to help you meet yours.
Isadora's Ostara Altar
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Water
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How to Use a 7-Card Tarot Layout
One of the most popular Tarot layouts in use today is the Seven Card Horseshoe spread. Learn how to lay the cards out and what they mean in the reading.
Do You Think You Lived a Past Life?
Many members of the Pagan and Wiccan communities are interested in past lives and reincarnation. While there’s no official standpoint on past lives (as with many other issues), it’s not uncommon to find Pagans and Wiccans who believe they have experienced past lives. Among those who do, there are often some recurring themes.
Setting Up Your Beltane Altar
Okay, so we know that Beltane is a fertility festival... but how do you translate that into altar setup? Here are some tips about how to set up your altar to celebrate the Beltane sabbat.
Who are Today's Druids?
Who are the modern Druids, and how do they practice their religion? Let's look at some different Druid groups that exist today, and talk about resources for those interested in this spiritual path.
Glenn's Ostara Altar
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10 Ways to Celebrate Mabon, the Autumn Equinox
Looking for a way to celebrate Mabon, the second harvest Sabbat? Read on for some great ideas for you and your family to observe the autumn equinox.
SilverMoonGlow's Ostara Altar
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Sarah's Ostara Altar
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Tiffany's Ostara Altar
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Lunar Myths, Legends and Folklore
If you look back at history, there are a lot of stories about the magical powers of the moon. Read on to see some of the myths and legends associated with this magical body!
Perform a Pagan Ceremony to Celebrate the New...
In some traditions, the appearance of the New Moon each month is even more important than the night of the Full Moon. This ritual is a very basic one that can be done either as a solitary or as part of a group. The welcoming theme makes it a good one to use if you're teaching young children about Pagan and Wiccan spirituality.
Sage
Often called an herb of wisdom, sage can be used in number of ways. Learn about how to use sage for its magical and therapeutic properties. Page 10.
Discover the Different Types of Pagan Deities
In the wide varieties of Pagan paths, there are deities associated with nearly every season of the year, and every aspect of the human existence. Let's take a look at some of the different types of Pagan deities, and see why they are important to followers of contemporary Pagan religions.
How to Magically Shield as Protection
Ever feel like certain people just suck all the energy right out of a room? Learn how to shield, and then these people won't be able to affect you.
10 Things Not To Do If You're Pagan
So you're a practicing Pagan - did you know there are some self-sabotaging behaviors you might be engaging in? Here are ten bad habits you should drop if you're a Pagan.
Do Pagans Believe in God?
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Sarah C's Ostara Altar
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Danielle's Ostara Altar
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How Do I Know if a Deity Is Calling Me?
How do you know if a deity is trying to get your attention? Here are some things to watch for.
How to Make a Protective Witch Bottle
The witch bottle is a magical tool that has been reported in use for centuries. It was usually made of pottery or glass, and included sharp objects.

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