Preparing for Rebirth in a Time of Limbo

A stand of tall trees, white in the snow.

November is the in-between time. It’s not fall, not winter. It’s not the time of the dead, yet not the time of renewal. It’s a spot of limbo in my calendar year. The main days of Samhain season — the […]

Morag, Moon Magick, and Amateur Hour

The background of the picture is a black sky. Across the middle of the picture, diagonally from the bottom left corner to the top right, is a series of moons at various stages of an eclipse. Text above the moons reads in brush script "Moon Magick." Text below the moon in a serif font reads "Witchcraft once a week. Practice makes you better. Learning through success or failure."Moon phases photo used under a CC0 license. Text by Morag Spinner.

Content warning: emetophobia and profanity I’ve mentioned Moon Magick in a few of my posts at Everyday Magic, my regular blog. At least, I think I have. The truth is I’m recovering from a flare-up of my spinal injury and […]

A Couple Decades’ Worth of Yarn

A table holds three balls of yarn, a bird house, some tree branches, some herbs, and some paper. On top of the image are the words "it is pure potential. Every ball or skein of yarn holds something inside it, and the great mystery of what that might be can be almost spiritual", attributed to Stephanie Pearl-McPhee in "Knitting Rules!"Background image from Pexels, used under a CC0 license. Quote by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee. Graphic by me.

It took me a long time to really articulate that I was raised pagan. I used to see the start of my pagan journey at the witch shop, after karate class, looking for books on hexes so I could deal […]