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Witchmas Health from a Green Witch

At this time of year, many of us are attending more social gatherings and running more errands for the holidays–which means we’re being exposed to more flu and cold viruses than at any other time of year. At the same time, most of us are more busy than usual, so it’s easy to get over-tired. The weather is cold, and…

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Happy Yule Witches!

Winter is an interesting season. Often we talk of the beauty of snow and bare limbs or the regal evergreens. Conversely we complain about the slick roads, work shoveling, or lack of sunlight giving us the blues. We both long for hibernation and the activity that sunshine will bring. It is these conflicting emotions and insights that bring s to…

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Witchmas Wassail
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Witchmas Wassail Recipes

This Witchmas Wassail can be used to hail the old gods in the orchards or simply to stay warm and cozy while we day dream. Either way, we witches can certainly enjoy these spiced drinks and appreciate their magick. Yuletide spices like cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, and ginger are commonly found in wassail recipes. These herbs are fiery and warming in the…

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Saturnalia
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Io Saturnalia!

Saturnalia was an ancient Roman festival in honour of the god Saturn, held on 17 December of the Julian calendar and later expanded with festivities through to 23 December. The holiday was celebrated with a sacrifice at the Temple of Saturn, in the Roman Forum, and a public banquet, followed by private gift-giving, continual partying, and a carnival atmosphere that…

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Yuletide Essential Oils
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Yuletide Essential Oils for Witchmas

Essential oils are magic! You can’t tell me otherwise. They are the essence, the life force of Mother Nature and they are so powerful! My love for essential oils started about 10 years ago. Since times of Ancient Egypt, oils have been used in rituals, for cooking and beautification. In fact ancient Greeks, Romans, Chinese, and Indians used essential oils…

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Dream Spells
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5 Dream Spells

On the 5th day of Witchmas, my magick brought to me…5 Spells for Dreams!!!! Winter is often considered a time of silence, hibernation, and turning within. Activity lulls and we long to stay home and get cozy for the season. Darkness cradles us in this time, even after the light returns and begins to wax, the nights are still long.…

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Hygge Witch
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The Hygge Witch

The Hygge Witch A Short Guide To A Bewitchingly Cozy Life If you haven’t yet heard, the Danish hygge (HOO-gah) is all the rage. Along with other Scandinavian guides to living a good life such as lagom and lykke. These words don’t translate perfectly into English but the general idea for hygge is cozy living, finding happiness in simple pleasures,…

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Ever Green Witchmas Blessings

Immortality seems like a strange theme for the end of the calendar year, and yet, it is an ancient one that spreads across cultures through one strong symbol: the Evergreen Tree. Whether in the form of wreaths, boughs, garland, or the greenery bedecking a Yule log – evergreen symbols are found throughout holiday decor. Each piece of unending greenery traditionally…

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Witches Celebrate Returning Light
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Witches Celebrate Returning Light

On Twitter last month, a fellow bullet journaler asked for ideas for decorating her pages for the month of December that weren’t holiday specific. I understood the desire to find ways to celebrate and enjoy the month without resulting to adopting motifs from a holiday she didn’t connect with. My suggestion was to focus on motifs and designs inspired by…

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