Living ‘Face-First’

I was raised in an aggressively religious, creatively-stunted home. Not only was critical thinking frowned upon, but any intuitive notions without religious undertones were given the stink eye. And everything was conditional. Including love and acceptance. I couldn’t just be me, I had to be the right me. The approved me. But none of those […]

Oya, Queen of the Cemetery

Oya is the Orisha Goddess of the Wind, Storms, and Change. An orisha is a deity of the Yoruba people of Africa, specifically Nigeria, Benin, Togo, Ghana, Liberia, and the Ivory Coast. The Yoruban religious beliefs and worship of the orishas spread from Africa to the New World via the Atlantic slave trade, and formed the foundation of […]

The Descent of Inanna – Understanding the Dark Goddess Ereshkigal

  Ereshkigal, Great Goddess of the Underworld, was worshiped throughout the Mesopotamian region , dating back to 3000 BCE. Her main following in Sumer and Babylon was complete with temples dedicated to her throughout the region, the main site found in Kutha. Myths of Ereshkigal are found in the remnants of various Mesopotamian tablets and texts, including the epic […]

Mabon Divination: Shifting Into Autumn

Mabon is approaching. Trees are shaking off their summer green to adorn themselves with their colorful autumn coats, as the season’s last glow slips away before the waxing darkness. Now is the time to reap what was spring-sown, whether seeds, ideas, dreams, or plans. It is also the time to be grateful for the bounties […]

Witchy Wednesday: Herbs and Tinctures for Enticing Pleasure

The use of herbs can be a powerful addition to any self-care ritual. Herbs and plants are humanity’s first form of medicine, and the basis of many of the pharmaceuticals on the market today. Every culture throughout the world uses plants and flowers to treat illness and heal a variety of issues.Herbal remedies may be ingested […]

Summer Solstice Divination – A Season of Abundant Manifestation

As according to the brilliant astrologer Chani Nicholas, on Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 at 9:24pm PST,  the Sun enters Cancer and marks the arrival of the Summer Solstice in the northern hemisphere, and the Winter Solstice in the southern hemisphere. The energy of this solstice, and thereby this summer, is highly emotional. This season, we will […]

A Summer Solstice Spell to Attract Romance

Summer Solstice approaches, and with it, the arrival of the Goddess in full bloom, and the Horned God in complete virility. At this time of the year, the energy of the Divine Feminine and Sacred Masculine are ripe with passion, rich with fertility, and vibrant with change. As the longest day and shortest night of […]

Witchy Wednesday: Crystals for Love and Devotion

Crystals and gemstones are metaphysical tools used in energetic therapies (like Reiki and massage), meditation practices, and countless other holistic methods. Each crystal contains its own brand of vibrational energy, which can be tapped into and harnessed to help heal any physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual ailment you may have. Crystals are also used to […]

Witchy Wednesday: Beltane Heart Magick

It’s May, which means the fiery love energy of Beltane is upon us! Love is a universal experience, the one true energy that connects all of humanity.  It is the force that moves us to truly live, to indulge in luscious adventures and create beloved connections, no matter our race, age, or circumstances. As Beltane […]

Daily Pleasure Rituals with the Goddess Aphrodite

Happy Aphrodite Day! February 6 is the ancient Goddess feast day for Aphrodite. Aphrodite is the Greek goddess of physical love, attraction, beauty, seduction, and mischief.  Her influence isn’t just about the carnal acts but the entire experience. The romance of holding another’s hand, of couch cuddling and hot chocolate; the sweet taste of another’s […]