On Practical Magic(k)*

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” Arthur Ashe Let’s be realistic, none of us has as much time or energy as we would like to devote to our spiritual practice. Okay MOST of us don’t. We live our lives racing from one busy task to the next, tending to…

Friday, October 13th/ Jupiter in Scorpio

Happy Friday the 13th!   Today is a very sacred, super-lucky, goddess-centric kind of day because Friday is the Love Goddess’ day. The English word, Friday, comes from the Norse ‘Freya’s Day’ …and Freya, of course, is the Norse counterpart of Venus / Aphrodite, the Greco-Roman goddess of love and sex and beauty. Freya is…

Between Midsummer and Autumn – Or The Ripening

It’s July. Things are heating up all over. Nights are sultry and steamy. The full (Hay, Blessing, Buck and Thunder) moon is around the corner. The earth is ripening with her fruit, as are we in ourselves. This is a special time of year that is often overlooked as it sits squarely between Litha and…

Cooking from World of Warcraft: Savory Deviate Delight

Hey WoW fans – It’s #tacotuesday , witches! How about this fan favorite from your old pal Pirate Stinkbraid? Savory Deviate Delight!  Recipe: Savory Deviate Delight Item Level 18Use: Eat me.  That’s right, now you can be transformed into a pirate or ninja for your raiding pleasure AND enjoy a tasty treat. We took the recipe…

Rose Goat’s Milk Soap

I generally do most of my soapmaking at Imbolc, in February, because I really like the seasonal energy of emergence, healing and hope that it brings to creative projects. Besides, it’s usually still snowy here in Denver and putting up soap for 6-8 weeks is a decent project at a slower time. It also gives…

Cooking from World of Warcraft: Dragonbreath Chili

Okay WoW friends, who remembers this little gem of a recipe from Dustwallow Marsh?  It gave you the coolest buff in the game, “occasionally belch flame at enemies struck in melee for the next 10 min.” Packed full of meaty goodness with deep complex flavors and beer. Yes, beer! It hadn’t occurred to me to use…

Cooking with World of Warcraft: Firecracker Salmon w/ Wild Rice Cakes

“The warmth of the spices battles for dominance with the cool bite of the juniper, like the meeting of the cold glacial salmon and the fiery oven. Northrend food has never tasted so good.” – World of Warcraft official cookbook Hey ya’ll, back again with the WoW recipes continued! This time we’re cooking up glacial…

Happy Spring! Creating House Magic for Ostara and the Equinox

Happy Ostara/Vernal Equinox! The Vernal Equinox is one of only two such magical times of the year where night and day are precisely balanced. Only on the equinox does the equator, the point of solar termination on Earth, line up with the Sun, and creates a vortex of energy; a point of balance. March is…

Cooking from World of Warcraft: Skewered Peanut Chicken

“Family, friends, food. These are what matter most.” Pandaren saying Yes, Yes! Week three of cooking from the World of Warcraft Official Cookbook is upon us as we work our way, slowly and steadily, through the pages and treats of Azeroth. For the intro and why, see the first post here. Otherwise, let’s move on…

Cooking from World of Warcraft: Chocolate Celebration Cake

Yes! You read that right. I am cooking recipes out of the World of Warcraft Official Cookbook. For a nice introduction to the when, where and why of it all, see my first post here.   This month (March) in our house means a couple of birthdays, mine included. So working this recipe into our…

I Accept

Have you ever thought about how many times a day you reject your power and gifts? If you are anything like me and the majority of women (and to a lesser extent, men) I have met over the years through one circle/community or another, there are literally dozens of times in a day where we…