Magick and Mental Health

This time was serious. I’d been hauled into Top’s office first thing in the morning, and my Staff Sergeant’s face looked thunderous. My Master Sergeant, Top, was furious of course. But also, oddly, concerned. “Why are you always so angry? Do you even know?” Top loomed over me.  He was Nordic – tall and pale,…

Four Ways to Get Unstuck

Sometimes I hit a nerve.  Last week, I released a new tarot spread for getting back on track after life has really shaken up your snow globe. It can be tough to find our center, or to even know where all the pieces should go, after a period of intense change and chaos. The response…

Reasons Not to Wrestle a Pig and Other Thoughts About Community Dynamics

Let me spin you a scenario that plays out periodically in the pagan community: You’re bobbing along, minding your own business. You’re helping run events or maybe you’re leading them. You’re doing readings, offering counseling, or assisting with spellwork and ritual. Maybe you’re teaching classes or workshops.  Everything is going fine and then suddenly, out…

Spring Magick: Prayers on the Wing

Here in the mid-Atlantic, the winter birdsong is giving way to spring singers. There’s a rush of excitement in the air as returning species arrive and mate-seeking and nest-building begin. Birds have been referred to as the messengers of the gods in many different cultures. This connection of our winged companions to the Divine Ones…