ASK A WITCH-Seasonal Shifts

Honoring the change of seasons is a wonderful grounding practice for witches and other magically minded folks. When observing transitions, feel free to create rituals and celebrations that feel authentic and meaningful to you. Hey there! I have a question about Samhain and the transition from fall to winter—is Samhain the official transition point? It feels so soon in the calendar, especially with Thanksgiving acting as the transitory holiday to winter in pop culture. I'd love to get your thoughts on this. Seasonal Shifts Dear Seasonal, Samhain is a pagan celebration taking place October 31-November 1. It occurs about halfway between the fall equinox and the winter solstice, and has traditio

ASK A WITCH-Embracing Your Shadow

As a witch, I get a lot of opportunities to engage with the shadow aspects of myself and others. I find this aspect of ourselves to be rich and layered, and the more I explore it, the more I appreciate the infinite possibility it holds. I invite you to join me in the journey. I'm hearing a lot about my "shadow" side, but I don't really know what that means. How do I access this part of myself? It is really so important? Thanks, Other Side Dear Other, Most famously, Carl Jung addressed and defined the "Shadow" as a personal archetype, a part of ourselves that our ego represses because it is seen as negative or bad. This becomes problematic because when we ignore or reject a part of oursel

ASK A WITCH-Sanctuary

Although I've addressed the issue of home clearing and haunting before in this column, I got two questions this week asking for specifics on how to do it yourself. So, here's my step by step instructional. Feel free to get creative. I have a situation that you may be able to help me with. My house I'm about to do a sage there anything I need to know about that? Should I call in a pro to do it? Thanks in advance, Home Help Dear Home, I'm curious what you mean by "active." You deserve to feel safe and comfortable in your own home, and if this energy is tainting your sanctuary, there may be a need to call in a pro. You can certainly start on your own and see how it

ASK A WITCH is an advice column answering your questions about life, magic and the mysterious.
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My goal is to share tools and empower you to help yourself, but sometimes you may need to employ a shamanic practitioner or witch, like myself. It is better to get help then to get in over your head with forces you don’t understand.
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