Just updating to say I'm not dead. I know most people aren't interested in a pile of excuses, so I'll try not to provide them. But for those wondering what the hell happened: Like many, I've actually started having less down time since COVID shutdowns started because I'm a homemaker and my family is now … Continue reading Minor Update
Author: The Witch Wives
How to celebrate Ostara during an outbreak
There are many of you who are used to celebrating in groups and are at a loss for what to do while using social distancing tactics or even while being in isolation if you believe yourself to be sick. Just because there's a viral outbreak out there and we're all supposed to stay home as much as possible doesn't mean the holiday is cancelled. Here are some of the practices already used by solitary witches...
Symbols & Icons of Thor
Hey, Heathens. It's time for another THORSday posts. Like the FRIGday posts, these are posting at least a week after a write them in order to give myself more time for writing while keeping them on their daily theme. Also like the FRIGday posts, we're still going through the 30 Days of Deity Devotion. On … Continue reading Symbols & Icons of Thor
Solarpunk Action Week, Day 4
So yesterday, I started on a cool upcycling project because my aux cord died. I snipped off the ends of the cord and tied it in a coil. This coil will eventually be part of a basket once more dead cords are added. Because cords die in abundance in this house. I've always thrown them … Continue reading Solarpunk Action Week, Day 4
Solarpunk Action Week, Day 2
Results of Day 1 So I wasn't able to do much because we had to get a bunch of other errands done, but at one point, while waiting in the car for my wife while she deals with her father, I was able to address one of my repair pile projects: A yellow Earthbound Trading … Continue reading Solarpunk Action Week, Day 2
Solarpunk Action Week, Day 1
What's solarpunk? It began as a sci-fi aesthetic in which people survived post-apocalyptic or nearly-apocalyptic circumstances by banding together, helping each other out, sharing knowledge and resources, and converting to renewable local resources and local sustainable economies. And then a bunch of people said "Why the fuck is that sci-fi? Not only do we need that now, but this stuff is actually completely obtainable. Let's band together with our communities! Let's stand up for each other's human rights! Let's build a local economy of shared and renewable resources!"
Frigg is not loved for her beauty
We're on Day 9 of the 30 Days of Deity Devotion for Frigg and the assignment is "Common mistakes about this deity." So my first thought is, "Well, that would be the Frigg-Freyja hypothesis, but I already covered that. Should I just skip today?" But almost the second I thought that, I realized a more perfect topic for today: The misappropriation of Frigg as a beauty goddess. A very specific beauty too: One that is soft and delicate, meek and polite, young and willowy (sometimes she is depicted with a pornstar body instead), and cute and pastel-coloured.
Naturally Flavoured Syrups
That recipe is natural flavoured syrups. We're going to cover two types here: infused syrups and juice-based syrups. These are also going to be simple syrups - equal amounts of water and sugar by volume. (Though this measurement is skewed to more sugar-heavy when using juice.) I prefer this ratio because it's easy to measure, keeps well in the fridge, and has almost always worked well in mixed drinks, flavoured lemonades, sodas, and as tea sweetener.
Interviews are coming!
Hey, best witches! I teased it in January, and now it's almost here. We're doing interviews with witches, pagans, and other magical & spiritual sorts.
The Crocus and other symbols of early spring
Many people have different definitions for the beginning of spring. For some, Imbolc is the first day of spring, for others it is spring equinox. For some, it's marked by a holiday like Easter or Spring Day. As a child, I always heard the first day of spring was the first day you saw a robin. My new family doesn't measure spring in birds; we measure it in flowers.