Hawthorn Lore

The Hawthorn Fairy by Cicely Mary Barker The Hawthorn tree rules from May 13th to June 9th on the “Celtic” tree calendar, which happens to correspond with when the hawthorn tree flowers. Because the hawthorn blooms in May its branches… Continue Reading

The Hawthorn Tree

The Hawthorn Tree by Arthur Rackham Latin: Crataegus, Common Hawthorn: Crataegus monogyna Type: Shrub or small tree | Size: 5-15m (about 16-49ft) Other Names: may, mayblossom, maythorn, quickthorn, whitethorn, motherdie, and haw The hawthorn tree is native to Europe, Northwest… Continue Reading

The “Celtic” Tree Calendar

I’m just going to get this out of the way: the Celtic tree calendar is kind of problematic. In fact, I don’t even really like calling it the Celtic tree calendar, simply because it’s not Celtic. The tree calendar was… Continue Reading

Style Notebook // NuGoth

Since it’s such a young subgroup, what NuGoth is exactly has been heavily debated for the past year or so. The most debated part of the subgroup is whether or not it can even be classified as goth. The primary… Continue Reading

Style Notebook // Winklepickers

One thing that I’ve learned through my doodling is that I love pointy boots. More to the point, I love winklepickers, alternatively called pikes or goth pikes. I love the silhouette they create. I love the folksy, elvish, witchy look… Continue Reading

The True Origins of Easter

There is a reason I am a pagan: because I know too much about history and folklore to believe that any one religion is correct. Despite this fact, or maybe because of it, I also believe that religion is kind… Continue Reading

Sabbat Box Unboxing // Ostara

Another sabbat and another Sabbat Box in the mail. I loved last sabbat’s box and I was so excited to break into this one. First, for those who don’t know, Sabbat Box is a subscription box, much like ipsy, Birch… Continue Reading

Sabbat Box Unboxing // Imbolc

I got my first Sabbat Box and I am so excited to share the contents with you guys today! I first heard of Sabbat Box on the blog Witchy Words about a year ago and have been waiting patiently ever… Continue Reading

Saturday Round-up // Oh, Christmas Tree

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