The Wiccan Rede, which is the cornerstone of morality in the Wiccan religion, proclaims, "An it harm none, do as ye will." What does this mean? Why should you harm none? How must you live your life to be in accordance with the Wiccan Rede?
The Beltane altar celebrates the gateway into summer, fertility, and the growing season. All of the Great Sabbats, including Beltane, are fire festivals. So break out those candles and don’t hold back when it comes to decorating your altar.
Ritual tools are an important part of our spiritual life. If you are a solitary practitioner, you might be wondering what others have chosen and why. Here are my ritual tools. Remember, I practice Wicca with a strong Asatru flavor.
Newcomers to Wicca sometimes balk at the concept of a God and a Goddess. This is understandable because Western civilization is founded upon the tradition of a monotheistic god. This article explains about the God and Goddess and the different ways in which Wiccans view them.
The Ostara altar celebrates the spring equinox. The snow is melting, the trees are budding, and the spring bulbs are flowering. Now is the time to forget about snow (even if it continues to blanket the landscape), turn our thoughts toward spring, and banish the color white from our altars.
Wicca founder Gerald Gardner borrowed the ritual tool tradition from ceremonial magic. As you learn about the ritual tools of Wicca, you can make informed decisions about whether each tool fits into your spiritual practice.
The March full moon is the Sap Moon. March is a time of unpredictability, shifting of the seasons, and surging energy. Now the sap is rising in the trees and the spring equinox is at hand. You must choose, organize, and bless your upcoming projects.
A craft name is an alias or witch name that you create as part of your pagan identity. You do not have to choose one. But if you are thinking about a craft name for yourself, you might be interested in the spiritual concept of rebirth that lies at the heart of this custom.
Why choose a craft name? A craft name is an alias, a witch name. You don't have to have a craft name to be a pagan or to practice witchcraft, but you might want one. There are compelling spiritual reasons to choose a craft name, but its primary physical purpose is to protect you.
The Wiccan sabbat of Imbolc, which occurs on February 1, is a time of beginnings. It is also a time of spring cleaning and blessing one's home and pets. Here are several ideas of things to do on this most auspicious day to honor the Goddess Brighid of the sacred flame.
The February full moon is the Storm Moon. This is a raw, blustery time of year in which the snow can return with a vengeance. February is a month of beginnings and renewal as celebrated with the Imbolc sabbat.
The January full moon is the Wolf Moon. This is a point of great stillness when the cold has frozen the ground and the water as hard as stone. This is a time of waiting, endurance, and survival – but great potential is building.
The Yule altar is great fun to prepare because Yule is a time of rejoicing. Though it falls on the winter solstice with the shortest day and the longest night of the year, Yule is the festival that marks the return of the Sun.
When Wiccans think of the Wiccan Rede, we tend to remember the eight-word phrase that expresses the moral core of our faith, An it harm none, do as ye will. However, there is a longer poem that quotes this as its final line. The poem has had a significant influence on Wiccan culture. Here it is.
Divination involves predicting the future, and learning to do this can enhance your spiritual practice. There are two steps to learning about divination. First, you decide upon a divination method. Next, you acquire a divination tool.