Imbolc is the witchy or (neo)pagan holiday that happens on February 1st and 2nd in the Northern hemisphere. On those same days, Southern Hemisphere witches celebrate Lammas or Lughnasadh. Since I’m in the Northern part of the world, this blogpost will focus on Imbolc. For ideas on how to celebrate or decorate for Lammas, check this blogpost.
Yule travel altar – visiting a witch town during Winter Solstice
Last week I visited Vielsalm, a small town known for witchy folklore. I’ve been there before and enjoyed the quietness, beauty of nature, and cosiness so I looked forward to being back there this Winter. In this blogpost I’ll talk and show you more about my visit…
Given that Winter Solstice or Yule happened during my stay in Vielsalm, I thought it might be fun to create and carry a “travel altar” or “portable altar”. Take a look below and see how you can make your own:
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Yule – Winter Solstice: home decoration and things to do
Happy Yule! Winter Solstice or the witch/pagan holiday Yule happens tomorrow on December 21st in the Northern hemisphere. This marks the longest night, the darkest day, and the beginning of Winter. For the occasion I gathered some photos of my altar(s) and lots of ideas for things to do. Come along and I’ll show you… 🙂
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Some of my favourite witchy YouTube videos – part 8
This month I’d like to share a lot of awesome witchy YouTube videos about Winter Solstice (for the Northern hemisphere), the end of the year + the new year, and self-care during the holidays and season. I’ve selected videos with journal ideas, tarot spreads, crafts, folklore traditions, recipes, tips for dealing with the pressure of Christmas, and more. Enjoy!
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Artjournal about the seasons and sabbats
In the past few weeks I decorated and filled a new journal that is all about the witchy holidays and seasons. The journal contains pages that keep ideas, colours, tools, and symbols for each pagan sabbat. For this project I used an empty artjournal/junkjournal that was made by Meghann And The Moon and I was immensely inspired by the Wheel of the Year mini grimoire by Corregan The Crone.
Affordable and ecological hand-made gifts
A few days ago was Buy Nothing Day and while I fully encourage buying less stuff any day (certainly when it’s made by eco-system destroying and workers exploiting capitalist companies), you may still want to give presents to friends or family for the holidays or for another occasion. And that can be a nice thing! So why not support some small independent creators this season? But first, if you like creating stuff yourself, go ahead and make your own gifts. Self-made presents are always the most precious and unique! But you can also offer hand-made goodies made by others and at the same time support independent creators. Take a look at our webshops, websites, or social media. Some of us may even be into swaps! My creative project Echo Zines is one such independent art project and I have several gift ideas available for you:
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Postcard bundles & winter holiday cards
For me the winter holidays (or the summer holidays in the Southern hemisphere) are the ultimate postcard sending and receiving season. So I’ve prepared two postcard bundles you can send to your friends and family. They are both available in my webshop. In total I’ve created 16 postcards so far over the years. Let’s take a look at all the designs, bundles, and options:
Revolutionary May Day – sowing seeds of resistance and other witchy ideas
I wish you a revolutionary May Day, Beltane, or Workers’ Day!
May 1st is the pagan holiday Beltane as well as International Workers’ Day so why not try to merge both and add some activism to our witchcraft or some magickal vibes to our syndicalist celebrations?
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Creativity ritual for Yule & my zine anniversary
It’s the time of Yule and Winter Solstice so I thought it might be a good moment to share a little ritual or spell that I did a few weeks ago. In the last few months I’ve been binge-watching YouTube videos and reading piles of books and zines about witchcraft. I’m not entirely new to all-things-witchy – I have been fascinated with it since I was a teenager and more recently was inspired by my band mates as well as witchy zinester penpals and online friends (thank you! ❤ ). At the moment I’m especially interested in witchcraft that’s related to self-care and creativity but I’m also taking in lots of other witchy information. I’m sure I will continue blogging about it (f.e. sharing some of my favourite videos on this subject, I’ve already shared witchy zines, music, etc) and I’m definitely going to be making several zines about witchery!
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Visiting a witch town
I was in urgent need of a pause from everything, as I’m sure we all are, so I decided to visit (or escape to) a witch town with two friends.