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  • Working with Mercury Retrograde
    December 28, 2022 Megan Winkler

    Working with Mercury Retrograde

    Mercury Retrograde gets a bad rap. In reality, this is a magickal time to reassess and recalibrate our lives. So keep reading for tips on how to finally stop fighting Mercury Retrograde and start working with it!
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  • Uncommon Magickal Herbs for Witches
    August 19, 2022 Megan Winkler

    Uncommon Magickal Herbs for Witches

    Rosemary, lavender, chamomile, and mint: Most witches have these herbs at the ready for whatever they may need. However, what about some of the more uncommon herbs and their magickal properties? Here are some of my favorite, less-common herbs for spells and around the home.
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  • Old-World Names for Herbs
    August 12, 2022 Megan Winkler

    Old-World Names for Herbs

    “Eye of newt and toe of frog, Wool of bat and tongue of dog…” the witches of “Macbeth” chant. Luckily for the squeamish, these are names of plants and not the body parts of poor animals!
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  • Cooling Off with Summer Magick
    July 29, 2022 Megan Winkler

    Cooling Off with Summer Magick

    Just because we’re in the sultry, sunny, humid (or dry) days of summer doesn’t mean we can’t get our magick on. Here are a few ideas for cooler summer magickal practices.
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  • Gratitude Magick for Thanksgiving
    November 23, 2021 Megan Winkler

    Gratitude Magick for Thanksgiving

    Gratitude is the quality of being thankful. It involves making a note of and focusing on what you have in your life instead of what you don’t have. Gratitude Magick is when you add magickal energy to your gratitude practice. You can practice this type of magick every day. Here’s why you should.
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  • Making Magick with Mundane Household Items
    September 24, 2021 Megan Winkler

    Making Magick with Mundane Household Items

    Despite what social media may portray, your magickal practice does not have to be elaborate to be effective. Remember, YOU are the magick, and your intention is the strongest part of your practice. You don’t need any fancy tools either. Here are some Cottage Witch-inspired ideas to help you transform mundane household items into magickal ones! 
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  • Magickal Air Correspondences
    February 19, 2021 Megan Winkler

    Magickal Air Correspondences

    Air is constantly moving and changing. While Air can be still, it’s always all around us, and it shifts with the smallest movement. It’s a masculine element and radiates with Yang energy. This element affects communication – especially in relationships – knowledge, power, and can promote change.

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  • Must-Have Ingredients for Blessings
    October 9, 2020 Megan Winkler

    Must-Have Ingredients for Blessings

    A witch’s collection includes ingredients for a variety of spells, protections, and needs – including blessings. As you peruse this guide, follow your intuition. Remember, you are the magick, so if something piques your curiosity, listen to that.
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  • Magickal Ingredients to Rediscover in the Kitchen
    July 24, 2020 Megan Winkler

    Magickal Ingredients to Rediscover in the Kitchen

    Sometimes we have something utterly magickal right under our nose, but don’t think to use it that way. Take lemons: they’re so familiar that I forget about all the ways I can use them to infuse magick into a dish. So today, we’re exploring some less-common ingredients and a couple that you may have overlooked or – dare I say – have gotten bored with. May you see them in a new light after reading this post.
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