KICKASS WITCH : Putting The "K" In Magick
Do you ever feel like there's a gigantic gap between the way you're living now and the life of your dreams? Do you sometimes wish you could wave a magick wand and all of your problems would just disappear so that you could finally step into the kickass life you know you were meant to lead? I can't promise you that transformation is as easy as waving a magick wand, but I do have quite a few tricks up my sleeve and am more than happy to share them with you here. So, chin up, Gorgeous, stick around and, most importantly... BELIEVE!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

THE MAGiCK OF DANDELiON + Spring Equinox, Ostara 2015

I was sitting in my yard yesterday, grooving on the sunshine, watching my cats play-fight in the grass and dozens of honey bees buzzing around this one huge flowering bush of what I think might be a weed, when I started to think about something I’d written for the Winter Solstice…

I wrote about how Christmas is a time of wonder. It’s a time of year in which so many of us are able to tap into the JOY & awe we felt as children…

And then- I was thinking about how this too is a time of wonder! This time of early spring, when the pollinators come out in full force & new life is sprouting forth with relentless enthusiasm…

And then- my next thought was…  

EVERY DAY is a time of wonder!

Many people say that we should try to keep the spirit of Christmas alive in our hearts year-round, and the thing about MAGiCK, the thing about aligning ourselves to the Wheel Of The Year and crafting spells of intention with faith & expectation… is that it invites us to do just that every single day of our beautifully witchy lives...



Lately I’ve been marveling at the wonder of dandelions to the point of obsession.

I just can’t believe these amazing creatures exist, and that they're such a vilified plant.

To me- the dandelion is the epitome of resilience, much to the bane of every Monsanto-wielding gardener.

You can try to get rid of them. You can cut them, spray them with poison, yank them up by the root, and they will return like gangbusters the very next day.

Ha! Ha! Ha! Mother Nature… She WiLL have the last laugh, and I think that’s so wonderful.

Wonder-Full. Filled With Wonder.

I wonder at the way this plant uses the wind, our breath and the brush of any random passerby to spread it's seed far & wide.

I wonder at the nutrients it contains within it's leaves & roots and the many ways it can be used medicinally.

It is a wonder, this charming little weed.


And... for those of you looking to court that sense of wonder & MAGiCK this spring, there's this...

The Spring Equinox module of The Psycho-Spiritual Wheel Of The Year is here!

Yay! It's another turn of the wheel...

Please join us for what is sure to be an illuminating, soul-stirring experience...



PSWOTY Spring Equinox $50

When you order The Spring Equinox Module of The Psycho-Spiritual Wheel Of The Year,  you will receive the following content via email :

An Intro To The Psycho-Spiritual Wheel Of The Year (illustrated pdf)

Spring Equinox : The Balance Of Light And Dark, The Promise Of New Life, Seeds Of Faith, Planted With Action, Rewild Yourself (illustrated pdf w/journal prompts)

CRAFTY WiTCH : The Magick Garden Egg (video)

POTiON CRAFT : The Wild Green Smoothie (recipe)




You will also be invited to join a private Facebook group created just for 
the participants in the Psycho-Spiritual Wheel Of The Year.



GOOD NEWS : I've also made it so that, if you'd like to do all eight modules of The Psycho-Spiritual Wheel Of The Year as a complete year & a day program, you get a super sweet discount...




PSWOTY Year & A Day $300

Testimony :


"I would highly recommend the Psycho Spiritual Wheel of the Year program to any and all Pagans, Wiccans, Witches, New Agers, Old Agers, and everybody in between.

If you are interested in your own psychological health and well-being, then this program is for you!

If you are interested in how your mind works in connection with seasonal changes, this program is for you.

If you are interested in having fun, getting support, and meeting cool people, THIS PROGRAM IS FOR YOU!

This program takes you through a complete year of looking at yourself and your life and pulls out all sorts of interesting revelations about yourself.

Her tips, tricks, and writing prompts will bring about strong, positive changes in your life. Her crafts and potions are easy, fun, and affordable. They are the perfect way to manifest on the outside all of the wonderful new things going on in the inside.

Joanna Devoe is very well-read, well-researched, and well put-together. The information she gives to you from her own studies and experiences are well worth the money.

I consider this program to be extremely high value for the cost! I loved this program so much, I purchased modules for other people too. Buy it. Just do it. Don't even second guess yourself. Do it. Do it."  -Tara Hendrickson
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"Participating in the Psycho-Spiritual Wheel of the Year has been a rewarding, uplifting, thought-provoking, and life altering experience for me. 

Each module contains a ton of excellent information and suggestions, And I am loving the crafty project and recipe that are part of each module. 

 In her unique brand of smarts, spirituality, and down-to-earth sense of humor, Joanna has created a one-of-a-kind program that truly enriches the mind, body, and soul. What a perfect way to follow the wheel for a year and a day!" -Kathy S. 

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"I appreciate the opportunity to look at the deeper aspects of the wheel. The exploration of self, as it aligns to the wheel of the year, is allowing me to grow in my understanding of being human." -Jennifer Hallan 

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This program has already changed my life for the better and I just started! 

Whether you're Witchy, pagan, or just looking for a different perspective, this is the place! 

Worth so much more than the dollar amount. 

I have found a community full of like minded people, but even more importantly, they are all awesome and positive and we lift each other up! 

I love it and am so grateful that I ran across Joanna one day randomly looking through blogs. The universe really knows just what you need. 

Thanks Joanna! You rock! -Cathie Shinsel




Monday, March 2, 2015

MAJOR ARCANA : The Fool's Journey (Cont.)... The Jo Who Cried Wolf.

Writers Write.

I keep saying that. I keep writing that here online, as well as on just about every page of my journal.

Writers Write.

And professional writers... it should probably also be said... they publish.

I have made money writing. I've made money writing screenplays that were never made into movies and songs that I am not allowed to claim, because I was paid A LOT of money to work on them as a ghost writer. I have also sold quite a few coloring books & hand-made zines featuring my poetry, which counts, right? I'm saying it does.

So why- even though I emphatically call myself a writer- do I not feel worthy of the title?

I'll tell you why... It's because of this damn novel- this whole damn series of novels that I claim to have been writing for a half dozen years but have yet to prove exist.

Have you ever heard the story of the boy who cried wolf?

He fucked with his local villagers, repeatedly pranking them into thinking they were in danger by crying "Wolf!" one too many times, until finally one day....

There really was a wolf. But no one believed him anymore. And the wolf ate him.

Will my wolf eat me?

I'm starting to think she might!


I see my fellow writers, writers who have actually published their shit, chugging along at a clip of a pace, and I feel inadequate.

Who takes this long to write a novel???

(sigh) I do.

Let's do the math... I spent two years furiously researching and cranking out a first draft, another couple of years torturing it to death and still another couple "building my platform". (In case you hadn't noticed- THiS is my platform.)

For as much as I love to write about "MAGiCK with a K" here on the blog and talk about it every week on my podcast, I also feel compelled to explore that territory in fiction.

I'm hoping the two worlds will touch at some point, and I hope you'll be around to witness that.

As it stands, I can already feel a skeptical hush fall over the room when I mention "My Novel" to friends & family. 
 
And- here's the thing- when I see someone else talking about the novel that they're writing, I inwardly roll my eyes and think, "yeah right. I'll believe it when I see it."

So- how can I blame anyone for doing the same to me?

Being a professional writer, a serial novelist, no less, is a lofty ambition. It's one of those crazy dreams that many people dream but very few put in the effort to make happen.

I know you might not believe me... yet... but I am determined to be one of those people.

And- in realizing that my own friends & family have begun to question my ability to pull this off, I have discovered a weird kind of freedom...

There's a freedom that happens when people stop believing in you, when they stop asking how the novel is going...

It allows you to start working under the radar and to also get clear on whether or not you are doing this out of some funky need for approval or if you're doing it because writers write and YOU, damn it, are a writer.




Friday, February 27, 2015

The Weekly Witch Review #43 : Ashes & Wine, Morgan Le Fay, Bright Old Things, Prisma Visions & More!

TGiF Witches...

Welcome to the latest edition of "The Weekly Witch Review", a kickass guide to all things new & exciting (or at least new & exciting to me) on the wonderfully wacky world wide web...



In Pursuit Of Madness. YES, Madness.

Goddess Of The Crows!!! Ravens, crows & corvids of all kinds are truly AMAZiNG, highly intelligent creatures. And- if you're nice to them, they just might return the favor.

There have been some super groovy decks circulating throughout the tarot community in recent years, and I have a fairly obnoxious collection of them growing right here on my shelves! I will say though that- ever since bonding with the Tarot Illuminati- I have not felt compelled to buy any new decks. But... But... But... Having said that The Prisma Visions Tarot is pretty tempting. I absolutely adore the artwork, the presentation & the fact that it's creation was funded with a kickstarter campaign...


Dr. Christiane Northrup on Becoming An Ageless Goddess.

How can you tell what's real, in a world where huge industries, governments and religions are all trying to force-feed you manufactured realities? Philip K. Dick had some ideas about that.

Are we ready for human head transplants? #PleaseNo #FeelingDisturbed

Morgan Le Fay as a real woman and everyday goddess.

Bright Old Things : Old people are cool because they know more than you do about stuff...


Do I post too much here about Psilocybin Mushrooms? I might. Forgive me! It's a subject I find endlessly fascinating...

And it's not only mushrooms that find me intrigued, it's this whole psychedelic-mental health connection that's been swinging it's way through the more out-there branches of the medical community lately... I mean- again. This idea has had quite a few heydays already. Surely there must be something to it!

The Four Queens + Ashes & Wine = Tarot Awesomeness.

★ Anthropocentrism. Say that five times fast! Anthropocentrism. Anthropocentrism. Anthropocentrism. Anthropocentrism. Anthropocentrism... And then go read all about how we are so NOT special... or are we???

10 Amazing Uses For Lavender Oil.

Season Of The Witch : Why young women are flocking to the craft.

WiTCHY VLOG OF THE WEEK : Suzanne Michelle of Revive With Energy on Divine Course Correction...



Tuesday's Episode Of HiPPiE WiTCH : Magick For A New Age...