All in Magical Theory

3 Reasons Why "Harm None" Is Utter Bullshit

Over and over and over again the Wiccan Rede is touted as some universal law that all witches must obey or face some kind of horrific consequence. This rule isn’t universally accepted by witches however and I don’t think it should be. Today we’re going to take a look at why the rede is something that most witches can wholesale ignore.

11 Unusual Ways To Use Cords & Knots In Your Magic

Raise your hand if you ever shared friendship bracelets as a child? Have you “tied the knot” with your significant other? Or gotten a Celtic knot tattoo, maybe? I know you’ve at least seen one. Because of their simple and beautiful symmetry, knot designs are extremely popular in jewelry and even hairstyles, and many have been adapted into corporate logos. We see knots everywhere, but few realize these pretty shapes have deep magical significance.

5 Annoying Problems That Magic Won't Fix For You

I see it all the time. People ignore the mundane solutions to their problems in favor of magic and then nothing ever gets fixed! Instead of talking to their partner about an issue they whip out a spell. Instead of figuring out how to budget properly or asking for that raise they cast a spell. Instead of actually addressing the problems in their life like an adult, they try to magic it away like it was never there. This doesn’t usually work! Here are a few things that you should never, ever rely solely on magic to solve for you.

How To Customize Spells To Fit Your Magical Practice

Did you know that when you create a sigil you are connected to it subconsciously and that makes it more powerful? Many witches online create sigils, then send them off into the world for others to use. But how effective are they for you, since most of the magic is focused on the creation process? Not very. The same can be true for spells. So, how do you take another’s work and make it work for you? How do you customize spells?

5 Things That Aren't As Magical As You Think They Are

We see magic and spiritual reasoning everywhere. In some cases, this is a very good thing. Being able to identify that a spirit is in your house and making you feel all moody is way better than having no clue what’s going on and just staying moody. In other cases, it’s not so great. We ascribe spiritual and magical significance to things that are really just very mundane occurrences or, even worse, we cover up legitimate problems by wishing it away with some kind of magical reasoning that doesn’t actually help us find a solution. Today we’re going to uncover 5 of the biggest things that aren’t really all that magical.

The Life Changing Technique That Your Magic Is Missing

This part of the craft is so far down on most peoples list of priorities that I’m pretty sure a fair number of witches have never even heard of it! And that’s really a shame because this one little aspect of the craft can take your magical abilities to a level you’ve never imagined. What is this fantastic mystery technique? It’s psychodrama. And it’s time every witch learned how to completely revolutionize their craft with it.

How To Create A Guided Meditation For Your Spells

Many witches are familiar with using crystals, oils, herbs and candles in their spells and rituals—but one of the most effective tools in magic comes from within. Your mind is powerful, and the more you can explore how it can affect your magic, the more you can use it to strengthen and add focus your spells. Today we’ll take a look at how you can create personalized guided meditations to tap into the power of your mind in spellwork.

7 Ways To Use Magic For The Zodiac: Cancer

July is the season of the Crab and to celebrate, I’m dedicating this post to Cancer witches! Here, I’ll be providing some Cancer self-care tips and ways to counter some natural weaknesses. There are also a few treats included for the Crab seeking love, or those needing a quick recharge of those great Cancerian traits. So get cozy, Cancer, this one’s for you.

5 Super Easy Ways To Cast A Circle

You can find a basic circle casting method anywhere, the internet is full of them. The problem with many of these rituals, however, is that they’re not practical. Some are very long, others require a lot of tools or memorizing long incantations. You might even find that some aspects of the traditional methods don’t work for you at all! I know plenty of witches who find that calling the corners and invoking the elements feels really fake and staged to them. If you fall into this category, don’t worry. Today I want to go over some alternative options for circle casting that can help you find the ideal method for your practice.

3 Money Spells To Make Your Life More Abundant

To work successfully, spells must be feasible. It’s possible to fall in love and it’s possible to bring more peace to your life. These are natural things that are disrupted sometimes by the way our modern life works, but it’s possible to rebalance things — with spells if necessary — and unblock pathways so that we may have what will make us happier. Changing the way you look at something, seeing possibility and opportunity instead of wanting a quick fix, is the only way money spells will ever work.

How To Divine The Future With Signs And Omens

You’ve probably already used some form of apantomancy in your life. The idea of good and bad omens stems from apantomancy, the most famous being black cats and their associations with bad luck. If you’ve ever walked around and seen something you considered a good sign, congratulations, you’re already using apantomancy! Today we’re going to take a deeper look into how to incorporate this form of divination into your craft.

9 Reasons Why Your Spells Are Failing

Even experienced witches sometimes have spells going belly up on them. It’s frustrating and can be discouraging but you don’t need to worry yourself too much about because, on occasion, it’s normal. A spell falling flat does NOT mean that you’re a bad witch! Today we’re going to dissect 9 of the most common reasons why spells fail and the theory behind these pitfalls so that you can cast with more confidence and greater success.

8 Ideas To Inspire Your Magic

Lots of people think that not doing witchcraft every day makes them a bad witch. They don’t have that ideal practice so obviously, they’re just not giving it enough attention and being lazy. More often than not though, this isn’t the case! Our modern lives are busy and full of distraction. We’ve got jobs, and school, and partners, and kids, and hobbies, and friends, and, and, and… There’s hardly any time to breathe in between all of the other stuff we do, much less sit down for a half hour ritual!

I’m here to tell you that this is ok. Your life is important and unless you are planning to devote your entire life to witchcraft then nobody expects you to be pursuing it like it’s your Ph.D. 

If you’ve been struggling with general life burnout and a lack of magical time, this is the blog post for you. Below you’ll find 8 ideas to inspire you to make your life a little more magical.

Throwing The Bones: How To Make And Use A Bone Set

Witchcraft and divination often go hand in hand. I can vividly remember my first exposure to tarot reading and being entranced as I learned to read and feel the cards. Some withes prefer oracle cards, or tea leaf reading, or pendulum dowsing. These are all amazing divination methods but there’s one type of divination that I don’t see all that frequently in the modern craft: Bone Throwing.

6 Things That You Totally Don't Need To Be A Witch

This week I’ve had a rash of people telling me how my witchcraft “should” be or how witchcraft “has to work” and to be quite honest with you, I’m about sick of it. I see this kind of policing everywhere, it seems like everyone has this idea that their way of practicing the craft is the “right” way and everyone else should be converted to their way of thinking. Today, I’m going to dispel some of these myths and set the record straight on all those things that are totally optional about the craft.

How To Stop Doing Magic By The Book And Start Feeling Your Craft

Witchcraft had filled a huge hole in my life, it gave me a spiritual outlet, it was empowering and it aligned with my experiences and personal truths, but something felt off. I was missing the fluidity and intuitive nature of the magic I had known as a child. That magic had been spontaneous, always at my fingertips, and required very little effort to call up. In this new framework though, my magic felt clunky and unnatural. I’d spent so much time learning through books and emulating what I’d read verbatim that I was doing magic but I wasn’t feeling magic. Learn how I overcame this hurdle and reclaimed my intuitive magic!