• Astrology - Miscellaneous - Tarot - Witchy

    2024 Tarot Card of the Year: Strength

    Michelle Lewis, The Blessings Butterfly Welcome, 2024! There’s a powerful new energy coming into play this year, so let’s take an esoteric look at it. In today’s article, we’re going to focus on how Numerology and the Tarot come together with a powerful guiding message for the year ahead. In numerology, which is the study of numbers and their spiritual significance, each year holds its own unique energy vibration based on the digits that compose it. In the case of the year 2024, the sum of its digits, 2 + 0 + 2 + 4, equals 8. This numerical composition…

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    A Beginner’s Guide to Choosing Your Word of the Year

    Michelle Lewis, The Blessings Butterfly As the New Year approaches, many people find themselves reflecting on the past and contemplating their aspirations for the future. One popular and powerful practice that has gained momentum in recent years is selecting a “Word of the Year.” Rather than setting traditional resolutions, choosing a guiding word can provide focus, clarity, and a sense of purpose throughout the coming months. This is something that I’ve been practicing for ages, and it’s served me far better than rigid resolutions ever did! Here’s my beginner-friendly guide on how to select a meaningful Word of the Year…

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    Reclaiming Our Spirituality: Religious Deconstruction

    Michelle Lewis, The Blessings Butterfly Let’s go ahead and get this out of the way up front: I am a Witch. I often work with various gods, goddesses, ancient deities, ascended masters, and a whole lot of spirit-beings. It’s an amazing spiritual connection that has always been part of my life, though I had to keep it hidden from most people. Especially from religious people… even when I was openly religious. My own sacred journey has become one of following my heart as someone who is deeply spiritual… but no longer is bound by religious constructs. After having spent many…

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    Rad Recipes: Roasted Roots

    Michelle Lewis, The Blessings Butterfly I love to cook, and I really love to eat! What I don’t love is an overly-complicated recipe. When I first learned how to roast root veggies, it was like a match made in Food Heaven: 1 pan + a handful of ingredients = Deliciousness. Roasted root vegetables are a delicious and nutritious dish that can be easily customized to your liking. The “kitchen witch” in me loves everything about this. Perfect for eating seasonally and transitioning into Autumn/Fall! Here’s a basic recipe for roasted root veggies: Ingredients: 4 cups of assorted root vegetables (e.g.,…

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    9 Strategies for Embracing Change

    Michelle Lewis – The Blessings Butterfly Change is an inevitable part of life. Whether it’s a career shift, a move to a new city, a relationship evolving, or even the seasons changing, we constantly find ourselves navigating through transitions. While change can be challenging and unsettling, it is also an opportunity for growth, learning, and self-discovery. In this article, we will touch on 9 effective strategies to help you handle changes gracefully and thrive amidst life’s transformations. The initial reaction to change is often resistance. We may feel fear, anxiety, or even sadness when faced with the unknown. However, the…

  • Explore Your Divinty - Miscellaneous - Transformational Positivity - Witchy

    Spirit Guides 101

    Michelle Lewis – The Blessings Butterfly Do you ever find yourself wondering if you have any spirit guides? And, are they even real …if so… who are they? You’re not alone! I’ve put together some Spirit Guide Basics to help you get started. Throughout history, many cultures have believed in the existence of spirit guides. These are non-physical beings who act as our protectors, helpers, and advisors. Spirit guides are said to be wise, powerful, and loving beings who offer guidance, support, protection and inspiration to those who seek their assistance. What are Spirit Guides? Spirit guides are beings from…

  • Miscellaneous - Tarot - Witchy

    A Beginner’s Guide to Tarot: Major Arcana and The 4 Suits

    Michelle Lewis, The Blessings Butterfly Welcome back! In this follow-up article to Get Started Learning Tarot we will cover the meanings of the Major Arcana and each of the 4 Suits (Minor Arcana). The Tarot deck consists of 78 cards divided into two main sections, the Major Arcana and the Minor Arcana. This is a simplified and very basic overview to help you get a little more comfortable with learning to read Tarot. You will continue to grow in your expertise and understanding the more you play with your favorite deck, and you’ll soon learn to read the energy of…

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    The Age of Modern Witchcraft

    Michelle Lewis – The Blessings Butterfly So you find yourself feeling drawn to witchcraft and all things magickal? You’re not alone! Welcome to the magickal resurgence, or what I like to call the Age of Modern Witchcraft. Witchcraft has been a part of human culture for centuries and has evolved over time. We have come a long way from the Dark Days of murderous “witch hunts” throughout much of the world, where so many innocent people were falsely accused, imprisoned, tortured and even killed. Today, Modern Witchcraft is more commonly associated with spiritual practices and beliefs that are often centered…

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    A Beginner’s Guide to The Wheel of the Year

    Michelle Lewis – The Blessings Butterfly If you are just getting started on your witches path, you’ve probably begun hearing about the Wheel of the Year. You might even be familiar with some of the names of the different sabbats such as Samhain or Yule that make up the points on the Wheel. This article is designed as an introduction, and gives you some quick insights to help you along the way. It’s not by any means an in depth look, but a helpful beginner’s guide. The Wheel of the Year is a calendar that describes the cyclical nature of…

  • Astrology - Lunar Magick - Miscellaneous - Natural Harmony - Witchy

    An Easy Guide to Rose Quartz Moon Water

    Michelle Lewis – The Blessings Butterfly Many witches- whether they are new practitioners or have been at their craft for decades- have a bit of a love-affair with the Moon, and with making Moon Water. Myself included! I use Moon Water for many different purposes, and I make it during different lunar phases to suit my needs. I have a handy guide at the end of this article to help you with what each moon phase signifies. If you are reading this around the time of a Full Moon, you’re in luck! Grab your ingredients and make you a batch…