• 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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    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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    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…

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    THE MAGIC INGREDIENT NO ONE EVER TALKS ABOUT

    Written by Guest Author Kimberly Watson, aka The Lipstick Witch If you are reading this, you are probably interested in magic & manifestation. Information on these subjects can be found everywhere, books, videos, decks, mantras, music, meditations, you name it, but it seems that no one ever talks about the most important ingredient you need to manifest or make magic without ever cracking a book, watching a video, or repeating a mantra, and that ingredient is you. I have learned this from personal experience, and I am sharing this because I want you to win, I want you to manifest…

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    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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    Fringe Dwellers in the Archives: Wiccans, Pagans, and Astrologers, oh my!
    Alternative Women and Their Histories

    Written by Angela L. Todd, Guest Author An old Wiccan saying says, “What is remembered, lives.” And I preface that with what is saved, is remembered. If you’re here, you’re likely drawn to the fringes of culture, not mainstream ideas and lifestyles. These all have important places in world history. “Different” paths such as Wiccans, Pagans, astrologers, alternative spiritualities, and other fringe dwellers aren’t often included in our collective histories. Historical documents and original materials saved in historical societies and archives are the raw materials for those histories. But who is doing the saving? Historically, those who have been inspired…

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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…

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    Goddess In The Family

    Written by Angela L. Todd, Guest Contributor I love goddess imagery. I’m getting to be a big girl and I have started to really tap into the power of that imagery and correlate it to my new size. I say I’m big and strong and I won’t blow away in the wind! I’m seeing goddesses showing up everywhere, and recently I’ve also been feeling a new important link between goddess culture and my work as a family historian. I am so grateful to Michelle Lewis for inspiring me to explore this spiritual aspect of my work. I specialize in histories…

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    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…