This Magic House

Putting Food on the Table

grocery delivery from Whole Foods

For most of the past three years, Joe has been working at Whole Foods. This came with good points and bad, but the best was the 20% employee discount on everything sold in the store. I have been shopping for much of my food at specialty food stores since I became a vegetarian as a […]

The Solstice Branch

Vintage glass ornament on an evergreen tree

Like many pagan households, we enjoy having a “Christmas tree” in the house during the winter holidays. Calling evergreens “Christmas trees” is a bit of a misnomer, as the history of bringing greenery into the house around the Winter Solstice predates Christmas by many years. It can be traced all the way back to pagan […]

New Podcast!

Exciting news to share with you all! I, along with my friend Ana of Circle of Stitches, have started a podcast. Called Witch City Witches, we talk about a wide range of topics related to modern witchcraft and Salem, MA. We are currently on Spotify and SoundCloud, with more platforms coming soon. Check out our […]

In Person Tarot Readings

3 card tarot spread

For the past two months, I’ve been reading tarot cards at Circle of Stitches on the Salem, MA waterfront. For most of my 30 years with tarot, I’ve read for myself, close friends, family, and at a few parties. This is the first time I’ve had a regular practice reading for strangers. I’ve loved meeting […]

The Ubiquity of Self Doubt

Dead Horse Beach in the fog

I’ve been leading full and new moon meditations at Circle of Stitches for a few months now. Participants are invited to speak about what they are looking to remove from their lives and what they are looking to gain. One thing that comes up over and over is the desire to remove self doubt.¬† It […]

First Halloween Purchase of the Year

Everything unwrapped

The internet may be awash in Halloween merchandise, but not a lot is on store shelves just yet. While the big empty “holiday” aisle in Home Depot makes me think the orange lights and animatronic inflatable yard dragons will be making their appearance very soon, my nearest Target in undergoing a complete store remodel, so […]

Monarchs, Week Three: Butterflies!

According to the internets, the process of a monarch from egg to butterfly usually takes about a month. But it has been unpleasantly hot for most of this summer and it only took 21 days. The big change this week was buying a second habitat¬†and separating the caterpillars from the ready to hatch chrysalises. This […]

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