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Elder Signals the Beginning of the End

Today is the first day of the Celtic Tree Month of Elder. Elder is the last in the cycle until Birch begins the cycle anew on  December 24th. It all makes sense, to me, for Birch to begin on Christmas Eve. Even though I am obviously Pagan, I still celebrate Christmas. It holds a special place in >>Read More<<

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Ancestor Worship

I suck at ancestor worship. Like, really. I keep trying to make it a priority but whenever I think about my family I think of all the abuse and lack of support and I just freeze up. Being an Irish Witch means that family is important. Ancient Celts regularly died protecting one another’s honor, fighting >>Read More<<

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The History of my Anxiety

My first huge anxiety attack was on January 13th, 2011. I’m not sure I’ll ever really forget the date, although I wish I could because whenever January 13th rolls around I get a heaviness stuck in my throat like I’ve swallowed a brick and it doesn’t matter how much water I sip throughout the day >>Read More<<

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30 Days of Brighid: Recap

Hello! I hope everyone had a nice Mabon – I had to go to work and honestly didn’t circle or do anything special. However, I don’t feel totally horrible about that because this past month I’ve been spending it with Brighid. I’ve been working nearly exclusively with The Morrigan for a while now and I >>Read More<<

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Wind Magick + Free Visualization Exercise

Some of you may not know, but I have an anxiety disorder.  Sometimes it’s because of triggers in my environment, sometimes it’s out of the blue.  I have a variety of tools and tricks to help me out when I’m having an anxiety attack, and I thought I’d share one of them with you. When >>Read More<<

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Witchy Tools: Athame

For those of you who don’t know an athame (ath-ah-may) is a ritual knife, traditionally black handled (although that’s changed in recent years, from what I’ve seen) and is used to channel energy – NEVER to cut something. Most often they’re smaller, around a foot or smaller in length, although I’ve seen some bigger than >>Read More<<

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Ideas for a Daily Practice (without burning out)

I’ve been practicing for 7 years and one of my hardest hurdles to jump over was creating a daily practice that worked no matter what direction my path took and wasn’t too time consuming. While it’s amazing to have hours every day to “get your witch on,” most of us don’t have that time, myself included. If you’re >>Read More<<

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Welcome to the New Witch Hollow!

Hey everyone! First, I really hope you like this new look – it took a lot out of me to get this all put together! Yay technical glitches. Either way, I’m really, really excited for the new look, with new hosting, on a new platform, the whole thing. I hope that this will make for >>Read More<<