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Deborah Blake

Deborah Blake

Deborah Blake is the author of Everyday Witch Book of Rituals (Llewellyn 2012), Witchcraft on a Shoestring (Llewellyn, 2010) as well as The Everyday Witch A to Z Spellbook (2010) and several other books. She lives in a 100-year-old farmhouse in upstate New York with five cats who supervise all her activities, both magickal and mundane.

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Blessed Samhain

Wishing you all a very happy Halloween, and a blessed Samhain to those who celebrate.

May your day be just the right amount of spooky, with more treats than tricks. And if you're lucky, a black cat to cross your path.

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Oracle Cards, An Alternative to Tarot

I've been thinking about oracle cards a lot lately, mostly because I'm working on my own deck for Llewellyn. I put out a tarot deck a while ago, with fabulous illustrator Elisabeth Alba, and when we decided we wanted a new project, oracle cards seemed like the natural way to go.

I've been reading the tarot professionally for over 20 years, and before I had my own deck, I only used one set of cards, the traditional Rider-Waite deck. On the other hand, I have a multitude of oracle decks, including the Conscious Spirit deck pictured above, the Goddess Inspiration Oracle, the Journey into the Goddess Realm Oracle deck and many more.

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    Anthony Gresham says #
    I got an "Angels of Abundance" oracle cards a couple of weeks ago. I have used them once. I plan on getting the "Ascended Master

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Fall Cleaning for Samhain

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A Simple Samhain Ritual and Spell

Happy Samhain, all!

Blue Moon Circle held our ritual and feast last night, and had a wonderful time. I thought I'd share our simple ritual with you, in case you needed a little inspiration. As always, we had candles to light in honor of our ancestors and anyone we'd lost in the past year or so. (Sadly, with four of this, that added up to a lot of pets this time.)

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    Thank you for writings that speak to me and for me. Your experience is very similar to my life experience so very reassuring in a
Midsummer Ritual: Calling Down the Sun

 

The Summer Solstice, also known as Midsummer and Litha, is coming up on Monday June 20th. For those who celebrate, or anyone who could use a boost of positive energy after the last few weeks (and months), I thought I'd share this ritual from the Midsummer book I wrote for Llewellyn' Sabbats series. Midsummer

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    What the modern world doesn't realize concerning rituals of just about any sort is in the state of mind the ritual practitioner mi
A Spring Equinox Ritual for Energy, Creativity & Abundance

A friend asked me to make her a charm to increase her physical and creative energy, and I thought, "Man, I need one of those too." And then I thought, "And the Spring Equinox is the prefect time to tap into that kind of energy," so I made it part of Blue Moon Circle's ritual, which we did earlier today.Then it occurred to me that some other folks might find this useful too, so here it is. As always, if you don't have some (or even most) of the supplies, you can substitute things you do have that feel right to you, or just do without. The reason I threw in SO many ingredients, more than I usually do, is because I needed this to be uber-powerful. And it was. Happy Ostara!

 

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Leap Year Luck Spell

It has always seemed to me that a day that happens only once every four years must be especially lucky. (Not for me this year, but that's another story, and nothing to do with the day itself.)

So I thought I'd come up with a fun Leap Year Luck Spell, just for the heck of it. Enjoy!

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