The Basics of a Wiccan Altar

So you’re all set to do your very first solo ritual.  You’ve found the perfect one (or, if you’re really ambitious, you’ve created the perfect one), and you have all the necessary materials.  There’s only one problem… You have absolutely NO idea what should go on your altar! Don’t worry.  Setting up an altar isn’t as complicated as you may think. … Read More

Tools of the Trade

Athame?  Besom?  Chalice? To someone who is new to the Wiccan practice, it can seem like an arduous task trying to figure out what tools you need when performing a spell or engaging in a ritual.  Whether you’re practicing solo or part of a coven, knowing the tools of the trade is something that all new witches should learn.  In … Read More

Flying Solo vs. Flying In A Group

If you’re just starting out with Wicca, one of the first things you’ll want to decide is whether or not you want to practice your Craft solo or join a coven.  While this is a very personal decision (and only you know what’s right for you), it’s something that you should research do a moderate extent.  There are clear benefits to both; … Read More

Year & A Day: A Wiccan Apprenticeship

Chances are if you’ve done any kind of research (whether online or offline) into Wicca, you’ve come across the “year and a day” concept of actually “becoming” a Wiccan.  There is a lot of controversy within the pagan community about this practice, and about calling oneself a “Wiccan” without a) joining a coven; and b) being properly initiated into Wicca … Read More