Things that are squishy: jellyfish, breasts bouncing in brassieres, gooseberry jam, promises, and the meaning of words. Also: our heads after this week.
Here the Moon-Birds will sacrifice to you, our readers, a weekly poem which has caught our eye(s)—poems which invoke, in whatever way, witchy-ness, spooky-ness, the sacred feminine, the mysterious, or the otherworldly. * I told you Emily Dickinson would return--she's me soul mate. Today we turn to our hymnals on the topic of the moon... Continue Reading →
RATING: 🌙 🌙 🌙 🌙 / 5 As a reader, I tend to shy away from the nonfiction section of the bookstore. Because of this, it's got to be one hell of a book if it's going to catch my eye from all the way over there. With that said, I picked up Witches, Sluts, Feminists: Conjuring the Sex Positive by Kristen... Continue Reading →
It's been a hot, humid summer in New York. Sweaty, sticky. It's been a hot, political couple of years. Sweaty, sticky. We hope that fall will bring with it crisp weather and crisp apples, but the political stakes will only get higher and more hotly contested. Here, some pieces that feel the heat.
You don't have to be a witch to be enchanted by these cards. 1. The Marigold Tarot This gorgeous black and gold deck is illustrated by Amrit Brar and sold on her website. It's modeled on Rider-Waite-Smith so no special booklet for interpreting the cards is required. The artist sites that the illustrations on the card reference anatomy,... Continue Reading →
Here the Moon-Birds will sacrifice to you, our readers, a weekly poem which has caught our eye(s)—poems which invoke, in whatever way, witchy-ness, spooky-ness, the sacred feminine, the mysterious, or the otherworldly. * Since it may have been a long time sine some of you have read it, and since it's one of my all-time favorite... Continue Reading →
RATING: 🌙 🌙 🌙 / 5 Like I said last week, I've probably read half a dozen books on witchcraft over the last few months and and there are a few of them I would like to share. This week, I'm talking about Basic Witches: How to Summon Success, Banish Drama, and Raise Hell with Your Coven by Jaya Saxena and... Continue Reading →
It can be easy to get stuck in your head. Especially writers obsess over our imaginations, turning over words until we find just the right one. Sometimes we forget that even the most ethereal ideas are being kept inside our physical selves. Selves that need to be fed and, more importantly, caffeinated. We are blood, bone, muscle, and fat. And at least some percent coffee.
Werewolf folklore isn't just one thing. When you try to trace the origin of it to its root, there isn't just one place it leads. Werewolf superstitions and lore can be found all over the world and vary highly by region. While we might have some ideas about what a werewolf looks like, or how... Continue Reading →