Category: Runcible Witchery
Letters from the Island of Ambiguous Loss
Dear Ghost, I’m writing this letter in my best attempt to exorcise you. The thing is, I’m experiencing the absolute highlight of my life right now. You can guess what it is: the thing you and I most wanted for ourselves and each other, that each of us dreamed of from childhood. It’s finally happening…
The Moonlit Path
So you’ve found yourself on a moonlit, earth-based, goddess loving, soul-searching, self-empowering path. Now what?
The Only Love Spell You Will Ever Need
Prepare yourself for the romance of a lifetime!
Dear New Witches: Welcome to the wild and wonderful world of witchcraft!
My Chariot Year
If you’re unfamiliar with what this means, think: numerology and tarot had a baby. Then Google “what’s my tarot card personal year.”
Beginnings, Endings, All the Same
I love this time of year. Not just Autumn, which is definitely THE most magical time of the year (sorry xmass), but September specifically. There’s something utterly transcendant about the end of summer meeting the beginning of fall: the heat making way for wind and rain; the sunflowers yielding to the deep purples and gold…
Every September I go through some kind of deep rejuvination. Instead of winding down with the summer and the sun, my energy and productivity all seem to ramp up, nearly effortlessly. These days my thoughts are clearer, my intentions purer, my moods more balanced. Part of this might be because I’ve been acutely focused on…
It’s that time of year again! American folklore aside (there are other people who have written about the history of Thanksgiving in America that know a lot more and have said everything much more eloquently than I can), the idea of a holiday for giving thanks is as old as any of the harvest festivals…
Woops, missed a month there. I ain’t gonna apologize though because I was out there living my best life: An amazing writing retreat in Ocean City with several of my VCFA classmates (writing, researching, swimming in the ocean, watching the sun rise and set, watching dolphins frolic along the coast, unexpectedly dancing the night away,…
Don’t Fear the Retrograde
I’ve always been aware of if not “into” astrology, ever since I was a kid (early runcible witch tendencies I guess). Like moon phases, I don’t think planetary alignments and natal charts can control how our lives shape up, but I do think there is something about the moon and the planets that seems to influence our…
The Language of Dreams
Since I’m being my authentic runcible witchy self on here, I wanted to talk about something that has been on my mind a lot the past few weeks: dreams. Years ago I saw a popular blogger at a literary agency post an article about dream sequences in fiction. Her #hottake was that if your novel…
Rise of the Runcible Witch
As some of you may know, my parents met in a religious cult. I won’t get into which one, but they were out of it by the time I was in kindergarten. Did it influence me and my brothers? Of course. But it was less of an influence from the cult itself, and more of an…