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Witchcraft Wednesday: A Spell For Retrograde Season

Greetings, witches and friends! I know, I’ve been a little lax in the publishing department, but I know you understand that things are a little hectic right now. I feel like it’s fairly typical of me to have massive deadlines during a global pandemic AND retrograde season. F*CK THAT! But them’s the breaks. Anyway, retrograde season is here to f*ck with us, and I’m here to offer you an easy spell to help you deal with that. Brilliant, right? Why is Retrograde Season a Nightmar

Witchcraft Wednesday: Cleansed Witches

Greetings, witches and friends. It’s Wednesday. We’re tired. There’s a reason humpday is one of the most despised days in existence. It’s super far from the weekend (even though it’s only 2 days) and, let’s be honest, what even is a weekend anymore? Photo by jasper benning on Unsplash Anyway, it is my understanding, based on extensive research of myself and maybe 3 other people, that we’re feeling a bit stagnant. We’re feeling the lockdown vibes, we’re feeling the buildup of

Witchcraft Wednesday: Magical Oils (Protection Oil Recipe)

Happy Wednesday, witches and friends! It’s our favourite day of the week, when we talk about magic-making, spell-crafting and all that good sh*t. A couple of weeks ago, I showed you how to make a magical natural cleaning spray at home, and that was cute and practical and smelled lush. This week, however, I want to delve a little into the realms of magic/kal oils – what they are, and what to do with them (and what not to do with them). What is a Magical Oil? Photo by Chelsea s

Witchcraft Wednesday: Easy Homemade Magical Multi-Purpose Cleaner

Happy Wednesday, everyone! I’m back, with apologies for the delay. It’s been a bit busy / lockdown-y over here and, guess what? It’s okay not to be okay sometimes! Personally, I felt a bit overwhelmed with my PhD, teaching (via the Internet) and charity work, and unfortunately this little haven of mine suffered. But no more! So. It’s literally no secret that I don’t like cleaning. I don’t like it, I’m not good at it, and sometimes I’m annoyed that it even exists. We live in a

Help Me – I’m Bored Sh*tless!

HAPPY MONDAY, everyone! If you live in a country that still holds to Christian holidays above all else, you are probably on a long weekend right now, and usually you’d be outside, breathing in that beautiful springtime air. However, we are not doing that, unless you have a lovely garden, congratulations. Photo by Connor James on Unsplash For those of us in apartments, flats, studios, bedsits and rented rooms with horrific housemates, this is a trying time. Not only are we goi

Boss Witch Fashion Friday: Lockdown Edition

HAPPY FRIDAY, friends! We made it through another week. If you weren’t on my email list yesterday (link below, sign up!) you might not know that I announced that I will soon be releasing the One Boss Witchcast (podcast) to give back to the library of podcasts that I am tearing through myself at the moment. It’s a funny thing being on lockdown/isolation/shielding/stay in place. For me, I know that when I’m working a lot, I just long for more than 36 hours at home to potter and

Witchcraft Wednesday: Blessing Spell for Household Peace, Health and Calm.

Okay, everyone, it’s been sh*tshow lately, am I right? We’re battling COVID-19, our jobs are thrown into uncertainty, we’re told not to leave our houses (except to exercise, according to our Prime Minister in the UK), and there is a general dark cloud of fear hanging over us. So I wanted to jump back onto the bandwagon. Life is scary right now, but I want to show up for you, because the InstaCoven is real, and we are all real people behind our Avatars (witches are people, too

Witchcraft Wednesday: What’s the Deal With Magic Wands?

Happy Witchcraft Wednesday, witches and friends! I hope you’re having a wonderful week thus far. For myself, I am recovering well from surgery (thank you for your well-wishes) and I am excited to get back into the swing of regular blog posts. As tradition has it, on Wednesday we do Witching. Today, instead of a spell, I wanted to talk about some tools of the trade – more specifically, the magic wand. What is a Wand? A wand is a long, thin and pointed object which we use in th

Imbolc for the Modern Witch

This post originally appeared on Spirit Nest, where it was a guest post. Reposted with permission. Image by Spirit Nest. On February 1st, we move into one of the sweetest, purest Sabbats of the Witch’s calendar. Imbolc celebrates the near-end of the long Winter, bringing us towards the warmer part of the year, and celebrating the sprouting of new life from the Earth. The Wiccan tradition celebrates this as the strengthening of the Sun God, as he comes into his adulthood, and

OBW x CostumierSaurus: Blindfold Spell for Eye-Opening

Costumier-Saurus Welcome to a new week, Witches! I am super, super, super excited to bring you this spell. I was talking with my friend, CostumierSaurus, about blindfolds, and what they represent. To me, being blinded is significant when there is something in our lives that is hidden, that we’re not seeing. Sometimes this could be someone close to us hiding something from us, or when there’s something that just doesn’t add up, and we’re looking for truth which is hiding behin

Witchcraft Wednesday: Witchcraft on the Go

It can be tough to be a witch when you have to work away. Or maybe you visit family a lot, or perhaps you’re a traveling brooms salesperson. I don’t know you. For me, I have to work away sometimes. And often I’m gone for between one and five days, which means I’m packing light. I only have a carry-on, and that means that I cannot, CANNOT bring my entire altar and witch kit with me. Sadly. So how do we maintain our practice when we’re on the move? If you pop over to Instagram,

Witchcraft Wednesday: What’s the Deal with Poppets?

Welcome to Wednesday, Witches! Today I am going to address the subject of poppets, otherwise known as dollies, pippies, moppets and mommets. A woman wearing a hat holds a carved wooden doll. I know that for a long time when I was young, I personally thought poppets were basically the Western version of the “Voodoo Doll”. In pop culture, there is this idea of the Doll as a weapon of torture, and, yes, poppets sure are sometimes used to inflict magic upon someone. However, the

Witchcraft Wednesday: The Easiest Ever Freezer Spell

Howdy! It’s Witchcraft Wednesday and again, I wanted to offer up a spell that anybody with access to some basic white goods can do. Alternatively, it’s winter, so I imagine you could also try chucking this into a pile of snow. Let’s get into the festive spirit by getting rid of some of the bad energy coming our way. This Freeze-Out Spell is for when someone just won’t stop f*cking with your life. Maybe it’s an ex who won’t get the message, or a colleague who is talking sh*t a

Witchcraft Wednesday: 3 Simple Spells (No Witchy Gear Required)

Happy Witchcraft Wednesday! I’ve decided that every Wednesday, I’ll post about witchcraft, whether it’s a spell, a relaxation recording, an activity or even something crafty. The whole point of this blog is to make witchcraft more accessible every day for every person – which is why today, we’re focusing on 3 simple spells that do not require you to have an altar, ten different candles, herb bundles, resins, a wand, thirty crystals or a black cat. A person with red hair is su

What is Magic to You?

I’ve had people make fun of me for believing in magic. Anyone who believes in magic will experience that at some point – it’s the same as the clash between religion and science – how can two things exist that are counter-intuitive? Last night someone said to me that, “Science is magic that has been proven, and magic is science that hasn’t.” Or something along those lines. It makes sense, though – think of all the things that have been ‘discovered’ scientifically in just the p

Boss Witch: Fashion Friday

Greetings, Witches! We made it to the weekend again. What a week it’s been. Post-Samhain blues, the winding down of Halloween celebrations… and the commencement of Christmas carols playing in every store, as well as the appearance of an inexplicably enormous amount of mince pies being stocked in the supermarket. Why? Nobody even likes them. BUT with the cooler weather and the setting in of the wintry months comes the very best thing: cape season. Emma Roberts, Sarah Paulson a

Being a ‘Good’ Witch

It’s the human condition. We all want to be the best at what we do, whether that’s work, or hobbies, or family, or just being the best cook in the family (I’m not). This idea of having to ‘do’ things properly – i.e., you can’t be a real painter unless you’ve taken classes, or you can’t be a singer because you don’t get paid to sing – is damaging. It’s damaging to creativity, it’s damaging to self-worth, and it’s damaging to the very core of what spirituality and passion, and

Coming Out of the Broom Closet

You know, it’s kind of funny for me to be talking about coming out of the closet at the age of 33. I came out as gay at about 18, and it seems like a lifetime ago. Now, I don’t even think about it, although I do have to constantly correct people who don’t know, and who assume that my partner is a man (poor Jessie). An illustration of a person riding a broom. But coming out as a Witch is something I perhaps held a little more hidden shame in. Don’t get me wrong – I am not asha

Samhain 2019: How I’m Preparing & Protecting

Happy Weekend, Witches and friends! I’ve been thinking a lot about Samhain over the past few days. I’ve been listening to Pam Grossman’s amazing podcast, The Witch Wave, and one episode in particular (#26 with author Peter Bebergal) made me think more closely about the thinning of the veil, and what happens when our ancestors are more easily able to contact us. A person with blue and green hair in the forest wears a crown of horns and a red dress. While I was on a long drive

Friday Fashion: The Beginner’s Guide to Witch Hats

Happy Friday, Witches! It’s been a long week over here, what with regular work/life/PhD stuff and daily long walks with the puppy. But it’s Friday again, and last Friday I did the very first Boss Witch Friday Fashion, and you seemed to like it. I don’t know whether it was the Tati references, or Eva Green, or Angela Bassett, but whatever, we’re all fans. It’s that time of year when the young ones dress up as SPOOKY WITCHES, and the teenagers dress up as SEXY WITCHES and there

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