Readings

Slavic Winter Divination and Fortune Telling Practices

Elder Mountain Dreaming

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – I have been a huge practitioner of divination for myself and for my clients and apprentices, so much so, that I have them as part of my folk healing medicine bag. I have done many different kinds of divination and worked with the public, but in the last ten years, I have limited it just a few main root divinations.

I started paying attention divination early, around sixteen, because I watched my eldest sister, who was almost thirty learn and read both the Tarot and the I-Ching on New Years Day and throughout the year. At seventeen, my second eldest sister exposed me to more astrology divination, as she started studying astrology, and took me to some of her Astrology meetings back in 1975 when I was still in high school. I was influenced in a good way by my two beautiful sisters which I…

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Gardens, Plants

12 Popular Christmas Plants

Good Witches Homestead

Plants such as holly, ivy, and mistletoe had been used in celebrations long before the advent of Christianity and the Christmas celebrations we know today. Evergreens were used to ward off evil spirits and celebrate new growth during the Winter Solstice Festival as early as ancient times.

As Christian traditions became prevalent in western Europe, greenery was kept as part of the celebrations but ascribed new religious meanings. If you’re curious why today we decorate the Christmas tree, or how mistletoe became the excuse to steal kisses, and what new plants have been gaining popularity as Christmas plants lately, now is the time to make yourself a nice cup of tea and scroll through the gallery of Christmas plants we’ve assembled.

Rosemary

rosemary

The quintessential holiday herb, rosemary is as classic as the Christmas tree. Its association with Christmas dates back long before the poster child poinsettia had anything to do…

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