Why Simple Witchery?
Let’s face it, life is busy—and messy. It’s filled with obligations, distractions and disasters, whether it’s your blender going on the fritz in the middle of whipping the daylights out of your kitchen compost, or the lighting that blitzed the power right before you hit save on your ten-page BOS entry.
As a new witch, I often struggled to fit a meaningful, magickal practice into my daily life, even though I knew maintaining a consistent practice is the key to achieving desired results. But whenever I wasn’t completing a course of study, or taking a workshop, my witching efforts suffered. Worse than that, I looked around at all the fantasmical witches on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube and wondered—how in blue blazes do they find the time?
For me, the answer is Simple Witchery, my brand of practical magick. I think of practical witchcraft as a combination of mundane and mystical energy to manifest desired results. Practical witchcraft is chicken soup for a cold, chock full of garlic, pepper, sage and a dash of lemon and ginger to show that virus who’s boss. But it also needs that boost of magickal energy that comes from within.
Simple witchcraft is using what you have, and understanding that the only thing a witch needs to achieve success is her own power. Well, that and believing in something larger than herself—deity, holy spirit, collective conscience, the web of creation or life force . . . it’s really all the same thing. When you tap into those big powers, combining them with your own energy and intent, you create magick.
Don’t mistake simple witchery for lazy witchery. It still requires, intention, meditation, practice, practice, practice, and becoming adept at directing energy. But just like learning to cook, or anything else that gets better the longer you’re at it, it all becomes second nature over time. Hey, my first attempt at making homemade biscuits took me an hour and my kitchen looked like a flour mill exploded. Now I can whip them up in no time, no recipe needed. Mastering simple witchcraft is no different. So roll up your sleeves and let’s get started.
About Willow Rose
Eenie Meenie Chili Beanie, the spirits are about to speak . . . Willow Rose is a craft name.
I bet you didn’t need the spirits to tell you that. And I’m guessing if you’ve heard the incantation before, you’ve also got a pretty good bead on my age in Crone years.
I took the name Willow Rose, bestowed upon me by my High Priestess, when I was initiated into her (virtual) coven. I’m a freelance business writer by day, penning witchy wit and wisdom by the light of the moon. Let’s just say it behooves me to keep my two lives separate—wouldn’t do to have my straight laced, buttoned up clients stumble upon a witchy how-to with my legal name as the byline, detailing poppets, bindings, and hexings (or worse!).
I admit, it wouldn’t be hard to follow the social media trails to make the real simple witch stand up. Of course, if anybody gives me grief about my altar egos (there are a few) I could always turn them into a toad—poof!
Witchcraft isn’t something I do, it’s how I’ve lived for more than two decades now. I have been blessed along my journey with three learned, ethical, and kindred mentors. As it is said, when the student is ready, the teacher appears; time for me to pay it forward and teach what I know.
You should know, that every now and then I get a hornet all up in my pointy little hat, and when that happens I don’t take my pointy little shoes off to climb up on my soap box—I say it like I see it. I’m a Priestess, Sorceress, and Crone Woman, I have no fucks to give anymore.
That’s about all there is to know. Welcome to my realm.
Because inquiring witches are curious
I have a few creds . . .
- Certified Herbalist
- Reiki Master Practitioner
- Yoga Instructor
- SoulCollage® Facilitator
- Wellness Coach
You can find me (if you’re looking) on
Facebook at Simple Witchery MADGoddess or as Willow Rose
On Twitter at Simple Witch
On Instagram at mad_goddess1
Or Email Me